Hike Through the Schwarzwassertal - From Olbernhau to Pobershau in the Ore Mountains: Position on map

Hike Through the Schwarzwassertal - From Olbernhau to Pobershau

Through the Schwarzwassertal - From Olbernhau...


Min: 1535 ft
Max: 2510 ft
Uphill: 1476 ft
Downhill: 482 ft
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last update on Jun 18, 2019
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Distance: 14.35 miles
Duration:6 h
Min: 1535 ft
Max: 2510 ft
Uphill: 1476 ft
Downhill: 482 ft

Trail characteristics

Forest track

Route description

View over Rübenau
© Ronny Schwarz / Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V. View over Rübenau

This hike brings together the Ore Mountains' pristine nature with its cultural history. You start the tour at an important early industrial production site, Saigerhütte, and continue through the wild romantic landscape of Schwarzwasser valley.

Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • With an overall length of 14 miles the hike is currently the longest hike in Saxony available on TouriSpo.
  • In case of good weather conditions, the hike can also be done without bringing your hiking boots. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Getting here

By car

Follow motorway A72 to Chemnitz Süd. Continue on B173 and B174 to marienberg. Change onto B171, which leads to Olbernhau. In town, follow Grünthaler Straße along Fröha river to Saigerhütte. There is a hiking car park there.

Public transportation

The hike can be accessed by train. Olbernhau-Grünthal railway station is only a few minutes away from where the tour starts. Trains from Chemnitz call there.


Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.
Phone+49 (0) 3733 18800-0
Fax+49 (0)3733 18800-20
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