I get torn when I find out about places like the town of Flöha. It’s such a beautiful city right at the edge of the Ore Mountains; with the River Flöha flowing right along through the town with it’s romantic bridges and tree lined banks.
This minute town started off as just a little village back in the Middle Ages and transformed itself into a modern town, yet embraces its past.
That said, it’s also a place where a subcamp of the Flossenburg Concentration Camp was during the days of World War II. You’ll find a memorial monument at the Oberlungwitzer Textilwerke for the camp’s forced laborers. At the town’s cemetery is another monument for four Polish forced laborers who were given a proper burial. Flöha’s conflicting, yes?
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I’ll tell you what else it is, it’s really a polished kind of town with all sorts of cultural activities including art exhibits at its Town Hall. It’s City Park is awash with green grass, tall trees, and a relaxing fountain.
It’s nice to be outside while here in Flöha, which is only 10km northeast of Chemnitz and not too far from the border of the Czech Republic, either. Many people come here to go camping or to rent a rowboat for a sail out on the Flöha. Either one doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me.
They also come to walk the seven tourist walking trails that will take you around the area. Some are relatively easy only going on for about 4km if you wanted to take it easy. Another goes on for about 9km, but the most ambitious of them all goes on for 32km all around and about.
I don’t know about you; but, I’m too old to walk that far. Maybe renting a bicycle would be a better idea for that one, yes?
Whether you walk it or bike it, you’ll like Flöha and not be so torn about it like me. ;-)