Schönberg / Great Pond / Bear Pond
Schönberg, which is popular at all times of the year, is the southernmost settlement in Saxony.
It was first mentioned in 1261 as "Schoniberch" and thus bears the former name of the Kapellenberg = "beautiful mountain".
The Marienkirche, the castle (private property) as well as the freely accessible manor graves in the castle park are worth seeing. Also the remains of the old chapel "St. Ursula" on the slope of the Kapellenberg, the Zahnwehbrünnlein and of course the Kapellenberg tower with its great view of the Egerland (Czech Republic).
The southernmost mineral spring is located near the border with the Czech Republic, embedded in the forest,
the "Schönberger Säuerling", which can be tasted with pleasure.
The place is particularly proud of its famous "son" Siegfried Steiger, who saw the light of day here in 1929. He is the founder of the "Björn Steiger Foundation" and became the architect of modern rescue services in Germany and Europe. The uniform emergency numbers 110 and 112 go back to him.
The large pond is a unique breeding habitat for water birds, but bathing is also allowed.
Bärendorf is the highest village (720m) in the upper Vogtland. Founded by the Schönberg manor, it was first mentioned in 1577 as "Berntorff", the name of which refers to the village "where there were bears".
Today the "Bärendorfer Schupfen" (a converted barn), with its music and dance events, is a magnet for guests from near and far. These are organized and carried out by the "Dorfensemble Bärendorf" on fixed dates from May to September.
Bärendorf is also an ideal starting point for a hike to the Elsterquelle (Czech Republic).
Hohendorf stretches from the northern slope of the Kapellenberg down to the valley of the stream of the same name, where three former mills connect to Bad Brambach.
In 1395 it was first mentioned in a document as "Hohdorff". From 1474 it was called "Hondorff", which roughly means "to the high-lying village".
The inhabitants of the small cottages initially found employment as forest and quarry workers, but from the 2nd half of the 19th century mainly in bow making. Under the influence of Bad Brambach, the place developed more and more into a summer resort and increasingly accommodated holiday guests.
Even today, far away from industry and large cities, they enjoy the wooded mountain ranges and spacious valleys.
In the center of the village, the "Dorfcafe" invites you to take a break. Tel .: 037438/21194
Oberbrambach / Frauengrün / Kleedorf
Oberbrambach is part of the municipality of Bad Brambach in the Upper Vogtland. It was officially incorporated in 1972. The village is known as a historically significant spring location with its former soda factory, which moved to a new, modern production building north of the B92 in 1996 as Bad Brambacher Mineralquellen GmbH. The street name Sprudelstraße still reminds of them.
If you hike from Oberbrambach in the direction of Gürther Kreuz and Raun, you will quickly reach the youngest settlement around Bad Brambach, the Frauengrün district, nestled in romantic meadow valleys and forest.
Kleedorf is about 2 km west of Oberbrambach. Interesting hiking trails lead from here through untouched nature.
Rohrbach / Hennebach
The village of Rohrbach was first mentioned under the name Rorbach in 1185. The important trade route Leipzig - Eger once ran through the village. It crossed the border with Bohemia here and reached its greatest height in the Rohrbach district at 650 m above sea level. The quarter milestone remained as a traffic-historical testimony. Since 1950 it has been in its original location in Rohrbach on the old Poststrasse (corner of Grenzweg / Wiesengrund).
The Hennebach residential area on the Hennebach or Hannabach of the same name (Czech: Pstruhový potok) belongs to Rohrbach, to the east, directly on the Czech border and equally scattered.
If you are driving to Landwüst (or back) from Bad Brambach, a stop at the Waldimbiß in Hennebach ("Hammerl") is recommended. Rustic wooden furniture invites you to linger in a sheltered location. Further information: Tel .: 037438 - 21733
Raun / Raunergrund / Gürth
Raun is a typical Waldhufendorf , which was first mentioned in 1378 as "Rüwen" or "Run".
The railway separates the village into Oberdorf and Unterdorf. In addition to the important chapel, Egerland half-timbered gables determine the appearance of Raun as a settlement on many farmhouses.
The Lohhäuser, Raunergrund and Raunerhammer are off the beaten track .
The restaurant "Rauner Hof" is in the center of the village and the "Felsenkeller" is located in Raunergrund on the B92, Tel: 037438/20502
Gürth is about 2 km away from Raun and was incorporated there in 1950.
In 1994 Gürth came to Bad Brambach through the incorporation of Rauns.
Some farmsteads in the Egerland style have been preserved in the village.
Valuable details of the former half-timbered building and historic courtyard entrances can still be discovered here.