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Tour 1 - Sachsenbaude - Festung Königstein – Sachsenbaude

The city of Kadan lies on a rock outcropping above the Eger River between Chomutov and Klásterec. It has one of the best-maintained historical structures in the region of northern Bohemia. The Gothic fortress and the Franciscan monastery are both sites worth seeing, as is the city museum. In the German Katherinenberg, you can go on the search for the Bernstein Room in the visitor’s mine “Fortuna Stollen”.

The fortress of Königstein is a unique exemplar of European fortress construction. Through 750 years of history, these defensive fortifications constitute an impressive ensemble of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th-century structures.

The beauty of the Switzerland of Saxony is its variety. The variation between the bizarre rock structures, wild canyon-like gorges, flats and majestic table mountains, dark, apparently impenetrable stone-forest massives as well as crystal clear, quietly murmuring creeks, create exciting contrasts and provides the local landscape with an unmistakable and unique character.

The fortress is the oldest and best-known tourist attraction of the Switzerland of Saxony. The view from above the Elb valley onto the table mountains of the Switzerland of Saxony and far into the neighbouring landscape of the mountains of Lausitz and the eastern Erzgebirge is world-famous. If the weather is clear, you have a magnificent view into the far distance.

The Altenberg Mining Museum, a unique wooden stamping mill, was already mentioned in official documents as a tin washery in 1577.

The Saxon Brewery Museum in Rechenberg-Bienenmühle takes you into the world of everything about beer. It presents the more than 450 years of the brewery’s history in an impressive way and tells the story of the whole process of traditional beer brewing.

The Saigerhütte in Olbernhaus was the centre of copper processing in Saxony for centuries and is today a historical ensemble of 22 Fachwerk houses, 2 hammer works, defensive towers and circular walls. 

Source: Relaxhotel Sachsenbaude

 


Tour 2 - Sachsenbaude - Klingenthal - Bad Brambach - Kraslice Horni - Blata - BoziDar - Sachsenbaude

From Auersberg in Eibenstock, you have a great view of the Erzgebirge. The mountain guest house invites you to stop by and rest.

In Schönheide, the first and longest light rail line in Saxony was operated until 1977. The Rail Museum Association of Schönheide has brought the line back into operation.

Vogtland Arena–the impressive plant is the highlight of Vogtland. The arena is open to visitors all year long. Experience the large hill up close and in person and take in the imposing view from the top.

The Musical Instrument Museum in Markneukirchen has the smallest, largest and the most (3,200) musical instruments from all over the world, which are gathered in the “Paulus Schlössel”, including the largest collection of stringed and wind instruments from Vogtland from the 17th century to the present day.

Source: Relaxhotel Sachsenbaude


Tour 3 – Kurort Oberwiesenthal – Hirtstein - Augustusburg - Erzgebirgsring – Kurort Oberwiesenthal

From the resort of Oberwiesenthal, go over the B 95 to Jöhstadt in the direction of Hirtstein.  Here you can marvel at one of the most fascinating natural wonders in Europe: The basalt shelves. This geological phenomenon is hardened lava that flowed out millions of years ago and solidified on the surface as a 15m-high basalt structure in the form of a palm branch. In May 2006, the basalt shelves were classified by the Academy of Geosciences in Hannover as one of the most important geotopes in Germany.

The route continues from Hirtstein over Reizenhain, Pockau, Lengefeld, Wünschen, Börnichen and on to Augustusburg. If you want to take a break along the way, you will find a wide variety of options along the highway.

Once you arrive in Augustusburg, a visit to the most important Motorcycle Museum in Europe. 175 motorcycles from 125 years from Ardie to Zündapp can be found here. Passing through Mittelsaida, you proceed to Lichtenberg to the biker rally at the Erzgebirg.

Here you can really take off on the race track for outdoor carts and supermoto. Tour motorcycles can ride freely. Get more information about business hours and prices at www.erzgebirgsring.de.

The return trip goes through Blumenau in the direction of the border with the Czech Republic and over the main highway to Jöhstadt to the B 95 in the direction of Oberwiesenthal.

Source: Panorama Hotel Oberwiesenthal


Tour 4 – Kurort Oberwiesenthal – Franzensbad – Göltzschtalbrücke - Talsperre Eibenstock - Kurort Oberwiesenthal

Your route goes from the resort of Oberwiesenthal across the border into the Czech Republic. You drive through Nejdeck and Sokolov to Franzensbad (Františkovy Lázné). The resort town, founded in the historical Egerland in 1793 by Emperor Franz I, is still preserved nearly unchanged from the 19th century. In its many restaurants, you can eat well in historical surroundings.

On we go to Aš on the German side. The next station is the Göltzschtal bridge, which you reach over Schöneck, the Pöhl dam. The Göltzschtal bridge is a railway bridge and is the largest brickwork bridge in the world. The snack stand located on the bridge invites you to stop for a coffee or curry wurst. After a refreshment, you drive on through Rodewisch, Bärenwalde and to the biker rally at the Eibenstock dam. After enjoying the magnificent view on the dam and talking about petrol consumption rates with the other bikers, you start off on the last leg of your trip over Sosa, Antonsthal, Breitenbrunn and Rittersgrün to the resort of Oberwiesenthal where you can enjoy grandiose views.

Source: Panorama Hotel Oberwiesenthal

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