We start our tour at the Obermarkt in Schöneck and leave the village on Schilbacher Straße in the direction of the village of the same name. At the height of the small wood, we leave the road and follow the yellow hiking trail markings to the left. In Schilbach we cross the manor Schilbach with its castle garden, which is well worth seeing. Following the path, past the “big pond”, we reach the small town of Marieney, the birthplace of the local poet Julius Mosen. Next we reach Eschenbach. We leave the small village on the wonderful hiking trail, lined with blackberry bushes and rowan trees, which leads us to the horse-head stone cross. Then we get back up to Schöneck via “Bockmühle” and “Galgenberg” to our starting point at Obermarkt. The castle playground, the “Alter Söll” lookout rock or the beer garden at the “Zur Brauschänke” restaurant now invite you to a cozy end.
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Take the Vogtlandbahn line RB 1 to Schöneck train station. From here, follow the signs to "Blicksfelsen Alter Söll" and get to the market square, where the hike starts.You can easily and comfortably reach Schöneck with the "TaktBUS22" bus from Muldenberg (Kirchstraße stop), the "+ Bus90" from Plauen / Oelsnitz (Sohrstraße stop), or the "TaktBUS93" from Bad Elster (Kirchstraße stop).You can find real-time timetable information on the website of the public transport company: http://www.vogtlandauskunft.de/
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.