There is a very interesting small Museum in Grossschönau - the so called "Deutsches Damast- und Frottiermuseum ".
In this museum you can learn a lot about the long tradition of manufacturing textiles, especially damask, in this region. Three old weaving looms are on display, still in operation. During your visit they show you how to make textile goods on these looms.
Another highlight of the museum is the collection of beautiful textile goods from the 18th and 19th century.
In another part of the museum you can see an exhibit on local customs, interior as well as works of local artists/craftsmen.
May-Oct: Tue-Sun 10-12/14-17
Nov-Apr: Tue-Fri 10-12/13-16
When in Grossschönau (see "Things To Do") I highly recommend to visit the very impressive cemetery and the Parish church. On the cemetery you'll see quite many very beautiful graves, decorated with excellent works of sculptors. A lot of them date from the 17th to 19th century.
The Parish church was built 1705, replacing an older one and using their basements. Inside balconies (decorated with paintings) on three sides and the huge altar on the East side. The altar is obviously classicistic (1786) with a stunning painting by Eleazar Zeissig from nearby Zittau (his grave on the cemetery in G.).