Zittau narrow-gauge rail
Schmalspurbahn fahren - Familienurlaub im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

Since 1890, trains operate daily between the city of Zittau and the popular resorts of Jonsdorf and Oybin.

  • Oybin castle and cloister trains
  • Zittau city lookout trains
  • Zittau phenomenon trains
  • Dixieland trains
  • Gourmet trains
  • Rail control centre viewing, etc.


Bahnhofstr. 41
02763 Zittau
Tel. +49 3583 540 540

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Castle and cloister Oybin mountain
Burg und Kloster Berg Oybin im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

Discover the castle and cloister area at Oybin mountain and travel back in time to the age of Charles the Fourth. Wonderfully romantic castle ruins, the emperor's house, the Celestiner monks' cloister create a breathtaking impression of the 14th century. The mountain inn, where kings and princes have dined, has a very special atmosphere, and you may even dine at the knight's table from 700 years ago.

  • permanent exhibit of the history and daily life in the castle and cloister
  • alternating art exhibits
  • guided tours with different special focuses in German and English
  • Castle and cloister trains with the maid to Oybin
  • Musical and literature events


Hauptstr. 16
02797 Kurort Oybin
Tel. +49 35844 73313

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Oberlausitzer tradition houses
Umgebindehäuser im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

These are living witnesses of a unique European folk tradition, which supposedly started in the 15th/16th century and which still characterise the local image in the south of Oberlausitz and in neighbouring northern Bohemia and lower Silesia. On the last Sunday in May of each year, an open-house event is staged to view these traditional homes.

These traditional homes are especially conspicuous in the town of:

  • Bertsdorf
  • Waltersdorf
  • Gro??schönau
  • Seifhennersdorf
  • Lückendorf
Zittau lenten veils
Das grosse Fastentuch in Zittau im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

The huge Zittau lenten veil is the only one of its kind in Germany, and at 8.20 meters tall and 6.80 meters wide, it's the largest surviving lenten veil anywhere. The 15 square meter 'small' Zittau lenten veil is the only lenten veil of the so-called 'Arna Christi' type. Only six veils of this kind have survived worldwide.

Huge Zittau lenten veil 1472

'Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz' museum
Frauenstr. 23
02763 Zittau
Tel. +49 3583 5008920
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'Small' Zittau lenten veil 1573

Franziskanerkloster cultural-historical museum
Klosterstr. 3
02763 Zittau
Tel. +49 3583 554790
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German damask and towelling museum at Gro??schönau
Damast Museum im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

The damask museum at Grossschönau maintains a very special tradition. As early as 1666, damask was woven here for the first time in Germany. The German towelling industry also got its start here. Discover an unusual epoch of German textile manufacturing and a large collection of noble damask.

  • exhibit featuring nearly 30 functioning textile machines and twelve looms, which enable the development of the textile industry to be discovered and relived
  • unique collection of damask from three centuries
  • viewing workshop
  • special exhibit of regional art and history


Schenaustr. 3
02779 Gro??schönau
Tel. +49 35841 35469

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Seifhennersdorf Karasek museum
Karasekmuseum in Seifhennersdorf im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge

The Karasek museum in Seifhennersdorf features a year-round exhibit of robber and smuggler artefacts from centuries past. The Zittauer Gebirge area and Oberlausitz provided numerous bands of robbers and smugglers with a hiding place in the 18th century. The most famous of these was the robber baron Karasek.

The originally erected, farmers', sleeping, and living quarters provide a fascinating impression of the life of weavers around 1800.

  • Exhibition of robber and smuggler artefacts
  • Originally erected farmers', sleeping, and living quarters c. 1800
  • City history


Nordstr. 21a
02782 Seifhennersdorf
Tel. +49 3586 451567

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Deutschlands erster 8000er!
Die Sonnebergbaude in Waltersdorf gehört zu den schönsten Gebirgsbauden in der Oberlausitz. Vor allem für Wanderer; ob mit der Familie, als Gruppe, Paar oder Alleinreisender: Alle Gäste erhalten ein individuelles Angebot für einen unvergessliches Urlaubserlebnis im Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge.
269,00 ???
Urlaub im Töpferpark Gut gesichert und mit Hilfe von erfahrenen Kletterführern, erklimmst du die Sandsteinfelsen des Zittauer Gebirges. Bei geführten Wandertouren kannst du die beeindruckende Natur unserer Region endecken. Eine Fahrt im Gebirgsexpress und ein Besuch im Schmetterlingshaus Jonsdorf runden die Entdeckerreise ab.
8-Tages-Angebot für 2 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder
719,00 ???
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