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City of Greiz

Local Village · Vogtland · open
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  • Greiz
    / Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Sommerpalais Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser & Gärten
  • / Die Vogtlandhalle Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Vogtlandhalle Greiz
  • / Villa Greizer Neustadt
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / ehemaliges Kassengebäude, heute Stadtarchiv Greiz Oberes Schloss
    Photo: Archiv Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Romanische Doppelbasilika
    Photo: Archiv TVV / T. Peisker
  • / Carolinenstraße Greiz
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Die beiden Greizer Schlösser und die Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Marcus Dassler
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.

Open from

open today
Sunday10:00–17:00
Mondayclosed
Tuesday09:00–17:00
Wednesday09:00–17:00
Thursday09:00–17:00
Friday09:00–17:00
Saturday10:00–17:00

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 www.vogtlandbahn.de or Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de) 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.

Coordinates

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50.656171, 12.199966
DMS
50°39'22.2"N 12°11'59.9"E
UTM
33U 302089 5615332
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 2.4 km
Duration 0:38 h
Ascent 30 m
Descent 26 m

Insbesondere im Oberen Schloss kann man in der Residenzstadt Greiz auf Spuren der Herrschaft der Vögte im Mittelalter treffen.

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Elster Pearls Trail - Stage 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 10 km
Duration 3:10 h
Ascent 272 m
Descent 291 m

The 10.08 km long stage begins in the Fürstlich Greizer Park and takes 3-4 hours to Neumühle

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route open
Distance 68.7 km
Duration 20:40 h
Ascent 1,826 m
Descent 1,826 m

Go on a 72 km journey of discovery along the Elsterperlenweg® and explore the Elster Valley on one of the most beautiful circular hiking trails in ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 105 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 766 m
Descent 835 m

The journey of discovery tracing the Reeves starts in Greiz. You should not miss the Upper Castle with its impressive exhibition.

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Rundwanderweg Greiz
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 21.8 km
Duration 6:03 h
Ascent 443 m
Descent 443 m

Rundwanderweg Greiz - Röschnitzgrund - Schlötengrund - Greiz mit tollen Highlights wie dem Fürstlich Greizer Park mit Sommerpalais, dem Oberen und ...

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Drafted on June 05, 2014
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 33.6 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 402 m
Descent 402 m

Die Radtour verbindet die drei Greizer Schlösser mit der berühmten Göltzschtalbrücke und führt dabei durch das Naherholungsgebiet Greiz-Werdauer ...

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Race cycling · Vogtland
Runde Greiz-Mylau-Pöhl-Lengenfeld
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 71.4 km
Duration 4:20 h
Ascent 901 m
Descent 901 m

Tour mit landschaftlich schönen Ausblicken. Gute Kondition für Anfänger erforderlich!

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Race cycling · Vogtland
Runde Greiz-Plothener Teichgebiet
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 96.5 km
Duration 5:23 h
Ascent 1,090 m
Descent 1,090 m

Rennrad-Tour, bei der eine gute Kondition benötigt wird! Die Tour birgt relativ wenige Höhenmeter.

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City of Greiz

Burgplatz 12
07973 Greiz
Phone 03661 689815 Fax 03661 703291
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