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Hike 1 - Inner Railway

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m 800 700 600 500 10 8 6 4 2 km öffentliche Toilette … Schöneck Infopunkt Schöneck Kneipp-Anlage am "Hüttenwirt" Freizeitgelände Haselmühle Hüttenwirt Schlossgarten Schilbach
The hiking tour leads from Schöneck down to Schilbach and over the Bockmühle and the valley station of the 4-seater chairlift back to the starting point. It is marked green throughout and signposted "Innerer Ringweg".
Distance 11.1 km
3:07 h
290 m
290 m
Experience the pristine nature, the charm of the small Vogtland villages and enjoy the great views on this varied tour around Schöneck. The Kneipp basin at the valley station of the chair lift invites you to take a break for your feet and your soul. The facility can be used free of charge from May to October.

Author’s recommendation

Use the comfortable ascent with the help of the 4-seater chairlift in the summer months. A grandiose panoramic view of the vastness of the country and of the city of Schöneck compensates for many a hardship.
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
568 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Seifert Bäcker Albertplatz
ellie´s KaffeeStube
Helm Bäckerei Oberstadt
Museums Café Schöneck
Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Restaurants im IFA Schöneck Hotel & Ferienpark
Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte

Tips and hints

It is worth making a detour to the cigar and local history museum in Schöneck, the Haselmühle leisure area with playground or a visit to the castle gardens in the Schilbach manor, especially when the rhododrons are in bloom in May. In the area of the IFA holiday park there are numerous leisure activities such as a climbing forest, adventure pool or bowling alley. You can also find the Bikewelt Schöneck and the tourist information here.You can find further information on our homepage:


Albertplatz Schöneck (740 m)
50.395843, 12.337594
50°23'45.0"N 12°20'15.3"E
33U 310776 5586032


Albertplatz Schöneck

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour at Albertplatz in Schöneck. This is where the legend fountain is located, which tells the story of how Schöneck came into being. Along the main road and through the “Am Sohr” residential area, you leave the village in the direction of Schilbach. At the "Haselmühle Leisure Area" you can make a short stopover, take a swing in the playground or just enjoy the peace and quiet. We follow the green markings and walk across the Birkenhäuser settlement, which is a little out of town, down to the Schilbach district of Schöneck. We leave Schilbach again along the old Eschenbacher Landstrasse and come back to Schöneck via the Bockmühle.


In the "Hüttenwirt" you can get plenty of energy before you head back up to Schöneck for the last few meters. The path leads directly to the IFA holiday park and the Schöneck Tourist Info Center, as well as the Vogtlandbahn stop . Here the benches invite you to take a short rest. Or you can reward yourself with a nice piece of home-baked cake in Ellie's coffee shop on the main street.


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Public transport


Take the Rb1 line of the Vogtlandbahn to Schöneck train station and then walk on Bahnhofstrasse in the direction of the town center.With the "TaktBUS22" bus from Muldenberg and the "+ Bus90" from Plauen / Oelsnitz, or the "TaktBUS93" from Bad Elster, you can use the bus stop at the Paracelsus Clinic and walk from here to Albertplatz.You can find real-time timetable information on the website of the public transport company:

Getting there

Motorway A72 from the direction of Leipzig, exit Plauen Ost, via Mechelgrün, Bergen, Poppengrün to Schöneck Motorway A93 from the direction of Bavaria to Dreieck Bayrisch-Vogtland, further on the A72 to exit Plauen-Süd and then via Oelsnitz, Tirschendorf and Arnoldsgrün to Schöneck.


Parking is available on the main street in both directions and around Albertplatz.


50.395843, 12.337594
50°23'45.0"N 12°20'15.3"E
33U 310776 5586032
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wander-, Ski- und Radwanderkarte "Vogtländische Musikregion", Verlag Dr. Barthel, ISBN: 978-3-89591-022-7; Preis: 5,90 €

erhältlich in der Tourist-Info Schöneck und im Buchhandel oder online

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no special equipment required

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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11.1 km
3:07 h
290 m
290 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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