Lusatian Mountains
The Lusatian Mountains are a mountain range of the Western Sudetes
Western Sudetes
Western Sudetes are the Western part of Sudetes range system on the border of the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. They stretch from the Bóbr river in the east to the Elbe and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the west....

, located on the southeastern border of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 with the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest....

 east of the Elbe
The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia , then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km northwest of Hamburg...

 river, a continuation of the Ore Mountains
Ore Mountains
The Ore Mountains in Central Europe have formed a natural border between Saxony and Bohemia for many centuries. Today, the border between Germany and the Czech Republic runs just north of the main crest of the mountain range...

 range west of the Elbe valley. The mountains of the northern, German, part are called the Zittau Mountains.

The Lusatians themselves are a western extension of the Sudetes mountain range between Silesia
Silesia is a historical region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with smaller parts also in the Czech Republic, and Germany.Silesia is rich in mineral and natural resources, and includes several important industrial areas. Silesia's largest city and historical capital is Wrocław...

 in the north and Bohemia
Bohemia is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western two-thirds of the traditional Czech Lands. It is located in the contemporary Czech Republic with its capital in Prague...

 and Moravia
Moravia is a historical region in Central Europe in the east of the Czech Republic, and one of the former Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Silesia. It takes its name from the Morava River which rises in the northwest of the region...

 in the south, which in the east joins the Carpathian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians are a range of mountains forming an arc roughly long across Central and Eastern Europe, making them the second-longest mountain range in Europe...

 at the Moravian Gate
Moravian Gate
The Moravian Gate is a geomorphological feature in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic. It is formed by the depression between the Carpathian Mountains in the east and the Sudetes in the west...

. The adjacent hilly region to the northwest is called the Lusatian Highlands.

The highest peak is Lausche
Lausche is a mountain of Saxony, southeastern Germany....

 (Luž) 793 m. Other notable peaks include Pěnkavčí vrch (Finkenkoppe) 792 m, Jedlová (Tannenberg) 774 m, Klíč (Kleis) 760 m, Hvozd (Hochwald) 750 m and Studenec (Kaltenberg) 736 m.

Notable mountains

  • Lausche
    Lausche is a mountain of Saxony, southeastern Germany....

     (Luž), 793 m
  • Pěnkavčí vrch (Finkenkoppe), 792 m
  • Jedlová (Tannenberg), 774 m
  • Klíč (Kleis), 760 m
  • Hochwald (Hvozd), 750 m
  • Studenec (Kaltenberg), 736 m
  • Stožec (Großer Schöber), 665 m
  • Jezevčí vrch (Limberg), 665 m
  • Střední vrch (Mittenberg), 593 m
  • Malý Stožec (Kleiner Schöber) 659 m
  • Zlatý vrch (Goldberg), 657 m
  • Chřibský vrch (Himpelberg), 621 m
  • Sokol
    Sokol (Lusatian Mountains)
    Sokol is a cone-shaped peak in the Lusatian Mountains, just south of the frontier between Germany and the Czech Republic. There are traces at the summit of a medieval castle—Starý Falkenburk .-References:...

     (Falkenberg), 592 m
  • Töpfer
    Töpfer (mountain)
    Mount Töpfer is a mountain with an elevation of 582 metres near the municipality of Oybin in the German state of Saxony. It is situated in the Zittau Mountains which are part of the Lusatian Mountains. It is known for it interesting rock formations near the top...

    , 582 m
  • Popova skála (Pfaffenstein), 565 m
  • Ortel (Ortelsberg), 554 m
  • Zámecký vrch (Schlossberg), 530 m
  • Mount Oybin
    Oybin (mountain)
    Mount Oybin is a mountain in Saxony, southeastern Germany, near by the city of Zittau and it is part of the Zittau Mountains.- External Links:***...

    , 514 m

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