Summer activities

Narrow-gauge railroad “Weißeritztalbahn

Take the historic Weiseritztalbahn in the health resort of Kipsdorf and
drive via Dippoldiswalde to the Malter dam and through the Rabenauer Grund to Freital

More information about the Weisseritztalbahn

Outdoor pools Galgenteich in Altenberg and outdoor pool Lauenstein

In summer there is nothing like a real refreshment in an outdoor pool. There are two addresses for bathing fun. The nearby natural swimming pool Kleiner Galgenteich with two slides and diving tower and the outdoor swimming pool Lauenstein, which is a great stopover for hiking and cycling tours.

Information about the gallows pond Altenberg
Information about the public swimming pool Lauenstein

Summer Tobogganing

Altenberg is known for its breathtaking summer toboggan run. But the toboggan run offers much more. With a climbing labyrinth, swinging forest, adventure playground, monster scooters and mountain carts, there is something for everyone with an adrenalin kick guarantee.

Information about the summer toboggan run

Nature reserve Georgenfelder Hochmoor

A special geological sight is the Georgenfelder Hochmoor.
The gigantic Krummholzkiefernmoor reaches from Georgenfeld to deep into Bohemia and stands already since 1926 under nature protection.
Guided tours can also be booked.

More information about the raised bog

table tennis

Table tennis is for some a dynamic gap-filler – for others a serious competitive sport. One thing, however, is certain: table tennis is simply a lot of fun and connects. For this reason we also have two plates on our premises and in the house. Only the ladles and balls have to be brought by yourself. But you can also buy a set (2 ladles and 2 balls) for 6 € from us.

Soccer and volleyball court

Nothing welds groups together more than well-groomed ball sports games and sometimes you still have too much energy to fall into bed satisfied after a successful day. Our soccer and volleyball court awaits exciting matches and thrilling duels. The use of our own small field football pitch is always free of charge for our guests. And if you need more space? No problem, an artificial turf pitch is about 1 km walking distance from the hostel and can be rented for 15,00 €/hour (prices: status 2019)


Our region is predestined for extensive hikes through deep forests, panoramic mountain ranges and wonderful meadow landscapes. Give in to the wanderlust – for example during a hike…

  • To the mountain meadows at Geisingberg (824m)

  • To the Kahleberg (905m)

  • To the orchid meadows

  • A herb tour with herbalist Bruni (from May to October)

The tourist information Altenberg also offers all hiking friends wonderful hiking actions and tour suggestions:

The hiking pass with hiking pin Altenberg

Get the bronze, silver or gold hiking pin by “running” special stamps during your own tours. Für jeden Gipfel erhalten Sie eine spezielle Punktzahl, die am Ende zusammengerechnet werden.

The 14 eight-thousanders in the Osterzgebirge – a Saxon Himalaya?

During this interesting, several-day hiking tour, the 14 highest peaks of the Erzgebirge (measured in decimeters, of course) are climbed one after the other. For the trail there is a starter kit with the necessary hiking utensils, such as plasters, rain poncho and tour information (including stamp card). Once the stamped card has been completely stamped, the mountaineers can pick up their reward at the Altenberg tourist information office – a chic mountaineering T-shirt.

3 mountain tour – via Geisingberg, Kahleberg and Kohlhaukuppe – about 19 km

On this classic round tour three mountains of our region are wonderfully connected. After successful ascents, enjoy the rewarding views of the landscape of the Osterzgebirge. Provided you are in good physical condition, you can walk in 5 hours from Altenberg station to the best viewpoints in the region and back.

A hike close to the abyss – From the Altenberger Pinge via the mining nature trail to the mining museum

The marked mining trail around the Pinge – a 400 year old, 400m wide and 150m deep collapse crater – leads you to listed mining relics, which still tell of the 550 years of traditional mining activity in the mining town of Altenberg. In the guided version of the hike you can once a week or individually as a group get even more vivid knowledge about the mining tradition and even look into the depths from a secured viewing platform. the marked mining trail around the Pinge – a 400 year old, 400m wide and 150m deep collapse crater – leads you to listed mining relics, which still tell of the 550 years of traditional mining activity in the mining town of Altenberg.

