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Hike 5 - to Gunzen and Oberzwota

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This demanding tour takes us, partly on the national ridge trail to Gunzen and via Oberzwota and Kottenheide back to Schöneck.
difficult
Distance 17.7 km
4:45 h
313 m
313 m
Through shady forests, past idyllic ponds, we explore nature, relax and enjoy the varied landscapes. Most of the path is marked in red, from Kottenheide we follow the yellow markings on the Kirchsteig back to Schöneck.
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
579 m
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Rest Stop

Café Wintergarten
Restaurant im Ferienhotel Haus am Ahorn
Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte

Tips and hints

Start

IFA-Ferienpark Schöneck (767 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.389088, 12.347290
DMS
50°23'20.7"N 12°20'50.2"E
UTM
33U 311439 5585256
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Destination

IFA-Ferienpark Schöneck

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the RB1 line of the Vogtlandbahn to the IFA Ferienpark Schöneck stop.With the "TaktBUS22" bus from Muldenberg and the "+ Bus90" from Plauen / Oelsnitz, or the "TaktBUS93" from Bad Elster, you can use the IFA Ferienpark stop and join the hiking trail directly from here. In the hiking and cross-country skiing facility you will find changing rooms, lockers and toilets.You can find real-time timetable information on the website of the public transport company: http://www.vogtlandauskunft.de/

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

Multi-storey car park or outside parking spaces at the IFA holiday park

Coordinates

DD
50.389088, 12.347290
DMS
50°23'20.7"N 12°20'50.2"E
UTM
33U 311439 5585256
w3w 
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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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Equipment

Walking shoes are recommended, no special equipment is 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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.7 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
313 m
Descent
313 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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