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Zittauer Gebirge

The smallest low mountain range of Germany located in the heart of Europe

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Zittau


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Statistic

 Post Code: 02763
Area Code: 03583
27.454 residences
Surface: 25,41 kmē
Internet:
http://www.zittau.de/
Mayor:
Arnd Voigt

 

Zittau the most southeast county town of Germany lays in the border triangle Germany-Poland-Czech Republic. The city centre with the city hall, the small shops and the churches invites to a city stroll. Many imposing Renaissance houses and baroque houses are worth seeing. They tell of the past of the city richest once of the 6 cities alliance. The city hall was built between in 1840-1845 after plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and today is a worth seeing centre of the market.

A huge number of wells of different time epochs, distributes in the whole town, invite for staying. The flower clock, a known landmark, appears at every season in a changed image.

A specific feature is Zittauer fasting cloth( Fastentuch) from 1472. The 8.20-m-high and 6.80-m-wide linen cloth with 90 pictures from the old person and New Testament is a unique textile and one of the most important art treasures of the outgoing Middle Ages. In a 7-m-wide and 9-m-high glass cabinet it is to be visited in the church "Zum Heiligen Kreuz" to the holy cross ").