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Vogtland Panorama Weg® Trail

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  • Wandern auf dem Vogtland Panorama WegⓇ
    / Wandern auf dem Vogtland Panorama WegⓇ
    Video: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
  • / Göltzschtalbrücke
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV / Sebastian Theilig
  • / Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Burgruine Elsterberg
    Photo: Archiv TVV, Tino Peisker
  • / Elstertalbrücke
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Im Triebtal
    Photo: Archiv TVV/ Christoph Beer
  • / Anlegestelle Talsperre Pöhl
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
  • / Falknerei Herrmann
    Photo: Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, T. Peisker
  • / St. Johannis-Kirche und Komturhof Plauen
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV / Sebastian Theilig
  • / Erich-Ohser-Haus
    Photo: Archiv Stadt Plauen / Ellen Liebner
  • / Elsterbrücke bei Kürbitz
    Photo: FVV Rosenbach/ Vogtl. e.V./ A.Wetzel
  • / Die Autobahnbrücke Pirk im Abendlicht
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
  • / Schloss Voigtsberg
    Photo: Archiv TVV, Tino Peisker
  • / Kind zeigt Göltzschtalbrücke im "Klein-Vogtland"
    Photo: Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, T. Peisker
  • / Wettinquelle Bad Brambach Innen
    Photo: Archiv SSB, I.Pasterierovic
  • / Wirtsberg
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Bismarcksäule Markneukirchen
    Photo: Archiv Stadt Markneukirchen, J. Bräuer
  • / Gasthof Heiterer Blick
    Photo: CC0, Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, T. Peisker
  • / SommerGrandPrix an der Sparkasse Vogtland Arena
    Photo: Archiv Touristinformation Klingenthal
  • / Deutsche Raumfahrtausstellung
    Photo: Archiv Gemeinde Muldenhammer/ TMGS/Fotograf Rainer Weisflog
  • / Wernesgrüner Brauerei Gutshof
    Photo: Archiv Wernesgrüner
  • / Burg Mylau
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Kirche und Burg Mylau
    Photo: Archiv TVV, S. Theilig
  • / Königliches Kurhaus Bad Elster
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, Tino Peisker
  • / Die beiden Greizer Schlösser und die Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Marcus Dassler
  • / Sommerpalais Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser & Gärten
  • / Triebtal - Vogtland Panorama Weg
    Photo: Archiv TVV/ Christoph Beer
  • / Jungfernsprung im Zinsbachtal am Vogtland Panorama Weg
    Photo: Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
  • / Schönberg Großer Teich am VPW
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
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Experience your personal symphony of nature. Enjoy 12 varied stage hikes on the Vogtland Panorama Trail through the enchanting landscape of the Vogtland. The most comfortable way to do so is to take advantage of our travel offer “Hiking without luggage”.
Open
moderate
Distance 239.8 km
67:05 h
4,895 m
4,882 m
915 m
260 m
The 225 most beautiful kilometres through the Vogtland start and end at the “Göltzschtalbrücke”, the world's largest brick bridge. With 12 daily stages between 12 and 24 kilometres, the circular route is manageable for most experienced hikers. However, shorter tours are also possible in the individual sections. Via the steep track called the “Köhlersteig”, the trail first leads you in direction of Greiz in the Thuringian Vogtland, then through Vogtland Switzerland and westward past Plauen, the town of lace

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.

Author’s recommendation

  •  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
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
915 m
Lowest point
260 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant "Zum Forstmeister"
Wernesgrüner Brauschenke

Safety information

Level of difficulty: Easy to moderately difficult stage hike, hilly terrain throughout the trail.

