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Lindwurmpfad Kürbitz

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  • Blick auf die Salvatorkirche
    Blick auf die Salvatorkirche
    Photo: FVV Rosenbach/ Vogtl. e.V./ A.Wetzel
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The circular route presents the 800-year history of Kürbitz as well as geological and scenic information about it.
Open
moderate
Distance 4.8 km
1:18 h
85 m
85 m
441 m
356 m
According to legend, the lord of the manor of Kürbitz, Jobst von Feilitzsch, killed a dragon that was wreaking havoc in the forests around Kürbitz and threatening the farmers. The fateful encounter between the dragon and the knight freed Kürbitz from the reign of terror, but ended fatally for both. In honour of their saviour, the villagers erected a particularly magnificent tombstone for the knight Feilitzsch, whose relief shows the hero with sword and armour, at his feet the slain beast. This tombstone can still be seen today in the Savator Church. And the legend is also still a living part of the village culture. If you want to trace it, you can go on the six-kilometre-long Kürbitzer Lindwurmpfad.

Author’s recommendation

Salvatorkirche Kürbitz, Tel.: +49 37436 2372, Elsterbrücke, Griebenherde, Herrenhaus Kürbitz, SR2 Monument, NSG Burgteich, Rastplatz Koßberg.

At all the above-mentioned points there are boards describing the place and its history, including historical photos.

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
441 m
Lowest point
356 m
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Tips and hints

Vogtländisches Mühlenviertel & Burgstein Area Office

Am Park 1, 08539 Leubnitz, Tel.: 037431- 86200 / www.burgstein.de

Refreshment stop

Gasthof "Zum grünen Thal" Kürbitz http://www.xn--zschck-eua.de/gastwirtschaft.html Tel.: 037436 2495

Start

Kürbitz church square (355 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.461852, 12.074537
DMS
50°27'42.7"N 12°04'28.3"E
UTM
33U 292372 5594073
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Destination

Kürbitz church square

Turn-by-turn directions

It is recommended to walk in the direction of Thiergartner Str.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

For travel by train and bus, please contact the Vogtland Tourist and Transport Office on 03744 / 19449 or online at www.vogtlandauskunft.de.

Parking

Parking on the church square or on Alte Weischlitzer Straße in front of the Elster bridge

Coordinates

DD
50.461852, 12.074537
DMS
50°27'42.7"N 12°04'28.3"E
UTM
33U 292372 5594073
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Vogtland Green Tones - Can be ordered free of charge in the brochure shop at https://www.vogtland-tourismus.de/de/brochures.html

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Equipment

Trail conditions: some village road, mainly field and forest paths - sturdy footwear is recommended.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:18 h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
85 m
Highest point
441 m
Lowest point
356 m
Circular route Cultural/historical interest

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