Ski and winter activities in Germany
  • Ski-lift Johanngeorgenstadt am Külliggut

    Steigerstraße 1, 08349 Johanngeorgenstadt

    How to Get There?


      Get to Johanngeorgenstadt via Zwickau, Gößnitz, Erfurt. Erfurt is connected well to the Intercity network. From the Johanngeorgenstadt station take a cab to the ski resort.

      DB BAHN

      Highway A72 (Hof - Chemnitz) - use the exit "Hartenstein". Go ahead to Johanngeorgenstadt via Aue, Lauter and Schwarzenberg. In Johanngeorgenstadt follow the signposts to the ski resort.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.443462
      LONGTITUDE: 12.714305



    Why Go There?

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    Johanngeorgenstadt is one of the most important towns in the western Ore Mountains, located directly at the German-Czech border. Formerly it was a miners' town.

    The town itself has a long tradition in winter sports, especially the nordic winter sport (cross-country skiing and ski jump). So it's not a surprise that one of the most beautiful jumps can be found here. But there is also an alpine slope, north of the city center: the Külliggut slope.

    It's perfectly adequate for families and/or beginners, as it's rather easy than difficult. The slope is approx. 1.2 km long, and due to the altitude (780 - 870 m) relatively snow proof. For the current season snowguns were introduced, so as soon as it's cold enough there will be enough snow for sure.

    Directly besides the ski lift there is an apres-ski bar - here one can have a drink or some food during the day or after skiing. There's a ski school as well as the possibility to rent skis, shoes and sticks, so you will be prepared perfectly, even without bringing your own equipment.

    For cross-county-skiers Johanngeorgenstadt is the starting point of 14 ski-tracks with different difficulties (easy - intermediate - advanced). The most popular track is the "Kammloipe" leading to Schöneck in the Vogtland. Alltogether there are 30 km of tracks.

    The "Erzgebirgsschanze" (K75 - standing idle) was the first large jump in Germany - built in the 1920s. There are several smaller jumps (K51, K36) for youth trainings.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Steigerstraße 1, 08349 Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt, Saxony, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    The barrage fixe Eibenstock is the barrage with the largest water volumen as well with the highest dam in Saxony. It was built mainly for drinking water supply which is the reason that water sports, swimming etc. aren't possible there. But the region is a perfect hiking area. There is a gazebo above the barrier to get a view over the entire lake. The barrier itself isn't open to the public.


    Johanngeorgenstadt itself is worth a sightseeing for sure. There's museum with a replica of a historic horse-capstan and a pithead building which can be visited. Nearby there is an exhibition of historic boundary stones and milestones, called "Lapidarium". In the former railway station which was destroyed by fire in the 1990s there are variable exhibitions. And last but not least there is a former mine which is used for touristic purposes nowadays with exhibitions about the former miners.

    Nature exploring

    The "Kleiner Kranichsee" (translated: little crane lake) is one of the most important peat bogs in the Ore Mountains (german: Erzgebirge). It's divided by the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. There are rare plants to be explored such as mountain pines, bog cotton, black crowberries or bog rosemary.

    Hotels near Ski-lift Johanngeorgenstadt am Külliggut

    Ferienwohnung Sternkopf
    Surrounded by the Ore Mountains, these apartments are quietly located in the lush Erzgebirskreis district of Saxony. Guests staying at the apartments can rent electronic bikes.
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    About 8.29 KM from Ski-lift Johanngeorgenstadt am Külliggut
    Alte Schleiferei

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    From 52.5EUR
    This hotel and brewery in Breitenbrunn offers regional food, spa treatments and free Wi-Fi. It is located in the Ore Mountains, a 15-minute drive from the Czech border.
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    About 3.24 KM from Ski-lift Johanngeorgenstadt am Külliggut
    Landhotel Rittersgrün
    Serving delicious cuisine, this country-style, 4-star hotel in the village of Breitenbrunn enjoys an idyllic location amid the forests and meadows of Saxony's Ore Mountain range.
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    About 6.8 KM from Ski-lift Johanngeorgenstadt am Külliggut
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