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Vogtland e. V.
Göltzschtalstraße 16
08209 Auerbach
Telefon: +49 (0) 3744 188860
www.vogtlandpanoramaweg.com

Start

“Göltzschtalbrücke” bridge near Mylau / Netzschkau (294 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.623286, 12.245793
DMS
50°37'23.8"N 12°14'44.9"E
UTM
33U 305192 5611554
w3w 
///vowel.defaming.jingling

Destination

“Göltzschtalbrücke” bridge near Mylau / Netzschkau

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1:

From the world’s largest brick bridge, the idyllic steep track “Köhlersteig” leads you through the wild and romantic gorge of the Göltsch river all the way to its mouth into the Weiße Elster river. A truly adequate start before the trail continues, not less beautifully, upriver alongside the Elster to the Elstertalbrücke bridge near Jocketa.

 

Stage 2:

From the Elstertalbrücke the trail heads for the beautiful historic town of Plauen, the capital of the Vogtland. A worthwhile extension leads you into the Vogtland mill area, to the mysterious dragon’s lair in Syrau, Saxony’s only natural stalactite cave, and on to the last smock mill in the Vogtland.

 

Stage 3: 

From Zwoschwitz, the third stage passes through the hilltop landscape at the heart of the Vogtland, then grazes the Pirk dam and crosses the former mining area of Schönbrunn – Huthaus. The destination is the historic town of Oelsnitz where Voigtsberg castle is already visible from afar.

 

Stage 4:

From there, you continue south to the Saxon State Bath of Bad Elster. But first, the trail takes a little detour through the valleys and forests of the Elster mountains, almost all the way to the German-Czech border.

 

Stage 5:

From one state bath to another, the fifth stage of the Vogtland Panorama Weg® follows the border between the Czech Republic and Germany. Seasoned hikers should be sure to take the alternative route across the roof of the Elster mountains: Hainberg Mountain (Czech: Haj).

 

Stage 6:

From Bad Brambach, the tour continues to the viewing tower on Kapellenberg mountain and back again to the Saxon State Bath. The 759m-high hilltop provides a far-reaching view of the nearby Egerland region. If you like what you see, an alternative route via Schöneck will bring you closer to this lovely landscape.

 

Stage 7:

This stage is steeped in culture and leads you straight through the “Musikwinkel” (musical corner) to Markneukirchen, the capital of the manufacture of musical instruments. On the way, the Vogtland open-air museum in Landwüst is worth a visit.

 

Stage 8:

The foothills of the mountain range at the crossover from the Elster mountains to the Ore Mountains set the scene for this stage. Although the trail still leads through a valley, it already gives a first pleasant taste of the up-coming days in the mountains.

 

Stage 9:

The first real mountain stage can be tackled quickly and “painlessly” on a direct route via Klingenthal to Aschberg Mountain. In this way, you will have enough time for a stroll through the town of musical instruments and winter sports.

 

Stage 10: 

The stage via Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz to Vogelsgrün is all about the stars. At the German Space Travel Exhibition, you will learn all about the Russian and US-American space missions.

 

Stage 11:

Today, you will leave the mountain landscape of the Vogtland. One last high mountain needs to be conquered. Then, it’s a long descent to Rodewisch where you will reunite with the Göltzsch river after 10 days. The destination is almost within eyesight!

 

Stage 12:

The final stage back to the Göltzschtalbrücke bridge has begun. One final ascent to Wilhelmshöhe Mountain promises yet another panoramic view from the Perlaser viewing tower before the trail heads back to the starting point via Mylau Castle.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

To travel to the starting point of the Vogtland Panorama Trail, hikers can take the train to Reichenbach or Netzschkau. From there, the bus will take them the rest of the way.

For further information you can contact the Vogtland tourism and traffic centre at +49 (0)3744 19449 or www.vogtlandauskunft.de (in German language). 

Getting there

Take the A72 motorway to the exit Reichenbach, continue on B94 to Reichenbach, then take the B173 to Mylau.

Parking

At the starting point and destination of the Vogtland Panorama Trail, the Göltzschtalbrücke Bridge in Mylau, there are several parking possibilities. 

