Delitzsch Travel Guide

  • Vision of the palace
    Vision of the palace
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    View of Delitzsch from the palace tower
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    Neue Messe Leipzig
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Delitzsch Things to Do

  • Parish Church St Peter and Paul

    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.

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  • A walk round the old town

    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.

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  • Breiter Turm

    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

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  • Hallescher Turm

    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

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  • Postmeilensäule (1730)

    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.

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  • Schönes Haus - the Beautiful House

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

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  • Town Hall

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

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  • Museum in the Palace

    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...

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  • The Baroque Palace

    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...

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  • Market Square

    The rectangular market square is the heart of the town. The yellow classicist building is the town hall. The parish church is situated on a smaller square one block back.

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  • Hallescher Turm (Tower of Halle)

    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.

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  • The castle

    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...

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  • Bürgermeisterhaus (house of the major)

    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.

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  • Fortification ditch

    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...

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  • Church of Peter and Paul

    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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Delitzsch Transportation

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    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 5, 2008

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    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.

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Delitzsch What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Jul 28, 2007

    Miscellaneous: 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 )

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Delitzsch Off The Beaten Path

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    Monument to Hermann Schultze-Delitzsch 1 more image

    by Kathrin_E Written Dec 17, 2008

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    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).

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