The history of the Reußen in the Vogtland goes back to the 12th century. During the heyday of the royal house, their dominion stretched from Hirscherg over Bad Lobenstein, Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Schleiz, Zeulenroda-Triebes, Greiz, Weida and Gera, all the way to Bad Köstritz. Those interested can follow their historic tracks along the “Reußische Fürstenstraße.”
Stories that cover centuries of the Reußen period are not only found at the Reuß residence in Greiz. The route is also very scenic, since the foothills of the Frankenwald and Thuringian Slate Mountains characterize the region with the quaint valleys of the Saale, Wisenta, Weida and Weiße Elster rivers.