"Hiking Trails on the Slopes of Fichtelberg" Kurort Oberwiesenthal Sports & Outdoors Tip by Kathrin_E
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Fichtelberg - and in fact most of the rest of the Ore Mountains, too - is covered in a dense network of makred hiking trails. They are well signposted, so you have to try really hard to lose your way. Hiking is a great way to experience the landscape, the forests and the changing views. The higher you get, the more the forest opens up, but there are views already at lower altitudes. Spruces are the typical trees of these forests.
Distance from Oberwiesenthal to the top of Fichtelberg is, depending which trail you choose, 2.5 to 3.5 kilometres. In other words, seems like a piece of cake. However, don't underestimate the ascents and descents, the slopes are steeper than they look from afar. The locals are somehow related to the chamois or the ibex, it seems, judging from their attitude towards steep paths and hiking in general - better add some extra time to the estimated duration of a hike.
Equipment: Good shoes, soles with a good grip. Ankle-high hiking boots are not absolutely necessary but if you have them with you, wear them.
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