Welcome to Zittau
In the far southeast corner of Saxony, cradled by Poland and the Czech Republic, Zittau makes for an easy daytrip from Dresden or Görlitz. Its largely baroque Altstadt came through WWII mostly intact, though Cold War–era neglect is still evident in places. The town is a major stop for religious pilgrims thanks to two precious late-medieval Lenten veils, which are ultrarare and stunning pieces of artistry. By contrast, the newest attraction is the bright and whimsical Pop Art Quarter, one of the largest of its kind in Germany.