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Winter Vacation in the Vogtland


Ausblick vom Schneckenstein
When the landscape turns into a wonderland of snow-covered meadows and foests in winter, sportsmen and nature lovers alike are thrilled. Whether skiing, snowboarding, sledging, skating or winter hiking – in the Vogtland, everyone will find their own personal winter pleasure. Especially the ski regions in the higher altitudes are well prepared for action-packed skiing fun with well-prepared cross-country ski runs, extensive slopes and modern ski lifts.

Winter sports in the Vogtland

The Vogtland is a popular destination for winter sports, offering excellent conditions at its ski resorts and cross-country skiing areas.

For those wanting to be active, an extensive 450km network of slopes and cross-country ski tracks can be found at the downhill ski resorts in Schöneck, at the Erlbacher Kegelberg and in Klingenthal, as well as in the skiing and sportive region of the Upper Vogtland. Grünbach/ Muldenberg is home to a year-round cross-country ski track, which can be used well into the evening due to floodlights.

The 36km-long Kammloipe along the ridge between Schöneck in the Vogtland and Johanngeorgenstadt in the Erzgebirge is one of the longest and most beautiful tracks in Germany where snow is most likely guaranteed.

VOGTLAND - Winterwunderland
Video: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.

The Sparkasse Vogtland Arena

Come and watch our premium international competitions at the Sparkasse Vogtland Arena Klingenthal, one of the most modern ski jumping facilities in Europe.
The Sparkasse Vogtland Arena
Ski jumping at the Sparkasse Vogtland Arena
Photo: Archiv Sparkassen Vogtland Arena



The Kammloipe – a cross-country skiing paradise

On the Kammloipe Photo: Archiv TVV, C. Beer
The Kammloipe on the ridge of the mountains from Schöneck in the Vogtland to Johanngeorgenstadt in the Erzgebirge is probably one of the longest and most beautiful cross-country tracks with reliable snowfall in all of Germany. Cross-country skiers find good conditions here even in winters with little snow. It takes you through an especially charming ski region along 36km in the heart of the Erzgebirge/ Vogtland nature reserve. Well-known winter sport venues, unending mountain forests and the expansive view from the top of the ridges give this region its singular flair. The Kammloipe is also suitable for beginners; the ridge is only minimally groomed and therefore perfect for cross-country skiing. The cross-country ski track network is almost 100km long when including the signposted connecting tracks that lead to the surrounding towns.

In part, the route runs directly along the German-Czech border. Connecting trails on the Czech side and border crossings for skiers make it possible to take a cross-border tour. Well-cleared parking lots at the start of the Kammloipe, ski lodges, service bases, mountain huts and extremely well-groomed trails guarantee a relaxing sports experience. The varying terrain has slight uphill or downhill segments with even trails where you can catch your breath, and benches along side the cross-country ski trails invite you sunbathe and take a break. The towns in close proximity to the Kammloipe have extensive tourist, sporty, culinary and cultural offers for you to indulge in.

The beauty of the mountainous landscape is not only interesting for skiers; those looking for some rest and relaxation will also find what they are looking for in these lovely surroundings.

From Schöneck in the Vogtland, past the “Schneckenstein” topaz rocks to Klingenthal/ Mühlleithen, the centre for winter sports, and from Carlsfeld all the way to Johanngeorgenstadt in the Erzgebirge, the Kammloipe offers skiers an outstanding adventure surrounded by nature, culture and friendly people.

The cross-country ski trails are well marked and trail maps point the way for skiers.


Mit den Schneeschuhen unterwegs Photo: Archiv TVV, C.Beer


Ice skating

Verschneiter Wald bei Werda Photo: Archiv TVV, T.Peisker


Photo: Verkehrsverbund Vogtland GmbH


Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.


Photo: M.Daßler, Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
Photo: T.Peisker, Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
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