Waldhotel Stephanshöhe

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

HauptstraÃ?e 83, Altenberg, 1773, de

1 Review

Best Western Waldhotel Stephanshohe
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Booking.com Expedia.com Orbitz.com

50%

Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
0%
0
Very Good
0%
0
Average
50%
1
Poor
50%
1
Terrible
0%
0

Value Score Average Value

Similarly priced and rated as other 3 star hotels

Show Prices

Good For Couples
  • Families66
  • Couples69
  • Solo0
  • Business50
  • german_eagle's Profile Photo

    Waldhotel Stephanshöhe

    by

    In winter 2004/05 I stayed with friends at this hotel. It was a last minute decision, because snow was perfect and we all had some vacation days left from the previous year which had to be taken till end March. There was a special deal for this hotel, which sounded great: 99 Euro per person for 4 nights incl. half board.

    The hotel building is an large block with 222 rooms, which absolutely doesn't fit into the cute village Schellerhau. However, the rooms were nice (twin beds, cable TV, tel, large bathroom) and clean. I did not like the ambience - modern, cold, ugly colours. The restaurant was another too big hall and lacked every bit of charm. They served breakast in buffet style (ok) and dinner in buffet style too - partly mediocre (at least for me).

    What I liked were the indoor pool (separate building), the internet access, the sufficient public bus service and the nearby starting point of groomed cross-country tracks.

    All in all, I would not stay there again. There are plenty of cosy, charming hotels/inns in the region. No need to stay in such a relict of East German architecture.

    Directions: Schellerhau, a small village 5 km from Altenberg

More about Altenberg

Photos

castle Bärensteincastle Bärenstein

Schloss ReinhardtsgrimmaSchloss Reinhardtsgrimma

Renaissance chateauRenaissance chateau

inside Saitenmacherhausinside Saitenmacherhaus

Travel Tips for Altenberg

Cross-Country Skiing

by german_eagle

The region around Altenberg (as the Erzgebirge in general) is heaven for cross-country skiers. Since the peaks rise only approx. 100 m above the plateau with the villages and the valleys are not too deep the tracks are mostly flat, ascents are not too hard.

The elevation of 700 - 900 m and the very eastern location in Germany make the Altenberg region very snow reliable. In the last years there was always enough snow for cross-country skiing from mid Dec - mid March. 2006 we have an average snow height of 3 - 4 ft. so far.

They groom more than 100 km cross-country skiing tracks in the area. In addition the locals draw their own tracks on remote paths in the forests and across fields which you can use as well. The most popular tracks are southwest of Altenberg towards Zinnwald and Rehefeld around the Kahleberg, where you also find the tracks for the professionals (German Biathlon centre). You can rent equipment in every town and village. I prefer to bring my own.

Altenberg / Erzgebirge

by german_eagle

The small town Altenberg is the "hub" for the Upper parts of the Eastern Erzgebige, located at an elevation of 754 m and conveniently accessible by train or bus from Dresden (slightly more than an hour).

Altenberg itself is an old mining town, first mentioned in the 14th century. Due to devastations in several wars there is nothing special about the architecture in town, but the surrounding landscape is very beautiful - a paradise for all sorts of winter sports and hiking/biking etc. in summer.

Nearby you find the famous bob- and sledding run where world cups and other championships take place. Definitely fun to visit - you can even do a ride yourself.

While Altenberg itself doesn't offer architectural gems the surrounding does! There are castles (Lauenstein, Frauenstein, Weesenstein), picturesque small towns like Lauenstein, Geising, Bärenstein and cute villages not far from Altenberg.

Not to forget are the relicts of mining (Erzgebirge means Ore mountains!). A special sight is the "Pinge", a huge hole, a result of extensive mining. When a number of pits crashed in 1620 the hole had a size (surface) of only 1.25 ha, now it is 22 ha!

Of course there are beautiful natural sights in the near surroundings as well: Mt. Geising e.g. with excellent views and rare wildflowers (protected area), the botanical garden in nearby Schellerhau. Well enough to keep you busy for a week of vacation!

This page provides information about the Eastern Erzgebirge, the region south of Dresden, with Altenberg as the central town. I use to visit this area frequently in winter for cross-country skiing. Sometimes I also stay overnight with friends, so you'll also find some accomodation/restaurant tips here.

Comments

Popular Hotels in Altenberg

Berghotel Friedrichshoehe

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars 1 Review

Ahornallee 1, Altenberg

Show Prices

Hotel Ladenmuhle

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Bielatalstr. 1, Altenberg

Show Prices

Waldhotel Stephanshöhe

Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review

HauptstraÃ?e 83, Altenberg

Show Prices

Hotel Lugsteinhof

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Neugeorgenfeld 36, Altenberg

View all Altenberg hotels

View all Altenberg hotels

Latest Altenberg hotel reviews

Gasthof Baerenfels
2 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Sep 17, 2009

 Waldhotel Stephanshöhe

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Waldhotel Stephanshoehe Altenberg

Address: HauptstraÃ?e 83, Altenberg, 1773, de