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Winter hiking to Kottenheide and Muldenberg

Winter hiking · Vogtland · open
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  • / Talsperre Muldenberg
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m 800 750 700 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Pferdeschlittenfahrten Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte Hotel Haus am Ahorn Pferdeschlittenfahrten
Winter hiking through the snowy forest.
open
moderate
Distance 13.2 km
3:20 h
104 m
104 m
The way is 10 km long and leads through the small town Kottenheide, on to the pre-dam of the Muldenberg dam and back to Schöneck.

Author’s recommendation

The Hotel & Restaurant "Haus am Ahorn" is located in Kottenheide. Here you can stop off comfortably or just enjoy a mulled wine.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
802 m
Lowest point
710 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurants im IFA Schöneck Hotel & Ferienpark
Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte
Restaurant im Ferienhotel Haus am Ahorn

Tips and hints

https://schoeneck-vogtland.de

Start

Recreation area "Muldenquelle am Meiler" (774 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.389734, 12.349569
DMS
50°23'23.0"N 12°20'58.4"E
UTM
33U 311603 5585322
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Destination

Cross-country trail access at the Schöneck roundabout

Turn-by-turn directions

Cross the street at the roundabout and follow the path towards the snack bar "Meilerhütte". At the crossroads stay right and after about 200m you turn left. After a short distance, follow the path to the right and cross the street. The Kirchsteig to Kottenheide begins on the opposite side and is marked as a winter hiking trail. Crossing the place, we leave Kottenheide in the direction of Muldenberg and walk over the pre-barrier back to Schöneck.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the RB1 line of the Vogtlandbahn to the stop IFA Ferienpark. There is a hiking and trail house in which there are changing rooms, sprinting, showers and toilets. Keep left and cross the main street at the bus stop. The winter hiking trail begins opposite.

 

With the "TaktBUS22" bus from Muldenberg, the "+ Bus90" from Plauen / Oelsnitz, or the "TaktBUS93" from Bad Elster, you can use the bus stop at the IFA Ferienpark and start your hike straight away.

 

You can find real-time timetable information on the website of the public transport company: www.vogtlandauskunft.de

Getting there

In Schöneck, follow the signs for Parkhaus / Skiwelt / IFA Ferienpark. Park your car here and go back to the roundabout.

Parking

In the parking garage at the IFA holiday park.

Coordinates

DD
50.389734, 12.349569
DMS
50°23'23.0"N 12°20'58.4"E
UTM
33U 311603 5585322
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winter sports card Schöneck, available at the tourist information

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Equipment

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
104 m
Descent
104 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Way cleared

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