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Quality trail recommended route Stage 2

Elster Pearls Trail – Stage 2

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  • Dorfanger Nitschareuth
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The 10.9 km long stage leads from Neumühle/Elster to Berga/Elster.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:20 h
302 m
328 m
329 m
222 m
Start: Neumühle / Elster (train station)

Destination: Berga / Elster (town hall)

Distance: 10.90 km

Elevation gain: 760 m

Walking time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours

Author’s recommendation

  • Farm Museum Nitschareuth
  • Natural Kneipp Tour at Neumühle
  • Kulturhof Zickra
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
222 m
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Rest stops

Bauernmuseum & Museumscafé Nitschareuth

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Tourismus Association Vogtland e.V.

Tel.: +49 3744 188860

Mail: info@vogtland-tourismus.de 

 

Tourist-Information Greiz

Tel.: +49 3661 689815

Mail: tourismus@greiz.de 

Start

Train Station in Neumühle/Elster (248 m)
Coordinates:
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50.702052, 12.170358
DMS
50°42'07.4"N 12°10'13.3"E
UTM
33U 300192 5620512
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Destination

City Hall of Berga/Elster

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the senior citizens' home in Neumühle/Elster - turn left about 80 m along the road to Nitschareuth - turn right and cross the road - follow the markings, straight ahead after 150 m in the forest we reach a forest path to the rest area 300 m away with the Heinrich Fritz memorial plaque - turn left - follow the serpentine uphill to the "Bach-Goethe-Hain" rest area (345 m above sea level). Follow the serpentine uphill to the "Bach-Goethe-Hain" (345 m above sea level) - turn right and walk 1.2 km slightly downhill on the beautiful mountain path to the natural monument "Schieferfelsen" and the rest area "Lehnamühle" (240 m above sea level). After crossing the new railway bridge, you will pass through the village of Lehnamühle with its 5 houses - turn left at the railway subway - after 100 m straight ahead and 150 m further on, turn half right onto a meadow path - after 200 m straight ahead you will reach the forest - at the first signpost in the forest, be sure to follow the signs for the "Elsterperlenweg" and "Rüßdorfer Alpenweg"! (Use the alternative route only in bad weather or if you are not able to walk at altitude) - at the end of this path you have a wonderful view of the Elster valley (295 m above sea level) - turn sharp left and walk 400 m uphill to the next forest road junction - turn right and you will reach the "Mühlburschensteig" - follow the latter on a level, slightly sloping path for 1.5 km to the signpost Eulamühle (240 m above sea level). After 20 m turn left up the serpentine path, past the old quarry, after 1.5 km you reach the "Herrenwiese" - cross the new stream bridge - turn right, parallel to the Weiße Elster, after 1.2 km you reach the lower Pfarrzipfel - after 80 m uphill, following the stairs, you arrive at the upper Pfarrzipfel in the village of Zickra (320 m a.s.l.). After 400 m, along the Feldrainweg, you reach the intersection with the "Alte Poststraße" rest area - turning right, the Alte Poststraße leads back down into the valley to the Weiße Elster - crossing the B 175, end of the stage at the former customs house (220 m above sea level).

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

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. From the direction of Greiz past the Fürstlich Greizer Park via the L2344. 

Parking

Parking spaces are available at Neumühle station.

Coordinates

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50.702052, 12.170358
DMS
50°42'07.4"N 12°10'13.3"E
UTM
33U 300192 5620512
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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 11-kilometer trail.

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Rating

3.5
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Ludwig Hotop
March 10, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? February 26, 2021
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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
10.5 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
302 m
Descent
328 m
Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
222 m
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