Hiking and switching off in the ore mountains – on the comb way the nature experience

For all friends of long-distance hiking, Altenberg Youth Hostel is the ideal starting point for the 289 km long hike along the “Kammweg” of the Ore Mountains. In 17 daily stages the hike leads from Geising in the Osterzgebirge to Blankenstein. On the way are the highest elevations of the mountains. Due to the length of the hike through many lonely woods, meadows and rock formations you can enjoy nature in peace and quiet.

Stoneman Miriquidi Road

This 290-kilometer-long racing bike course leads through the Czech Egergraben and over the ridge of the Erzgebirge: a unique ride on the Ore Mountains’ Pultscholle! 4,900 vertical meters, 13 poisonous ramps between centuries-old mining tradition and the inciting competitive sports legacy of the Ore Mountains – that is the “Stoneman Miriquidi Road”.

Information about the Stoneman Miriquidi


2021 opens the Blockline – the bike adventure for the whole family We are looking for the vastness, we want to discover, we are looking for real, original nature – you too?

Information about the Block-Line-Trail

Tour suggestions with the mountain bike

As enthusiastic mountain bikers we have of course recorded our favorite tours on Komot and want to share them here.

Geisingberg Panorama Round

  • Highlights: very beautiful viewpoints

  • track length: 33,60 km

  • vertical meters: 600 m

  • Travel time: approx. 3 hours

  • Difficulty: 1

  • riding technique: 1

The start is in the direction of Geisingberg, which we leave on the right, and over the Sachsenhöhe to Lauenstein. We pass the mining nature trail and a beautiful viewpoint. It continues downhill through the small town of Lauenstein with its historic town center, castle and falconry. It then proceeds on paths between fields and meadows, the Geisingberg always in view. On the Traugotthöhe, the panorama inspires: Dresden-Elbsandstein-Mückentürmchen. Continue towards Zinnwald, past the Kohlhaukuppe to the next viewpoint “Kahleberg”, the highest point of the tour (905m). The reward is a panoramic view of Schellerhau, the gallows ponds, the health resort Altenberg, the Altenberger Pinge and of course the Geisingberg.

Refreshment stops along the route:

  • Lauenstein Falconry Cottage

  • Zinnwald Lugsteinbaude and Berry Hut

  • Altenberg – Snack Kahleberg

  • Restaurant old caterpillar’s nest

  • Summer toboggan run

Information about e-bike rental

Small Osterzgebirgsrunde

  • Highlights: Trip leads through Weißbachtal

  • Route length: 45 km

  • Höhenmeter: 970 m

  • Travel time: approx. 4 hours

  • Difficulty: 0

  • riding technique: 1

Passing the Galgenteich (gallows pond) over well-gravelled forest paths, you will reach Schellerhau (beautiful view). We follow the Eierkuchensteig steeply downhill into the valley of the Wild Weißeritz. In short ups and downs we drive over the Weißbachtal to Hermsdorf past the source of the Gimmlitztal spring. Then it goes to Holzhau and immediately steeply up to the crest with a small detour to the Hirschbach pond. We roll down the path to the Bahndammloipe and follow it to Neurehefeld. We roll down the path to the Bahndammloipe and follow it until nacThe last time we drive uphill to the Georgenfelder Hochmoor and leave the Lugsteine behind us on the left before we return to the youth hostel.h Neurehefeld

Refreshment stops along the route:

  • Holzhau – Hotel Talblick

  • Torfhaus and Teichaus

  • Hermsdorf – old ski station

  • Neurehefeld – Aronia coffee

Information about e-bike rental

Tyrolean way round

  • Highlights: Weißeritztalbahn, Botanical Garden Schellerhau

  • Route length: 30 km

  • vertical meters: 650 m

  • Travel time: approx. 3 hours

  • Difficulty: 1

  • riding technique: 1

On the Tiroler Weg, which lives up to its name, it goes first to Schmiedeberg. Over the rails of the Weißeritztalbahn we climb the rise of the “high fire”. After a short stop in Bärenfels, the route continues uphill with a beautiful panoramic view and finally past the gallows ponds to the youth hostel.

Refreshment stops along the route:

  • Bärenfels – Gasthof Bärenfels

  • Sartor Eiscafé

  • Schellerhau – coffee Rotter

Information about e-bike rental


Numerous museums and exciting exhibitions can be found in the region and invite you to travel back in time and immerse yourself in the present. Expand your perspectives and get to know the culture and traditions of the Osterzgebirge.

We have compiled our selection for you here:


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