Hiking in Saxony
Do you feel the grass tickling underneath your feet? Is hiking something you enjoy? The German region of Saxony is a true hikers paradise. Saxony is a picturesque setting with well-marked hiking trails, beautiful sights and a real treasure trove of culture.
Breathtaking landscapes, numerous natural monuments and both cultural and religious heritage adorn the almost surreal region of Saxony. To go hiking in this part of Germany therefor promises plenty of variation. Among Germans themselves, the region of Saxony is the most popular area for hiking.
Hiking in the Ore Mountains of Saxony
For those who want to go on true ‘quality hikes’, the Ore Mountains are the place to be. This border region with the Czech Republic combines all of the beautiful highlights of this area: impressive rock formations, animals and plants can be found here, as well as numerous museums, quaint local craft businesses, regional folk art and remnants of the rich history of the mining industry of the past.
The hydropower plant in Rabenau, where the forces of nature generate energy for the region, is a must-see located nearby Freital.
There are numerous recreational facilities in the Ore Mountains, such as summer toboggan runs, observation towers with impressive views and both historic and medieval castles such as Schlosshotel Purschenstein, which dates back to the 12th century.
Saxony has something to offer for everyone when it comes to hiking, from families with children to experienced hikers looking for a challenge. Especially the region around Neuhausen in the Ore Mountains is very wooded and has many kilometers of pleasant hiking trails. From this region, several hiking routes can be taken that reach across the Czech border.
If you want to go hiking in Saxony, the Neuhausen region is the place to go to. You’ll be immersed in nature, enjoy beautiful vistas and admire local culture and history.