Winter Fun in the Fichtelgebirge

Why travel so far?

In the Fichtelgebirge, where the „Schneeberg“ rises up to an altitude of 1.051 m in the cold season, you can practice any trendy winter activity. With the relative certainty of snow without mass tourism, long queues and high prices, the Fichtelgebirge is a recommended alternative in winter for those who like things individual and personal and prefer to get to the place of action quickly.

In the Nordic Parc Fichtelgebirge there are cross-country ski trails, a total of 255 km, from easy to advanced. It’s a good opportunity to become more familiar with almost all regions of the Fichtelgebirge on cross-country skis. Those who prefer exploring an area rather on foot or in oversized snowshoes can do so on special hiking trails, groomed trails or guided snowshoe hikes. There are illuminated night-time cross-country ski trails for the “night owls”.

Alpine skiing and snowboard enthusiasts will also experience the ultimate in sensations. The discovery region Ochsenkopf, the Kornberg and the regions Immenreuth and Wunsiedel offer numerous lifts, also special for children. There are two Snowboard or Funparks in the region that are purely focused on the needs of snowboarders. Ski and snowboard schools are available for all ages, if so requested, for the first or even final touch. An après-ski culture is guaranteed – numerous snow-bars are looking forward to their guests.

Sledding fun for the whole family is a must in winter. Sled runs and slopes around the Ochsenkopf and the Kösseine are popular destinations here.

“Dancing on Ice” or simply just skating is possible on the many frozen lakes of the region or in the ice rinks in Selb and Mitterteich. If you prefer cozy and romantic, however, you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage through the snowy winter woods.

Of course building a snowman is as much a part of winter as the snow itself. Every year in Bischofsgrün, a snowman 10 metres high is erected for the Carnival Monday, Jakob, probably the tallest snowman in Germany. He’s the center of attention at the“Snowman Festival”, celebrated on the same day.

After an active winter day, numerous spas and swimming pools of the region invite you to bring the day to a relaxing close.

A particular highlight for all hiking enthusiasts is the third „German Winter Hiking Day“ from January 17th to January 21st, 2018, which takes place in the hiking region between Schneeberg and Ochsenkopf. Numerous classic winter hiking and health hiking tours will take place. The framework programme includes the festival cities of Bayreuth and Wunsiedel, the porcelain town of Selb, as well as other regional attractions.

And there’s much more!

From the Fichtelgebirge, you can reach the following ski regions:

  • Oberwiesenthal, Fichtelberg (Erzgebirge) ca. 100 km
  • Klingenthal (Erzgebirge/Vogtland) ca. 85 km
  • Schöneck (Vogtland) ca. 75 kmErlbach am Kegelberg (Vogtland) ca. 75 km
  • Bublava am Bleiberg (CZ) ca. 80 kmLisák Stribrná (CZ) ca. 79 km
  • Klinovek am Keilberg (CZ) ca. 100 km
  • Marienbad (CZ) ca. 65 km
  • Asch (CZ) ca. 32 km

The Fichtelgebirge is worth a trip in every season!