Details: Oberwiesenthal, Germany, and the Fichtelbergbahn

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified an airline offering flights to Prague. The correct name of the airline is Swiss, not Swissair. This version has been updated.

February 13
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GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines, including Swiss, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Prague, and Lufthansa offers one-stop flights from Dulles to Dresden, Germany. Oberwiesenthal is about 90 miles from both cities.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel-Gasthof Rotgiesserhaus

Böhmische Strasse 8, Oberwiesenthal

011-49-37348-1310

www.rotgiesserhaus.de

In what’s reputed to be Oberwiesenthal’s oldest stone house, which began as a foundry in 1747 and became a hotel and restaurant in 1974. Doubles starting at about $110 to $135 depending on time of year, including breakfast.

Pension Schanzenblick

Weststrasse 8, Oberwiesenthal

011-49-37348-7610

www.schanzenblick.de

Owned and managed by the aptly named Beer family, whose two daughters, Cindy and Virginia, speak flawless English. Doubles from about $85 to $145, depending on time of year, including breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

Cafe Central

Schulstrasse 3, Oberwiesenthal

011-49-37348-8404

Charmingly retrograde restaurant, with large portions. Entrees start at $11.

Gaststub zr Bimmlbah’

Karlsbaderstrasse 215, Neudorf

011-49-37342-8263

www.gaststub-zr-bimmlbah.de

Filled with memorabilia of the Fichtelbergbahn. Ore Mountain specialties starting at $19.

WHAT TO DO

The Fichtelbergbahn

Bahnhofstrasse 7, Oberwiesenthal

011-49-37348-1510

www.fichtelbergbahn.de

There are six trains a day from Oberwiesenthal in high season, which is most of the year except March and November (see Web site for details) starting at 8:35 a.m. There are three adult round-trip fares depending on how far you go along the 11-mile route: $6.50, $11 and $17.50.

Suppenmuseum

Karlsbaderstrasse 173, Neudorf

011-49-174-640-9435

www.suppenmuseum.de

Features several interesting reconstructions of kitchens from the late 19th century to the 1960s. Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3.50.

INFORMATION

www.oberwiesenthal.de/en

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