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Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 2: Around Gera

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  • Karte Kulturweg der Vögte - Etappe 2
    / Karte Kulturweg der Vögte - Etappe 2
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Barteld Redaktion & Verlag
  • / Blick auf das ehemalige Schloss Osterstein
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Marcus Dassler
  • / St. Marienkirche in Gera-Untermhaus
    Photo: Archiv TVV, Marcus Dassler
  • / Kirche zu den Vierzehn Nothelfern
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Frank Barteld
  • / Die Statue im Parktempel zeigt die griechische Erdgöttin DEMETER.
    Photo: Archiv Stadt Bad Köstritz
  • / Klosterkirche Bad Klosterlausnitz
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Frank Barteld
  • / Kirche in Taubenpreskeln bei Gera
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
  • / Kirche in Alt-Lusan
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
m 400 300 200 50 40 30 20 10 km Klosterkirche Bad Klosterlausnitz Gasthof Stübnitz GbR Kirche Taubenpreskeln Hotel und Restaurant "Zur Kanone"
After spending some time in Gera, the Cultural Trail takes us northwards – firstly to Tinz Church – and then to the Langenberg neighbourhood, where we find a winged altar dating back to 1491 in the “Fourteen Holy Helpers” Church. 
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Distance 58 km
0:54 h
574 m
574 m
We then travel next to the White Elster river to Bad Köstritz with its historical town complex, its castle park dating from the Reuss period and its brewery. It is worth making a detour to neighbouring Bad Klosterlausnitz. A church in Neo-Romanesque style was rebuilt on the site of the former Augustinian monastery here in 1863-66. The triumphal cross in the impressive interior was crafted in about 1235. We then make a wide sweep around Gera to discover interesting churches in Münchenbernsdorf, Taubenpreskeln and Gera-Lusan. 

Author’s recommendation

The Heinrich-Schütz House in Bad Köstritz recalls the work of the important composer, who was born here in 1585; it is a research and memorial site.

And in the city museum of Gera, you will get a closer view not only to the history of the town itself, but with a miniature the former residence of the reeves: Osterstein Castle.

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Highest point
382 m
Lowest point
179 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel und Restaurant "Zur Kanone"
Hotel-Restaurant Zwergschlösschen e.K.
Gasthof Stübnitz GbR

Tips and hints

Start

Schloss Osterstein Gera (223 m)
Coordinates:
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50.880803, 12.062827
DMS
50°52'50.9"N 12°03'46.2"E
UTM
33U 293390 5640680
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Destination

Schloss Osterstein Gera

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Public transport

To reach the city of Gera, take the train from Erfurt, Leipzig, Hof or Chemnitz. Check www.bahn.de for the time table and tickets.

The railway "Vogtlandbahn" takes you across the region itself: www.vogtlandbahn.de 

Use the tram in the city: www.gvbgera.de/fahrplanauskunft  

Getting there

Coordinates

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50.880803, 12.062827
DMS
50°52'50.9"N 12°03'46.2"E
UTM
33U 293390 5640680
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Faltkarte "Kulturweg der Vögte"

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Status
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Distance
58 km
Duration
0:54 h
Ascent
574 m
Descent
574 m
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