The 10 km nature and local history trail is wonderfully suitable for families with children and school classes.
What do busy bees, a castle that no longer exists, alpine plants, models of Vogtland sights and river pearl mussels have to do with each other?
All this is connected to an interesting and varied circular hiking trail. It leads from the historic town centre of Adorf up to the heights in the Arnsgrün district. Even there, there is a fascinating panoramic view of the Upper Vogtland landscape. Shady forest paths lead the hiker back down into the valley called Zeidelweide. Beekeepers used to be called Zeidler. So there must have been a lot of buzzing here in times gone by. Today, the valley, which has been designated a nature reserve, offers a lot of interesting flora and fauna. Millions of tadpoles, for example, populate the waters around the former Old Schönfeld Castle every year. Today, only the Ringwall Island can be seen. According to legend, there are vast rooms underneath it that are said to be filled with gold. The treasure is guarded by the knights who once inhabited the castle. It is not supposed to be locked away from people forever. The person who finds the right key and knows the right formula becomes the new owner of the treasure of Arnsgrün.
Further down the valley - easy to walk - there are always small signs (as along the entire nature trail) pointing out natural history and local history features. This is how you get to a very special exhibition. In the "Little Vogtland" you will find the most famous sights of the Vogtland as detailed models. Idyllically surrounded by forest, you can get many a tip for further excursion destinations in the region. The entrance fee also includes a visit to the only botanical garden in Saxony's Vogtland region. It has set itself the task of presenting the alpine flora. Thousands of plants from the world's high mountains are a feast for the eyes, especially in spring and early summer. At the end of the hike, however, another highlight awaits the guest: Germany's most extensive museum collection on the subject of mother-of-pearl. What lies behind it - let yourself be surprised!