Weißenstadt am See – Romantic city in the heart of the Fichtelgebirge
Weißenstadt is located at approx. 630 m on the plateau of the Fichtelgebirge, embedded in a wide and hilly landscape traversed by small rivers and streams. The large lake of Weißenstadt (50 ha) lies very close to the city and therefore gives a very special flair to it and its surroundings. With its 4 km long lakeside path, the idyllic lake, accessible from all sides, is a magnet for excursions in the region with numerous leisure facilities for young and old.
During the Middle Ages, Weißenstadt had its prosperity through tin mining and beekeeping. From the middle of the 14th century, it also was part of the administrative centre from which the area of today’s county Wunsiedel was administrated. One of a total of six offices was situated in Weißenstadt.
The entire old town, with its historic barns and unique rock caverns, is listed and is a witness to a long history.
In the beginning of the 19th century, the automatic art of stone grinding was developed in Weißenstadt. The factory grounds of the former „Granitwerke Ackermann“ were located in today’s spa gardens of Weißenstadt. Parts of the factory are preserved and harmoniously integrated into the park. Even today some top companies are located in Weißenstadt.
The state-approved resort has dedicated itself especially to health tourism. Since 2007, the spa center has been offering over 100 different spa facilities, including treatments with radon.
Since 2016, the „Siebenquell® GesundheitsZeitResort“, with its own therapeutic area for individual curative treatments, a water and sauna world and a spacious beauty and SPA area, as well as a fitness centre complete the diverse health services offered by the city.
Weißenstadt is well connected to the regional and interregional road network and can be reached from both the A 9 motorway and the A 93 motorway in about 15 km via the state road 2180. The regional centers Bayreuth, Hof, Marktredwitz, Selb and Wunsiedel can be reached in a short time.
Weißenstadt is easily accessible from the airports of Nuremberg (about 120 km), Leipzig (about 190 km) and Munich (about 250 km).
Health & Fitness
- Siebenquell® GesundheitsZeitResort
- Kurzentrum Weißenstadt
- Around the lake
- Hiking, Cycling, Nordic Walking
- Winter sports
- Monumental Old Town
- „The small museum“ – culture on the Peunt
- Felsenbühne Waldstein