Ochsenkopf winter hiking event in the Fichtel Mountains
From 16 to 20 January 2019, the Ochsenkopf winter hiking event will take place in the region around the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains.
The communities of Bischofsgrün, Fichtelberg, Mehlmeisel and Warmensteinach around the 1,024-metre high Ochsenkopf, together with the Fichtelgebirge Club, are hosting the event. The winter season on the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains extends to the end of March. The ski resort is a traditional yet modern winter sports destination for families and winter holidaymakers looking for peace and quiet: ten kilometres of pistes, 100 kilometres of prepared cross-country ski trails, an extensive network of cleared winter hiking paths, two toboggan runs, a snowboard park, two cable cars, eleven tow lifts as well as two large ski schools including ski and snowboard rental.
Opening event and framework programme
On 16 January 2019, the German winter hiking day will be opened in the Bischofsgrün spa house. As well as the hiking activities, participants can also look forward to several additional highlights: the festival towns of Bayreuth and Wunsiedel are well worth a visit, as well as the porcelain city of Selb with its porcelain museum, the Porzellanikon. The silver iron mine, the Fichtel Mountains museum, the open-air museum and the Waldhaus wildlife park in Mehlmeisel also all welcome guests. The region’s thermal baths cater for relaxation.
Diverse winter hiking event programme
At the centre of the 3rd German winter hiking day, as well as classic winter hiking tours and those promoting good health through hiking, there are also the extremely popular snow shoe tours. Once a day, the peak of the Ochsenkopf is the destination for these excursions. Ski tours, which head up to the peak away from the cleared paths, are also very much on trend. The Fichtel Mountains also shine when it comes to cross-country skiing. The approximately 100-kilometre network of trails has comfortable routes prepared for use in the classic style.
Winter hiking day beer
Of course you cannot forgo a beer for the occasion. Brewed by the master brewers of the Hütten Brewery, Wolfgang and Patrick Nickl, this is a pilsener beer, brewed with 12% original gravity and with an alcohol content of 5.2% vol. Its bright, blonde appearance is irresistible and it gets its mild bitter flavour solely from the exclusive “Tettnang Tettnager” aromatic hops. Since visitors are expected from across Germany and neighbouring countries, a pilsener-style beer in a 0.33 litre bottle was chosen with this in mind.