Zittau, Germany is often overlooked, although there are many Zittau sights. The city is located at the foot of the Zittau Mountains, yet not very many tourists come here. But we think you should put Zittau on your to-do list for your next trip. Because Zittau is one of the most beautiful sights in Saxony, there is a lot to see! Some of the sights in Zittau are even unique.
The market square is the central square of the city. It reflects the eras in which Zittau grew into an elegant city with many trade connections. Many of the houses also show the former wealth of Zittau’s citizens. On the west side of the market, at the corner with Mandauer Berg, stands a particularly beautiful house. In front of it, the striking Mars Fountain provides cooling. But the biggest eye-catcher is the town hall, built between 1840 and 1845. City architect Carl August Schramm built it according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Zittau is not only very far to the east of Germany. Three countries also meet near the city. From Zittau it is less than ten kilometers to the Czech Republic and Poland. All three countries meet just outside Zittau on a meadow on the Lusatian Neisse. The flags of the three countries stand at the border triangle, making the place, which is inconspicuous due to the open borders, visible.