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City of Greiz

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  • Greiz
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Home of Germany’s smallest principality.


Greiz is also often referred to as the “gem of the Vogtland” and maybe that’s why the town shines so brightly with the many different activities for visitors to choose from. Until 1918, Greiz was the royal seat of the Principality of Reuss, Elder Line, and Germany’s smallest principality at the time. The late 19th century architecture of the attractions in the old town between the Schlossberg and the Elstertal hillsides or in the Neustadt and around the elegant Carolinenstrasse are representative of this time.

The renaissance-style Obere Schloss on the Schlossberg shapes the city’s skyline. Today, the Untere Schloss from the 16th century is designed in the classicistic style and is the central starting point for visitors to Greiz as it is home to the tourist information centre. The wonderfully arranged park in the city is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscape gardens in the English style.

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Public transport

Greiz is located on the Elstertal railway route from Gera in the North of Vogtland via Plauen to Bad Brambach in the South. Take the railway Vogtlandbahn or Deutsche Bahn ( to get there.

Getting there

Greiz is located on federal roads 92 and 94.

From direction Berlin / Leipzig take on the A 9 motorway the exit Lederhose and take the B 175 to Weida. From here the B 92 leads directly to Greiz.

From Nürnberg take the A 9 to the exit Schleiz and then drive on the B 94 via Zeulenroda to Greiz.

From the direction of Gera or Plauen, take the B 92 directly to Greiz.

From the direction of Chemnitz, take the A 72 to the exit Reichenbach and then take the B 94 via Reichenbach to Greiz.


50.656171, 12.199966
50°39'22.2"N 12°11'59.9"E
33U 302089 5615332
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City of Greiz

Burgplatz 12
07973 Greiz
Phone 03661 689815 Fax 03661 703291
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