Leisure tips

Wunsiedel, the festival city at the heart of the Fichtelgebirge

"Yes, I am glad to have been born here, you small but good, light town." These words were meant for Wunsiedel. They sound like a declaration of love, and were written by the German poet and author JEAN PAUL (1763 - 1825), a son of Wunsiedel. The festival city is nestled in the green valleys, surrounded by gently rolling hills and extensive woods, and is the centre of the Fichtelgebirge nature reserve. A recreational area was created close to the city centre on Katharinenberg. This is also where the comfortable new Youth Hostel was built, which offers a splendid view of the Fichtelgebirge region. The Luisenburg Festival is one of the touristic hihglights in Wunsiedel's calendar of events. The fabulous natural theatre in which the Luisenburg Festival takes place every year is a one-of-a-kind stage, created by nature amid a picturesque labyrinth of rocks.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

Table tennis
Six different skill games
Table football
Disco and play room
Barbecue and bonfire area
Sports ground, beach volleyball field
Extensive grounds for sports and action
Forest nature trail
Rental of cross-country skis and sledges at the Youth Hostel
Birds of prey park, "Lernort Natur" nature trail and Bürgerpark Katharinenberg park.

Leisure activities in the area

Luisenburg festival and rock labyrinth
Open-air pool, mini golf, nine-pin bowling alleys, swimming pool with sauna,
Tennis courts, extra-large gymnasium, football and track and field stadium,
Mineral collection at the Fichtelgebirgsmuseum
Walks around Ochsenkopf mountain and chair lift
Boat rental at the Eisweiher pond
Climbing arena at Vitalscheune Zuckerhut

Outings and excursions

Summer toboggan run and silver mine in Bischofsgrün
Fichtelsee lake, rowing boats and swimming
Car museum and button museum in Fichtelberg
Surfing and swimming at Weissenstätter lake
Cross-country and downhill skiing, 2 km toboggan run
Deval go-cart track in Fichtelberg
Convent library and eco centre in Waldsassen
Moorbad pool in Fleckl
Excursions to the Czech Republic: Marienbad, Karlsbad and Soos volcanic nature reseve

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