The municipality is also called place of the big trees. It lies in the side valley of the Mandau and is united trough the villages Bertsdorf and Hörnitz. In 2003 Bertsdorf-Hörnitz was chosen the nicest village of Saxony.
Not only for steam locomotive freaks is the railway station Bertsdorf worth seeing. Here is the crossing of the tracks going to Zittau , Jonsdorf or Oybin.