In the south-west of Saxony lies the Vogtland, which extends to Thuringia and Bavaria. If you are looking for a break in a dreamlike landscape and interesting places, you should take a holiday in the Vogtland.
Where is the Vogtland located?
The exact territorial delimitation of the Vogtland differs depending on the point of view:
- From a historical perspective, the term “Vogtland” refers to the former domain of the bailiffs of Weida, Gera, Plauen and Greiz.
- From a natural perspective, areas in Thuringia and Bavaria also belong to the Vogtland natural region in addition to the Saxon Vogtland.
- Colloquially, the Vogtland is identical with the Saxon Vogtland district.
Here we look at the Saxon area of the Vogtland, an area that includes the south-western foothills of the Ore Mountains, the Elstergebirge, the Ore Mountains/Vogtland Nature Park. The Vogtland is a low mountain range landscape that flattens out to the west and north and, economically speaking, has traditionally been a stronghold of the textile industry. Holidays in the Vogtland offer plenty of variety.
Holidays in the Vogtland – excursion tips
A really unusual overnight stay can be found in Schöneck in the Vogtland. Spending the night in a Tinyhouse is already something special, but spending the night in a sea container was a wonderful time-out for us and a unique experience.
In pictures, the Göltzschtal Bridge already looks very impressive, but when you see it in reality, it is even more impressive and I can understand why it is the landmark of the Vogtland.
Schöneck/Vogtland is not far from Plauen. The town is the highest town in the Vogtland region and a popular recreation and winter sports resort that is just perfect for a time out.
Travel information about the Vogtland
If you want to travel to the Vogtland region by train, your journey will first end at one of the larger long-distance railway stations in Leipzig, Erfurt, Lichtenfels or Nuremberg. Regional trains then travel from there to the Vogtland region.
The A 72 motorway crosses the Vogtland in the north. Numerous federal roads criss-cross the region.
The Bayreuth-Chemnitz cycle path and the Elster cycle path lead through the Vogtland.
On the way in …
By public transport
The Vogtland region of Saxony is covered by the Vogtland Transport Association. This includes train and bus connections. The rail network has unfortunately been thinned out in recent years, but is still quite close-knit compared to other regions. All routes are served at least every two hours, most every hour.
Best time to travel
At high altitudes, the climate can be quite harsh. In the Schöneck ski area, for example, snow can still be falling in March.
The amount of precipitation is lower than in the Ore Mountains. It rains more often at high altitudes than in the valley.