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Quality trail recommended route Stage 1

Elster Pearls Trail - Stage 1

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  • Sommerpalais Greiz
    / Sommerpalais Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, Mario Walther
  • / Fürstlich Greizer Park
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Blick vom Greizer Park zum Oberen Schloss
    Photo: Archiv TVV, M. Daßler
  • / Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Oberes Schloss Greiz
    Photo: Archiv Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Der Schlossturm des Oberen Schlosses Greiz
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Der Gasparinentempel
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Der Greizer Park
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Im Greizer Park - das Schwanenhaus
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Café im Küchenhaus
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Ida-Höhe
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / View on Greiz
    Photo: Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, S. Theilig
  • / Weißes Kreuz
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Dorfanger Nitschareuth
    Photo: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
  • / Bauernmuseum Nitzschareuth
    Photo: Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, D. Heinze
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The 10.08 km long stage begins in the Fürstlich Greizer Park and takes 3-4 hours to Neumühle
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

Author’s recommendation

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

Rest Stop

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

Safety information

Pay attention to your physical condition and take appropriate quantities of drinks with you on the hike.

Tips and hints

Tourism Association Vogtland

Tel.: 03744 188860



Tourist-Information Greiz

Tel.: 03661 689815



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


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.


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Public transport


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 

Getting there



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

Book recommendation by the author

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf den Seiten des Tourismusverbandes Vogtland unter oder unter 03744/188860 sowie in den weiteren Tourist-Informationen entlang der Tourroute.

Author’s map recommendations

Eine Faltkarte mit dem kompletten Streckenverlauf sowie Hinweisen zu Sehenswürdigkeiten und Einkehrmöglichkeiten erhalten Sie im Prospektshop des Tourismusverbandes unter  


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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Erwin Schiffner
August 05, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 04, 2020

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10 km
3:10 h
272 m
291 m
Highest point
393 m
Lowest point
248 m
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