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Oybin Castle and surroundings

In the castle grounds and in the castle

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Oybin Castle and surroundings
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Author: Petr Germanič © gigaplaces.com

The journey begins in the small village of Krompach, where we cross the pedestrian crossing and walk to the town of Oybin, where in the middle of the town there is a sandstone table mountain and the amazing ruins of Oybin Castle.

Oybin Castle

In the castle grounds and in the castle

Oybin, Germany The journey begins in the small village of Krompach, where we cross the pedestrian crossing and walk to the town of Oybin, where in the middle of the city there is a sandstone table mountain and the amazing ruins of Oybin Castle. The castle stands on a mountain at an altitude of 514 m above sea level and was established as a guard post for an important trail connecting Bohemia with Lusatia. The castle was founded around 1256 and changed several owners, in addition to Henry of Lipa, John of Luxembourg, was in the possession of Charles IV. He had it expanded and a Celestine monastery built here. When you walk through the city, you can buy a great ice cream under the castle and there is a tank nearby, to which a steam machine from Zittau arrives. You will reach the yellow hiking trail around Oybin, which leads to the Pferdeberg viewpoint and offers a nice view of the castle. The road leads back to the city, where we come to a staircase that leads around a beautiful church (Lutheran parish church built in 1709–32). The simple Saxon Protestant Baroque building has a well-preserved interior, and up to the castle gate

View from Krompach to Oybin Castle

View from Krompach to Oybin Castle

View from Krompach to Oybin Castle
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The streets of the town of Oybin

The streets of the town of Oybin

The streets of the town of Oybin
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The streets of the town of Oybin

Alleys of the town of Oybin, shops and restaurants

The streets of the town of Oybin
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View of Table Mountain with castle, Oybin

View of Table Mountain with a castle from the park

View of Table Mountain with castle, Oybin
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Oybin Railway Station

Oybin railway station where the historic sightseeing train arrives

Oybin Railway Station
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North side under the castle
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North side under the castle

follow the yellow tourist signs to the lookout points

Oybin from Pferdeberg viewpoint

Pferdeberg

Oybin from Pferdeberg viewpoint
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In the alleys of Oybin
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In the alleys of Oybin

In the alleys of Oybin up the stairs to the castle

Lutheran parish church
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Lutheran parish church

up the stairs around the beautiful church

Lutheran parish church
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Lutheran parish church

We pass the parish church and continue up the stairs

The interior of the church

Inside the church, the atmosphere of times past breathes on you

The interior of the church
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Under the castle

Oybin Castle in front of the first entrance gate

Under the castle
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Entrance gate
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Entrance gate

the first entrance gate

Second entrance gate

After paying 5.Euro you will walk to the second gate

Second entrance gate
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Oybin Castle

Ruins of the Imperial Palace

Oybin Castle
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Gothic window of the castle library
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Gothic window of the castle library

Under the windows is a cloister on the north side of the church

Church nave
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Church nave

Concerts are held here on summer days and the room has great acoustics

The cloister on the north side of the church
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The cloister on the north side of the church

The corridor leads to the local cemetery

North side of the castle

Important people are buried in the local cemetery

North side of the castle
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Ruins of a castle and monastery above the Hausgrund valley

The ruins of a castle and a monastery near the cemetery, where it is possible to sit

Ruins of a castle and monastery above the Hausgrund valley
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Passage from the church to the cemetery

Passage from the church to the cemetery

Passage from the church to the cemetery
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Windows to the 13th century
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Windows to the 13th century

Remains of a monastery church, partly carved into the rock and large, arched and beautifully decorated windows.

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