With its geographical location in the heart of Europe, directly adjoining the internal border with Poland and its transport connections to the entire world, Saxony's image is primarily shaped by its cosmopolitan attitude and its enthusiasm for sport – especially winter sport. Alongside its inventive ingenuity, cultural heritage and long tradition of entrepreneurship, the federal state is predominantly characterised by its determination. Many athletes, both male and female, have found their way to the top from here.
That’s how it goes in Saxony. So geht Sächsisch!
Warm-up for the JWSC 2020 OberwiesenthalDresden - Oberwiesenthal
Warm-up for the JWSC 2020 Oberwiesenthal
Dresden - Oberwiesenthal
If you ask someone from the Erzgebirge what they associate with their home region, the words “Christmas” and “winter sports” will definitely come up. Shaped by years of mining, the inhabitants of the Erzgebirge are ambitious but sincere. And that’s not the only reason people feel so at home in this mountainous heartland. Many find themselves drawn to the area by its beautiful landscape. In the silver mountains of the Erzgebirge, untouched forests are as much a draw in spring and autumn as the snowy meadows and fields are in winter. Both fans of skiing and snowboarding and lovers of culinary delights will get their fill here. The ornate folk art that can be seen decorating many windows around Christmas originates here, and makes visiting the Erzgebirge a very special experience.
In 2019, the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří mining region surrounding the spa town of Oberwiesenthal was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on account of its mining past. The region comprises 17 component parts in Saxony and 5 in the Czech Republic.
Join our cross-country skiers underground on a set of roller skis.
Local Sport facilities Tennis hall Oberwiesenthal Indoor swimming pool Aue (38 km) Indoor swimming pool Rabenberg (28 km)Summer Bikepark „Klinovec“ (9 km) MTB Trails Rabenberg (28 km)Winter Alpine skiing resort "Fichtelberg" Alpine skiing resort „Klinovec“ (7 km) Tourist cross-country skiing tracks
Visitor´s mine Zinnkammern Pöhla
The climatic spa of Oberwiesenthal stretches across the slopes of the 1,215 m tall Fichtelberg and the Kleiner Fichtelberg. From 1895 to 1897, Norwegian engineer Trygve Olsen was involved in the construction of the narrow-gauge railway from Cranzahl to Oberwiesenthal. When he saw the snow conditions on the Fichtelberg, he had his skis sent from Norway, and that's how the history of skiing as a sport in Oberwiesenthal started. The population, comprising just about 2,200 residents, maintains a close relationship with winter sport in all its many varieties.
Explore the area around the Fichtelberg? That´s how it goes...
As well as training opportunities for performance sport and recreation facilities for sports enthusiasts, the resort has numerous accommodation and treatment options.
More information is available from the website of the spa town of Oberwiesenthal .
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