Horn music, historical sites and hiking in the Ore Mountains

This is Therése with her former Parforcehorn Group (Photo: C. Reichert)

Our volunteer Therése invites you to a cultural hiking trip into the Erzgebirge (ore mountains), her homeland. Enjoy rarely heard horn music, explore a castle ruin from the 12th century and join her on a three or four hour hike. The tour will take you through river valleys, across a hydro dam and offers lovely viewpoints.

All the facts:

When: Sunday, 16 October

Meet: 8:15 a.m., latest 8:30a.m. at Dresden main station outside (where Tram 3 also stops).

Bring: Hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, food and beverages for a day (no shops on the trip).

Tickets: Register via e-mail welcome.center@tu-dresden.de and prepay for taxi and castle entrance (10 Euro) at the Welcome Center until 6 October. Researchers without student ID will need a Sachsenticket, you can organize that on the day itself (be there early!).

Beware: In the mountains it is usualy five degrees colder than in Dresden!

And this is the plan for the tour:

With Therése, you will take the 8:42 a.m. bus to Schmiedeberg. From there you need to take an already organised taxi to Frauenstein to reach the church at 10 a.m. You will experience a protestant church service in honor of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of the hunters, with traditional parforce horn music (e.g. https://youtu.be/7YZurUfa-wI). Therése used to lead the Parforcehorn Group Moritzburg that’s playing at the service. After that there will be plenty of time to explore the nearby castle ruin Frauenstein, visit the small organ museum and hike across the hills to the village Mulda, where Therése grew up. A train will take you back to Dresden via Freiberg (ETA 7 p.m.).

This is the castle ruin – it’s even more impressive on sight (Photo: T. Stoll)

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