There we stand in front of a narrow stone tower. The “Kuhberg Aussichtsturm” was built in 1900 on top of the mountain; since then countless hikers have climbed the 64 steps to the top and of course we climb the tower as well. And it is worth it: who climbs the 21 meters high tower, will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the entire Vogtland and far beyond. When the weather is good, you can even see the Fichtelgebirge on one side and the Völkerschlachtdenkmal of Leipzig on the other side on the horizon.
Back downstairs, model trains rattle on tiny tracks that meander along at the foot of the tower. Approximately 30 model railways are in use around the tower rails and pass complex constructed scenes with small houses, railway stations, figures and even a model of the imposing „Göltzschtalbrücke“. A paradise for model railway fans!
After all the impressions our stomachs rumble, but at the restaurant „Kuhberg Baude“ we order culinary refreshments, for example home cooking, regional dishes and refreshing drinks. The sunny terrace is ideal for breathing and preparing for the climb-down with fresh chanterelles and a tingling organic lemonade. Dear Vogtland – we’ll see you again for sure!
All photos in the article ©Kai Bergmann