Winter activities

Biathlon arena

Winter is the traditional time for biathlon in Altenberg/Zinnwald. The region has already produced numerous World Cup winners, world champions, Olympic champions and successful coaches. The Sparkassen Arena Altenberg offers many events for its guests. Whether you want to experience top-class sport live, train or get your own exercise, e.g. in the guest biathlon – the biathlon arena welcomes you in summer and winter.

More information about the Biathlon Arena


A beautiful way to explore the magnificent winter landscape away from the pistes and cross-country trails is snowshoeing. Experience untouched nature from a different perspective. And the beauty of it is that no special prior knowledge or training is required, as with skiing. Your snowshoe hiking guide Tino Haufe awaits you in Rehefeld. Bookable are two beautiful standard tours as well as full-day hikes or individual tours starting from a group size of five persons from different starting points.

  • Contact: Tino Haufe

  • Address: Steinbergweg 6, 01773 Altenberg OT Rehefeld

  • Phone: +49 350 57 54 731

  • Price per person: according to individual agreement

Geising ice rink

The modern ice rink “Gründelstadion” offers optimal conditions for all skaters. Curling”, a sport that is new to our region, can also be tried out here. From ice skating to ice hockey or ice disco – Gründelstadion is the place to be.

More information about the Geising ice rink

Downhill ski

The ski slopes in the Osterzgebirge promise lots of winter fun and snow action. The difficulty level of the 500 to 600 metre long slopes ranges from easy to medium Up is by drag lift or double chairlift. And down? Well, it’s up to you: on skis, snowboard or in the snow tube, where the descent can be turbulent. Pure fun is guaranteed in any case. For those who simply want to try skiing or do not yet have their own equipment, the ski rentals in Altenberg and Geising offer the right equipment.

More information about the ski lifts and ski rental on site:

Cross-country skis

Do you like cross-country skiing? Lucky! The entrance to the cross-country skiing network is right by our house. The cross-country skiing network, including all incorporated districts of Altenberg, comprises approx. 45 km of cross-country skiing trails groomed daily as well as 50 km of additional skiing trails, which are groomed during the main season when there is fresh snow and at weekends. In addition, there is a connection to the cross-country skiing trails in the Czech Republic (especially Cinovec/Nove Mesto) via Zinnwald-Georgenfeld and to the cross-country skiing trails in Hermsdorf and Holzhau via Rehefeld and the Osterzgebirgsloipe. Some of the trails are also prepared for skating and can be extended or combined as desired. The central main trail entrance is the former border customs post between Altenberg and Zinnwald.

More information about cross-country skis

Tobogganing and snow tubing

Tobogganing and snow tubing are very special action fun for young and old. Sledges and snow tubes (special tyres) can be hired at the valley stations. The drag lifts then pull the daredevils up to the entrances to the up to 1 km long piste adventures. In Rehefeld, there is even a specially developed curved track for the fast ride down into the valley on the rubber tyres.

More about Ski Lift & Natural Toboggan Run Rehefeld-Zeunhaus
More about Ski lift at Rotterhang in Schellerhau

Bobsleigh run

The Altenberg Luge and Bobsleigh Track (RSBB) is one of the most challenging artificial ice tracks in the world. It is a year-round attraction for athletes and visitors to the winter sports region. On a guided tour along the railway you can learn a lot of interesting facts about the history, the technology and the sport. Or you dare to take part in a guest bobsleigh ride.

More information on the railway tour in the Altenberg ice canal
More information about the guest bobsleigh in Altenberg

Winter hike

Discover wonderful winter hiking trails in our region on the interactive hiking map:

Take a look at the winter hikes around Altenberg now!


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:


The gym in the Altenberg sports complex is available for individual bookings for all training groups. For booking enquiries and further information please use this email.

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Bathing landscape “Raupennest” in the Altenberg rehabilitation clinic

At the Johannesbad Fachklinik and the “Raupennest” health centre you will find everything under one roof. Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in the extensive bathing landscape and sauna.

Information on the “Raupennest” bathing landscape

Adventure pool “Talsperre Malter” in Paulsdorf

The Paulsdorf indoor swimming pool is located directly at the beautiful Malter dam, about 20 km from the youth hostel. In addition to a 44m long slide, there is a children’s pool and a wellness area with sauna.

Information on the Paulsdorf adventure pool


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