The suspension railway takes you up the 1,215 m Fichtelberg, which is a great base for outings in its beautiful surroundings. On the way up you will be able to enjoy unique views over many of the outstanding natural features of the Erzgebirge. After around 3.5 minutes, you will reach the highest mountain in central Germany. Over a distance of 1,175 m, the train climbs 303 metres, to the "Roof of Saxony". Each cabin can accommodate 44 people. Enjoy the unique character of the countryside of the Bohemian and Saxon Erzgebirge.
Museum volunteers have been working on historic steam and diesel locos, carriages and special rolling stock on our site since 1992. The railway premises are constantly being restored. The collection includes many rail-related exhibits. Steam loco 50 3616 (built in 1940) hauls our tourist train with historic carriages (and onboard catering) on routes of interest around Saxony and beyond.
Our museum is located in the western Saxon town of Zwickau, where August Horch lived and worked for almost two decades. It is right on the ground of the ancient Audi factory, the birthplace of this well known automotive brand. Nearby was the Horch factory. Eventually the Trabant was built on the grounds of these two factories. The museum was re-opened after refurbishment in 2004 and now offers a unique environment for a completely re-designed exhibition, giving you an authentic experience of the automotive history of Zwickau.
Experience ancient technology and the romantic setting of a mill in this museum. In the mill, built in 1783, you can see how cooking oil was pressed from native oilseed crops. In another mill building you can trace the development of oil extraction. Displays in the mill and in the open air allow you to follow closely the techniques of waterwheel, stamping mill and wedge press with hammer. Oilseed crops in the open and an exhibition in the mill on flax cultivation and processing complete the museum.
Our technical museum demonstrates the production process from planks to finished chairs, using 35 woodworking machines. You will also be able to learn about the chair making industry in Neuhausen over the past 150 years up to today. We have outstanding examples of chairs from past production on display as well a selection of authentic machinery.
This museum is located in a disused factory building (see picture) in the Erzgebirge village of Großolbersdorf, about 20 km (12.5 miles) South of Chemnitz, Saxony. The collection was started in 2000. It receives a generous sponsorship from the local Job Centre. The official opening of the museum took place on 7th April 2001. It is a registered non-profit association and receives tax relief. The museum and the association are financed through membership fees, ticket sales and donations, not primarily intended to generate a profit.
In one of the most picturesque valleys in the Erzgebirge region, a narrow-gauge railway from Wolkenstein to Jöhstadt was opened in 1892. It was shut down and completely dismantled in 1984-6. But since 1990, volunteer members of the Preßnitztal railway association have been rebuilding a 9 km (5.6 mile) stretch between Jöhstadt and Steinbach. It was inaugurated in 2000. The pride and joy of the association are the 6 fully working steam locomotives, including three of the Saxon IV K class, and the accurately restored original Saxon rolling stock.
There's only one way to take a narrow-gauge steam-train journey to Germany's highest town - and that's on the Fichtelbergbahn. For more than 114 years it has huffed and puffed its way from Cranzahl to the spa town of Oberwiesenthal. The 17.4 km (10.8 mile) journey takes about an hour. The comfortable atmosphere of the bistro coach, which can accommodate 30 travellers, adds a special note to your trip. And the active ones among you can combine a visit to the Fichtelbergbahn with a walk along the Bimmelbahn discovery trail
The Lengefeld limestone plant, located right by the B101 trunk road between Pockau and Heinzebank, is one of the European cement industry's most important technical monuments. Here you can trace limestone extraction back to the 16th century. Quarrying and processing plants bear witness to this ancient tradition. Kiln no. 4 tells a story of special historic interest, covering the underground storage of art treasures from Dresden at the end of the Second World War up to their return from the Soviet Union to East Germany in the 1950s.
In 1882, a wooden 8 m tall view-tower was built on a hill near Chomutov but in 1924 this tower burned down. Shortly after the fire the architects started construction of a new view-tower and a hotel called Partyzán in the place of the former view-tower. The construction of the hotel with a stone view-tower was finished in 1931 but it burnt down again in 2004. After its reconstruction the hotel was opened on the 8th of August 2010. There are now new guest rooms in the tower and in its observing area there is now a luxury wedding apartment. The view-tower is closed now.