The next stages cross the legendary Burgstein region, past the Pirk dam and Oelsnitz, before the Vogtland Panorama Trail reaches the Saxon State Baths of Bad Elster and Bad Brambach. After a detour to the Czech Republic, hikers will find themselves in Markneukirchen where they can experience the so-called “Musikwinkel” (musical corner) with its long tradition, including the towns of Erlbach and Klingenthal. Here, the 936m-high Aschberg mountain is already waiting. The trail continues through Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz with the German Space Travel Exhibition to the Grünheide Forest Park where it turns towards the Western Ore Mountains until the town of Schönheide becomes visible. Behind the village of Wernesgrün, famous for the Wernesgrüner Beer, soon Rodewisch and Lengenfeld come into view, then the stately Mylau Castle, until the trail finally reaches the place where it started, the Göltzschtalbrücke bridge.
- Erlebniswelt Musikinstrumentenbau® Vogtland in Markneukirchen – experience the age-old craft of the world-famous manufacturers of musical instruments.
- The largest brick bridge in the world – the Göltzschtalbrücke
- Vogtland Arena Klingenthal – most modern ski jump in Europe
Rest StopRestaurant "Zum Forstmeister"
Safety informationLevel of difficulty: Easy to moderately difficult stage hike, hilly terrain throughout the trail.
Tips and hintsTourismusverband Vogtland e. V.
Telefon: +49 (0) 3744 188860
Getting thereTake the A72 motorway to the exit Reichenbach, continue on B94 to Reichenbach, then take the B173 to Mylau.
ParkingAt the starting point and destination of the Vogtland Panorama Trail, the Göltzschtalbrücke Bridge in Mylau, there are several parking possibilities.
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EquipmentThe Vogtland Panorama Trail (VPW) is a hiking trail consisting of several stages. Corresponding equipment is recommended.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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