Oybin Castle and Monastery

Where knights and kings once roamed ...

Anyone coming to the Zittau Mountains Nature Park is bound to stop off at the spa resort of Oybin. The town is named after the sandstone dome towering over its heart, its powerful outline alone leaving a lasting impression on any visitor. Even more fascinating, however, is the history of the castle and monastery on the rocky summit, which is of great European significance.

Surrounded by a magical mountain landscape with sandstone cliffs, it became a much-loved motif of Romantic artists.

Today, castle festivals, monks’ processions, concerts and mystical nights bring the ruins to life.

Enjoy a warm welcome, go off and explore and experience history up close.