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Experience the sounds of nature — hikes in the Vogtland Region

Vogtland/Marcus Konschak

Experience the sounds of nature — hikes in the Vogtland Region

Hiking Collection by Vogtland

22

Tours

88:58 h

200 mi

17,725 ft

The wind blowing over the rocks, the rustling of the trees, the babbling of a nearby stream and the call of a cuckoo: a hike in Germany’s Vogtland region is like a multitude of majestic concerts. And not just for your ears: for your eyes, too.

It's not just the sounds of the forest, the birds at a lake or your hiking boots that create this unique symphony of nature. Flowers, ferns, shrubs, diverse wildlife and the sights along your way all add their colours and shapes and come together to form a work of natural art.

The Grüntöne (Green Tones) routes in Vogtland cover every hue, sound and outdoor sensation that nature can produce. They are among the best day hikes the region has to offer. On each of the 6 to 25-kilometre (4 - 15.5 mi) hiking tours, you can get to know the flora and fauna of the Vogtland region and explore its lovely towns and cities. Whether it's the Pilzlehrpfad (mushroom trail), the Knollensteig, the Drachenrundweg or the Lindwurmpfad, hiking along the water or over the Elstergebirge ridge: every hike in the border region of Bavaria, Saxony, Thuringia and the Czech Republic is utterly unique.

Almost all the routes can be reached by public transport – bus and train – and the start and end points are often located at a railway station. Alternatively, there are always plenty of parking spaces available. The hikes that are not circular have a connection by bus and train between the start and end points.

These nature-oriented and often legendary hikes are not only suitable for adults, but most are suitable for children too. Along the way, kids can explore the dragon's cave, playgrounds and enjoy being immersed in nature. The Vogtland, with its valleys, reservoirs and forests, is waiting to be discovered.

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    Märchenhafter Lindwurmpfad – Grüntöne-Routen Vogtland

    Easy
    01:27
    3.23 mi
    2.2 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Numerous mythical creatures cavort in the world of German legends. One of them is the dragon. Huge, walking on two legs and equipped with wings, such an animal is said to have haunted the village of Kürbitz in Saxony in the Middle Ages. The then manor owner Jobst von Feilitzsch bravely threw himself

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    6.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A few years ago, over 300 species of butterflies still populated the Zeidelweide and Pfaffenloh nature reserve between Adorf and Bärenloh on the German-Czech border. And even today, on the circular route through the area, you are still immersed in a species-rich, green world. From the town's marketplace

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    6.90 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Large and small winged monsters are still at work around Syrau today. In earlier times the dragons are said to have lived in the region in Saxony. Today you can find them as figures and namesake of the only stalactite cave in Saxony on the Dragon Trail.

    

    The starting point of the fabulous hike through

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    5.62 mi
    2.1 mph
    725 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In addition to wonderful views, small streams and a romantic forest lake, ten large and over 40 small teaching and information boards on the herbs around you will accompany you on this hike. On the nine kilometers of the herbal educational trail, you have plenty of opportunities not only to enjoy the

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  • Intermediate
    01:30
    3.45 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you dive into the Thuringian Vogtland behind Graefenwarth, an eventful hike through a lush flora opens up to you. More precisely: mushroom world. On the mushroom path, which leads you a good bit along Germany's largest reservoir, you will not only discover different types of mushrooms along the way

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    5.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    475 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In addition to paths through forests and meadows, today you have a wide view of the dam and a moving story. Because the former village of Pöhl, whose name the community you are walking through still bears today, has not existed since 1964. It had to give way to the floods of the dam project. The place

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  • Intermediate
    04:24
    9.70 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Butterflies and green-blue water: the perfect mix to spend a day on the green-tones route around Bad Elster. For over 15 kilometers you hike on the official circular hiking trail of the Saxon State Baths Bad Elster and get to know special places in the Vogtland.

