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Experience nature’s symphony – Vogtland Panorama Weg hike

Hiking Collection by Vogtland

12

Tours

67:15 h

149 mi

15,675 ft

The region of Vogtland in southwest Saxony showcases some of the finest nature in Germany. Here, you will find the Vogtland Panorama Weg circular hike which stretches for 240 kilometres (149 miles) through the beautiful scenery. You can hike the 12 stage adventure in one go or in individual stages, to compose your very own nature’s symphony. In this Collection, you can be inspired by the 12 official stages which reveal the most spectacular nature and charming towns in the Vogtland.

Whether you are a fearless mountain explorer or a leisurely-paced hiker, you can take on this circular adventure with a little training. The route is very flexible and can be divided as you wish. The stages are between nine and 33 kilometres (5.5 and 20.5 miles) long and can be easily shortened. Starting at the Göltzschtal Bridge, the biggest brick bridge in the world, you hike through the entire Vogtland region.

Following the Köhlersteig path, you hike through the Swiss Vogtland towards Thuringian Vogtland, passing the town of Plauen in the west. You explore the legendary Burgstein region and the Pirk and Oelsnitz dams before reaching the Saxon spa towns of Bad Elster and Bad Brambach.

After a detour in the Czech Republic, you walk via Markneukirchen, Erlbach and Klingenthal to the 936-metre-high (3,070 feet) Aschberg mountain, the highest point on the trail. You follow in the footsteps of German space travel history as you arrive in Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, the hometown of the first German in space, Sigmund Jähn. A short step later, you can enjoy a cool blonde beer in the hoppy town of Wernesgrün. Finally, you head to the towns of Rodewisch, Lengenfeld and Maylau, which has an imposing castle, before completing the circular back at Göltzschtalbrücke bridge.
Before setting off for the Vogtland, you can get a taster of what to expect, here:

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    Difficult
    07:00
    15.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Magnificent nature, wide views and two impressive bridges await you on the first stage of the Vogtland Panorama Weg. The first of these architectural masterpieces, the Göltzschtalbrücke, is right at the entrance. From here a blue and red marker will guide you uphill.After a short time they part ways. Always following the blue color, it goes down to the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    5.67 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage of the Vogtland Panorama Weg leads you from Jocketa via the Vogtland metropolis Plauen to Zwoschwitz. If you like, you can also include a detour to the mysterious Dragon Cave in Syrau. But here we want to introduce you to the main route.In the heart of Jocketa, keep your eyes open for the yellow marking and …

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  • Difficult
    09:00
    20.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You will get to know the Vogtland from its mystical and romantic side on this stage. First through a nature reserve, then over a few spectacular viewpoints you hike from Zwoschwitz to Oelsnitz.It starts in yesterday's destination Zwoschwitz. The Großer Weidenteich nature reserve, with its heather-like landscape, varied flora and many small ponds, is directly connected to the small …

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  • Difficult
    07:13
    16.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Nowhere will you find out more about the importance of water for the Vogtland than on this stage from Oelsnitz to Bad Elster. Always along the White Elster you march to the borderland in the south of the region, rich in springs, to your stage destination Bad Elster. But one thing at a time.First of all, you can make …

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    7.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Compared to the last few days, stage 5 will feel like a walk for you. On the total of "only" twelve and a half kilometers you dare to venture into the history of the Vogtland - and march from one spa town to the next.Right at the beginning of the stage and depending on where you spent the night, …

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  • Intermediate
    03:38
    8.22 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Stage 6 of the Vogtland Panorama Weg leads you around the Kapellenberg and offers you a lot of variety and some fabulous stories. Most of it runs directly on the border with the Czech Republic, this section leads you over natural forest and field paths. Half-time - and also the perfect stage to take a deep breath.It starts in …

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  • Intermediate
    04:51
    10.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    One or the other architectural masterpiece awaits you on stage 7 of your Vogtland Panorama Weg adventure. In between you will find, as always, wonderful greenery and wide views. 17.5 kilometers are in front of you and bring you from Bad Brambach to Breitenfeld.And because you definitely haven't had enough of the legends of this region after the last …

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  • Difficult
    05:13
    11.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Depending on where you spent the night, today you will first make your way to Breitenfeld or start the tour there. In front of the Waldbad von Breitenfeld you start to climb directly uphill. And neatly, but the following piece along the Hirschmühlenteich allows you to find your breath again.Via Friebus and the charming Erlbach you will soon reach …

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  • Difficult
    07:39
    15.9 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,975 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Stage 9 of your Panorama Weg adventure begins in the valley of the state community. A lot of idyllic water and some great views await you on this tour. And it starts straight away with an ascent. But it doesn't take too long. Once at the top, you hike leisurely past several small ponds in the direction of Zwota.The …

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  • Intermediate
    04:53
    11.0 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On its final stages, the Vogtland Panorama Weg will take you high up again. But that sounds more exhausting than it really is. At least on stage 10 there are no great differences in altitude. But it is really quiet and natural here. And you can get very close to the sky and the stars if you want to. So let's go!

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  • Difficult
    07:48
    17.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you turn your back on the actual mountain landscape of the Vogtland. And yet a very specific summit - that of the Kuhberg near Schönheide - is waiting to be climbed by you. But first things first.First you start to hike from Vogelsgrün towards the water. The Carolagrün reservoir invites you to pause for a moment in beautiful …

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  • Intermediate
    04:01
    9.09 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Because you have earned it after all of the last few days, stage 12 means well to you again. You don't have to master 15 kilometers. But of course there is still a lot of beautiful things to discover.The first one is only waiting a good two kilometers after the start of the tour. You can reach the Perlaser …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    149 mi
  • Duration
    67:15 h
  • Elevation
    15,675 ft

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