Hiking in Löbau

Löbau is a city in Saxony and Upper Lusatia, about 25 km southwest of Görlitz. It can be reached easily by train or bus. With a population of about 15,000 people, the city lies between the slopes of the Löbauer Berg and the Upper Lusatian mountains. The double peaks of the Löbauer Berg (447 m Read More

Großschönau Mandau Fachwerk river

Day Trip to Großschönau

This article originally appeared in the digital magazine Görlitz Town and Country in August 2018 One of my favorite things to do since moving to Görlitz is to take little day trips to explore my new home & all of its surroundings. I am always on the lookout for a new location to “discover”, so Read More

Mount Oybin Ruins

Mount Oybin is located near Zittau and is about an hour’s drive away from Görlitz (45 km). This mountain is famous for its castle and monastery ruins. Also famous is the narrow-gauge-railway where you can take a steam train from Zittau to Oybin. Mount Oybin is made of sandstone and 514 meters high. It’s a Read More

St. Marienthal Abbey

The St. Marienthal Abbey (Kloster St. Marienthal) is a beautiful nunnery that’s about a thirty minute drive (20 km) south from Görlitz, right on the Neiße River and the border to Poland. The abbey was founded in 1234 and destroyed several times by fire or during war. In 1685 it was rebuilt in Baroque style, Read More

Karl May Fest in Radebeul

When I heard on the radio that there was a Karl May Fest in Radebeul (about an hour away from Görlitz) and was promised that it would have “echte Indianer” (real Indians!) I couldn’t resist the temptation to check it out. Naturally, being from Arizona, I have seen real Native Americans and this ad on the Read More