Delitzsch Things to Do

  • Houses built around 1800 in Ritterstraße
    Houses built around 1800 in Ritterstraße
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    Parish Church St Peter and Paul

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The gothic church was built from bricks and finished in 1494. It is said to contain remarkable medieval frescoes (I didn't get in).

    The church isn't open to visitors, an appointment has to be made with the parson/Superintendent.

    Choir from Breite Stra��e Christ praying at the Mount of Olives Western front and steeple
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    Breiter Turm

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    One of two watchtowers that are part of the town's defence lines, built in 1396.
    Till 1890 a watchman lived on its top.

    The tower can be climbed on Sundays in summer. A gallery and a historical shoemaker's workshop can be seen inside.
    Opening hours: May-October Sun 13-18

    Breiter Turm seen from Breite Stra��e
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    Hallescher Turm

    by Kathrin_E Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    One of the two watchtowers that were part of the town's defence lines.
    A watchman used to live in the rooms on top of the tower.

    In summer the tower can be climbed. Opening hours: May-October Sun 13-17

    Hallescher Turm
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    Postmeilensäule (1730)

    by Kathrin_E Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    In the 18th century the so called "Postmeilensäulen" were erected all over Saxony. The pillars show the distances to surrounding towns. Distances are given in hours, a measure meaning the distance a post carriage was supposed to complete in one hour, not actual travel times.

    Postmeilens��ule Detail: Distances and date 1730 Saxonian coat of arms
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    Museum in the Palace

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The museum consists of the apartment of the Duchess Widow and some exhibitions on the history of the town. Besides, visitors can enjoy the view from the tower.

    The apartment isn't completely preserved (because of the palace's later use as a prison) but some of the original furniture is still there.

    The so called "Kuhfuß" (cow foot, photo 5) served as a drinking vessel. When a new member of the town council was elected he had to empty it - the thing holds 2 litres of beer. Cheers!

    Opening hours: Tues-Fri and Sun 10-12 and 14-17, Sat 14-17. Entrance fee 2,50 €.

    Apartment of Duchess Christine: Antichambre Apartment of Duches Christine: Dressing Room Bed of Duchess Christine (1700) Dining room The Cow Foot
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    The Baroque Palace

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The palace was built as a gothic castle in the late 14th century by Markgraf Wilhelm of Meißen. In the late 17th century it was modernized and redecorated in baroque style. Two widowed Duchesses of Sachsen-Merseburg inhabited it between 1692 and 1734. Later it served for administrative purposes, after 1860 as a prison for women.

    The garden has been reconstructed in baroque style with the typical short boxwood hedges and coloured gravel.

    Now the palace contains a museum (see tip), the tourist information office and the civil registry office.

    Opening hours of museum and tourist information: Tue-Fri and Sun 10-12 and 14-17, Sat 14-17, closed Mon.

    Schloss and baroque garden Schloss Entrance to the palace
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    Hallescher Turm (Tower of Halle)

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    The western tower of the former city wall was built between 1394 - 1396. It has a height of 39 m (128 ft). Today it is a museum of art.
    When I was here the museum was closed and I was not able to climb the tower. You better go any other day then MOnday as most museums are closed that day.

    Hallescher Turm (Tower of Halle)
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    The castle

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    The castle was first built as fortress between 1389-1390. Around 1550 it was remodeled to a Renaissance castle. It is still surrounded by the ditch which was dried out. Between 1689 and 1696, in the Thirty-Years-War, it was used as residence of the Duke of Merseburg's widow. She created the beautiful garden behind the castle. In the 19th century the castle was used as prison asnd since 1900 it has hosted a museum.

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    Bürgermeisterhaus (house of the major)

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    This building at Breite Strasse was erected in 1583 and is, concerning to the inhabitants of Delitzsch, the most beautiful building in town. The magnificent gable makes this Renaissance building unique in the street. It is not open to public and cannot be visited.

    B��rgermeisterhaus (house of the major)
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    Fortification ditch

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    Since the beginning of 15th century a fortification and a ditch protect the town. Today only 1.5 km (0.9 mi) of the wall and two towers as well as the ditch are left. In the Thrity-Years-War it had a height of 6 m (20 ft) later it has been decreased to 4 m (13 ft).
    It is possible to fish here but I cannot belief fish tastes good as the water smelled a bit.

    Fortification ditch
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    Church of Peter and Paul

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    The Church of Peter and Paul was begun to build in North-German Brick-Stone-Gothic in 1404. It took over one hundred years to complete the church. It is located in the centre of the town close to the market square and towers over the whole center. It is not possible to climb the tower due to reconstruction.

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    Town Hall

    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    Delitzsch's Town Hall was erected in 1474 but the facade is in the style of Late Classicism. The interior is still in Baroque style. It is possible to visit a few parts of the town hall on your own but most rooms are just open to guided tours.

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    A walk round the old town

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The old town is surprisingly well preserved. Three quarters of the medieval wall and the surrounding moat are still there. In the streets you'll find old houses from renaissance to 19th century.

    Houses built around 1800 in Ritterstra��e Breite Stra��e and church The town wall along Mauergasse The moat and one of the two medieval watchtowers
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    Schönes Haus - the Beautiful House

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The renaissance building, known as the "Beautiful House", was built by mayor Johann Burgmann in 1583

    Sch��nes Haus portal
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    Town Hall

    by Kathrin_E Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The town hall in the market square has medieval origins. In the early 19th century it got this pretty classicist facade.

    Rathaus
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