Wednesday, 19 August 2015


The landscape of the Vogtland is sometimes referred to as idyllic, bearing in mind its fields, meadows and wooded hilltops. In the south and southeast, Vogtland rises to a low or mid-height mountain range also called Oberes Vogtland, or Upper Vogtland. Here, monocultural coniferous forest is the predominant form of vegetation. The Vogtland's highest mountain is Schneehübel, reaching 974 metres, another remarkable landmark is the Schneckenstein, 883m above sea level, which gained some renown for its (falsely alleged) unique abundance of topaz crystals. Its mountains spread from Erzgebirge in the south-east to Fichtelgebirge in the south-west, some peaks also belonging to Elstergebirge.

Neighboring regions are Frankenwald, Erzgebirge, Thüringer Schiefergebirge (Thuringian Slate Mountains) and Fichtelgebirge. The south-eastern part of the Vogtland belongs to Naturpark Erzgebirge/Vogtland, a protected area comparable to a national park.

In its northern part, which averages around 250m above sea level, the landscape is marked by several river valleys, as the Weiße Elster, the Zwickauer Mulde and the Göltzsch have their spring in the Vogtland, while the Saale flows through Bavaria and Thuringia in the west of Vogtland.
Source: Wikipedia
Thanks to a German postcrosser for this view card
Sent: 6 August 2015   Received:19 August 2015   Travelled: 13 days

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