For the really ambitious types the town of Eibenstock might be for you. Located in the Western Ore Mountains, the town lies along the Mulde Cycle Path — making it just perfect for those wishing to bike in a mountain setting close to the Mulde River.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that’s not that crazy. Sorry, I mean active. ;-)
For those of you who think “no way and fat chance I’m gonna do that,” rest assured Eibenstock’s got something for you too.
Eibenstock — Top Areas Of Interest
A good walk never hurt anyone, so instead of cycling you can always hike through this part of the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge in German). The village of Wildenthal lies within the Nature Park Erzgebirge/Vogtland, and there’s even an observation tower to overlook the countryside.
One of the best views is atop the Adlerfels, that also has a ski lift in the winter.
You’ll probably run into a whole bunch of folks making their way along the E3 European Hiking Route while you’re out there. Still too much? At least make it far enough to see the waterfall in the village of Blauenthal. Deal?
Hikers are always welcome to rest in Blauenthal, and everyone is welcome to see its village church and the Hammerherrenhaus.
A Hammerherrenhaus awaits in the village of Wolfsgrün, as does the Wolfsgrüner Schlößchen, a manorhouse built in 1904.
Winter doesn’t stop anyone from enjoying anything. Folks are flocking here for the Winter Sports Festival (Jan/Feb). Plus, the snow brings out those looking to ski, try tobogganing, and even do some winter hiking.
Oh yeah, that reminds me… Eibenstock has guided monthly hikes in case you’re interested. You go on… I’m checking out the Eibenstock Lake, which started out as a dam project.
The village of Sosa has its own dam (the Sosa Dam), and it has an early 17th century church to see too.
I know, you want festivals. On Walpurgis Night (April 30) there’s the Hexenfeuer (Witch’s Fire), and another fire festival of sorts on October 2nd. The kids love the Children’s Festival on June 1st, and it’s a great time to be had by all at the Hammerfest on the second weekend of August.
I can so totally get into that — and no mountain biking necessary. ;-)