Mildenstein Castle on the mountain, with the river Mulde and forest area in the foreground, sights, day-trip destination, water touring, active holiday, cycling, hiking
Sailboat harbour with jetty at dusk, holiday, excursion destination, sailing
Two people are hiking along a track in the forest, active
Döllnitz train on the tracks and cyclists on the other side, family outing, active holidays, industrial culture, cycling tours
View of the Quarry and the Beucha Mountain Church, sights, leisure
A couple with a child at Düben Castle, father is pointing towards something, day-trip destination, family day out, holiday
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Lossatal

An enchanting piece of Saxony

A rapeseed field with a forest in the background, hiking, recreation
© K. Lange

Since January 2012, the community of Lossatal has been made up of seventeen villages. The region is rich in cultural and historical sights, many small castles, manor houses, churches and mills. They reflect a long and interesting history.

Two Bronze Age Hübel burial grounds near Frauwalde testify to an early settlement of the area. The Dresden State Archaeological Office dated them to the period between around 1,400 and 900 BCE. Visitors to the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Prehistory and Early History are shown finds from the Neolithic Era, the Bronze and Iron Ages, Sorbian settlements and the German Resettlement Period. Saxon geologists developed their theory of Pleistocene inland glaciation from the glacier cuttings discovered on Kleiner Berg.

Vom 3. From the 3rd century BCE to the end of the Middle Ages, five castles were built, one after the other, on the Hohburg corridor. The Laténe Age rampart on the Burzel mountain is one of Saxony's oldest examples of stone architecture. The "Redschin" earth mound is the only part of the former fortifications that is still clearly visible.

The historical tradition of place names dates back to the 12th century. Farms and manors gave the villages their character. The quarrying of stone from the middle of the 19th century led to the addition of workers' homes. In order to preserve the last remains of the traditional quarry operations, a small specialised museum dedicated to the northwestern Saxon natural stone industry was established in 1980 under the name of "Museum Steinarbeiterhaus Hohburg". Today it is also used as a geoportal for the Porphyrland Geopark.

Hikes through the Hohburg mountains, which used to be a very popular winter sports area, offer extensive views from the ski meadow, the Kirschberg mountain or the southern side of the Galgenberg mountain. Families enjoy strolling comfortably through the animal enclosure Dornreichenbach in the castle park. The company is committed to preserving native and endangered species and is proud to present Saxony's largest meerkat enclosure. 

Local traditions and traditional handicrafts can be experienced at village, harvest and fishing festivals. The fairytale performances on the Dornreichenbach nature stage will delight young and old alike. 

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location Lossatal Town Council
Karl-Marx-Straße 14
04808 Lossatal
phone +49 (0)34262 48813
fax +49 (0)34262 48833
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Two horses on a paddock with the Hohburg mountains in the background, leisure time
© K. Lange
© K. Lange
Museum of Local History Großzschepa
© GV Lossatal

opening hours

Tuesday 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Thursday  9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm