Those who think going to a rustic area with great scenery is what they need to recharge their batteries while traveling through Germany are going to like Löbau.
Not only is Löbau interesting, but it is also very close to the Polish border and there are a lot of Polish people living in this area. Besides, this small town is in Upper Lusatia, which means that it is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that was made in this larger area in 1996.
The scenery in the area is pretty diverse, with hills, fields, and even some volcanic mountains nearby.
You should definitely plan a hike. One thing to check out is the Löbauer Berg. There are trails that go from the center of the town to the mountain, or you can drive there and save yourself some of the walk.
Interested in architecture? Then make sure to take a trip to the Schminke House, which is supposed to be one of the best examples of classical modern style of architecture and is in the Neue Bauen school of architecture.
Want examples of older architecture? The King Friedrich August Tower (a.k.a the Gusseiserner Turm, because of the steel that it is made from) was built in the 1850s. Many people ramble to this tower because of the 24 meter high view that they can get of the city. Be prepared to walk 120 steps up the circular staircase, because there isn’t an elevator.