Herrnhut is situated in the heart of lovely Upper Lusatia. With a population of only 5,000, it can nonetheless look back on a turbulent history. Founded in 1722 by descendants of the old Unity of the Brethren, the town has since stood literally “under the care (‘Hut’) of the Lord (‘Herr’)”. The place of origin of the worldwide Unitas Fratrum, where each year the Daily Watchwords are drawn, has remained a living heritage up to the present, where you can see and feel its centuries-old history in various establishments and places of interest around town.
The “Stammhaus” of Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH combines a historical setting with traditional handicrafts. Since 1897, Herrnhuter Sterne have been available for purchase at the head office, which blends traditional and modern styles with a new design and concept. A very special sort of experience.
Visit our head office - since 1897:
Löbauer Straße 21 in Herrnhut:
Mon – Fri 8 am – 7 pm . Sat 8 am – 12 noon
The theme of the Ethnological Museum is the worldwide missionary work of the Moravian Church. An extensive collection of exhibits shows what life and culture was like in the former mission territories.
Visit the Ethnological Museum:
Goethestraße 1 in Herrnhut: Tue - Sun and on all holidays 9 am – 5 pm. Close Mondays
Immerse yourself in the Biedermeier period! At the Museum of Local History, you will find three fully furnished rooms kept in the style of that era, as well as a great deal of information on local history and on the history of the Moravian Church. The museum’s Baroque garden, with its extraordinary summer house built in 1770, is also well worth a visit.
Visit the Museum of Local History:
Comeniusstraße 6 in Herrnhut: Tue – Fri 9 am – 5 pm. Sat-Sun and holidays 10am - 12 noon and 1 pm – 5 pm
Herrnhut is where the Moravian Church was born. Discover the history and present-day fascination of this captivating place and learn more about “The Watchwords – God’s Word of the Day”.
Visit the church hall with the exhibition “From Herrnhut Out Into the World”: Zinzendorfplatz in Herrnhut: Information on present day and age: Mon – Sun 8 am -6 pm Historical part of the exhibition: Mon – Fri 9 am – 3 pm . Sat 2 pm – 4 pm Sun 10:30 am – 12 noon
Other destinations for excursions in Herrnhut are, for instance, the graveyard with the Altan watchtower, the sculpture path, as well as as the forest swimming pool and the minigolf course. You can obtain all additional information from the tourist information centre in Herrnhut.
Herrnhut Tourist Information Centre
Tel.: 035873 2288
Mon 9 pm – 3:30 pm
Tue – Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Sat – Sun and holidays 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 5 pm
Discovering the exceptional is easy in Zittau Mountains National Park. In the midst of unspoiled nature and along the blue ribbon of the Mandau river stretches a 1000-year-old cultivated landscape with an amiable flair, part Bohemian, part Saxon. Characteristic of the national park is the harmony of the Zittau Mountains, Lake Olbersdorf, the Baroque city of Zittau and the charming towns of Löbau, Herrnhut, Ostritz, as well as idyllic villages with their hallmark half-timbered houses in the Upper Lusatian style.
When you visit this easternmost part of the Central German Uplands, you will be overwhelmed by the enchanting landscape.
You can obtain more information on excursion destinations, places of interest and hotels from the Zittau Mountains National Park Tourist Centre
Tourismuszentrum Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge
Tel: +49 (0) 3583 - 752-200
Mon – Fri 9 am – 6 pm
Sat 9 am – 1 pm
Sun (May - October) 10 am – 12 noon