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On a curvy road up to Saxony’s highest mountains

Motor Bike · Erzgebirge
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If you enjoy driving in the mountains, then you’ll love the Ore Mountains where one curve follows the other, in particular when driving along the mountain ridge and the Czech border between Olbernhau und Oberwiesenthal.
Distance 238.6 km
3:45 h
4,397 m
4,397 m
This tour leads through a nature park which is as densely wooded as no other in Germany. You’ll also go on a time travel and encounter reminders of Saxony’s history of mining which goes back more than 500 years. While moving up on the Ore Mountains ridge bit by bit and up to 1,200 metres, imagine how, deep below you, miners once digged for silver ores. The silver resources might have dried up, the fascinating scenery, however, and the unique local arts and crafts are still very much present and alive. If you’re after the best view, you should make your way up to to the 1215 metres high “Fichtelberg“ mountain. It is also ski jumper Jens Weißflog’s local mountain: The most successful German ski jumper of all time, world and olympic champion among other things, was born in the Ore Mountains.

The route also features something extra special for motorbike aficionados with one of the most eminent European motorbike collections in Augustusburg Castle above Zschopau.

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Christina Czach
Update: March 16, 2020
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Highest point
1,213 m
Lowest point
268 m
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Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

Bautzner Straße 45/47
D-01099 Dresden
tel.: +49 (0) 351 491723
fax: +49 (0) 351 4969306

mail: info@sachsen-tour.de

Start

Heidersdorf, towards Olbernhau (466 m)
Coordinates:
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50.650368, 13.366423
DMS
50°39'01.3"N 13°21'59.1"E
UTM
33U 384516 5612218
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Coordinates

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50.650368, 13.366423
DMS
50°39'01.3"N 13°21'59.1"E
UTM
33U 384516 5612218
w3w 
///morally.cones.collectives
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Distance
238.6 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
4,397 m
Descent
4,397 m
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