Interesting places to visit
Discover our beautiful countryside on foot or walk even beyond well into the towns of Bockau, Hartenstein, Aue or to the Filzteich, an artificial lake in the vicinity of the Bergstadt Schneeberg.
All well-marked hiking trails are open to cyclists too.
The castle ruin Isenburg
Located in the district Wildbach, only very little is known about the mountain castle's history or why it was destroyed in the 13th or 14th century. For a very long time it was more or less used as a mere stone quarry that helped building the church and cemetery wall in Wildbach.
In the 1930s, the castle ruin Isenburg was classified as a historical monument. Remains of the keep and the curtain wall, both restored in 1993, are open to the public.
The mountain Gleesberg
With its 593 metres, the Gleesberg is the highest mountain in the vicinity. A viewing tower and a small mountain restaurant, erected by a local association in 1898, awaits guests and visitors after having conquered the mountain's peak.
The viewing tower Köhlerturm, named after one of the most esteemed members of the local society, was opened in 1898 and provides, with a hight of 18 metres, a memorable view far into the countryside.
The restaurant is opened from Wednesday till Friday at 12 o'clock; on weekends and Bank Holidays at 11 o'clock.
The castle Burg Stein
Nestled to the rocky shores of the river Mulde, the castle Burg Stein is visible from afar. The mediaeval castle houses a museum and a ceremonial hall which can be rented for marriage-ceremonies.
The castle Burg Stein was first mentioned in a document in 1233. Though almost destroyed during the second world war, it is being resurrected by the unremitting commitment of the lord of the castle – a member of the House of Schönburg.
Guided tours of the museum are offered on Tuesdays till Thursdays and on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginning times for guided tours are 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 01:00pm, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm.
April till October: last guided tour at 04:00pm
November, February, March: last guided tour at 03:00pm
The castle is closed to the public in December and January.
The Prinzenhöhle in Hartenstein (The prince's cave)
Way back in history, when Saxony was Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire, two little princes, Albert the Bold, later Duke of Saxony, and his brother, Ernst, later Elector of Saxony, were abducted by a German Knight, Kunz von Kaufungen, who was at feud with Frederick II, the princes' father. Known as the Stealing of the princes, the kidnapping took place in 1455 and ended with the execution of Kunz von Kaufungen. During their daring escape, two of his accessaries, together with the abducted prince Ernst, found shelter in a mine, where they sat tight for three days. This very shelter, which has become known as The prince's cave, can be visited today.