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Hike 2 - "Äußerer Ringweg"

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The "Äußerer Ringweg" Schöneck is a classic circular route through nature and small villages with partly breathtaking panoramic views. It is signposted in both directions with its own path markings as "Äußerer Ringweg".
moderate
Distance 15.6 km
4:13 h
254 m
254 m
This hiking trail leads along evergreen valleys and forests, crosses small streams and meadows and inspires with fantastic views as far as Bohemia, Bavaria and Thuringia. Restaurants, cafes, a small leisure facility at the Haselmühle, the popular climbing forest and a Kneipp facility touch this wonderful hiking trail either directly or just a few meters sideways.

Author’s recommendation

For creative thinkers and art enthusiasts, the “Eigenregie” art house in Eschenbach is particularly worth a visit.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
513 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hüttenwirt
Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Restaurants im IFA Schöneck Hotel & Ferienpark
Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte
Campus Rösterei
Seifert Bäcker Albertplatz

Tips and hints

https://www.schoeneck-vogtland.de

Start

"Albertplatz" or Tourist-Information Schöneck (740 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.396208, 12.337912
DMS
50°23'46.3"N 12°20'16.5"E
UTM
33U 310800 5586072
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Destination

"Albertplatz" or Tourist-Information Schöneck

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from Albertplatz: Albertplatz - Haselbrunn housing estate - Birkenhäuser - Gasthof Schilbach - "Großer Teich" - Eschenbach - Streugrün - IFA Holiday Park - Albertplatz Start

from Tourist Information Schöneck: Tourist Information, IFA train stop - Youth Hostel - Albertplatz - Haselbrunn housing estate - Birkenhäuser - Gasthof Schilbach - "Großer Teich" - Eschenbach - Streugrün - Tourist Information, IFA train stop

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Vogtlandbahn to Schöneck train station and then walk towards the center of the village (Start Albertplatz) or take the Vogtlandbahn to the IFA train stop with direct access to the circular route

Getting there

Motorway A72 from Leipzig, exit Plauen Ost, via Mechelgrün, Bergen, Poppengrün to Schöneck Motorway A93 from Bavaria to triangle Bayrisch-Vogtland, then A72 to exit Plauen-Süd and then via Oelsnitz, Tirschendorf and Arnoldsgrün to Schöneck

Parking

In the main street Schöneck on both sides or at the start tourist information directly in the modern parking garage only 50 m away from the tourist information.

Coordinates

DD
50.396208, 12.337912
DMS
50°23'46.3"N 12°20'16.5"E
UTM
33U 310800 5586072
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking, skiing and cycling map "Vogtland Music Region", Verlag Dr. Barthel, ISBN: 978-3-89591-022-7; Price: € 5.90; available at the Schöneck Tourist Info and in bookshops or online

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Equipment

Hiking shoes and appropriate clothing

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
4:13 h
Ascent
254 m
Descent
254 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights Flora and fauna

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