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What to do
Summer recreation

Oberwiesenthal features

The most high-altitude town in Germany, one of the best health spa resorts in the country, the purest air, soft winter and the fresh summer season – and it is just a small part of what can be said about Oberwiesenthal. This resort has become a stomping ground for thousands of people from the whole Europe.

Oberwiesenthal starts its history from the 1527 year when silver deposits were discovered in the territory, and the town developed with regard to silver mining. However, at the end of the 19th century, the district had turned into a significant tourist zone, especially during the winter season. The resort is located near the Fichtelberg mountain at the altitude of 914 meters.

12 Olympic champions were trained in Oberwiesenthal.
Oberwiesenthal panorama

Accommodation options in Oberwiesenthal

Planning your vacation in Oberwiesenthal, consider what the local hotels offer for the guests. Here you will find the various types of accommodation: three- and four-star rating hotels, guest houses, and apartments. Most of them provide many different services for avid skiers and those who prefer just a relaxed recreation. Some of the complexes have a direct access to the skiing slopes that may be the ideal variant for skiers who prefer save time on reaching the routes. HotelFriend is your best assistant in decision making and planning your holiday in the resort.

Every Oberwiesenthal hotel has its own advantages, choose the most appropriate for you.
Oberwiesenthal view

Wellness and Health

Most of the hotels in Oberwiesenthal offer sauna, spa treatments, different kind of massages, salt therapy and other relaxing as well as active types of rest. Here you can recharge yourself and improve health. There is a great health program called Nordic Walking. Experience a cross-country tour with two poles in the mountains where the pure healthy air in combination with proper physical activity will breathe energy and positive emotions in your body and mind.

Do not waste your time and design your vacation beforehand! With HotelFriend you can book not only an accommodation at the desired hotel, but also reserve your visiting of a sauna and order your favorite cocktail in the room directly. Make your vacation in Oberwiesenthal more pleasant and well-thought-out.

Local tracks and slopes

Using the ski lifts, you can travel the distance of 300 meters in height from the bottomland to the Fichtelberg within 10 minutes. You will find many ski slopes, routes, and ski jumps on the hill. There are five tracks (one green, one black, and three red) on the mountain slopes with 30 km total length. About 120 snow cannons operate during the ski season. There is an illuminated track for the night skiing, the half-pipes for snowboarding, the area for tubing, and some routes for cross-country skiing. Besides skiing tracks, there are various restaurants and snack bars, ski schools, ski rental services, and a snow park.

Oberwiesenthal is the resort where both the experienced skiers and beginners can feel comfortable.
Oberwiesenthal Ski Map

Prices on ski passes and equipment rental

The indicative prices for the ski lift passes in the region of Fichtelberg are the following:

Child (7 -16)
Senior (63)

Afternoon Pass

11 €

13 €

12 €


21 €

26 €

24 €

Two-day pass

40 €

50 €

46 €

Three-day pass

59 €

73 €

67 €

Seven-day pass

125 €

154 €

143 €

Season ticket

159 €

269 €

227 €

The approximate rent prices for sports facilities and accessories are the following:

1 day
2 days
4 days
7 days

Carving ski set. Category I skis, boots, poles

13 €

26 €

45 €

65 €

Carving ski set. Category II rocker

16 €

32 €

50 €

80 €

Snowboard set. Board + Boots

15 €

30  €

50 €

63 €


6 €

12 €

20 €

34 €

Helmet/Ski goggles

5 €

10 €

14 €

18 €

Children Ski

8 €

16 €

25 €

40 €

Ski Poles

2 €

4 €

8 €

14 €

* Prices are indicated as of season 2017/2018

Local Interests - what to do on a vacation

Narrow-gauge railways

Skiing museum

Museum of fowling

Ocean Aquarium

Castles and fortresses

The Saxon region is known for its locomotives running on the narrow-gauge railways. Take a chance being in Oberwiesenthal to ride in the train presenting your children and yourself plenty of positive emotions! You can diversify your travel along the Fihtelbergbahn with a visitation of the local places of interest. For example, at the Unterwiesenthal station you can attend the farm of alpaca breeding, and on the railway station, the tourists can take an excursion to the train station base. There is a skiing museum in the town of Oberwiesenthal, which was opened in 1983. Here the visitors can get to know the history of skiing and the rest winter sports of Fichtelberg area. The exposition of the museum is worth to be seen. The range of different types of skis, starting from the first wooden models to the most modern. The vintage sleds, the first sportswear, and other historical ski and winter sports objects can be observed here. Moreover, there is an interesting museum of fowling where you can discover the history of this extraordinary activity. Get to know more about the wild hunting birds’ behavior and their unique skills attending the museum. Explore the bottom of the ocean right in Oberwiesenthal! There is a wonderful Ocean Aquarium in the town where it is possible to spend several hours observing the quaint representatives of the sea world. For the admirers of the historical background of the places, Oberwiesenthal is full of ancient castles and fortresses, as well as old churches. Enjoy a long history of the region.
Sink into the winter dream riding on the local locomotive.

Plan the trip with HotelFriend

Planning your holiday in Oberwiesenthal, remember that the high season starts from December and continuing until April. This period is very busy and the local hotels are overcrowding with guests. Since the region is very popular among the tourists, we recommend you to book a hotel in Oberwiesenthal as early as possible to have a possibility to choose the most suitable lodging for you.

Ski season runs from December until the middle of spring.
View from Grossen Fichtelberg

Summer recreation possibilities

However, you will never regret coming to Oberwiesenthal in summer. The views are even more impressive with the thrilling riot of forests, green meadows, and amazing mountains. Here you can find a true peace for body and mind, suffusing your soul with inspiration and burst of life energy. In addition to the listed advantages, the hotels in Oberwiesenthal are not overflowed during the warm seasons so the true relaxation is guaranteed.

During the summer season, there are not only exciting hiking tours around the area. Experience biking trip on the slopes of the mountain, try the monster scooters, enjoy the paragliding, and take part in motorcycling. The little guests of the town will be excited about the summer tubing and luge, which bring a lot of fun to your kids.

Oberwiesenthal has everything you to spend unforgettable, healthy vacation. Wellness and spa centers, active sports both in winter and summer seasons, plenty of historical places, tasty salubrious food together with captivating nature around will make your holiday one of the most exciting!

With HotelFriend it is easier to find the best solution for your vacation in the resort, as on our website you can find not only a full and profound information about the Oberwiesenthal hotels, book the special accommodation packages with a discount, but also plan a trip by ordering hotel services on a preferred time and date in advance.
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