It is just one hour by train from Dresden to Geising, and yet you are immersed in a completely different, much quieter world. The first stage of the Kammweg offers a bit of everything: mining tradition and panoramic mountains, heath landscape and chokeberry plantations. It is advisable to arrive the day before to start the day well rested. After all, it is 24 kilometres to the stage destination.
The Kammweg begins directly at the railway station in Geising. As soon as we have crossed the start line, 289 varied kilometres of hiking await us. Uphill - uphill we go straight to the Geisingberg. Always bargei - downhill we reach the Altenberg Mining Museum. On the opposite slope, a wonderful view of the Altenberger Pinge. Soon we reach the next summit. At 905 m, the Kahleberg is the highest elevation in the Saxon Osterzgebirge. Up here, with good visibility, you can see as far as Dresden. Now we hike through beautiful moorland along the ridge. At the Wüsten Teich, which is fed by the Warmbach, it is worth stopping for a swim. Before reaching the small logging village of Zaunhaus-Rehefeld, we climb up again. At the top, the border houses at the crossing to the Czech Republic and the highest aronia plantation in Germany greet us. We try the chokeberry banana shake in the little café - a power drink! Full of power, we walk along soft cross-country and meadow paths. Afterwards, the Kammweg even leads through a wedding avenue. After the Teichhaus, the trail continues uphill to the Steinkuppe. Then it's just "Kamm IN" ("come in") on the Kammweg. A cold beer, a warm shower and a good meal - what more do you need?
Milestones: Geising, railway station - Geisingberg (824 m) with Louisenturm tower and mountain inn - Altenberg mining museum - Altenberg liqueur factory - Altenberg tourist information/railway station - summer toboggan run - Kahleberg (905 m) with panoramic views - Rehefeld fence house - Hemmschuh nature reserve - Neurehefeld - railway museum in the former Neuhermsdorf railway station - Teichhaus - Steinkuppe (806 m) - Fischerbaude - Holzhau