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Vogtland Reeves' Cultural Trail - Stage 3: In the cradle of Vogtland county

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  • Blick zur Osterburg
    / Blick zur Osterburg
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
  • / Karte Kulturweg der Vögte - Etappe 3
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Barteld Redaktion & Verlag
  • / Kirche Schömberg
    Photo: Archiv TVV, F. Hafenrichter
  • / Museum Osterburg Weida
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Osterburg Weida
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Türmerwohnung auf der Osterburg
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Innenraum der Pfarrkirche St. Veit in Wünschendorf
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Pfarrkirche St. Veit in Wünschendorf
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Rittergut Endschütz - Fassade des Gutshauses
    Photo: Archiv Rittergut Endschütz
  • / Stadtkirche St. Marien Weida
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Marcus Dassler
  • / Peterskirche Weida
    Photo: Archiv TVV, M. Dassler
m 300 250 200 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Rittergut Endschütz Klosterruine Cronschwitz Dorfladen Endschütz Kloster Mildenfurth Kirche St. Ursula Lusan Kirche Endschütz Kirche Taubenpreskeln Otto-Dix-Haus
This stage takes us to the birthplace of the Vogtland region. The Reeves established their territorial lordship on Veitsberg hill and later when they built Osterburg Castle in Weida at the end of the 12th century.
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Distance 19.3 km
0:18 h
130 m
72 m
It is worthwhile tracing the historical roots on foot. If you use the well-signposted footpath network, you can complete a circular walk that is about 10 km long. It connects the most attractive sights with almost untouched natural surroundings along the banks of the rivers White Elster and Weida. You can start your walk at two different places: the former convent and corn house in Weida or the historic wooden bridge in Wünschendorf.

The walk in Weida takes you to the Reeves’ family home – Osterburg Castle. You discover Weida and its sacred buildings dating from the medieval period during the varied walk through the old town: St Mary’s Church, St Peter’s Church and Widen Church. 

In Wünschendorf you encounter the oldest church in the Vogtland region – St Veit’s Parish Church. The former private monastery of the Reeves of Weida is located along the route there: the Premonstratensian monastery in Mildenfurth. You can find relaxation, enjoyment and individual accommodation along this route in Weida, Wünschendorf and Endschütz.

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Experience
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Highest point
278 m
Lowest point
188 m
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Rest Stop

Osterburg Castle
Gaststätte Waldi´s Lindenhof
HOF Café auf dem Kulturhof Zickra

Tips and hints

Start

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

Weida

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can get to Weida (Mitte) with the railway "Erfurter Bahn" from Gera (Thuringia) or Hof (Bavaria). From Weida (Mitte), there is just a few meters to the historic sights like Osterburg castle. Check www.bahn.de for the train time tables.

Getting there

Coming from Erfurt, Leipzig or Nuremberg, take the exit "Lederhose" on the A 9 motorway and drive on the federal street B 175 to Weida. The Osterburg is signposted with brown signs. At the driveway to Osterburg, turn left into Wallstrasse, where there is a public car park.

Parking

You park in Weida on the public parking lot (cars and buses) in Wallstraße at Semmelweispark.

Coordinates

DD
50.880803, 12.062827
DMS
50°52'50.9"N 12°03'46.2"E
UTM
33U 293390 5640680
w3w 
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Status
open
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
0:18 h
Ascent
130 m
Descent
72 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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