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

At a glance

  • Start: Gera
  • Destination: Weida
  • 19,35 km
  • 18 minutes
  • 130 m
  • 278 m
  • 188 m

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.

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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  • Tarmac (34%)


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