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"Höhensteig" Klingenthal Circuit

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  • Blick auf Klingenthal
    / Blick auf Klingenthal
    Photo: Tourist-Info Klingenthal
  • / Musik- und Wintersportmuseum Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv Touristinformation Klingenthal
  • / Rundkirche Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Sebastian Theilig
  • / Marktplatz Klingenthal mit Blick auf das Rathaus
    Photo: Tourist-Info Klingenthal
  • / Auf dem Höhensteig bei Klingenthal
    Photo: Tourist-Info Klingenthal
  • / Blick auf Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Christoph Beer
  • / Aussichtsturm auf dem Aschberg
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV/M.Daßler
  • / Aussichtspunkt Klingenthal
    Photo: Tourist-Information Klingenthal
  • / Außenansicht Jugendherberge Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv Jugendherberge Klingenthal
  • / Sparkasse Vogtland Arena
    Photo: Tourist-Info Klingenthal
  • / Wanderer an der Sparkasse Vogtland Arena
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Christoph Beer
  • / Erdmännchen im Tierpark Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv Stadt Klingenthal/ Tierpark Klingenthal
  • / Wanderparkplatz Zwota mit Blick auf Gasthof zum Walfisch
    Photo: Gasthof Walfisch
  • / Gondelteich Freizeitanlage Zwota
    Photo: Archiv Gasthof Zum Walfisch
  • / Mini-Golf am Gasthof zum Walfisch Zwota bei Klingenthal
    Photo: Archiv Gasthof zum Walfisch
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This circuit features impressive views from above of the Saxon-Bohemian border region.
difficult
Distance 48 km
10:00 h
1,359 m
1,353 m
869 m
545 m
On its entire length of 31 km, this trail runs along the green markers of the Klingenthal/Zwota circuit and features fantastic views across the border to the Czech Republic. Plus, hikers will get an insight into the musical history of the small town Klingenthal.  

Czech emigres had once brought their violin making skills to the Klingenthal valley, thus establishing a now over 150 year-old tradition of instrument making that is famous throughout the world. A trademark is the "Weltmeister“ branded accordion which stands for the unmistakable “Klingenthal sound“. 

Hikers interested in music should not miss the mouth organ museum in Zwota featuring more than 1,000 instruments, mouth organs and accordions that were produced in Klingenthal and Zwota. The exhibition also includes a comprehensive selection of electronic and electromechanical keyboard instruments that have been produced in the region since 1958. 

Another highlight along the route is the “Vogtland Arena“ for skijumping featuring one of the most cutting-edge large hills in the world. At the same time, it is also a symbol for the area’s history of nordic skiing that goes back more than a century.

If you still haven’t had enough at the end of your hike, head for the music and wintersports museum nearby where visitors will learn all about the tradition of musical instrument making, going back centuries, as well as Klingenthal’s more than 100 year-old history of all things skiing. All in all, this circuit trail not only features beautiful scenery but also provides hikers with a unique cultural experience featuring Klingenthal’s most attractive sights.

Author’s recommendation

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Tourist-Information Klingenthal, Michael Grimm
Update: November 08, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
869 m
Lowest point
545 m
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Tips and hints

Tourist information Klingenthal
Schloßstraße 3
08248 Klingenthal
www.klingenthal.de

Start

Klingenthal (546 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.357095, 12.469552
DMS
50°21'25.5"N 12°28'10.4"E
UTM
33U 320007 5581396
w3w 
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Destination

Klingenthal

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.357095, 12.469552
DMS
50°21'25.5"N 12°28'10.4"E
UTM
33U 320007 5581396
w3w 
///flute.keypads.spike
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Höhensteig - Rundweg Klingenthal, ©Lenk&Meinel Klingenthal, erhältlich in der Tourist-Information Klingenthal

Equipment

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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
48 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
1,359 m
Descent
1,353 m
Highest point
869 m
Lowest point
545 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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