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Zeidelweide educational and hiking trail Adorf

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  • Zeidelweide
    Zeidelweide
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The 10 km nature and local history trail is wonderfully suitable for families with children and school classes. 
Open
moderate
Distance 10.2 km
2:44 h
132 m
132 m
591 m
462 m
What do busy bees, a castle that no longer exists, alpine plants, models of Vogtland sights and river pearl mussels have to do with each other?

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!

Author’s recommendation

Family tip - places of interest and leisure activities near/along the trail:
  • 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
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
591 m
Lowest point
462 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 16.21%Dirt road 43.14%Nature trail 23.36%Path 1.11%Road 8.02%unknown 8.15%
Asphalt
1.7 km
Dirt road
4.4 km
Nature trail
2.4 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
0.8 km
unknown
0.8 km
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Safety information

Easy 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 hints

Tourist Information Adorf Freiberger Straße 8, Freiberger Tor 08626 Adorf , Tel.: 037423 2247

Refreshment stops

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

Links

www.klein-vogtland.de

www.adorf-vogtland.de

Start

Freiberger Tor (tourist info, museum) in Adorf (484 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.320429, 12.252181
DMS
50°19'13.5"N 12°15'07.9"E
UTM
33U 304397 5577869
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Destination

Freiberger Tor (tourist info, museum) in Adorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Freiberger Tor (Tourist Info, Museum) - Johannisstraße - Schützenstraße - Weststraße - Scheunenweg to Arngrüner Straße - Arnsgrün- Hoher Steinweg - "Altes Schloss Schönfeld - Zeidelweidetal"- Botanical Garden- "Pfaffenloh- Siedlung"- Panoramablick- Marktplatz- St. Michaeliskirche- Rathaus- Klein-Vogtland-Botanical Garden Adorf - Freiberger Tor (Tourist Info, Museum) in Adorf

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Information on how to get there by bus and train is available from the Vogtland Tourist and Transport Office at www.vogtlandauskunft.de and by telephone on +493744 19449.

Getting there

Take the Plauen/Oelsnitz exit of the A72 and take the B92 to Adorf. Here you follow the signs.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the market or at the outdoor swimming pool Adorf

Coordinates

DD
50.320429, 12.252181
DMS
50°19'13.5"N 12°15'07.9"E
UTM
33U 304397 5577869
w3w 
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
2:44 h
Ascent
132 m
Descent
132 m
Highest point
591 m
Lowest point
462 m
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