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The taste of the Vogtland

Local Cuisine

Gemeinsames Familienessen im Ferienhotel Mühlleithen
Delicious food in the Vogtland! Adventurous holidays make you hungry. The Vogtland cuisine has many a delicacy in store for gourmets young and old. 

Delicious holiday season in the Vogtland

The Vogtland has a lot to offer in the way of culinary delights. Go on a journey of discovery full of enjoyment and get to know the Vogtland from its tastiest side! In the Vogtland you will be spoilt with culinary delights in cafés and restaurants and can enjoy regional specialities in the most beautiful surroundings. 
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Vogtland restaurants with regional cuisine

The member restaurants of the Vogtland Tourist Association will be happy to spoil you with delicious dishes.


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Did you know that the cultivation of potatoes in Germany began in the Vogtland? If you go on an enjoyment tour through the Vogtland, you will notice that a lot revolves around the potato here. Whether grated or cut, it forms the basis of many typical regional dishes.

You absolutely have to try these potato dishes in the Vogtland:

  • Griene Kließ/Griegeniffte = green dumplings - these are dumplings made from raw, grated potatoes, traditionally served with roulades.
  • Bambes = potato pancakes - grated, raw potato mass with buttermilk and spices, baked to crispy pancakes; tasty with roast meat but also sweet with fruit.
  • Schwammespalken = mushroom stew - sweet and sour stew with potatoes and wild mushrooms
  • Zuedelsupp = potato soup
  • Erdäpfelkung = potato cake - sheet cake made of yeast dough with cooked, grated potatoes and sultanas mixed in; sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, it tastes best when still warm.

Experience VOGTLAND potato tradition

  • Gündels Kulturstall in Reichenbach not only has a potato shop, at the Kulturbauernhof you can also regularly take part in potato tastings and in autumn the popular potato market takes place.
  • The potato man accompanies young and old hikers on the "Vogtländischer Knollensteig" nature trail. On this exciting circular trail, which is about 17 km long, you can learn all kinds of things about the potato, its history and use.
  • Would you like to learn more about potato cultivation and old varieties? The Vogtländischer Knollenring e.V. association takes care of the preservation of knowledge.
  • Fancy a holiday on a potato adventure farm? Then head for the Wilfert holiday farm in Unterwürschnitz. At the family-friendly certified accommodation, everything revolves around the potato, e.g. at social gatherings in the potato parlour or while enjoying the 80 varieties of potatoes grown on the farm.

Weida cake market

The sweet festival in the northern Vogtland

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Weida is known by the nickname "Cake Pasture". The centuries-long existence of the Weida bread bank has contributed to this. This bread bank is located on the old trade route from Zwickau to Bohemia. There, privileged master bakers of the region sold their goods directly to travellers. Weida's bread, rolls and cakes thus became famous far and wide.

As a reminder, the Weida cake market is celebrated every year on the first weekend in September. At the opening, the cake women traditionally distribute home-made cakes to the spectators. The highlight is the election of the Weidsche Kuchenfrau. The contestants each have to convince the jury of their baking skills with four types of cake.

Tasteful coffee time in the Vogtland

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In the Vogtland town pearls and surrounding communities, you will find numerous cosy cafés that promise sweet moments of indulgence with homemade cakes.

The art of brewing beer in the Vogtland

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Around 1900, more than 80 breweries existed in the Vogtland. Today, the art of brewing is celebrated in only five places in Saxony's Vogtland: in Erlbach, Grünbach, Plauen, Treuen and of course in Wernesgrün.

In the Wernegrün brewery, you can learn all kinds of interesting facts about the production of barley juice during a guided tour of the brewery. In the fan shop, beer lovers will find selected articles of the traditional brand. The brewery's "Brauschenke" (brewery tavern) is a good place to stop for a bite to eat and events are held regularly on the grounds.

Farm shops and direct marketers in Vogtland

You can buy regional products at these farm shops and direct marketers. Whether as a souvenir for friends or to enjoy yourself - here you will find the right thing for every taste!
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Erfahren Sie hier, wo Sie bei uns im Vogtland regionale Produkte von zuverlässigen Herstellern erweben können.

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Restaurant competition Kloßvogt

About the competition

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In order to honour the good Thuringian-Vogtland cuisine and the cooking skills of the chefs and their inns in the region and to make them better known, a restaurant competition was held from 2007 to 2020: the "Kloßvogt".

The expert and independent jury evaluated the unannounced test meals according to set criteria. The winner received, among other things, the "Kloßvogt" challenge cup.

All gastronomic establishments with at least 30 seats in the Vogtland region were eligible to take part. The evaluation criteria included: Offer of traditional, local and authentic dishes, quality and original, regionally typical ambience.

Winners of the restaurant competition from 2007 to 2020.

The participants in the Kloßvogt competition promise good Thuringian-Vogtland cuisine and showcase the cooking skills of the chefs and their inns in the region.

Further culinary themes


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Leave your car for a while and discover theholiday region Vogtland and many excursiondestinations in a very relaxed way by busand train – in the Vogtland this is particularly easy with the offers of the transport associ-ation Vogtland in the comfortable Vogtland network.

Here in the quadrangle, you can discover theextraordinary on a day trip across borders.Take it easy with the EgroNet ticket: Karlovy Vary, Cheb, Bayreuth or Hof are easily acces-sible by train. City stroll, culture, wellness – all of this is available to you.


  • Tourismus- und Verkehrszentrale Service phone +49 74419 449

Holiday planning made easy

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In the Vogtland Tourism brochure shop you will find informative brochures, leaflets and maps all about your holiday as a culinary voyage of discovery in the Vogtland. The brochure "Hof & Handwerk" (Farm & Handicraft) provides you with all the information you need about farm shops, marketers and more.

Simply order your personal copies directly here in the shop or by e-mail!

The Vogtland App - your interactive travel guide

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The free app offers you lots of useful information about your holiday in the Vogtland, hiking and cycling tours, accommodation, excursion destinations and much more:
  • Tour display and tour planner
  • Presentation of POIs (sights/services) and TopTips
  • Event database and timetable information
  • Linking to social media
  • Compass display and positioning
  • Offline storage and notepad
  • Audio Guide
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