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Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail

Osterburg Weida
The Vogtland Reeves’ Cultural Trail encourages people to discover more about the history of the Vogtland region. The main route with the most attractive buildings, 14 stages and selected hiking and cycling paths make almost 150 sights in the region located between Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic accessible to people. 

Churches, fortresses and castles, fortifications, market squares and town walls bear witness to a golden age in the medieval period when the Reeves of Weida, Plauen and Gera ruled the area. They founded the Vogtland region as servants of the German Emperor about 900 years ago. The Cultural Trail is a new tourist service that pays tribute to the former territorial lords and their cultural heritage. 

On the way on the Vogtland Reeve's Cultural Trail

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The Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail invites you to discover the historic Vogtland. Churches, castles and palaces, weir systems, market squares and city walls herald a medieval heyday in which the reeves (reeve: Vogt) of Weida, Plauen and Gera were in charge. They founded the Vogtland around 900 years ago as servants of the German emperor. The cultural trail pays tribute to these former sovereigns and their cultural heritage as a new tourist offer. The Vogtland is a cultural landscape that is worthy to discover. Along the river Weiße Elster as well as on the rivers Saale, Göltzsch and Eger there are outstanding architectural testimonies from the Middle Ages such as the Osterburg in Weida or the former Imperial Palace in Eger, but also romantic castle ruins and small chapels away from the cities Discover Vögte and get to know up to 150 sights of the region between Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and Bohemia. If you want to get to know the most important sights on a short trip, the main route is from Gera via Greiz, Schleiz, Hof and Plauen to Eger

Cultural Trail - the Movie

Discovery tour on the Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail
Video: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
This movie introduces the highlights of the cultural trail.


City walks

Thematic city tours

In some towns in the Vogtland, public thematic city tours, some in historical costumes, are offered to get to learn the history of the place in an entertaining way and to hear all sorts of anecdotes.

Walks and bike rides along the Vogtland Reeve's Culture Trail

Museums and Exhibitions

The Teutonic Order in the Vogtland

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The Reeves had to rely on a strong partner to extend and maintain their rule. The Teutonic Order was this kind of partner. As a result of losing the Holy Land, it had lost its purpose, as it were, and ...

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Restaurants, guesthouses and hotels that are located near the historical sights or that cater specifically to the cultural traveler look forward to your visit.
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Restaurants, Pensionen und Hotels, die sich in der Nähe der historischen Sehenswürdigkeiten befinden oder speziell an den Kulturreisenden wenden, freuen sich auf Ihren Besuch.

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Bookable travel offers

from €139.00
Durch das sagenhafte Burgsteingebiet - Standortwanderung

Ab Geilsdorf oder Großzöbern: Rundwanderung Burgsteingebiet ca. 18 km Rundwanderung Elstertal ca. 13 km, Gesamtlänge: ca. 31 km

from €512.00
Elsterperlenweg® "Wandern ohne Gepäck" - Etappenwanderung

4 Etappen Tour durch das wildromantische Tal der Weißen Elster.Strecke (Rundwanderung): Greiz - Berga/Elster (ca. 21 km) - Wünschendorf (ca. 13 km) - Berga/Elster (ca. 18 km) - Greiz (ca. 20 km) Gesamtlänge: 72 km

from €149.00
Faszination Plauener Spitze - 48 Stunden in Plauen

Plauen, die Spitzenstadt im Herzen des Vogtlandes, bietet eine bunte Mischung aus Kultur und Natur. Eine Vielfalt an kulturellen Einrichtungen und Veranstaltungen sowie eine charmante Altstadt mit urige Restaurants und Cafés laden zu einem Besuch ein.

Car-free though the Vogtland

Photo: Verkehrsverbund Vogtland GmbH
Leave the car behind and discover the Vogtland holiday region and many excursion destinations in a relaxed manner by bus and train - in the Vogtland this works particularly well with the offers of the Vogtland transport association in the comfortable Vogtland network.

The App "VVV mobile" is a good companion. It offers departure and arrival times in real time, connections from start to destination, current news and the right and discounted ticket for journeys as a mobile ticket.


Hotline: +49 (0) 3744 19449


Photo: Archiv TVV
In the Vogtland Tourism brochure shop, you will find informative brochures, folders and maps for your holiday in the Vogtland. You are well prepared with the brochure and the folding map for the "Vogtland Reeve's Culture Trail". Order your personal copies here in the shop or by e-mail!


Photo: Archiv TVV/M.Daßler
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
  • Display of POIs (sights/services) and top tips
  • Event database and timetable information
  • Linking social media
  • Compass display and positioning
  • Offline storage and notepad
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