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Quality trail recommended route Stage 1

Elster Pearls Trail - Stage 1

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  • Sommerpalais Greiz
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The 10.08 km long stage begins in the beautiful Fürstlich Greizer Park.  The stage takes 3-4 hours to reach Neumühle/Elster.
Open
moderate
Distance 10 km
3:10 h
272 m
291 m
393 m
248 m
Start: Greizer Park, main entrance, destination: Neumühle/ Elster (train station)

Distance: 10.08 km

Elevation gain: 530 m

Walking time: 3 to 4 hours

All paths in the park have a low-vibration surface and are easy to walk and ride on.

Author’s recommendation

  • Princely Greizer Park
  • Summer palace
  • Upper and Lower Castle Greiz
  • Ida Peak
  • Farm Museum Nitschareuth
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
393 m
Lowest point
248 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Bauernmuseum & Museumscafé Nitschareuth
"Parkgaststätte" Greiz
Restaurant "Stadtmühle"
"Tivoli"
"pm lounge"
Pub " Holzwurm"

Safety information

Take care of your physical condition and take appropriate amounts of drinks with you on the hike.

Note for people with walking difficulties, wheelchair users, prams:

The first stage of the Elsterperlenweg® starts in the Fürstlich Greizer Park. All paths in the park have a low-vibration surface and are easy to walk and ride on.

Tips and hints

Tourism Association Vogtland

Tel.: +49 3744 188860

Mail: info@vogtland-tourismus.de

 

Tourist-Information Greiz

Tel.: +49 3661 689815

Mail: tourismus@greiz.de

Start

Main Entrance of Greiz Park (255 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.656905, 12.195532
DMS
50°39'24.9"N 12°11'43.9"E
UTM
33U 301779 5615425
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Destination

Train station of Neumühle/Elster

Turn-by-turn directions

At the main entrance of Greizer Park, walk past the famous summer palace and the kitchen, further over the air bridge - in the direction of “Eleventh Hour” up to the Ida Peak (Idahöhe) with the memorial stone and the 100 m distant viewpoint with a view of the “Obere Schloss” - further uphill to the viewpoint and "Teufelskanzel" rest area (360 m above sea level) - past the legendary "Klingensteinen" (397 m above sea level) - after 3.5 km you reach Amtsreuth (406 m above sea level) - after 400 m slightly downhill, at Vogelherd, you come on the forest road to Bretmühle - past the junction Ringelgraben you come after 2 km to the "Lugenberg" (365 m above sea level) - after 300 m to the forest area "Schießstand" - at the next intersection of the Bretmühlenweg the EPW turns left in the direction of the legendary Moosgraben - continue over the left-hand Hammerberg, after 7.3 km of the day's stage you reach the magnificently situated Röschnitzgrund (245 m above sea level) - 500 m uphill you turn left at the fork in the field - and err Eight the local road from Nitschareuth - here a visit to the historic town center 800 m away with its farmer's museum is recommended - the EPW now leads to the lookout point and rest area "Amselstein" (315 m above sea level NN) - after 600 m downhill you reach the idyllic stage destination Neumühle/Elster.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the regional express from Erfurt as well as with the Vogtlandbahn from Gera or Plauen / Weischlitz, the starting point of Greiz is easy to reach.

The Elsterperlenweg can also be perfectly combined with the Vogtlandbahn through the other train stations in the stage interconnections of Neumühle, Berga and Wünschendorf.

For information on traveling by bus and train, as well as arranging accommodation, contact the Vogtland Tourism and Transport Center at +49 (0) 3744/19449 or www.vogtlandauskunft.de 

Getting there

You can reach Greiz from the A72 via the Reichenbach exit. Then Reichenbach and Greiz via the B94 and use the public parking spaces in the area of the Fürstlich Greizer Park.

Parking

Use the public parking spaces in the Fürstlich Greizer Park area.

Coordinates

DD
50.656905, 12.195532
DMS
50°39'24.9"N 12°11'43.9"E
UTM
33U 301779 5615425
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

For more information, visit the Vogtland Tourist Association website at www.vogtland-tourismus.de or call +49 3744/188860, as well as other tourist information centres along the tour route.

Author’s map recommendations

A folding map with the complete route as well as information on places of interest and places to stop for refreshments is available from the tourist board's brochure shop at https://www.vogtland-tourismus.de/de/brochures.html.  

Equipment

Appropriate hiking equipment should be used for the almost 10 km long path.

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Rating

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Erwin Schiffner
August 05, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 04, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
272 m
Descent
291 m
Highest point
393 m
Lowest point
248 m
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