Jonsdorf – Mountain Spa Town

Jonsdorf, a cute little village located in the Zittau Mountains known as a Luftkurort – literally an “air spa”, is a town that has been declared a health resort for … Read more

Joachimstein Water Palace

This forgotten and neglected water palace was once one of the most beautiful in the region, designed and built by the same architects who worked on some of the masterpieces … Read more

Markersdorf

Markersdorf is an unassuming place with surprising ties to important historical figures and events. The idyllic little village lies just to the west of Görlitz in Upper Lusatia. At the … Read more

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 … Read more

Hiking in Hejnice

hejnice pilgrimage hike oresnik basilica

Hejnice (German: Haindorf) is a small town of about 2,600 people in the Liberec district located at the northern slopes of the Jizera Mountains in the valley of the river Smědá … Read more

Bunzlau – Day Trips in Poland

Bolesławiec (Bunzlau in German), is located on the Bóbr River in southwestern Poland in Lower Silesia, about an hour’s train ride from Görlitz. Given the title “Miasto Ceramiki” (or Town of … Read more

Frýdlant – Day Trips in Czechia

I continue to be amazed by the many interesting and beautiful places that surround Görlitz, and Frýdlant in Czechia is no exception. We recently had a friend from the U.S. … Read more

Day Trip to Großschönau

Großschönau Mandau Fachwerk river

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 … Read more