All this is connected to an interesting and varied circular hiking trail. It leads from the historic town centre of Adorf up to the heights in the Arnsgrün district. Even there, there is a fascinating panoramic view of the Upper Vogtland landscape. Shady forest paths lead the hiker back down into the valley called Zeidelweide. Beekeepers used to be called Zeidler. So there must have been a lot of buzzing here in times gone by. Today, the valley, which has been designated a nature reserve, offers a lot of interesting flora and fauna. Millions of tadpoles, for example, populate the waters around the former Old Schönfeld Castle every year. Today, only the Ringwall Island can be seen. According to legend, there are vast rooms underneath it that are said to be filled with gold. The treasure is guarded by the knights who once inhabited the castle. It is not supposed to be locked away from people forever. The person who finds the right key and knows the right formula becomes the new owner of the treasure of Arnsgrün.
Further down the valley - easy to walk - there are always small signs (as along the entire nature trail) pointing out natural history and local history features. This is how you get to a very special exhibition. In the "Little Vogtland" you will find the most famous sights of the Vogtland as detailed models. Idyllically surrounded by forest, you can get many a tip for further excursion destinations in the region. The entrance fee also includes a visit to the only botanical garden in Saxony's Vogtland region. It has set itself the task of presenting the alpine flora. Thousands of plants from the world's high mountains are a feast for the eyes, especially in spring and early summer. At the end of the hike, however, another highlight awaits the guest: Germany's most extensive museum collection on the subject of mother-of-pearl. What lies behind it - let yourself be surprised!
- Small signs along the entire nature trail pointing out special natural history and local history features
- Miniature showground "Klein Vogtland" and Botanical Garden
- Mother-of-pearl and local history museum in the Freiberg Gate
- Adorf forest baths
Safety informationEasy 10 km circular trail with a walking time of approx. 3h, the trail runs along forest and field paths as well as along the road.
Tips and hintsTourist Information Adorf Freiberger Straße 8, Freiberger Tor 08626 Adorf , Tel.: 037423 2247
Cafe & Confectionery Wolff Tel. 037423/2826
Restaurant & Landhotel Weisses Röß'l Tel. 037423/500222
Inn & Restaurant Landhaus Adorf Tel. 037437/2560
Snack bar "Klein-Vogtland" Tel. 037423/48060
Pension and Restaurant Nadja Tel. 037423/300096
Restaurant Zum Griechen Tel. 037423/500191
Zum Stadtkrug Tel. 037423/47501
Ice Cream Café Valentino Tel. 0152 07506245
Cafeteria at the Waldbad
Getting thereTake the Plauen/Oelsnitz exit of the A72 and take the B92 to Adorf. Here you follow the signs.
ParkingParking spaces are available at the market or at the outdoor swimming pool Adorf
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