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W9 Skiwelt - Stadt Schöneck Tour

Winter hiking · Vogtland
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  • Impressionen Schöneck bei Nacht
    / Impressionen Schöneck bei Nacht
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Jan_Hesse_Schoeneck
  • / Blick auf Schöneck Winter
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Jan_Hesse_Schoeneck
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Wonderful nature-city-tour with fantastic views to Bavaria, Bohemia and Thuringia.
Distance 5.5 km
1:33 h
151 m
151 m
767 m
621 m
On the Skiwelt-Stadt-Schöneck Tour you can experience a mix of panoramic views and Schöneck's city and brewing history. The tour takes you past various gastronomic facilities


- IFA "Berghütten" and the "Hüttenwirt" in the Skiwelt

- Gasthof Brauschänke to the bio-bakery and cafés in the centre of Schöneck

Author’s recommendation

take your time for the food
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
621 m

Safety information

In the event of heavy snowfall, wet snow the path from the IFA via Bockmühlenweg may be closed due the snow in the forest

Tips and hints

It is not possible to use the lift in winter


IFA-Ferienpark / Tourist-Info (761 m)
50.389284, 12.344482
50°23'21.4"N 12°20'40.1"E
33U 311240 5585285


IFA-Ferienpark / Tourist-Info

Turn-by-turn directions

From the climbing forest entrance on the Bockmühlenweg follow the path down the valley to the Skiwelt valley station, cross the piste between the valley station of the 4-seater chairlift and the Streugrün drag lift (fast and attentive, skiers and snowboarders cross the path)

past the "Hüttenwirt" and snow pond to the first fork in the path. Turn right and follow the path uphill for approx. 500 m to the fork in Krumme Gasse, now turn left and follow the path uphill to the brewery museum, then towards the Alter Söll (be careful when climbing), then over the Sonnenwirbel and Hauptstraße (stops in cafes or local history and cigar museum) to Alpertplatz, turn right to the Mangelsdorferstraße approx. 150 m and then left towards the city park / exercise course, at the end of the course the path runs to the left through the city park and leads up to the street Am Stadtpark, further towards the youth hostel and below the sports fields to the IFA / tourist information - end


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Stop right at the start of the tour. With Vogtlandbahn connection to DB network

Getting there



50.389284, 12.344482
50°23'21.4"N 12°20'40.1"E
33U 311240 5585285
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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hinking shoes, winter clothing

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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5.5 km
1:33 h
151 m
151 m
Highest point
767 m
Lowest point
621 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights


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