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Unique Vogtland

Wettinquelle Bad Brambach Innen
The Vogtland has a whole range of unique phenomena in store for you, be it natural experiences, cultural peculiarities or spectacular architecture - it is extraordinary small and large things that make this region so special that it is worth discovering!

Natural phenomena

Saxon diamonds

There is a geological rarity between Tannenbergsthal, Klingenthal and Muldenberg. There are several hundred topaz deposits worldwide, but the Schneckenstein in the Vogtland is the only above-ground top rock in the northern hemisphere. In the 18th century, the rare mineral was mined here and even processed in the English royal crown. Nowadays, you can marvel at several of the August the Strong jewels set with Saxon diamonds in the Green Vault in Dresden. Even if the snail stone is only around a third of its original size at around 23 meters high, it is always worth a visit. You can hike on the ridge trail, circle the rock, climb it and also take a detour to the nearby Tanneberg pit with a mineral center.

The largest waterfall in the Vogtland

The largest - and also the only - waterfall in the Vogtland is idyllically situated in the forest between Hammerbrücke, Grünbach and Falkenstein. The "Upper Raft Trench" was used for rafting in the 16th century. At the end of the trench are the so-called crack falls. Here the water falls down over ramps carved into the rock before it flows into the Weißen Göltzsch a little later. Although the height of the crack falls can still be measured in centimeters, the tranquil spot including a bridge, especially for melting snow or after heavy rain, is worth a visit and a popular photo motif.

The only geyser in the Vogtland

Did you know that there is also a geyser in Vogtland? In Geilsdorf in the castle stone area, such a natural monument was opened up by the bismuth over 50 years ago. The extremely pure water of the thermal fountain has a temperature of 22 to 24 degrees when it shoots from the surface of the earth as a fountain. An insider tip!

The strongest source of radon in the world

With the Wettin source, Bad Brambach has the strongest radon source in the world. The positive effect of the natural remedy has been known for more than 100 years. Radon cures have a long tradition in Bad Brambach.

Radon drinking cures increase the quality of life because they work:

  • health-promoting
  • activating the metabolism
  • inhibiting the release of endorphins
  • reducing inflammation

The smallest dam in Europe

There is an idyllic body of water on a small watercourse in the village of Oberpirk. Without direct information, it remains hidden from some visitors: the Oberpirk dam. The artificially created reservoir was built in 1954 on the old disused road to Mühltroff, a ravine. If it also looks unassuming, it represents something special, because it is definitely the smallest dam in Europe, probably also in the world. The dam wall is just 12 meters wide. The Oberpirk dam is only 100 m long, 10 m wide and 2.50 m deep at its deepest point.

The only botanical garden in West Saxony & Germany's largest mother-of-pearl collection

The city of Adorf has several special features to offer:
  1. 7,000 plants, 800 species and varieties grow on an area of 3,000 square meters. With thousands of alpine plants, the area offers an insight into the flora of the high mountains from all over the world. This makes the Adorf Botanical Garden the only one in West Saxony. A special feature is a large limestone tuff area, which is the largest in a botanical garden in Germany. Together with the miniature exhibition facility "Klein-Vogtland", the Adorf Botanical Garden forms an exhibition complex of the municipal Adorfer Museum.
  2. Since 1990 the Museum Adorf has been working intensively on the subject of "mother of pearl". In the meantime, the largest collection of mother-of-pearl exhibits from a museum in Germany has been created. During a visit, learn more about the way of life of the river pearl mussel, pearl fishing in the Vogtland region and the production of mother-of-pearl products.

Cultural enjoyment

Worldwide unique concentration and variety of musical instrument construction

Musical instruments have been manufactured in the region around Markneukirchen for around 350 years. In contrast to other regions, in which one type of instrument is concentrated, almost all string, plucked, woodwind, brass, percussion and harmonic instruments of European music including bows, components and accessories are manufactured here in Vogtlands . This means that musical instrument construction exists here in a concentration and diversity that makes Vogtland's music corner unique in the world.

Largest playable violin in the world

Foto: Ellen Liebner, Jan Hesse Photo: CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
Musical instrument makers are resourceful. This was demonstrated by 15 master builders in 2010. In about 1700 working hours, a giant violin and giant bow were created at the suggestion of the Markneukirchen violin maker Ekkard Seidl. The occasion was the 650th anniversary of the city of Markneukirchen. As the largest playable violin, it received an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. The violin is 4.27 m long, weighs approx. 131 kg and is made of spruce, maple and ebony. The bow measures 5.22 m and has a weight of approx. 14.7 kg. Visitors can marvel at the extraordinary instrument in the Musical Instrument Museum in Markneukirchen.

Germany-wide unique exposition about space travel and space research

Insiders call Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz the Mecca of space fans. Because here is the German space exhibition. Experience the fascination of space research with satellites, original spacesuits, research equipment and much more. German, Russian and American cosmonauts and astronauts, ESA, NASA and DLR have contributed to make the exhibition unique through a variety of exhibits, documents and models.

1st rafting village in Germany

The town of Muldenberg is the seat of the only raftsman association in Saxony and was created in the 16th century specifically for this craft. The rafting company has been registered in the nationwide list of intangible cultural heritage since 2015 and Muldenberg bears the name "1st rafting village in Germany". Firewood rafting is shown here every spring in Germany.

Spektakuläre Architektur

Superlative bridge architecture

There are two outstanding examples of bridge construction in the Vogtland: the world-famous Göltzschtalbrücke in Netzschkau and the Elstertalbrücke in Jocketa. Both bridges were built when the Leipzig-Nuremberg rail link was built in the mid-19th century. They are among the largest brick bridges in the world.

Just the city with the most architectural monuments from the time of the Bauhaus in Thuringia

Discover the exciting architecture of master student Henry van de Veldes, Thilo Schoder and his colleagues. A variety of projects and interiors offer something great in modern architecture and new building in Thuringia. There are 53 registered Bauhaus monuments in the industrial city.

The most beautiful are:

  • the famous Schulenburgder
  • Industriebau Gold house
  • the wood-paneled villa by Gera architects Eckler and Knoblauch
  • the former women's clinic Dr. Ernst Schäfer

The Gera Information regularly runs tours and tours to the Bauhaus.

Architecture · Gera

Schulenburg Mansion

Gera
The Schulenburg Mansion in Gera embodies nascent modernism in Europe. Built between 1913 and 1915, ...
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