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

Make Time for Görlitz

Everyone has heard of amazing Berlin, Prague and Wroclaw. You probably have these places on your travel wish list, or have already been – and rightly so! But right in … 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

Zgorzelec: Across the Bridge!

One of the unique things about Görlitz is that it’s right across the bridge from Poland and one can walk between the two countries without any kind of border check. … 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

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Hiking in Hejnice

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

Stolpersteine

The German word Stolperstein means stumbling stone, and today you may “stumble” over one of these 70,000 small brass stones placed all over Germany as well as Europe. This is … Read more