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.more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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.more
Eilenburger Strasse 58, Delitzsch, Saxony, 04509, Germany
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Schenkenberger Strasse 3, Delitzsch, Saxony, 04509, Germany
Good for: Business
Modern, spotless clean rooms. Very friendly staff. Not extraordinary but ok buffet breakfast....more
Local trains connect Delitzsch with Leipzig central station once or twice per hour, more often when fairs take place. The ride into town takes 25 minutes. Trains run till late in the evening.
Since the fairgrounds are halfway along this very railway line, Delitzsch is the perfect base for visiting fairs in Leipzig. Train connections are grand, direct local trains from Delitzsch to the station at the fairgrounds (Leipzig Neue Messe) take 11 minutes. The fair is faster to reach from Delitzsch than from Leipzig center. The fair ticket is valid on public transport and local trains in Leipzig and surroundings, which includes Delitzsch.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to visit the Messe, even without a car, and avoid the sky-high prices of the hotels in downtown Leipzig.
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 46 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )
Hermann Schulze (1808-1883) was born in Delitzsch, he later named himself "Schulze-Delitzsch" after his hometown. He studied law in Leipzig and Halle and then worked as a judge in rural Prussia. There he became aware of the problem small artisan workshops were facing due to the industrialization and the competition with large factories. As a member of the Prussian parliament he tried to help these small businesses. In 1849 he founded an association of shoemakers and thus the first cooperative in Germany. The location of this act, the house Kreuzgasse 10, is now a little museum about his life and work.
He then supported production, retailer and savings cooperatives. The idea of uniting those small forces and making them work together to help themselves became popular and founded Schultze-Delitzsch's fame as reformer.
A monument to Hermann Schultze-Delitzsch has been erected in Marienplatz / Eilenburger Straße (photo 1).
The year 2008 sees both the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 125th anniversary of his death. The town of Delitzsch celebrated him with a series of events this year. The German Post issued a stamp with his photo and signature (photo 2).