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".
Distance 15.6 km
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.
For creative thinkers and art enthusiasts, the “Eigenregie” art house in Eschenbach is particularly worth a visit.
Getting thereMotorway 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
ParkingIn 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.
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EquipmentHiking 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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