Dresden + Leipzig
Hartenstein (A 72) + Zwickau (A 72 + A 4)
Goldne Sonne, Ratskeller, etc.
Stuetzengruen + Eibenstock
The mountainous town Schneeberg is located in the western Ore Mountains, 20 km southeast of Zwickau, and 35 km southwest of Chemnitz. The interstate highways 93 and 169 run through it. Schneeberg is the first mountainous town at Silberstrasse, which runs from Zwickau Dresden. Through rich silver finds, the area was settled in 1471 and soon Schneeberg obtained city rights in 1481. The mining industry also played a significant role in the later centuries, which led to a certain degree of prosperity, which you can still see in the architecture of the town houses in the town centre. The gradual decline of the mining industry, the residents were looking for new sources of income and they found it in carving and lace-making. Many shops and the local museum in the town centre bear witness to this tradition. The symbol of Schneeberg is St. Wolfgang church with its famous altar of Lucas Cranach and the new Jehmlich Organ. The swimming lake Filzteich with beach is very popular in summer.
Other activities: Winter Sports
Golf: A golf course is found 3 km away in neighbouring community Bad Schlema.
Ski: The nearest ski slopes and trails are 10 km away in Stuetzengruen and Eibenstock. A little farther are Wildenthal, Carl field Johanngeorgenstadt and Oberwiesenthal.