Saturday 5 October 2024

The Fichtelberg as seen from Oberwiesenthal, Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), Germany - Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


The Fichtelberglauf is a mountain running event in the Ore Mountains (German: Erzgebirge; Czech: Krušné hory) which stretch along the border between Germany and the Czech Republic.

The route is 9.1 kilometres long and includes about 550 metres of ascent.

Starting in Neudorf (714m), a village in the municipality of Sehmatal in the state of Sachsen (Saxony), the route runs through spruce forests to the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal (914m) and then up to the summit plateau of the Fichtelberg (1,215m), the highest mountain in the German part of the Ore Mountains.

Approximately one third of the course is on asphalt and two thirds on gravel or trails.

The race was held every single year from 1987 up to 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg, Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /

Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg


Map of the venue (start area):


36. Fichtelberglauf:


  • 5 October 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: 150
  • 2022: 117
  • 2021: Event cancelled
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 219
  • 2018: 225
  • 2017: 240
  • 2016: 220
  • 2015: 298
  • 2014: 244


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.