In the Thuringian Vogtland region lays the 800-year old town of Greiz, famous for its park and castle, and formerly the capital of the principality of Reuss older line. It nestles in the valley of the river Weisse Elster, surrounded by densely wooded ridges and mountain slopes. This unique position has won Greiz the name of "Pearl of Vogtland". On a stroll through the streets and lanes of the old town, visitors will feel the breath of history; there are comfortable restaurants and coffee houses to visit, hotels and guest houses to stay at and lots of sports facilities where everyone is welcome. Learn about the history of this royal town on a guided tour, during a visit to the museum in the Lower Castle or a tour of the Greiz Summer Palace. Walk in the footsteps of the princes of Reuss in the Upper Castle, experience the history of the Greiz textiles industry hands-on in the Lower Castle or enjoy the unique beauty of Greiz Park.