Vogtland

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Als Besucher des Vogtlands erwartet Sie eine Vielfalt an Aktivitäten und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Dabei kommen sowohl Urlauber und Kurgäste als auch Kurzreisende und Tagesausflügler auf ihre Kosten. Genießen Sie unberührte Natur, wohltuende Entspannung oder Sport und Spaß. Hier erleben Sie traditionelles Handwerk, kulinarische Köstlichkeiten und glanzvolle Musikkultur. Viel Freude beim Entdecken!

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  1. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

    04:06
    9.09 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    1,000 ft
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      You can really savor your last stage on the Kammweg again, because you hiked the route in half a day - enough time to enjoy all the beautiful views again and review the route so far.First you follow the banks of the Saale to Rudolphstein in Bavaria. By crossing the place, you skilfully skip a loop of the river and then go straight back to the bank. With the water you cross the border to Thuringia again, where you climb to Pottiga. Here you can make a detour to the lookout point on the guard hill, from which you have a wonderful view over to Upper Franconia.You stay above the shore and cross Blankenberg, which immediately seduces you to the next break with a lookout point called Hochzeitskorb and a castle ruin. You can give in to this temptation, because there is only one more downhill path to the destination of the ridge path in Blankenstein.The Kammweg ends at Selbitzplatz, where it meets the other long-distance hiking trails Rennsteig, Frankenweg and Fränkischer Gebirgsweg. What a worthy end to your hike through the Ore Mountains and Vogtland.

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      • February 19, 2021

  2. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      Today you are traveling a good bit directly on the former inner-German border. The day starts with a highlight: At the start of the stage you can visit quite well-preserved ruins. There were two stately pilgrimage churches here in the Middle Ages. Why are there two of them? The border between the dioceses of Naumburg and Bamberg once ran between the churches - it goes without saying that each diocese needed its own place of pilgrimage.Then you hike down into the Kemnitztal, where you will pass the historic Kienmühle. The path is beautifully original and lets you completely immerse yourself in nature. At the edge of the forest you then climb uphill to Gutenfürst. There it goes on on the other side of the tracks quite comfortably through the fields. The Kolonnenweg, which once ran directly on the former inner-German border, can be easily recognized by the concrete slabs that pave it. If you want, you can take a detour to the point where Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria meet.Finally you get to Mödlareuth, which was separated by the border in the middle of the village for 37 years. Even today the Tannbach divides the place into a Bavarian and a Thuringian part. A museum deals with this history of division. The remaining route does not allow for extensive visits. It continues parallel to the border down to the Saale, where the path directly above the water becomes really beautiful again and the last kilometers to Hirschberg are very entertaining.

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      • February 19, 2021

  3. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      On this stage you are already close to the border with Bavaria where the inner-German border used to run. At the beginning of the day you will cross a larger forest area on moderately hilly terrain. Then the path slowly loses altitude and occasionally leads over a few fields.You descend into the valley of the Schafbach, whose banks lead you to Bobenneukirchen. Here you walk a bit along the pre-dam of the village, which is part of the large Dröda dam. Via Engelhardtsgrün you will soon reach the Ramoldsreuth barrier, which is also part of it. Here you cross the dam and then hike uphill.The idyllic nature takes a short break on the A72. But you quickly left this behind you, because soon the next piece of forest swallows all the noises. Finally, you walk over the front plate to a country road. The next accommodations are a bit away from here, so it's best to have your host pick you up. If there is still time in the afternoon, you can visit the fairytale Hermann-Vogel-Haus in Krebes, where the illustrator of the collected fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm was at home.

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      • February 19, 2021

  4. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      On the fourteenth stage of the Kammweg you move between nature and agricultural areas through the Vogtland. The forest portion of the stages is slowly becoming less. But right on the outskirts of Schöneck you dive under the treetops again. Between Gunzen and Eschenbach you can then look forward to clearer sections of the path with a view. Now you hike again and again over meadows with isolated deciduous trees and along cultivated fields.Past Hermsgrün it goes over a knoll, then you descend to Adorf. The place is perfect for a lunch break, because you have already covered more than half of the route. In the town center you can marvel at historic half-timbered houses, stop for a meal and visit the mother-of-pearl museum. But remember that you still have a good nine kilometers to go.Those who prefer to take a break in nature can also hike a little further and stop in the beautiful Tetterwein valley. Then it goes over meadows and fields past Gettengrün, the birthplace of the draftsman Erich Ohser, who goes by the artist name e. o. plauen is known for his comics "Father and Son". One last piece through a forest finally brings you to your destination Eichigt. A small bathing pond is hidden between the trees here, which invites you to cool off in summer - and of course also in other areas.

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      • February 19, 2021

  5. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      From Mühlleithen, at the beginning of the route, you will first overcome a few meters in altitude before going mainly downhill. In the forest you will soon discover the Schneckenstein, the only topaz rock of this size that can be found above ground in the northern hemisphere. If you want to find out more about the treasures from the earth, you can also make a detour to the mineral center here.Shortly afterwards you have two great viewpoints to choose from in the forest: Straight ahead you get steeply up to the central shaft dump; On the left in the clearing you can take a look at the Schneckensteinschacht heap without additional meters in the direction of Klingenthal with its ski jump.Further downhill you hike to the picturesque Sauteich. Here, or a few meters further at the Muldenberg dam, you can take a break. Then you follow the tracks of the Vogtlandbahn to Schöneck. On the way down to the village you pass the source ponds of the hollow. Now it is first of all: put your legs up and rest briefly. Because it is worthwhile to take a short walk to the Alter Söll viewpoint in the town center later. At the end of the day, this gives you a fabulous view.

