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Hike 6 - to Eschenbach, Saalig, Hermsgrün and Wohlbach

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m 800 700 600 500 400 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Erlebnisbad "Aqua World" Kirche St. Georg zu Schöneck Parkhaus an der Ski- und Bikewelt Zur Brauschänke Kunsthaus Eigenregie
On this hike through Eschenbach down to Hermsgrün and on the Kammweg back to Schöneck, we overcome more than 300 meters in altitude.
difficult
Distance 17.3 km
4:52 h
446 m
391 m
We cross the landscape on narrow village streets, dreamy villages line our way. The Moritz-Quelle (a spring), the "Pferdekopf-Steinkreuz" or the Färberlöcher are contemporary witnesses of old stories from the Vogtland.

Author’s recommendation

The Moritzquelle invites you to take a short break. You will find a wonderful view of the green forests of the Upper Vogtland.
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
484 m
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Rest Stop

Seifert Bäcker Unterstadt
Zur Brauschänke

Tips and hints

Start

"Alter Söll" Schöneck (711 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.391308, 12.329318
DMS
50°23'28.7"N 12°19'45.5"E
UTM
33U 310170 5585549
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Destination

Tourist-Information Schöneck

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour at the lookout rock "Alter Söll". From up here you have a great panoramic view of the area through which our hike leads. We follow the yellow marking and leave Schöneck over the Galgenberg to Eschenbach. At the Kunsthaus Eigenregie we turn right and come to Saalig via village streets. The now green marking leads us via Hermsgrün to Wohlbach. It is worth taking a detour to one of the oldest village churches in the Vogtland. We leave the village on the Kammweg and return to Schöneck.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the RB1 line of the Vogtlandbahn to Schöneck station and then walk in the direction of the "Alter Söll" lookout rock.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/

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

On the market place

Coordinates

DD
50.391308, 12.329318
DMS
50°23'28.7"N 12°19'45.5"E
UTM
33U 310170 5585549
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 recommended but 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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
4:52 h
Ascent
446 m
Descent
391 m
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