Area: 133.79 km²
Attractions in Zittau Mountains
The Zittau Mountains Nature Park is crossed by the Mandau River and thrives on a harmonious landscape of low mountain ranges, Olbersdorf Lake, the baroque city of Zittau and charming small towns where traditional crafts are still pursued. In the idyllic villages of the nature park you will also find the typical Upper Lusatian half-timbered houses. The natural park landscape is characterised by its extraordinary diversity. Undeveloped open spaces offer wide views of the surrounding area.
Impressive geology can be marvelled at in the so-called stone zoo, in the early morning or at sunset you can observe deer, badgers, eagle owls or peregrine falcons in the forests and meadows, and those interested in plants will be delighted to see marsh marigolds, Turk's cap lily and silver thistle in wetlands and mountain meadows.