© Christfried Nicolaus, Hartmannsdorf, Erlebnisheimat Erzgebirge

Nature and mining trail "Zum Hohen Forst"

At a glance

  • Start: Parking lot at the Wasserwerk Burkersdorf/HBK Kirchberg
  • Destination: Parking lot at the Wasserwerk Burkersdorf/HBK Kirchberg
  • Medium
  • 5,95 km
  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • 122 m
  • 571 m
  • 456 m

The hike on the nature and mining trail takes you to the "Hoher Forst" World Heritage site of the Ore Mountains mining region and is very well signposted with information boards.The trail is marked with the hiking sign green bar diagonally on a white background. Duration approx. 1:30h.

You can undertake the hike independently as an individual or as a family, as signposts, display boards and seating groups will help you on the 3 or 5.9 km long circular hiking trail. However, you also have the option of being guided if you register with the Kirchberg Bergbrüder (groups of 15 or more people generally have to register with us or with the state forestry). This would provide you with further interesting information about the region in terms of medieval mining, flora and fauna as well as regional history. This is the most original way to experience the Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří mining region.

Tour dashboard


  • Unknown (44%)
  • Gravel (42%)
  • Hiking trail (31%)
  • Path (26%)


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