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Upper LusatiaGermany

Learn about the rich history of this vast region of medieval towns and mountains beside the borders of Poland and the Czech Republic.

Towns and quaint villages with historical quarters occupy the hilly terrain of Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz). It is a large region comprising of many churches, majestic town halls and parks alongside thermal spas and historic castles.

Bautzen is the historic capital of Upper Lusatia and contains many of the region’s most intriguing treasures. Wander through the old town center to see the great range of architecture. Admire the yellow façade and tall clock tower of the Bautzen Rathaus. Learn about the city’s dark past in the Bautzen Memorial, which commemorates the victims of a former Stasi prison.

The region’s largest city, Goerlitz, lies directly east of Bautzen on the Polish border. The city contains the Holy Grave, a replica of the small chapel of the same name in Jerusalem. Take advantage of sunny days with trips to the Görlitz Conservation Zoo and Görlitz Stadtpark. Bring the kids on the Görlitz Vintage Miniature Railway to ride through parkland in the city center.

Reach the northwestern part of the region for the relaxing havens of Körse Thermal Spa in Kirschau and Lausitzbad Spa in Hoyerswerda. The latter town also contains Hoyerswerda Zoo and Hoyerswerda Castle Museum.

Upper Lusatia’s countryside is rich with picturesque rock formations and sweeping meadows. Travel south to Zittau to find the Zittau Mountains, which continue across the border into the Czech Republic. The highest peak is Lausche, which has a small ski resort.

Try the region’s traditional cuisine, such as stopperle dumplings and teichelmauke, a local rendition of beef and mashed potatoes. The climate varies depending on elevation and location in this large region. In general, expect cold, snowy winters and fairly wet weather year-round.

Most of this region belongs to the German state of Saxony. Fly to Dresden Airport, just outside the western limits of the historical area. Villages and towns are easily accessible using the railway.

Discover Germany’s mountainous scenery and splendid architecture in the vast region of Upper Lusatia.

Top Hotels in Upper Lusatia

City Hotel Hoyerswerda
City Hotel Hoyerswerda
Bautzener Allee 1a, Hoyerswerda, SN
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Situated in Hoyerswerda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hoyerswerda Zoo, Lausitzhalle and Hoyerswerda Castle Museum. Lusatian Lakeland Klinikum GmbH ...

3.8/5Good! (104 reviews)
Good value hotel

"The hotel was clean and good value with very pleasant staff. The room had a microwave and a kettle but I couldn't see any cutlery or crockery. I didn't need to use either but was puzzled as to why they were there. I can only assume they must have long stay guests who do need such facilities. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2019

City Hotel Hoyerswerda
DerLeuchtTurm-Gastro GmbH
DerLeuchtTurm-Gastro GmbH
3 out of 5
Zum Leuchtturm 1, Elsterheide
The price is CA $139 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Geierswalder See, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lusatian Lake District and Hoyerswerda Zoo. Hoyerswerda ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)

"Der Leuchtturm ist echt eine gelungene Gaststätte. Super Ausblick. Klasse Ausstattung. Und super essen"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

DerLeuchtTurm-Gastro GmbH
Trixi Ferienpark Zittauer Gebirge
Trixi Ferienpark Zittauer Gebirge
3.5 out of 5
Jonsdorfer Straße 40, Grossschoenau, Sachsen
The price is CA $148 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Nestled on the beach, this Grossschoenau holiday park is within 2 mi (3 km) of Motorrad-Veteranen und Technik-Museum, Deutsches Damast- und Frottiermuseum and ...

3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)
Lovely holiday park in a lovely part of Germany

"We stayed 3 days at the Trixi Park and we were lucky that the weather was glorious and hot. The swimming lake is excellent and the kids loved the slide and diving boards. The indoor swimming pool is equally and the associated climbing center really challenged the kids in a positive sense. The house ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2018

Trixi Ferienpark Zittauer Gebirge
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Vacation Rentals in Upper Lusatia

VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
3.5 out of 5
Konsulstraße 1, Goerlitz
The price is CA $118 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in Goerlitz, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Frauenkirche and Museum of Natural History Goerlitz. Anne Chapel and Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"It was great. Very nice property. The personnel at the hotel was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2019

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Happy Days, Apartment With Lawn Terrace & Separate Access in the Border Triangle
Happy Days, Apartment With Lawn Terrace & Separate Access in the Border Triangle
Arno-Förster-Straße 4, Anbau, Seifhennersdorf, Saxony

This family-friendly Seifhennersdorf apartment building is located in a rural location, within 1 mi (2 km) of Zittau Mountains Nature Park and Bohemia. Oderwitz ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Emofehlenswert

"Sehr sauber alles da was man benötigt."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2020

Happy Days, Apartment With Lawn Terrace & Separate Access in the Border Triangle
Apartment "flieder" - Apartments Gutshof Schirgiswalde
Apartment "flieder" - Apartments Gutshof Schirgiswalde
The price is CA $191 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated in Schirgiswalde-Kirschau, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Koerse Therme Spa and within 9 miles (15 km) of Bohemia and Sluknov Square. ...

Apartment "flieder" - Apartments Gutshof Schirgiswalde
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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