Protected area of the Nature Preserve
Here you have a detailed map of the park area (map 610KB, © Sächs. Landesvermessungsamt Nr. 87/2008)
The Zittau Mountains’ Nature Preserve covers an area of 13,337 hectares (33,342 acres). That is 0.7% of the surface of the Free State of Saxony. The Nature Preserve is divided into 3 protection areas.
- In protection area 1 (117ha = 280a = 8.3% of the whole area) the main aims are biotope and species protection. This contains the protected areas “Lausche” and “Jonsdorfer Felsenstadt” as well as areas which are have particularly valuable nature.
Protection area 2 (7,611ha = 19,027a = 57.1% of the whole area) is predominantly used for agriculture and forestry, but also for environmentally-friendly recreation. It covers the nature preserves “Zittauer Gebirge” and “Mandautal”.
Protection area 3 (4,610ha = 11,525a = 34.6% of the whole area) exists to enable a sustainable development of settlements, business and tourism. That zone includes the settled areas but also bordering regions, where a landscape-friendly development is possible.