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Team USA Zittau athletes are responsible for their own travel planning and expenses. 

Dave Nicholas, of Xterra, is the Team USA Zittau Team Captain. He has worked with the Zittau, Germany Tourist Bureau to assist with your lodging needs. Below is a letter from Dave with the details. Please reach out to Sylvia with questions.  

Sylvia Gulich represents the Zittau, Germany tourist bureau. Sylvia has worked to get us two excellent hotels in the Zittau area for the team. As Captain, and having had the experience of taking Team USA to Spain, it is always more fun for all 90 of us (and our friends/family) to stay close together. I will be making reservations for a team dinner on the Thursday night before the event and hope everyone can make it.

Here is the hotel information. Haus Hubertus is in Oybin, about 8K from the start/finish of the event.  Oybin is on the bike route and a lovely, scenic village. Hotel Althörnitz is in Bertsdorf-Hörnitz which is about 6K from the race site and equally nice.

Haus Hubertus website:

Althornitz website: (in German)

Sylvia has made the following offers for our team:

Hotel "Haus Hubertus" Oybin
In this hotel are 44 double rooms, 4 single rooms, 2 triple rooms, 2 four-bed rooms and 2 apartments for 8 personens.

The rates are:
price per person in the double room per night with breakfast: 46,00 €
price per person in the single room per night with breakfast: 55,00 €
price per person in shared room per nigth with breakfast: 31,00 €

Schloßhotel Althörnitz, Bertsdorf-Hörnitz
In this hotel are 30 double rooms and 20 single rooms.

The rates are:
price per person in the double room per night with breakfast: 57,50 €
price per person in the single room per night with breakfast:  82,00 €

Please contact Sylvia at for reservations.

Looking forward to seeing you all during the season and in Germany. I will be sending out more emails about travel, airports, taking bikes, the city of Zittau, great things to do in the area, etc over the next several weeks.

Dave Nicholas

Travel Information released by ITU

By air

International airports:

  • Dresden International – 120 km away from Zittau

  • Prague (Vaclav Havel Airport) – 130 km away from Zittau

  • Wrocław (Nikolaus-Kopernikus Airport) – 200km away from Zittau

By rail

  • Berlin/Cottbus: Change at Cottbus for the ODEG train to Zittau via Görlitz

  • Dresden Hbf: Direct trains to Zittau

  • Prag: Change at Dresden Hbf for the train to Zittau

  • Wrocław: Change at Görlitz for the ODEG train to Zittau

Zittau Station is about 5 km away from the competition area on Lake Olbersdorfer See.
Take the A bus, and alight at the stop marked ‘Freizeitoase’.

By road

  • From Dresden
    A4/E40 heading for Görlitz, turn off at junction 91 (Weißenberg) towards Zittau,
    continue on the B178 heading for Zittau

  • From Prague (Czech Republic)
    E65/R10 heading for Turnov
    Turn off at junction 44 onto the E442 until Bílý Kostel nad Nisou,
    then take Route 35 heading for Zittau

  • From Wrocław (Poland)
    E40/A4 heading for Jelenia Góra/Görlitz,
    turn off at junction 94 (Görlitz/Zittau/Reichenbach),
    pass through Görlitz on the B115/99 heading for Bautzen/Zittau

To Lake Olbersdorfer See

In Zittau, take the ring road (‘Stadtring’) and turn off onto the B96 heading for Oppach. After about 1 km, go straight ahead at the crossroads towards Großschönau until you reach the roundabout and take the exit marked ‘Freizeitoase Olbersdorfer See’. After about 1 km you’ll reach the car park, from where you can walk the remaining 200 metres to the north shore of O-See.


Competition hotel of the 2014 Zittau ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships: Dresdner Hof in Zittau

Click here to make reservations.

Other places to stay nearby are listed on the following websites:

Zittau Tourist Information

Zittau Mountains National Park/Upper Lusatia Tourist Board

Upper Lusatia Accommodation Directory

Oybin Accommodation Service
There are also a private camp site and a four-star hotel on Lake Olbersdorfer See

Raceday Transport International Bike Transport
Raceday Transport is the Official Bike Transport provider for USA Triathlon and Team USA.
Transporting your bike to international events can be a challenging task.  Accurate planning requires a balance of cost, convenience, time constraints, and accessibility.  Organizing these factors is what we do best.  At Raceday Transport, our mission is to provide each customer with the options and services that best fit their individual needs.

Raceday Transport will offer numerous international service options including discounted shipping through FedEx and UPS; Bike Box rentals; negotiated pricing on bike assembly/disassembly through our 150+-bike partner network; Fully-Assembled shipping to select international events; mechanical services, and more.

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MEDEX International Insurance

As you prepare for your upcoming competition abroad, please consider the added protection that international insurance can provide. Your domestic health insurance may not offer adequate travel protection during an emergency and benefits can be limited. Travelers are often left with the burden of making their own arrangements and paying costly out-of-pocket medical expenses.

MEDEX, a partner of the USOC and USA Triathlon, offers Travmed Abroad to take care of these problems and other travel, medical and security related issues. The cost to our athletes is at a discounted rate of $3/day which gives the traveler $100,000 in coverage, with only a $25 deductible per illness or injury. TravMed will locate nearest providers, hospitals, ER, arrange for medical evacuations, translation services and much more. This insurance covers the cost of services on a secondary basis to any personal insurance already in place (if there is no coverage then they become the primary insurer) after a $25 deductible. Illness and injuries, including sport injuries, are also included in the coverage.

We highly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this offer. You may get coverage for yourself as well as family and friends traveling abroad. Please review the link below if you would like additional information.

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