Elldus Resort is located in one of the most beautiful low mountain ranges in Europe, which is also the natural border between Saxony and Bohemia. The unspoiled nature, fresh mountain air and numerous recreational opportunities make Oberwiesenthal so unique. The highest elevations of the Ore Mountains are the Fichtelberg (1215 m above sea level) in Germany and the Keilberg (1244 m above sea level) in the Czech Republic. In the immediate vicinity of the Elldus Resort are waiting:
150 km of hiking trails, Christkindlweg on the Czech side (perfect for families, even with strollers), suspension railroad, the longest flyline in the world, Bimmelbahn, alpaca dream pasture, summer toboggan run, castles & palaces, zoos, mines and much more.
The region is also characterized by all kinds of customs and traditions. Especially the wood and carving art, mining and Christmas traditions are still traditionally lived here today. Since 2019, the motto for the Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří Coal and Steel Region has also been "Hurray, we're a World Heritage Site!".
During the Christmas season, "Schwibbögen" and "Weihnachtssterne" shine in the windows, and living rooms are decorated with Erzgebirge folk art, such as nutcrackers and miners, which have been collected over generations. Christmas pyramids make their rounds, and the "Raachermannl" (smoking men) spreads its incense scent.
But the Ore Mountains are not only worth a visit at Christmas time. Whether summer, spring, autumn or winter, whether active or prefer to relax - at Elldus Resort you will always experience a special vacation for the whole family!
Embark on a journey through history, nostalgia and technology with the Fichtelberg Railway. For more than 100 years, the steam locomotive has been running along the narrow-gauge railroad line between Cranzahl and the spa town of Oberwiesenthal.
This mega attraction will make you feel like a bird for 9 minutes, zooming from Fichtelberg 1550 meters through the forest, close to trees, through spectacular curves and over big and small jumps down into the valley. The Fly-Line is open for you from May to October. We recommend the start time in advance and book online.
Museums, mines and co.
Many more excursion tips, popular hiking routes or even bad weather alternatives can be found in our Gastfreund App.
You can purchase your ski pass at the reception on the day of arrival. We will gladly take care of the professional preparation of your skis so that you can enjoy the greatest possible safety and fun on the slopes and recommend the top service of our partner Sport Gahler, directly at the ski slope.
At our partners, Sport Gahler and Vereinigte Skischule Oberwiesenthal, you can rent alpine and cross-country skis, ski boots, snowboards, snowshoes and toboggans. Please note the advantage card, which you will receive upon arrival. Sport Gahler offers you a depot for your rental skis directly at the ski slope.
Horn sledges (also with baby attachment and push bar) can be rented in our Spielscheune at the price of 10 € per day.
The United Ski School, just a few minutes walk from your apartment, is at your disposal for courses of all kinds: whether parents or children, whether beginners or professionals. We recommend that you book your ski course at the Vereinigte Skischule at the same time as your apartment. Also your children are in the best hands in the ski school's own area with 6 magic carpets, ski carousel and snowmaking system. Here even the little ones from 3 years can learn to ski playfully and with a lot of fun.
The Elldus Resort is an optimal starting point for cycling tours - whether it's a leisurely bike ride with the family or exciting tours with the mountain bike! Our recommended hiking tours are perfect for this. For those who are looking for even more mountain bike adventures..: The Elldus Resort is the official accommodation partner of the Stoneman Miriquidi.