Wow, it’s been a long hiatus for me since having the opportunity to yet again bum around Saxony. The break might have done me good because I’m getting to see dazzling resort towns like Augustusburg with fresh eyes. And what a sight to behold this place is, by the way.
Located in both the Zschopautal Region and the Ore Mountains, including an area of hot springs, Augustusburg is an outdoor lover’s dream come true. You could spend countless hours just riding on the cycling trails alone — not to mention the snapshot opportunities along the old covered bridge.
Don’t you just love those?
You don’t have to bicycle if you don’t want to, hiking is another one of Augustusburg’s many activities. The Naturlehrpfad, or Nature Trail, is relatively short — a mere six kilometers — but it’s got information boards so you can learn all about the conservation area.
Don’t let some winter weather stop you, either. Augustusburg has ski lifts for those willing to careen downhill — and there’s a ski school in the area if you want to learn. What’s truly remarkable about the ski school, they’re even equipped to assist those with disabilities.
Don’t you just love that?
I can tell you something else I love… wait for it… it’s a castle. Ahh, you knew I was going to say that, didn’t you? Please, who can’t appreciate the architectural splendor of a proper castle — especially one with a beer garden, as well as other kinds of events held there?
The castle’s beer garden isn’t the only one in town, you’ll find another one at the Leisure Center, plus the chance to golf or give tobogganing 577-meters downhill.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Augustusburg, and the folks at its Tourist Office are just the ones you need to see gather more information. Hey, they’re German, they’ll help you plan out the best way to accomplish everything. You’ll find them on the first floor of the Rathaus (Town Hall, right on Marienberger Straße). Just don’t go between noon and 1pm, they’re closed for lunch.
Hey, maybe if you get there early enough, they’ll give you some great ideas for places to eat around town.
They will surely propose to take a tour with their historic Drahtseilbahn (Cable Railway) running for 100+ years from Augustusburg proper to its Erdmannsdorf district.
As for me, I’ll take my fresh eyes back over to Schloss Augustusburg while eating yummy Erzgebirgische Quarkkeulchen along the way. ;-)