Built in 1924, making it the oldest suspension railway in Germany, is simultaneously the trademark of the city of Oberwiesenthal and the health resort and an important component of local tourism. Whether summer or winter, the suspension railway brings people looking for rest and relaxation up to the highest mountain in Saxony every day. It traverses a distance of around 1,175 m from the base station and a distance in elevation of 303 m. During the trip you have a magnificent view of the valley and the ski jump options and can enjoy the panorama of the Oberwiesenthal in all its glory.
In 2012, the “Old Lady” was given a general overhaul at the cost of 1.8 million Euros and has been ascending the Fichtelberg again daily since October. The significant improvements include: A modern public WC facility and a new accessible entrance directly from the parking lot. Furthermore, the starting point in the mountain station has been moved toward the Fichtelberg Plateau in order to provide the skiers with a shorter route into the ski area.