Silbermannstadt Frauenstein, the pearl of the eastern ore mountains
The small town is an art and culture centre with many sights. Experience folk art from the Erzgebirge, the home of pyramids, light arches and smoking men. Besides experience and action, quiet alleys, cafés and a medieval market place invite you to linger.
1st day arrival Frauenstein - suitcase service, check in and welcome by the host with welcome schnapps. You will stay in the 4-star hotel "Goldener Stern" in the state-approved resort of Frauenstein. Enjoy the pleasant pampering atmosphere of the personally run family hotel with innkeeper tradition. The feel-good rooms are equipped with shower/WC, minibar, satellite TV, telephone and WLAN. The cosy guest rooms invite you to linger. If you are looking for relaxation and recreation, you will find it in the wellness area with Finnish sauna, bio sauna and a relaxation room on the "hayloft".
The regional cuisine spoils you with hearty delicacies and Erzgebirge specialities using fresh ingredients from the region. In the evening a short guided tour through the city centre of Frauenstein. The chef will show you the big and small things that make Frauenstein so distinctive. Dinner at the hotel.
2nd day day trip to the state capital Dresden
This day is dedicated to the Saxon metropolis of art and culture. City tour and walk. Zwinger, Semperoper, Frauenkirche or the Green Vault are only a few examples which can be visited on this day. In the Frauenkirche there is the possibility to take part in an organ service followed by a guided tour. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 Big Erzgebirgsrundfahrt with Annaberg and Oberwiesenthal
During this trip you will get to know the beautiful Erzgebirge a little closer. Drive to the old mountain town of Annaberg, where you will find the St. Annen Church, one of the most beautiful Gothic hall churches in the Erzgebirge. In the afternoon you will take the Fichtelbergbahn (narrow-gauge railway) from Cranzahl to Oberwiesenthal for an hour or so.
Dinner in hotel (Erzgebirgsbuffet). Afterwards you experience a erzgebirgischen Hutzen or homeland evening with musical entertainment.
Day 4 Meissen and Moritzburg
Drive through the beautiful Tharandt forest to Meissen, one of the oldest towns in Saxony. There is the possibility to visit the world famous porcelain manufactory. Stroll through the Albrechtsburg Castle, one of the first palace buildings in German architectural history, and marvel at the cathedral, which gives Meissen its unmistakable silhouette. You will have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful old town and taste a glass of Meißen wine. We continue to Schloss Moritzburg, a baroque castle complex built on an artificial island that will delight you.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 Elbe Sandstone Mountains
In the morning drive to the Saxon Switzerland. At the Bastei, approx. 200 m above the Elbe, you will experience a magnificent view of the bizarre rocky world of Saxon Switzerland. You will see the Königstein with its gigantic fortress and the Lilienstein. Return via Weesenstein. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Brewery museum Rechenberg with tasting and carriage ride.
After breakfast we drive to the nearby Rechenberg. There you experience a guided tour with tasting in the brewery museum, afterwards you undertake a horse-drawn sleigh or carriage ride. Dinner at the hotel, followed by musical entertainment by Bohemian musicians.
Day 7 Journey home