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Saxon Ore Mountains

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The Saxon Ore Mountains is a mountain range in the south of Saxony in Germany. It is known for its craftwork.

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The Erzgebirge is easily accessible from all directions. From the north (Berlin via Dresden) use the Autobahn A13 and A4, as well as the A14 (from Magdeburg). Enter via the Autobahn A4, when coming from the west. The A9 (from Nuremberg) and the A72 (from Munich and Hof) will lead you to the Erzgebirge when coming from the south.

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Easily accessible, either via Dresden or Leipzig. Regional trains also run from other surrounding regions, like the north of Bavaria.

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The only major airport with scheduled flights is in Dresden, although Altenburg airport provides some low-cost flights with Ryanair. Some areas of the Erzgebirge may be easier to reach from Prague or Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. There are a number of airports in the region that can be used with business and private aircraft.

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Many railways run through the Erzgebirge, although not as many as there once was. The Fichtelbergbahn runs a steam service on 750mm gauge from Cranzahl to Oberwiesenthal.

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The Erzgebirge national park provides many opportunities for outdoor sports and sightseeing. In the summer, many paths exist through the forest for Hiking, Cycling and rock climbing, while in winter the paths are used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Oberwiesenthal was once the premier alpine ski resort in East Germany, and still exists as a relatively undiscovered, quiet area for skiing.

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