Kammweg Etappe 16 "Vom Burgsteingebiet nach Hirschberg"
Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur Verified partner Explorers Choice
DreifreistaatensteinPhoto: Andreas Löffler, Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
Burgstein ruins near Krebes, Hermann-Vogel-Haus (draftsman of the illustrations of the Grimm brothers' fairy tale books) in Krebes, Burgstein nature trail, moated castle in Geilsdorf, Kienmühle, well-preserved grinding and cutting mill in the Burgstein area, Kemnitzbachtal floodplain, former German-German border barrier area with border barrier installations still partially in place (Kolonnenweg) and border railway station near Gutenfürst,
Protected area "Green Belt of Saxony", Three Tri-State Stone of the three Free States of Saxony-Franconia-Thuringia near Grobau/Münchenreuth/Gebersreuth, village church of Mißlareuth, monument to the learned farmer near Mißlareuth/Rothenacker, German-German border museum in the Thuringian-Bavarian village of Mödlareuth, historic Lower Mill of Mödlareuth, former German-German border barrier area with still partially existing border barriers (Kolonnenweg) between Mödlareuth and Hirschberg.
Hag and hanging footbridge, gondola station, Thuringian Slate Mountains / Upper Saale Nature Park, Museum of Tannery and Town History
Tips and hints
Now you hike on an asphalted farm road to Gebersreuth. On the heights, trees and copses line the path from time to time, leaving the hamlet of Straßenreuth on your left. After Gebersreuth you will meet the Saale-Orla-Weg in the forest, which is mostly identical to the Kammweg to Blankenstein. Leaving the forest, you will soon see the small village of Mödlareuth. Divided by the Tannbach, the southern half of the village belongs to Bavaria, the northern side to Thuringia. The German-German Museum impressively documents the history of "Little Berlin", as Mödlareuth is also called because of its border wall. At the inn "Zum Grenzgänger" you have arrived at the destination of the stage. In Mödlareuth you walk from the inn "Zum Grenzgänger" along the outside area of the museum, past the ruins of the historical mill and the museum parking lot, until you meet the Kolonnenweg running parallel to the Tannbach after a small orchard. A little later you leave the concrete slab path and change to a varied driveway, then path, which you follow to the Öhninger Hütte lookout pavilion. After the magnificent view, you descend again to the Kolonnenweg, which leads you along the impressive Saalebogen with a view of the Hirschberg Castle until just before Hirschberg. The former border strip is largely marked as a "Green Belt" protected area by numerous young birch trees, but also other deciduous trees that characterize the landscape. A pleasant path leads along the slope bordering the Saale valley on the right bank of the Saale to the beginning of the Hirschberger Hag. It goes slightly uphill and downhill, through a deeply cut depression of a brook with delightful views and vistas into the Saale valley. Slightly downhill you get closer and closer to the Saale and with it to the nature reserve Hag and the "Saalebänk" with room for 97 people, whose seat and backrest were made in one piece from the trunk of a 130 year old tree. The bench once stood in the Guinness Book of Records as the "Saalebank", the longest bench made from one trunk. Continuing toward Hirschberg, walk across the hanging jetty firmly anchored in the jagged rock face. A deer on the rocky slope proudly looks over the valley of the Saale.
Author’s map recommendations
- 8 Waypoints
- 8 Waypoints
Questions and answers
Photos from others