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Winter hike around the large pond Galgenteich.

Winter hiking · Altenberg
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  • Blick auf den Kahleberg im Winter - Galgenteich
    / Blick auf den Kahleberg im Winter - Galgenteich
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  • / Wanderschild - Wegweiser im Winter
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  • / Winterwanderung rund um den Galgenteich
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  • / Winterwanderung rund um den Galgenteich
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  • / Winterwanderung rund um den Großen Galgenteich
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m 850 800 750 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Campingplatz und … Altenberg Campingplatz und … Altenberg Galgenteiche Naturbad Galgenteich Altenberg Galgenteiche Bahnhof
This short winter hike is about 4 kilometres long and is very easy. In good weather, the Kahleberg and Geisingberg peaks are also clearly visible. 
easy
Distance 4 km
1:00 h
41 m
41 m
793 m
753 m

Author’s recommendation

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Tourist-Information Altenberg
Update: January 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
793 m
Lowest point
753 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bathing and sauna complex Raupennest

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Bahnhof Altenberg (753 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.765756, 13.753548
DMS
50°45'56.7"N 13°45'12.8"E
UTM
33U 412098 5624517
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Destination

Bahnhof Altenberg

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.765756, 13.753548
DMS
50°45'56.7"N 13°45'12.8"E
UTM
33U 412098 5624517
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wintersportkarte Altenberg 1 : 30.000

Wintersportkarte Osterzgebirge 1 : 33.000

Erhältlich in der Tourist-Information Altenberg und im Informationsbüro im Bahnhof / Bürgerhaus Kipsdorf.

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
41 m
Descent
41 m
Highest point
793 m
Lowest point
753 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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