Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Greiz - Pearl of the Vogtland

    Burgplatz 12 Unteres Schloss 07973

    How to Get There?


      From the transport hub of Weimar to the northwest of Greiz you can take a Regional Express train to Greiz station. Regional trains also serve the Gera train station, from which Greiz is also easily accessible using the Vogtlandbahn.

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      The motorways B92 and B94 run directly through Greiz, making it very easy to get to by car. B92 and B94 are reachable from the major motorways A4 to the north, A9 to the west, and A72 to the south and east.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.656105
      LONGTITUDE: 12.200060



      The nearest airport is Flughafen Leipzig it is only 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the city Greiz. You can reach the city via the highway A9.

      Nearest airport

      Flughafen Leipzig

    Why Go There?

    Nicknamed the "Pearl of the Vogtland", Greiz is a fairy-tale city with a rich collection of architecture from many different styles and time periods. The architecture alone tells a story of the city's history.

    Greiz has many impressive examples of art nouveau and revival architecture in residential buildings throughout the city. Two of the city's main architectural highlights are the Lower Palace and the Upper Palace. The Lower Palace was originally a Renaissance palace that has since been rebuilt in the classical style after being destroyed by fire in the early 1800s.

    Within the palace you can visit the local History Museum, the tourist information centre, as well as a lovely cafe. The oldest landmark in Greiz is the Upper & Lower Palace, which is an impressive display in itself of different architectural styles, such as Renaissance and medieval, that reflect different periods in Germany's history. The Palace contains a museum and exhibitions on the history of the City. You can discover more historical things like the summer palace with state collection of books, the Satiricum, the classical building in the historic Old Town and the White Cross.

    Make sure not to miss to visit Greizer Park as well, which is a garden oasis right on the river Elster. This English-style garden dates back to 1650 and is home to wonderfully exotic trees, many different species of bird, and a beautiful lake. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake and treat yourself to simply perfect views.



    Location Details

    Escape Address: Burgplatz 12 Unteres Schloss 07973, Greiz, Thuringia, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    Hike up through the "Ida Heights," which was transformed into a kind of park under the wishes of Prince Henry XXII in 1876. This area was named after Henry's wife, Princess Ida.

    Hidden gems

    For a great view of the Upper Palace and the town, make your way up 65 meters above the valley floor to the Gasparine Temple, which was built almost two centuries ago.

    Local speciality

    Check out Blue Print Schwinkowski, owned by one of the only masters of blue-print artisanry left in the region. You can find an array of blue-print linens and clothing here to both admire and purchase.

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