1st highlight: Weißeritztalbahn and hike - all day
On the 6th day, our tour continues towards Freital, where we spendthe day in the wild and romantic nature of the Eastern Ore Mountains. We start the day with a nostalgic ride in the oldest still running narrow-gauge railway in Germany: the "Weißeritztalbahn". With the old steam engine we dive into the beautiful valley "Rabenauer Grund". Again and again the little train crosses the river "Rote Weißritz" in its mission to meander through the deeply cut rock valley.
When we arrive in Kipsdorf, we have the opportunity to eat something before our hike begins. Option 1 - the bell tour
From the train station we make our way to Bärenfels. Here we have the opportunity to hear the bell chimes of Bärenfels made from original Meißen porcelain. In the neighboring village we visit the Schellerhauer Church, which is considered the most beautiful church in Saxony.
On the way to Altenberg train station, we pass the Schellerhau Botanical Garden. Over 1400 different plants were cultivated here on 1.5 hectares, which are typical for the beautiful Ore Mountains and the alpine low and high mountain ranges.
From Altenberg we take the train back to Freital. Option 2 - The Tellkoppentour
This tour offers us an even deeper insight into the nature of the area. Also starting in Kipsdorf, we walk towards the castle "Oberbärenburg" through the middle of the romantic eastern Ore Mountains. Surrounded by spruce, mountain ash, beech and linden trees, we can explore the flora and fauna with a total of 16,000 different species.
Our tour ends in Altenberg.
Overnight in Freital
Route length: approx. 33km