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      • February 19, 2021

  6. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      Today you hike over to the Vogtland. On the first meters of the twelfth stage you will get through the forest to just before the village of Carlsfeld. Here you could just go straight ahead; But a detour to the dam in the south is nicer. After marveling at the blue shining water and the mighty dam wall, you continue walking along the edge of the forest and past Carlsfeld to the west. If you look closely, you can see the church down in the village, which served as the inspiration for the Dresden Frauenkirche. You can also make a short detour there if you want. It's not far down to town.Then it only goes uphill for a short time, then you hike along the Diebsbach down to the Drei Bächel nature reserve. There you can take a relaxing break in the middle of nature in a beautiful clearing and examine the oldest spruce trees in Saxony - some of the trees are well over 200 years old and up to 50 meters high.In the valley floor you hike further downhill to Morgenröthe, but you only touch the edge of the village and immediately turn south to explore the picturesque Pyratal. Slowly it goes uphill again and becomes increasingly steeper as you get closer and closer to your stage destination Mühlleithen on beautiful forest paths.

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      • February 19, 2021

  7. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      On the eleventh stage you will discover further evidence of historical mining, an old ski jump and of course a lot of nature and great views. You walk up through Johanngeorgenstadt to the west. You cross a fairly green part of the place where the old town used to be. This had to give way after the Second World War so that uranium could be mined here. Only the church was allowed to stay.Along the Schwefelbach you leave the city, at the edge of which you can still visit a ski jump. You then hike over hilly terrain to Steinbach. At the watercourse of the same name there is a nice stretch over a forest path. Past the district of Sauschwemme, it goes straight to the Auersberg. The summit is ideal for an extensive lunch break. Here you can enjoy a fabulous panoramic view from the observation tower, stop off at the mountain inn and discover an educational forest trail.Then it goes downhill over several bends to Wildenthal. Many travelers visited this place earlier on their way to the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary. Goethe also stopped here once. If you want, you can make a detour to the place. You finally get to Weitersglashütte by climbing through the forest over to the next valley, where a last ascent will bring you to your destination.

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      • February 19, 2021

  8. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      You can tackle the tenth stage of the Kammweg in a relaxed manner, because at just ten kilometers it is the shortest of the long-distance hiking trail. On this day you always orient yourself on the Czech border, which runs faithfully by your side.As usual, the route is densely wooded and so you step between the densely packed trees right after you start hiking. On the picturesque Mückenbachweg you walk past the settlement Halbmeile to the Grenzweg, which, true to its name, runs straight on the border. After a short time you will reach the beautiful sky meadow, where you can look out for colorful butterflies. Here you have now also reached the highest point of the stage.Continue to follow the border until you turn off to the idyllic Preißhausteich, which is ideal for a break shortly after half of the route. Then it goes leisurely downhill on forest paths towards Johanngeorgenstadt, which, like so many other places in the area, is characterized by mining. If you want to find out more about it this afternoon, you can visit the Glöckl mine or the historic horse gopel - a building with a conveyor system that was operated by horses. Today the building houses an exhibition on mining.

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      • February 19, 2021

  9. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      On the ninth stage you are practically only allowed to hike downhill - where else should you go when you start at the highest point in Saxony? You slowly climb down to the ski arena, where cross-country skiers train in winter and summer. Here you turn north, where you will soon walk a short distance along a road and then quickly dive back into the forest on the other side.It doesn't take long and you come across the Anton-Günther-Weg, which accompanies you almost to your destination. It is dedicated to the poet and singer from the Ore Mountains and that's why you will find a song board in the following section that encourages singing. So it goes happily downhill until you pass Tellerhäuser in a clearing. Along the Klingerbach, the path finally leads you past Zweibach.You stay in the valley floor and come to a border crossing to the Czech Republic. Here you follow the path on the German side along the slope. There, where a path branches off down to Rittersgrün, you can continue a few meters and, at the end of the day of hiking, enjoy the view over the valley. When it is wet, the steep path down can be a bit of a challenge. Then you can follow the wide path straight ahead. This leads past the natural pool and is marked as an alternative to the ridge.Your destination Rittersgrün is long and a bit scattered in the valley. If you walk north parallel to the river, you will reach the town center. If you want to while away the afternoon here, you can visit the railway museum.

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      • February 19, 2021

  10. Vogtland planned a hike.

    February 16, 2021

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      At the end of the stage, the Fichtelberg, the highest peak in Saxony, is waiting for you - well, if that's no motivation! It even ranks second in the entire Ore Mountains; only the Keilberg on the Czech side is 29 meters higher. But it gets interesting right at the beginning of the hiking day. After the first two kilometers you will reach the Cranzahl drinking water reservoir, which you have a beautiful view of from the imposing dam.Then the path leads you comfortably through the forest to Kretscham-Rothensehma. From here you can take the train to Oberwiesenthal if you can no longer wait to get to the Fichtelberg. The rest of the way also runs almost exclusively in the forest. You are slowly gaining height. Shelters, resting places and sometimes a huge boulder appear between the trees.And then things get serious: the last big climb to the Fichtelberg begins. Since you have already worked properly, there are not so many vertical meters missing. As a breather, you can take a detour to the official rock, the view of which gives you a foretaste of the great summit. There is plenty to eat upstairs and for the night you can choose whether you want to stay here or prefer to fly down to the valley on the oldest cable car in Germany - which has been running for almost 100 years.

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      • February 19, 2021

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