The Fichtelgebirge mountain range offers pure relaxation in every season. A healthy climate, unspoilt nature, varied leisure options and first-rate hosts encourage you to leave the stresses and strains of everyday life behind you. The Ochsenkopf discovery region with its communities of Bischofsgrün, Fichtelberg, Mehlmeisel and Warmensteinach provides the best possible evidence that mountains and accessibility are in no way mutually exclusive: Holiday-makers will find everything they need here for an unforgettable active holiday.
Our excursion tips:
Experience Bischofsgrün with all your senses
The "Siebenstern Hotel and Inn" in Bischofsgrün ensures a very well-organised stay for travellers with impaired vision. Two experienced people who are themselves blind and who are members of the host family accompany the guests on guided hikes as do voluntary and non-visually impaired escorts. The tactile, palpable site map as well as visitor information in Braille help with orientation.
The museum and discovery trip
Experience automotive history at first hand! This is what a visit to one of the five largest private car museums in Germany promises: The Fichtelberg Automotive Museum presents rare items which are more than a century old. Curiosities from the 1950s to the 1980s are primarily the focal point in the museum. An extremely diverse exhibition programme, consisting of vehicles and motorcycles, awaits you. The continuously changing exhibits ensure that visitors are never bored. In addition individual pieces of automotive history reveal important reference points to our mobile world of today. Impressions can be processed most effectively in nature. For example by paying a visit to the Mehlmeisel Game Park where the wheelchair-friendly game park arena with a lynx and black and red deer enclosure awaits the visitor. Visitors can obtain all relevant information about the Mehlmeisel health resort in the local Tourist Information office in Mehlmeisel.
Adventure with the whole family
14 boards with themes from fairy tales (to listen to them, just click on a QR code) entertain young and old alike on the two-kilometre long, wheelchair-friendly fairytale hiking trail in Bischofsgrün. The associated colouring book is available from the Bischofsgrün Tourist Information Office. If you are an adrenaline junkie, a trip on the new Alpine Coaster will not fail to disappoint. This combination of summer toboggan run and roller coaster ride delivers visitors to the valley on a stretch which is one kilometre long. The access to the Alpine Coaster is tarmacked and all sledges are equipped with seats and safety belts.
Further excursion tips:
Information & Service:
Tourist Information Riedenburg
Tourist Information Bischofsgrün
Tourist Information Fichtelberg
Tourist Information Warmensteinach
Tips for overnight stays:
Waldrasthaus am Karches
Hotel Puchtlers Deutscher Adler Hotel
Food and drink tips:
Gasthof Puchtler Deutscher Adler
Waldrasthaus in Karches