Coordinates

DD
50.623286, 12.245793
DMS
50°37'23.8"N 12°14'44.9"E
UTM
33U 305192 5611554
w3w 
///vowel.defaming.jingling
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

Informationen zu weiteren Wegen und Aktivitäten finden Sie auf den Aktivseiten des Tourismusverbandes Vogtland unter www.vogtland-tourismus.de

Equipment

The 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)
  • 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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Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
239.8 km
Duration
67:05 h
Ascent
4,895 m
Descent
4,882 m
Highest point
915 m
Lowest point
260 m
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  • 12 Stages
Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 1
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 1 Open
Distance 23.4 km
Duration 7:07 h
Ascent 529 m
Descent 453 m

Flusskantaten Die Flüsse Göltzsch und Weiße Elster bilden die beiden großen Lebensadern des Vogtlandes. Ihrem Lauf folgen wir nach dem Start an ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 2
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2 Open
Distance 9.6 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 143 m
Descent 79 m

Stadtgeschichten oder Drachenhöhle Die zweite Etappe bietet die Wahl, entweder auf der kürzeren Tour einen Abstecher in die Vogtlandmetropole ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 3
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3 Open
Distance 33.4 km
Duration 9:05 h
Ascent 601 m
Descent 613 m

Vogtland Air Zwischen Plauen und Bad Elster begegnen wir dem Vogtland von seiner mystischen und romantischen Seite. Hervorragend lässt es sich ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 4
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4 Open
Distance 26.2 km
Duration 7:05 h
Ascent 535 m
Descent 462 m

Quellenwalzer Auf seinem Weg von Oelsnitz, tänzelt der Vogtland Panorama WegⓇ entlang der Weißen Elster, bis in das quellenreiche Grenzland im ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 5
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5 Open
Distance 12 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 261 m
Descent 175 m

Quellen und Egerländer Fachwerk Am Beginn der Etappe kann man noch einmal die herrlichen Kur- und Parkanlagen Bad Elsters bestaunen.

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 6
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6 Open
Distance 13 km
Duration 3:24 h
Ascent 234 m
Descent 240 m

Sagenhaftes rund um den Kapellenberg Diese Etappe bietet viel Abwechslung und einige sagenhafte Geschichten rund um Bad Brambach.

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 7
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 Open
Distance 17 km
Duration 4:34 h
Ascent 350 m
Descent 384 m

Meisterstücke entdecken Wahrlich Meisterhaftes bietet sich dem Wanderer auf den nächsten Etappen. Sei es der Vogtland Panorama Weg® selbst, der ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 8
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 5:20 h
Ascent 442 m
Descent 385 m

Hohe Berge und vogtländisches Bauernleben Zunächst verlässt man Markneukirchen und erreicht, leicht bergauf, zunächst Friebus und dann Erlbach.

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 9
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 25.7 km
Duration 7:55 h
Ascent 961 m
Descent 631 m

Die erste echte Bergetappe lässt sich kurz und „schmerzlos“ auf dem direkten Weg über Klingenthal zum Aschberg bewältigen und gewährt so genügend ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 10
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 17.8 km
Duration 4:41 h
Ascent 162 m
Descent 371 m

Himmelsflüstern Auf seinen letzten Etappen kommt der Vogtland Panorama Weg® dem Himmel und den Sternen ganz nahe. Hier erklimmt er den hohen ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 11
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 27.8 km
Duration 7:38 h
Ascent 406 m
Descent 661 m

Bierdorf - Poetenweg und nochmal in die Sterne schauen!  Heute wird die Berglandschaft des Vogtlandes verlassen. Noch einmal gilt es einen hohen ...

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Quality trail · Vogtland
Vogtland Panorama Weg® - Etappe 12
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 4:01 h
Ascent 224 m
Descent 374 m

Der Schlussakkord zurück zur Göltzschtalbrücke steht auf der heutigen Etappe an. Ein letzter Anstieg zur Wilhelmshöhe verspricht noch einmal einen ...

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