Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof (Chemnitz Main Station) is accessible with regional trains from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. Take the bus no. 210 which brings you to Oberwiesenthal. The bus runs hourly and takes between 2 and 3 hours. Bus stop is "Oberwiesenthal Bahnhof" - from here walk about 5 minutes.
Take the highway A4 heading to "Dresden" and change to highway A72 at "Kreuz Chemnitz". Exit at Stollberg-West and head to "Zwönitz/Oelsnitz/Erzgeb/Thalheim". Follow the signposts to Oberwiesenthal.
Take the bus no. 210 from Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof which brings you to Oberwiesenthal. The bus runs hourly and takes between 2 and 3 hours. Bus stop is "Oberwiesenthal Bahnhof" - from here walk about 5 minutes.
The airports Leipzig and Dresden are approx. 80 km away from Chemnitz each. From both airports take regional trains to Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof. Here take the bus no. 210 to Oberwiesenthal (see above).
Between early December and late March 9 am - 4:30/5 pm
Oberwiesenthal - located on the border with the Czech Republic - at the Fichtelberg (which is the highest mountain in Saxony) is the largest alpine ski area in Saxony.
10 slopes of all difficulties (easy - intermediate - expert) are offering maximum fun for any skier. Alltogether there are 15 km of slopes (6.8 km blue - easy, 6.1 km red - medium and 2.6 km black - heavy) and 7 lifts (4 t-bars, 2 chairlifts and 1 cable car, which is - by the way - the oldest on in Germany) available.
Approx. half of the slopes are provided with artifical snowmaking, so the area is really snow-sure. Some of the slopes are illuminated by flood-lights, so night skiing is possible as well. The slopes are always well prepared by the use of modern snow groomers.
If you decide to buy a 2 days (or more) lift pass for the ski resort Oberwiesenthal, it's possible to explore the czech ski resort Klinovec as well.
If you prefer cross-country skiing: there are more than 75 km of trails available around the town - in classical or skating style. The altitude of the cross-country area is between 900 and 1,215 meters.
For maximum fun - there is a toboggan run from the Fichtelberg peak down to the valley.
Additionally there are 26 km of winter hiking trails, so if you don't want to ski (neither alpine nor cross-country), just enjoy the amazing views during your hikes.
There are several ski schools offering courses for kids and adults, for beginners as well as intermediates or experts. And of course it's possible to rent skis and ski-boots, so it's not necessary to bring your own equipment.
For your physical well-being there are several huts and restaurants available all over the area, offering food and drinks for a perfect break during the day.
Escape Address: Vierenstraße 10, 09484 Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal, Saxony, Germany
Jens Weißflog (born 21th of July 1964) is the most successful German ski jumper of all time. He competed for SC Tractor Oberwiesenthal and Oberwiesenthaler SV. Today he is an owner of a hotel in Oberwiesenthal. Jens Weißflog won alltogether 11 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 5 bronze medals in Olympic games, world and german championships.
The sea water aquarium Fichtelberg is located at the city limits of Oberwiesenthal and shows a 17 meters long artifical coral reef with a huge number of fish, such as blowfish, moray eels, angel fish, boxfish or surgeonfish. Meet "Nemo" (the clownfish) and view additionally a multitude of spiders, bugs, crabs and snails as well as a flock of crocodiles.
Taste the "Fichtelbergtorte" (Fichtelberg tart) which is the speciality of the café Enderlein in Oberwiesenthal. It was created more than 20 years ago by the master confectioner Frieder Enderlein who is the father of the current owner. It looks like a snowy mountain and is filled with cheese, cream, blackberries and raspberries. It's more than delicious and a MUST for any visitor. The Fichtelbergtorte is well-known in Germany due to broadcasting and television.