"Fichtelberg" Kurort Oberwiesenthal Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E
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Oberwiesenthal's house mountain is the highest elevation of the Ore Mountains on the German side with an altitude of 1215 metres above sea level. Only its neighbour Klínovec on the Czech side of the border has a few metres more.
Fichtelberg is a sports and leisure ground any time of the year. In winter there is of course skiing, both dwonhill and cross-country, this area guarantees snow and used to be the top winter resort in DDR times. Nowadays passionate downhill skiers rather go to the Alps, but as a regional weekend destination Fichtelberg is still popular. There are several ski lifts, two chair lifts and the cable car, artificial snowing if needed, and night skiing with illumination.
In summer, there is of course hiking. By cable car and chair lift the summit is easy to reach for non-hikers, too. There is also a road up which is even suitable for tour buses. Even if you don't plan to hike much, at least walk the trail that leads around the summit, you'll very soon be away from the crowds.
The view is fabulous if weather conditions are clear. I was lucky: The sky was overcast that day, but the clouds were high enough so the view was open. The mountain is a bit notorious for hiding its head in the clouds, which means fog and zero views at the top - check weather conditions before you go.
At the top, there is a hotel and restaurant and viewing tower (see separate tip).
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