In addition to its beautiful and lovingly restored old town center, Zittau offers you the possibility of excursions into the nearby Zittau Mountains. Many peaks offer a wonderful view and restaurants where you can treat yourself to a beer or a coffee after a successful ascent. Our climatic health resorts Oybin andJonsdorf offer you a lot to discover. Both places can be reached by the historicalNarrow-gauge railroadtrain to reach them. For more tips just check the tourist info in the Zittau town hall.
For those interested in history, the city museum offers interesting insights into historical Zittau. You can also marvel at the Zittau lenten cloths, which are a worldwide rarity. Discover Zittau from below and join a cellar tour. In old times Zittau was not only a trading metropolis but also a brewery deluxe. The tour leads through various beer cellars and historic vaults. On the other hand, you can climb up the 60m high tower of theSt. John's Churchfrom here you have a magnificent view of the city and theZittau Mountains.
If you want to relax and enjoy culture after lectures, visit the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater , where there are also regular readings or philharmonic concerts. AtCrown cinemashows many independent films as well as classics, and if you love blockbusters, you can go to theFilm palace at the markettheater. All this is also available as outdoor variants: the film nights in the Weinau and the Jonsdorfer Waldbühne invite you to culture in nature in the summer.
In Zittau you can also go partying properly. Clubs like Starclub invite you to their weekly student parties during the semester. For example, you can party in theDeZiBardirectly in the basement of the dormitory, or in one of the bars and pubs in the city center like theVinylor theMocca Bar. In addition, there is always one of the WG and dormitory parties going on somewhere. After all, semester kick-offs, mountain parties and the end of the semester want to be celebrated.
In addition to relaxed sunbathing, the Olbersdorfer See offers numerous opportunities to get rid of pounds gained in the mensa. You can quickly cycle or jog around the lake or explore the area on an all-terrain Segway. In addition to the wide range of university sports, from the gym to swimming and table tennis to Zumba, there is something for everyone. Otherwise, you can also get active in sports at the HSG.