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Georgenfeld moor

Raised bog with educational trail

The Georgenfelder Hochmoor is one of the most beautiful crooked pine bogs of the Erzgebirge. On Saxonian territory, with a size of 12 hectares, there is only one tenth of the area of the moor complex south of the Lugsteine, which reaches into Bohemia.

An educational trail leads through the nature reserve, which has been designated since 1926, and in which the characteristic plants of the moor such as the dominant moor pine, cranberry, bog bilberry, various types of peat moss, the round-leaved sundew, vaginal and narrow-leaved cotton grass, marsh rosemary, blueberry and heather grow.

A nature trail leads through the Georgenfeld Hochmoor. From a viewing bridge, the view opens up over Schlenken (pans filled with water and surrounded by cushions of peat moss) and the elevations in between, which are formed by peat moss and are called Bulte. The view sweeps far over the edge marshes and the surrounding unique landscape.

In terms of water management, the Georgenfeld Hochmoor has been important for mining since ancient times.


Hochmoorweg 9
01773 Altenberg


Tel: +49 35056 35355



Opening hours

from Easter till end of October

daily from 9 to 17 o'clock

(depending on weather conditions)



adults 3,00 €

Adults with Kurkarte (municipal spa card), disabled persons and groups from 15 persons 2,00 €

children from 6 years, trainees 1,50 €

Children from 6 years with Kurkarte 1,00 €

School classes (per person) 0,50 €

Family ticket 8,00 €

The Euroregion Culture Card is valid here.


Guided tour (registration under +49 35056 35355 or +49 35056 22640)


There are several restaurants in the vicinity, both on the German and Czech side, the closest one being the Lugsteinbaude, which is only open at weekends.


The nearest bus stop "Zum Lugstein, Zinnwald-Georgenfeld" directions_railway directions_bus is about 1.2 km away and is served quite often, even from the Czech side. The even closer bus stop at Lugsteinhof is only served in winter when the moor is closed and rests under a blanket of snow (at least it used to).

A large public parking lot is located 500 m from the raised bog. On the Czech side, there is also a parking lot about 800 m away.