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Ore Mountains
Travel Guide

Chemnitz featuring a square or plaza and flowers

Admire traditional wooden craftwork in the quaint villages of this area and learn about its prosperous past as a key region for tin and silver mining.

The Ore Mountains make up a rocky region of rivers, valleys and pretty towns. Historically, the mountain range divided the regions of Bohemia and Saxony, which is today’s border between Germany and the Czech Republic. The Ore Mountains’ opulent castles and churches exemplify the region’s historical wealth, which is owed to the tin that archeologists believe was mined here up to 4,500 years ago.

Peruse exhibits that tell the story of humankind over 300,000 years in the Saxony State Museum of Archeology in the major town of Chemnitz. Learn about the region’s future at the Chemnitz University of Technology and pay tribute to the past at the Karl Marx Monument. Explore the Roter Turm Tower, which formerly held a prison. In the town’s southern outskirts is the white-and-yellow chateau of Klaffenbach Moated Castle.

A little to the southwest is Zwickau, where you will encounter the glorious St. Marien Cathedral. Discover the work of a 19th-century German composer in the Robert Schumann Museum and attend a concert in the Neue Welt Ballroom.

Make your way east to charming villages in the valleys near the Czech border. The hamlets of Seiffen, Olbernhau and Marienberg are famous for wooden handicrafts. The latter village contains Marienberg Church, a Late Gothic 17th-century masterpiece that towers above the town.

Appreciate the scenery with a trip to the Vogtland Nature Park, which has many footpaths and cycle routes along its hills and valleys.

Anticipate harsh weather with frosty mornings and snow in winter. The warm summers make for ideal cycling or walking conditions.

Note that the mountain range stands in the eastern part of Germany, marking the border with the Czech Republic. The mountains cover a length of 90 miles (150 kilometers) and a width of 25 miles (40 kilometers). Arrive at Dresden Airport and get around the area by railway.

Experience the riches of the Ore Mountains, from scenic vistas to heritage landmarks.

Jens Weissflog Appartementhotel
Jens Weissflog Appartementhotel
4 out of 5
Emil-Riedel-Straße 50, Oberwiesenthal
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Located in the mountains, this Oberwiesenthal hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mi (2 km) of Ore Mountains-Vogtland Nature Park, Fichtelberg Ski Resort, ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Super Team im gesamten Hotel Wir hätten gerne mal den Chef gesehen"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

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AHORN Hotel Am Fichtelberg
AHORN Hotel Am Fichtelberg
3.5 out of 5
Karlsbader Strasse 40, Oberwiesenthal, SN
The price is $84 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in the mountains, this Oberwiesenthal hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mi (2 km) of Fichtelberg Cable Car, Oberwiesenthal Summer Toboggan ...
3.6/5Good! (297 reviews)
"This is a lovely, lively hotel on the border with the Czech Republic. The rooms are ample, the beds are comfortable, and the surroundings are indescribably beautiful. We had a bit of a communications struggle, but everything worked out perfectly. The half-board is good and definitely worth it."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

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IFA Schöneck, Hotel & Ferienpark
IFA Schöneck, Hotel & Ferienpark
3 out of 5
Hohe Reuth 5, Schoeneck, SN
The price is $108 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located near the slopes, this Schoeneck hotel is in the mountains and within 12 mi (20 km) of Erlbach - Kegelberg Ski Area, German Space Travel Exhibition, and ...
3.8/5Good! (64 reviews)
"Einzigartig war der wunderbare Blick übers Vogtland."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

IFA Schöneck, Hotel & Ferienpark
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Bergheim Container Lodges
Bergheim Container Lodges
2.5 out of 5
Hohe Reuth 9, Schoeneck
Located in the mountains, this Schoeneck cabin offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ore Mountains-Vogtland Nature Park and within 9 mi (15 ...
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"Sehr großartige Unterkunft. Tolle Raumaufteilung bei doch eher kleinen Räumlichkeiten. Alles für den täglichen Bedarf vorhanden. Für die Aussicht aus dem Container würde ich 6 von 5 Sternen vergeben. Heizung funktioniert 1A und auch die Dusche inklusive Wasserdruck ist bestens. Kurze Erwähnung am ..."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

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Apartments Fichtelberger Blick
Apartments Fichtelberger Blick
3.5 out of 5
Vierenstrasse 1, Oberwiesenthal, Saxony
The price is $62 per night from May 9 to May 10
Located connected to a shopping center, this slopeside Oberwiesenthal apartment building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 2 mi (3 km) of Ore Mountains-Vogtland ...
4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Great service! Very nice appartment. Good location."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Apartments Fichtelberger Blick
Ferienhaus für 20 Personen, Kamin, Sauna, 10 Zi. 10 Bäder, Sehr Groß, Fernsicht
Ferienhaus für 20 Personen, Kamin, Sauna, 10 Zi. 10 Bäder, Sehr Groß, Fernsicht
Altenberg, Saxony
Situated in the mountains, this vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Altenberg Mining Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Altenberg Bobsleigh and Golf Club Teplice. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Traumhafte Unterkunft
"Das Objekt wurde erst frisch renoviert und bietet alles, was man sich von einer Unterkunft wünschen kann - Sauna, Tischtennisplatte, toller Außenbereich, schöne offene Küche und Essbereich für alle Personen. Schöne ruhige Zimmer mit eigenem Bad und Ausblick auf Altenberg runden das Ganze ab. Es ist ..."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Ferienhaus für 20 Personen, Kamin, Sauna, 10 Zi. 10 Bäder, Sehr Groß, Fernsicht
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