Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Herrnhut

Völkerkundemuseum

Even before they started travelling the world, the Hernhutters were so obsessed with exotic lands they purchased items brought from Australia by Captain Cook's expedition. That collection was greatly expanded by cur…
Park in Bad Muskau

Muskauer Park

Unesco-listed Muskauer Park is the verdant masterpiece of 19th-century celebrity landscape gardener, Prince Hermann von Pückler, who inherited his family estate in 1811. At a whopping 560 hectares, the folly-peppere…
Historic Site in Görlitz

Heiliges Grab

The Heiliges Grab is a close replica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as it looked in the Middle Ages during the time of the Crusades. Among the Crusaders was local boy Georg Emmerich, who made the trip primarily …
Memorial in Bautzen

Gedenkstätte Bautzen

Left exactly as it was in the late 1980s, the Bautzen II prison is now the Gedenkstätte Bautzen, dedicated to the victims of political oppression. You can see prisoner transport vans, recreated prison cells from the…
Museum in Görlitz

Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz

The splendid Schönhof, a 1526 Renaissance residence, forms the atmospheric backdrop to this comprehensive exhibit on the culture and history of Silesia, a region that's often found itself in the cross-hairs of polit…
Architecture in Görlitz

Art Nouveau Department Store

Famously featuring in Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel, this architectural stunner is centred on a galleried atrium accented with wooden balustrades, floating staircases and palatial chandeliers, and lid…
Museum in Görlitz

Barockhaus

This museum will fascinate anyone with a taste for the odd with its curiously broad exhibits. Wealthy merchant Johann Christian Ameiss translated his wealth into this magnificent baroque residence that later became …
Museum in Bautzen

Sorbisches Museum

The Sorb national museum has collections and displays on every aspect of the history and culture of this ethnic minority. The exhibit kicks off with a general overview before documenting aspects of everyday life, su…
Museum in Zittau

Museum Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz

This former church holds Zittau's most famous attraction, the 1472 Grosses Zittauer Fastentuch (Large Zittau Lenten Veil). The house-sized painted linen cloth shows a complete illustrated Bible in 90-odd scenes – Ge…
Historic Building in Görlitz

Rathaus

Görlitz' town hall takes up the entire western side of the Untermarkt, but the oldest and most noteworthy section is the tower building with the curving Renaissance staircase fronted by a sculpture of the goddess Ju…