Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
Frauenstein in the Ore Mountains is a city with a rich history and many sights. One of the most famous is Frauenstein Castle, which was built in the 12th century as a border protection castle. It protected the trade route from Freiberg to Teplitz and later became the palace of the von Schönbergs. Today, Frauenstein Castle is the largest castle ruin complex in Saxony and a popular destination for tourists.
Frauenstein received city rights in 1411 and suffered three city fires in its history. The last major fire in 1869 destroyed much of the city, but it was quickly rebuilt. Today, Frauenstein is a charming small town with a population of 2,733 (as of 2020). The city was expanded in 1974 to include Kleinbobritzsch and in 1994 to include Burkersdorf, Dittersbach, and Nassau.
A special highlight in Frauenstein is the cemetery in Burkersdorf, where there are graves for three Soviet forced laborers. This reminds us of the dark times of World War II and calls for remembrance of the victims.
If you are traveling to Frauenstein and looking for accommodation, you should consider the Erzgebirgshotel
Misnia Bärenfels in the spa town of Altenberg. The hotel
is only 33 km from Dresden Central Station and offers its guests a beautiful garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant. The rooms are modernly furnished and offer everything you need for a pleasant stay.
In addition to Frauenstein Castle, there are other sights in the area. One of them is Lauenstein Castle, which is only a few kilometers away. It was built in the 16th century and now houses a museum of mineralogy and geology.
Another highlight is a visit to the Oberschlema Mining Museum, which deals with the history of mining in the Ore Mountains. Here you can learn everything about silver mining, which once shaped the region.
If you like hiking, you should definitely explore the Erzgebirge-Vogtland ridge trail. The long-distance hiking trail leads through a breathtaking landscape and offers spectacular views of the Ore Mountains.
Overall, Frauenstein in the Ore Mountains offers a wealth of sights and activities for tourists of all ages. Whether you are interested in history or prefer to be out in nature, there is something for everyone here. And if you are looking for accommodation, the Erzgebirgshotel
Misnia Bärenfels is a perfect place to stay for an unforgettable visit to this beautiful region of Germany.
*This text has been compiled and rewritten from various sources. Unfortunately, errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. Please understand if there is an error or if a sight is a bit further away. For your travel planning, please also consider other sources. Of course, we will correct any errors immediately. Feel free to send us an email with your correction suggestions. We would be very grateful for that.