The location of Freiberg near the ore mountains makes the city an ideal starting point for hiking tours through meadows, forests, and up to the mountain peaks. Numerous hiking trails around Freiberg invite you to explore the historical heritage of silver mining.
For climbing enthusiasts, the Saxon Switzerland offers a great variety of rocks with different levels of difficulty. In winter, you can use cross-country skis - either on skiing trails around the university town or in the mountains – to explore the winter landscape. The ski and hiking area around Holzhau on the Czech border is easily accessible by train from Freiberg. The ski areas on Fichtelberg (on the German side) and Klinovec (on the Czech side), which can be reached after a drive of about 1 ½ hours by car, are of interest for alpine skiers.
Numerous bike paths around Freiberg and in the ore mountains invite you to explore the surroundings. The Mulde valley bike path – approximately 366 km long – is suitable for multi-day tours. There you can explore diverse landscapes and historically significant places. For mountain bikers, the 162 km long circular route "Stoneman Miriquidi MTB" is an absolute must - it leads over the nine highest peaks of the Saxon-Bohemian ore mountains.