Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Botanical Garden Schellerhau

The magic of alpine flowers in the Erzgebirge

Founded in 1906 by the Royal Saxon Garden Inspector, the Schellerhau Botanical Garden is best known for its mountain flowers and plants and the bog biotope.

The garden area covers about 1.5 hectares, where plant species of the Ore Mountains flora and the alpine middle and high mountains of Europe, North America, Asia and from the Caucasus thrive due to a low annual average temperature of 5° C and the relatively safe, long-lasting snow cover. The garden area, situated on a slope, with its more than 1400 plants cultivated exclusively in the open, also offers, among other things, a bear worm meadow, a near-natural stone bridge and two ponds connected by a stream.

A highlight is the sound experience path Nature & Music, which creates melodic moments while playing the sound instruments.


Hauptstraße 41A
01773 Altenberg


Tel: 03505 267938



Opening hours

May - October

daily: 9 - 17 o'clock

depending on weather conditions, a prior request is recommended


adults: 3,50 Euro
reduced: 2,50 Euro

combined tickets for Botanical Garden Schellerhau and Georgenfelder Hochmoor

no card payment possible


Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.: Thematic sound and garden tour (duration approx. 1.5 hours)


The bus stop "Schellerhau Oberer Gasthof/Botanischer Garten" directions_railway directions_bus is almost right in front of the door.

A large parking lot is also available.