is a mountain chain in northeastern Bavaria
. It extends from the valley of the Red Main River
to the Czech
border, where it is continued by the much higher Ore Mountains
The highest mountain is the Schneeberg (1051 m). Rivers rising from the Fichtelgebirge are the White Main and the Saxon Saale. Cities on the edge of the mountains include Bayreuth and Hof.
While the mountains slope gradually away to the north and the south, there is a steep slope to the west, where the Red Main forms the boundary of the mountains.