Freiberg is located practically in the middle of the Free State of Saxony between Dresden and Chemnitz - in the middle of a harmonious landscape; nestled in the valleys of the Münzbach and the Goldbach. You can reach Freiberg easily via many routes. Thanks to its ideal location, Freiberg is also a wonderful starting point for excursions to Dresden, Meißen, Bautzen, the Ore Mountains, Saxon Switzerland, the Czech Republic...


The city on the Elbe

The historic old town on the banks of the Elbe is home to many sights: The Church of Our Lady, the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and many other historical monuments as well as ensembles shape the image of the city. The multicultural Neustadt with its many special facets is also a must.

Saxon sandstone mountains

The predominantly sandstone low mountain range, which stretches along the Elbe from Saxony to northern Bohemia, is so well known mainly because of its highly fissured and shaped rock elevations. These not only offer a unique and impressive panorama, but are also home to an enormous variety of species in a very small area.


Freiberg's history is closely linked to the margraviate of Meissen. Those interested in history will find Meissen a good complement to Freiberg's history. But a visit to the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory is also a highlight for the whole family. In the evening, it is worth enjoying a local wine in one of the restaurants.

Excursions in the surroundings - Our tips

If you spend several days in Freiberg, it is also worth visiting the smaller towns in the Freiberg area. From Freiberg, in the heart of Saxony, you can just as quickly reach the state capital Dresden or the toy village in Seiffen, where you can experience the craftsmanship of the Ore Mountains at first hand.

Route 1: Residence city of Dresden, castles and Saxon Switzerland
  • 1 Dresden (35 km)
    Historic Old Town, multicultural New Town, Dresden Zwinger, Church of Our Lady, Semper Opera House, and much more

  • 2 Meissen (40 km)
    Porcelain manufactory, Albrechtsburg castle

  • 3 Moritzburg (50 km)
    Hunting lodge

  • 4 Saxon Switzerland (70 km)
     Hiking area

Route 2: Ore Mountains with Annaberg and Oberwiesenthal
  • 5 Olbernhau (35 km)

  • 6 Oberwiesenthal (60 km)
    Narrow-gauge railway Cranzahl-Oberwiesenthal

  • 7 Annaberg-Buchholz (50 km)
    St. Annen Church, Factory of dreams

  • 8 Scharfenstein (40 km)
    Adventure castle Scharfenstein

Route 3: Folk art and skiing in the Ore Mountains (for families)
  • 9 Seiffen (45 km)
    "the toy village"

  • 10 Neuhausen (40 km)
    "Nutcracker Museum", Ore Mountains Glassworks Museum

  • 11 Holzhau (30 km)
    Ski and hiking area

  • 12 Rechenberg-Bienenmühle (30 km)
    Brewery museum

  • 13 Frauenstein (20 km)
    Gottfried-Silbermann-Museum and Castle ruins

Route 4: Central Saxony with Augustusburg Castle (for families)
  • 14 Oederan (15 km)
    Miniature park "Klein Erzgebirge" ("Small Ore Mountains")

  • 15 Augustusburg (20 km)
    Hunting lodge and pleasure palace, summer bob run

Route 5: Hiking in the Tharandt Forest

Further day trip destinations
  • 18 Leipzig (100 km)
    Monument to the Battle of the Nations, "Bach City" (Johann Sebastian Bach worked for 27 years as choirmaster in Leipzig)

  • 19 Altenberg (50 km)
    Bobsleigh run, summer bob run

  • 20 Prague (150 km)
    Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Astronomical Clock