    

    The starting point of the circular hike

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    6.05 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you want to escape everyday life for a day and immerse yourself in another, wildly romantic world, then the Burgstein nature trail is just the thing. With its ten kilometers, the hiking trail is the perfect length for a relaxing excursion.

    

    From the Burgstein hiking car park, you follow the path into

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  • Intermediate
    04:31
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The circular hiking trail around the climatic health resort of Grünbach in Saxony doesn't get its name for nothing: the almost 17-kilometer trail is all about the lion's head, a striking rock formation that you reach on the 732-meter-high Wendelstein. But otherwise the path is also characterized by the

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  • Intermediate
    04:34
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Above all, breathtaking views await you on the Ringweg around Schöneck. Right at the beginning of the tour you climb the Alte Söll, the location of the former Schöneck Castle. From 734 meters you can overlook Schöneck and the surrounding landscape and lose yourself in the blue of the sky.

    

    On your further

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  • Intermediate
    04:13
    9.67 mi
    2.3 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The landscape around Triebes is characterized by quiet paths and some historical sights. The circular route around the city in Thuringia combines the scenic and historical highlights of the surrounding Vogtland into a wonderful hiking trail.

    

    The starting point of the hike is Triebes itself, near the train

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  • Intermediate
    04:22
    10.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you will walk through the town center twice on your hike around Pöllwitz and get to know the two facets of the Pöllwitz landscape: the forest and the moor. The starting point is the center of Pöllwitz, which you can reach either by car or by bus from the train station.

    

    On the 16-kilometer path you

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  • Intermediate
    03:19
    7.24 mi
    2.2 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The city of Weida, which today has a population of 8,000, is picturesquely surrounded by Auma, Weida and wooded mountains in the Thuringian district of Greiz. The Osterburg towers on the edge of the city and looks out over the landscape. Not only because of the beautiful paths through the valleys of

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    7.80 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the Göltzschtal in the Saxon Vogtland you will find several special industrial monuments that you can get to know on an exciting hike in the countryside. The circular route through the valley is almost 13 kilometers long, has short climbs at one point or another and, in addition to breathtaking views

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  • Difficult
    04:14
    9.10 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    When you have a head for heights and some tasty snacks packed in your hiking backpack, then you are ready for this exciting hike on the circular hiking trail on the Elstergebirgsweg. You move in the small Elster Mountains, which are partly German and partly Czech.

    

    The starting point is the hiking car

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    13.0 mi
    2.3 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Pöhl dam is the third largest reservoir in the Vogtland. You can go around it on a wonderful panoramic trail. This connects some viewpoints and highlights over 21 kilometers, for which you should plan a whole day.

    

    You put your backpack on the parking lot by the dam wall of the dam, which you can reach

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  • Intermediate
    04:57
    11.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Stone and water are the two elements that you will encounter on this round tour through the Vogtland. For almost 18 kilometers you hike, protected by the dense forest, along unique rock formations. One of them is the Röthelstein, known in the Saxon Vogtland.

    

    After five kilometers you will reach the quartzite

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  • Intermediate
    04:50
    10.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The potato is the most popular food in the Vogtland region. On the 17 kilometer long Knollensteig in Saxony you can learn a lot about the nightshade plant that you probably didn't know. From Hundsgrün train station, you always follow the potato man and his information boards that line the circular hiking

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  • Difficult
    05:43
    13.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you feel like spending a day in nature again, listening to the splashing of the water and the chirping of birds, then follow this circular hiking trail. It leads you over 21 kilometers through a fabulous and above all natural landscape and lets you spend a day on vacation.

    

    The region around the Frie

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  • Difficult
    06:17
    14.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Greiz circular hiking trail is the most challenging of the green tones routes in Vogtland. As a hiker, however, you will be rewarded with special natural spectacles and Greiz Castle over almost 23 kilometers, which you will visit at the end of your tour.

    

    You start the hike after getting off the train

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    22
  • Distance
    200 mi
  • Duration
    88:58 h
  • Elevation
    17,725 ft

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