The parish and the former monastery in Frankenhausen near Crimmitschau recall the medieval period in the Pleissenland area.
Schmölln was elevated to the status of a town by the Reeves between 1324 and 1329. It has one of the largest market squares in Central Germany – it is almost 200 metres long.
Interesting exhibitions await you at Blankenhain Castle and Posterstein Castle before, having passed through the town of Ronneburg with its castle and church, you finally reach the former seat of power of the Reeves of Gera at Osterstein Castle.
Getting thereGreiz is located on the federal highways B 92 and B 94. From the A 9 motorway from Erfurt / Leipzig, take the Lederhose exit and go to Weida on the B 175, then on the B 92 to Greiz.
From Gera you drive directly over the B 92 to Greiz.
From the A 72 motorway coming from Hof or Chemnitz, take the Reichenbach exit and take the B 94 to Greiz, or the Treuen exit and continue on the S 298 towards Elsterberg, and from Sachswitz continue on the B 92 to Greiz.