Oybin

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Oybin
Coat of arms of Oybin
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Oybin  is located in Germany
Oybin
Oybin
Location of Oybin within Görlitz district
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Coordinates: 50°50′32″N 14°44′34″E / 50.84222°N 14.74278°E / 50.84222; 14.74278Coordinates: 50°50′32″N 14°44′34″E / 50.84222°N 14.74278°E / 50.84222; 14.74278
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Görlitz
Municipal assoc. Olbersdorf
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Jürgen Goth (Die Linke)
Area
 • Total 18.29 km2 (7.06 sq mi)
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,393
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02797
Dialling codes 035844
Vehicle registration GR
Website www.oybin.com

Oybin is a municipality in the Görlitz district, in Saxony, Germany, located very close to the border of the Czech Republic. Following the defeat of the Protestant armies by the Habsburgs in the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620, many Protestant Czechs found refuge across the border in the hills of Upper Lusatia. It is a "Kurort", a resort or spa certified by the state, where people go for rest and recuperation. It is most famous for its mountain of the same name, an exposed natural sandstone dome that towers above the town. The ruins of a medieval monastery lend a wild romantic beauty to it and it was a favorite subject of 19th-century Romantic painters like Caspar David Friedrich. Many bizarrely shaped geological rock formations can be found in the surroundings. The scenic narrow gauge Zittau–Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf railway runs from Oybin to Bertsdorf, from there to the neighboring municipality of Jonsdorf and the town of Zittau. Oybin municipality has 3 districts: Oybin, Hain and Lückendorf.

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