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Sächsischer Jakobsweg von Zwickau nach Oelsnitz

Pilgrim trail · Vogtland · Open
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Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Stadtmuseum Lengenfeld
    / Stadtmuseum Lengenfeld
    Photo: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
  • / Herbststimmung am Treuener Schloss
    Photo: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
  • / Zoephelsches Haus in Oelsnitz
    Photo: Oelsnitzer Kultur GmbH
  • / Schloß Voigtsberg
    Photo: Archiv Oelsnitzer Kultur GmbH
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Open
moderate
Distance 58.2 km
15:08 h
766 m
635 m
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
580 m
Lowest point
262 m
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Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Zwickau (261 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.717649, 12.496905
DMS
50°43'03.5"N 12°29'48.9"E
UTM
33U 323305 5621415
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Destination

Oelsnitz

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Coordinates

DD
50.717649, 12.496905
DMS
50°43'03.5"N 12°29'48.9"E
UTM
33U 323305 5621415
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Dr. Barthel Verlag: Sächsischer Jakobsweg an der Frankenstraße

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • 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
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
58.2 km
Duration
15:08 h
Ascent
766 m
Descent
635 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Cultural/historical interest

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