On the 26.7 m route through the idyllic upland areas of the Erzgebirge, you will find yourself on hilltops with great views and discover valleys spanned by huge bridges - the most of well-known of these being the Markersbach Viaduct. You can enjoy wonderful views on six weekends each year when travelling on the historical railcar, or the steam train belonging to Schwarzenberg Railway Museum.
Germany's longest-serving light railway is running again from Freital-Hainsberg through the Rabenauer Grund and towards Dippoldiswalde. Barely six years after the August flood destroyed the majority of the route, the first train set off on 13th December 2008. A steam train now travels the route to eastern Erzgebirge six times per day.
Welcome to the Lugsteinhof Sports and Family Hotel, the highest-lying hotel in the Erzgebirge! Take part in the Day of Traditional Crafts on the 3rd Sunday in October. Enjoy the natural surroundings - there's something for young and old, with tobogganing fun in summer and winter, relaxing or exploring the Erzgebirge region. The Lugsteinhof - the ideal base for trips above and below ground.
The "Herrenhaus des Rittergutes" was built in the Renaissance style in 1553. Since 1949, it has housed the museum, which was founded in 1909. The museum's stock includes both the collection founded by the Antiquity Association and the (important and very extensive) Manor's inventory, which has grown over time.
Based on the results of the latest research, the museum provides insights into the history of glass production in the Saxon and Bohemian Erzgebirge, going back over 800 years. There was a high point for the Heidelbach Glassworks in the 15th - 19th centuries, at Neuhausen/Seiffen, as their deliveries of premium products to the Royal Court in Dresden clearly testisfy. The exhibits present the diversity of glass as a material in all its colours, shapes and designs. The production technology of old is reconstructed in a model of a historic glassworks.
The linchpin of the museum is the historical Jacquard Weaving Mill. With reference to numerous work phases from the design to the finished fabric, the manufacture of wall paintings and upholstery fabric is explained using functioning machines. The racket of the looms and the smell of the old, oil-soaked floorboards bring the former textile workers' world of work back to life. Taken from our extensive textile collections, three exhibitions show the diversity of the products that were industrially manufactured here for over 100 years.