Wunsiedel District — Rock Formations, Farms, Fests

The Wunsiedel District in northeast Bavaria borders the Czech Republic. You will immediately discover why this is such an attractive tourist destination, with hiking and skiing topping the list of outdoor activities available in this part of the Fichtelgebirge mountain range.

Wunsiedel District Map

Map of the Wunsiedel District

Towns & Villages in the Wunsiedel District

  • Arzberg (Bavaria)
  • Bad Alexandersbad
  • Höchstädt (Fichtelg.)
  • Hohenberg a. d. Eger
  • Kirchenlamitz
  • Marktleuthen
  • Thiersheim
  • Thierstein
  • Tröstau
  • Weißenstadt
  • Wunsiedel
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Impressive rock formations will attract your interest, such as a beautiful sea of granite rocks that forms the largest natural rock labyrinth in Europe. The towering Schneeberg and Ochsenkopf mountains, rising before you above 1,000 meters, boast the highest peaks in northern Bavaria.

The district seat is the town of Wunsiedel. Its Natural Stone Archive contains an inventory of more than 5,000 rock samples, the largest collection of its kind in the world. While here, you will want to see the 15th-century Koppeten Tower Gate, the 14th-century castle and sanctuary ruins on Catherine’s Hill, and the town’s famous 34 wells, which are the focus of an annual celebration.

Selb and Artzberg are border communities, with Selb being the larger and more developed of the two. Marktredwitz is the district’s largest town, where you can enjoy choirs, folk music, theater, and numerous town festivals.

Camping is popular in this region, as are stays at local farms, many of which welcome travelers. Make a point of visiting some of the smaller towns, too, such as Hohenberg an der Eger, Kirchenlamitz and Schönwald.

 

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