From the pottery town up to the Lenten veils
Width. What an appetite to hike! You have reached Lausche, which is only 800 m high. The mountain air tastes good. The view is distant, all the way to the Bohemian mountains. The heart is light … as is the back. Your luggage will follow you. The burden of the daily grind is gone.
Length. Underway on the Upper Lusatian Mountain Trail. It is 107 km long and it meanders from the pottery town of Neukirch to the City of Zittau in the south-east of Saxony. This lies right in the tri-border area of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. The route can easily be completed in six stages.
Profile. The altitude difference is 600 m. The route follows the undulations of the Upper Lusatian Highlands and then climbs into the Zittau Mountains where Lausche and Hochwald are the highest peaks. Nature has modelled the landscape out of granite, sandstone and vulcanite, clad it in woods and meadows and deposited many crags in its midst, to the great pleasure of climbers.
Diversity. Do you like solitude in nature, but at the same time the life at the roadside? The mountain trail will show you Upper Lusatian Houses in the villages, which are unique in Europe. The trail leads up to the castle and monastery ruin on Mount Oybin, which the Romantics used to like to paint. The Zittau narrow gauge railway will entice even hardened hikers to get on board. And you must be sure to see the Lenten veils in Zittau, which is more than 750 years old.