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  • Blick auf Gelenau vom Aussichtsturm
    Blick auf Gelenau vom Aussichtsturm Photo: Corinna Bergelt, CC BY-ND
  • Alpine-Coaster-Bahn Gelenau
    Alpine-Coaster-Bahn Gelenau Photo: Fresia Photography, Gemeinde Gelenau
  • Erlebnisfreibad Gelenau
    Erlebnisfreibad Gelenau Photo: CC BY-ND, Gemeinde Gelenau
  • Erstes Deutsches Strumpfmuseum Gelenau Photo: CC BY-ND, Gemeinde Gelenau
  • Blick vom Gelenauer Aussichtsturm Photo: Corinna Bergelt, CC BY-ND
  • Weihnachtsberg im Depot Pohl-Ströher in Gelenau Photo: Vanessa Schüppel, CC BY-ND, Greifensteinregion

The adventure village of Gelenau


Gelenau offers lively sights and attractions for the whole family. Little adventurers will be thrilled by the Erlebnisland Kegelsberg amusement park and the fairy tale plays at the puppet theatre. Adults can marvel at the folk art displayed at the Pohl-Ströher Collection and take a look into the past at the GDR Museum.
Photo: Fresia Photography, CC BY-ND, Gemeinde Gelenau
Don’t miss the Adventure Land Kegelsberg ("Erlebnisland Kegelsberg"), where the Alpine Coaster will whoosh you down into the valley at a speed of 40 km/h; an outdoor adventure pool will help you cool off afterwards. There are various options for sports enthusiasts, such as a beach volleyball court and a mini golf course. The local deer enclosure attracts animal lovers, while the observation tower offers a beautiful view of the bustling town and the surrounding area.

In addition to bobbin lace-making, hosiery production was the main activity here in earlier times. Pay a visit to the Erstes Deutsches Strumpfmuseum (“First German Hosiery Museum”) to discover some exciting artefacts and legacies from this era. You can also browse a host of fascinating objects from bygone days at the GDR Museum. The Pohl-Ströher Collection presents several special exhibitions: for example, impressive folk art, traditional “Weihnachtsberge” (Christmas model mountain scenes) and toys. The building is also home to the largest outdoor “Schwibbogen” (candle arch). No matter what your age, the puppet theatre will transport you into the world of fairy tales and mythical creatures, and there is exciting entertainment to be had at the intimate little cinema, the Gelenau Clubkino.


There are many different things to do in Gelenau, offering refreshing dips and marvellous views, adrenaline and entertainment, not to mention wonder and laughter.

Adventure Land Kegelsberg (Erlebnisland Kegelsberg)

Summer Tobogganing · Greifensteinregion
Alpine Coaster in Gelenau
Outdoor Swimming Pool · Greifensteinregion
Freibad Gelenau
Lookout Tower · Greifensteinregion
Kegelsberg Observation Tower
Animal Outdoor Enclosure · Greifensteinregion
Deer enclosure in Gelenau
Miniature Golf · Erzgebirge
Minigolfbahn am Kegelsberg


Exhibition · Greifensteinregion
Depot Pohl-Ströher Collection
Exhibition · Greifensteinregion
First German Hosiery Museum in Gelenau
Museum · Erzgebirge
GDR Museum Gelenau


Theater · Greifensteinregion
Puppet shows in Gelenau
Cinema · Erzgebirge
Cinema Gelenau

Summer activities

Whether by bike or on foot, you can enjoy the unique nature around Gelenau with some energetic activities. Panoramic views and crisp mountain air guaranteed!
Hiking route · Erzgebirge
Rund um Gelenau
Hiking route · Erzgebirge
Zum Gelenauer Fliegenpilz
Bike Riding · Erzgebirge
Wilischradweg - Klein, aber fein

Winter activities

Winter sports enthusiasts will also be in their element in Gelenau for alpine skiing or cross-country skiing.
Ski Resort · Ore Mountains
Gelenau - Skilift "Am Gerichtsberg"
Cross-Country Skiing · Greifensteinregion
Gelenauer Langlaufstrecke

Accommodation & Gastronomy


from €100.00
Vacation rental · Gelenau/Erzgeb.
ZINIPI Retreat tiny house Gelenau
from €20.00
Guesthouse · Erzgebirge
Pension Hertzsch
from €35.00
Guesthouse · Erzgebirge
Gasthof zur Katze
Vacation Apartments · Erzgebirge
Ferienwohnungen im Erzgebirge - Gelenau

Overview map of the municipality of Gelenau

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