A hike with the most beautiful views around the Gottleuba Valley.The entire hiking trail is signposted with the sign of the Gottleubatal Panorama Trail and can be walked as a day tour, 2-day tour or shortened as desired. At many stops along the way, you can also use the public bus. There are numerous vantage points, rest areas and forest loungers to relax along the trail. Museums such as the "Marie Louise Stolln" visitor mine, the medical history collections or the Max Bähr Mill line the hiking route, as do restaurants, cafés or bistros in the dual health resort of Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel.
The start and finish of the hike is the parking lot opposite the tourist information center and the visitor mine in Berggießhübel. However, the tour can also be started at any other point along the trail.The spa town has a long tradition and came into being as a result of intensive iron ore mining. The hike leads you first over the Ladenberg, the Zehista walls and the rock bridges to the Jagdstein. From up there, a beautiful view opens up into the Bahre valley and towards the Osterzgebirge mountains, inviting you to take your first break. Then you hike to the lime kiln in the Gottleuba district Giesenstein and can enjoy the view over the Gottleuba valley on the forest lounger. The rest of the way leads a short way uphill along the paved road to the turnoff to the spa clinic. Halfway up the hill you will reach the MEDIAN clinic Bad Gottleuba. The first of the 30 buildings on the approx. 28-hectare site were built as early as 1910 and it is still the largest contiguous Art Nouveau complex in Germany. Here you will also find the Medical History Collections, where among other things medical instruments and apparatus from the past century are on display.The path then leads you above the clinic buildings over the Helleberg to the rocky area of Raabsteine. On both sides of the approx. 400-meter-long hiking trail, jagged sandstone rocks with peculiar weathering forms rise up. Afterwards you reach the district Hartmannsbach via a hollow way and along extensive pastures and in the further course the viewpoint of the drinking water dam inaugurated in 1974. After a rest in the refuge, walk back a short distance and leave the paved path. Here you follow the markings of the Gottleubataler Panoramaweg again. You will pass through a dark coniferous forest and, keeping to the left and descending steeply, you will reach the large hillside meadow above the Haselberg district. Continuing left along the edge of the forest, you will soon reach the former fishing mill on the road to Hartmannsbach. Keep to the right here, cross the bridge over the Gottleuba and climb the steps up to the Tannenbusch.After a longer ascent, the Kammweg is already in sight. From up here, a magnificent view opens up into the Gottleuba valley. Stay on the ridge until you reach the iron stairs after about 600 meters and get back to the village. Continue to follow the pictogram of the Gottleubatal Panorama Trail and hike along the Vierzehn-Nothelfer-Weg to the Augustusberg (stop at the panorama restaurant). Enjoy the beautiful view to the Gottleuba dam and the vastness of the Ostererzgebirge.After a refreshment, the path leads you further along the Laubbuschweg to the Dürrenberg to the parking lot "Panoramablick Gottleubatal". From here it is not far to the panorama height with the Bismarck tower. This can be climbed, the key for the tower you get in the house, which is located on the site. The next "high point" awaits you at the Erich-Mörbitz lookout, where again a forest lounger invites you to linger. From there you will reach the starting point in Berggießhübel again after a short time.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)