» Germany, Ore Mountains – A Short Trip and a Ride On a Steam Train
Germany, Ore Mountains – A Short Trip and a Ride On a Steam Train
Our starting point for today's trip is the German town of Oberwiesenthal, which follows the Czech Loučná pod Klínovcem. We head to the village of Neudorf, about ten kilometers away.
We leave the car in front of the stylish train station at the station named by city - Oberwiesenthal, because we are also planning to come back there exactly. We are going on a trip and come back with a steam locomotive. It runs several times a day (we recommend downloading the timetable from the website) on the local narrow-gauge track Fichtelbergbahn from Cranzahl, which is part of the village of Sehmatal. Cranzahl is located at an altitude of 654 meters and the locomotive continues through several other stations to Oberwiesenthal, 17 kilometers away, at an altitude of 892 meters, before which it overcomes the Hüttenbachtal viaduct. The track has been open since 1897 and one ride costs 8 euros. We recommend buying a ticket at a larger station - for example, already in Oberwiesenthal.
We head up towards the cable car that leads to Fichtelberg. We reach the pointer to the forest border, where it is clearly marked where we get to Neudorf. There is, however, more possibilities to extend or shorten the journey, the forest paths are full.
As indicated here, one of the railway stations is also located in Vierenstrasse (just 3.8 km away). Vierenstrasse is part of our destination village Neudorf, where there are several stops. We are also passing through this station and until we meet a single tourist.
We go along a quiet forest road and the first sign of another civilization is a puffing steam locomotive just leaving the Vierenstrasse station. From here we can escape from the shade of the forest to the still warm autumn sunshine and liven up the path by crossing the ski slope, which offers beautiful views of the surroundings. Above, we reconnect to the original route, which will take us to the village of Neudorf, the railway station is easy to find. You can make your stay in Neudorf more pleasant by visiting the Soup Museum or the production of scented candles and Christmas franchises.
The steam locomotive arrives on time and we go back. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is definitely a great experience.
GPS: 50°25'15.9"N 12°58'18.3"E
Text a foto: Veronika Schubertová
New ski resorts, modern cableways, kilometers of maintained cross-country trails, adrenaline fun, observation towers… There are thousands of reasons why to spend time in the Ore Mountains. By the end of autumn, beautiful skiing terrain and opportunities to do sports are becoming relevant.
Cross-country skiing is the number one winter activity this year due to the closure of downhill skiing and snowboarding centers. However, the popular Jizera Mountains are already bursting, especially on weekends at the seams. But where else to go for a nice run? Ore Mountains, for example, are offered.
A small Ore Mountains village with only a hundred inhabitants lies on the very border with Germany. The local abandoned border crossing is located directly in Český Jiřetín and connects the village with the German settlement Deutschgeorgenthal, which belongs to the village Neuhausen.
This year's unpredictable weather and more difficult travel conditions are increasingly encouraging us to explore our homeland. Fortunately, there are more than enough opportunities for great use of free time in our country in the Czech Republic. This time we are going to the Ore Mountains for the weekend, we plan to spend the night under the aisle near the village of Měděnec, a sports day in the Klínovec Trail Park and relaxation by the pond.
The Ore Mountains are an ideal place for hiking, offering countless excursions. In winter, when there is enough snow, it turns into a cross-country paradise. There are so many great routes from Boží Dar that it would be a pity not to come here in winter.
There is an incredible number of trails around Boží Dar. Especially for families with children, this is the ideal vacation spot that one can do all year round. The Krušné Mountains are not too high, so they can take a longer trip with their children. In winter there is a wealth of ski slopes and cross-country trails.
On the lower reaches of the Ohře River lies the inconspicuous town of Louny. But do not at first glance, Louny definitely deserves attention. Whether as part of a trip to the Bohemian Uplands or to discover Czech history.
This year's winter is really rich in snow. And where to go on a trip when the lifts are closed, but you want to enjoy the snow? There are few possibilities in the Czech Republic and the Czech mountains are not only the Giant Mountains, the Jizera Mountains or the Jeseníky Mountains. We chose the somewhat not so touristy Ore Mountains with the highest mountain Klínovec.
Where to go with your children for the weekend? The Ore Mountains are ideal. There are many possibilities of accommodation - either in the highest situated Czech town Boží Dar, or perhaps in the quiet town Loučná pod Klínovcem.
If you hike in less known and popular localities with less tourists to meet instead of picking places that look good in some travel brochure, than the place which is matter of today’s article is the best for you. Make a trip to Horni Castle which is near Straze nad Ohri.
In 1516, the owner of Ostrovske dominion, Stepan Slik, founded the settlement of Udoli sv. Jachyma near silver deposits. The settlement was inhabited mostly by settlers from neighboring Saxony. When the settlement’s status was changed to the free mining town, there lived 18 thousand people n 1533. It was the second most populous city in the Kingdom of Bohemia!
Would the Mining and Cultural Landscape of the Ore Mountains became a part of the UNESCO world and nature heritage. Those introduced to the problem believe it would. Yet don’t wait on the decision of the commission. Go on your own to see small towns, settlements, mining sights, and wild nature.
Are you looking for a Via Ferrata where you can try all possible traps? There is rock called the Nun on the Czech-German border. A rope is winded around it as well as cramps, ladders, a bridge, overhangs, gorges, and abysses.
Fichtelberg is 25 kilometers by air from Karlovy Vary. It is the highest mountain in the Ore Mountains but on theirs German side. It is a nice climb where you pass 1000 meters above sea level of altitude and you can see two countries from there.
The Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge in German) is the a unique area in the west of the Czech Republic a...
Louny is inconspicuous, but it deserves attention. Either as part of a trip to the Bohemian Uplan...
Krupka lies below the slopes of the Ore Mountains and we are not surprised that it is a UNESCO Wo...