Stage 07 leads over 13.6 km and 331 vertical meters up to Zinnwald. It is the last stop before heading to the neighbor in the Czech Republic. The checkpoint in Zinnwald is just before the weather station on the left.
Bärenfels lies idyllically at an altitude of 635 meters, surrounded by forests and flowering meadows. Passing the Spitzberg, the route passes the reservoirs Galgenteiche and leads directly through the „Stadt uff ‘n alten Berg“ (city on the old hill). For centuries, Altenberg was the most important tin deposit in Central Europe. The Altenberger Pinge testifies to this. The enormous funnel was created in 1620 as a result of a collapsing ore mine. Today, the Pinge extends over an area of about 12 hectares. Altenberg is the most important winter sports center in the Eastern Ore Mountains. The Olympic base enjoys high reputation because of the local bobsleigh runway, on which the sports elite competes annually on two and four runners. Over a channel length of 1,400 meters, speeds of up to 140kilometers per hour are achieved. Probably at a slower pace, you will head to the next checkpoint: Zinnwald.
Updated: February 04, 2021
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