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The Klingenthal Trail & Zeulenroda Dam – Hiking in Vogtland in Germany

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The Klingenthal Trail & Zeulenroda Dam – Hiking in Vogtland in Germany

Hiking Collection by Vogtland

6

Tours

25:31 h

56.4 mi

5,900 ft

Between Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, and Bohemia lies the fairytale region of Vogtland. With gentle hills, extensive forests, and fields bursting in colour throughout the seasons, the landscape is the perfect backdrop for a varied hiking holiday. You can expect excellently developed paths along meandering streams, through historical sites, and up to the Ore Mountains with its almost 1,000-metre-high (3,280 feet) peaks.

To show you a small selection of the wide range of hiking trails in the Vogtland region, we present two particularly beautiful three-day hikes in this Collection. On the trail around Klingenthal on the Czech border, you hike for three days along hilly and panoramic paths which showcase the holiday resort and the region’s eventful history.

Nordic skiing has been a tradition here for over 100 years. This legacy is visible today in the many ski jumps, which range from very modern, to hidden and forgotten jumps in the forest. Klingenthal also has a diverse musical history. Bohemian immigrants brought their knowledge in violin making with them, which is why the area was called the "Sounding Valley".

The second three-day hike takes you around the Zeulenroda Dam. Originally, the Zeulenroda Sea was built as a drinking water reservoir, but the protection zone has since been lifted and you can go pedal boating on the lake. There are also many small and large beaches and bathing spots where you can take a refreshing swim. From the lookout points above the dam, you can enjoy unique panoramas. The dense forests are reflected in the water and clouds of mist often drift along the shore. The beautiful hiking trail is so well developed that it has received three awards from the German Hiking Association.

It doesn't matter which of the two walks you choose, or whether you hike both. The Zeulenroda and Klingenthal are easy to reach by train and you will find numerous accommodation options and traditional restaurants serving hearty, local cuisine. And since the Vogtland is one of the most volcanically active areas in Central Europe, there are also several healing springs to discover along the way. Spending a few relaxing days in the Vogtland is a wonderful adventure.

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    7.21 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The beautiful and promising hike around Klingenthal begins in the center of the village, where you can stock up on provisions. After you have left the town center, the most strenuous slope of the entire stage begins right away, almost to the Körnerberg.

    

    At the top you have reached the Cameroon, a hamlet

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  • Difficult
    06:47
    14.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,600 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From Mühlleithen the path now leads south. Soon you will reach the lower raft pond, in which the surrounding forest is romantically reflected. The pond feeds the raft ditch, in which logs used to be moved into the valley. A short detour takes you down to the radium source, but the path follows the ridge

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    8.14 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The third and last stage begins with an extensive ascent on the Hohen Brand. Once at the top, you hike mostly slightly downhill on a ridge. The Erlbach hunting lodge is ideal for a break. The hut is not serviced, but you can enjoy your provisions in the covered anteroom.

    

    At the spider road you turn into

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  • Intermediate
    03:58
    9.33 mi
    2.3 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The hike around the "Zeulenrodaer Meer" begins on the northern outskirts at the BioSeehotel in the immediate vicinity of the dam. The route leads you clockwise around the enchanting water. Since no drinking water has been taken from the lake since 2012, it has been released for tourist use. So don't

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  • Intermediate
    04:44
    11.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    500 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the second day of the circular hike, you will explore the north bank of the Zeulenroda dam. Small swimming areas invite you to cool off, while the well-developed hiking trails, wooden stairs and footbridges really make you want to go on an easy hike.

    

    If you turn right at the Sichelberghütte, you can

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    5.87 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today the last and shortest stage of the dam circuit lies ahead of you. And because of the beautiful views, it offers you a rich palette of beautiful memories that you can take home with you. Right at the beginning, the path leads you along the impressive structures of the dam.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    56.4 mi
  • Duration
    25:31 h
  • Elevation
    5,900 ft

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