Döbeln Travel Guide

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    Döbeln
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    Town Hall
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    St. Nicolai church bell
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Döbeln Things to Do

  • WALK THE SMALL & GREAT KIRCHGASSE

    Döbeln is a town with some beautiful buildings. I could see a Church in the distance, so I followed the Kirchgasse to the Lutherplatz where the St. Nicolai Church was located.Years ago, this road was a narrow passageway [small Kirchgasse], just wide enough for man, horse and cart. The Great Kirchgasse was only constructed later when an upper market...

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  • THE TOWN HALL

    A Town Hall has stood in Döbeln since 1731. In 1867, it was decided the town had out grown the Town Hall and a new one needed to be built, problem was, nobody could agree on a design for the new building. In 1906, this was done by presenting 6,000 Reichsmarks to the person with the winning design that met all the necessary criteria. By 1907, a...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. NICOLAI

    In Saxony, Saint Nicholas was Patron Saint of merchants, so it was no surprise to find the attractive Church of St. Nicolai freshened up and painted in same colours as it was in 1929. It was the year 1230 when a Pastor was first named, then another 63 years later before the Nicolai church was mentioned. The fire in 1333 destroyed the city and the...

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  • SCHLEGEL FOUNTAIN

    The Schlegel fountain was built at the same time as the new Town Hall and is located out the front. It was donated by Johann Carl Schlegel, and is crowned by the figure of a deaf girl. On the pedestal of the fountain there is a bas-relief of the founder, the name Carl Schlegel and the year 1912.

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  • City Hall

    Between end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century Döbeln was growing very fast and the old town hall became too small. For this a new building was started to build in 1910 (photo of the laying of the foundation stone). Two years later the construction was finished (photo of the inauguration). Today you can admire the completely restored...

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  • Große Kirchgasse

    "Große Kirchgasse" (=Big Chruch Alley) is the small street from the market to St. Nicolai where it meets the "Kleine Kirchgasse" (=Small Church Alley). It is amazing that the small alley is two times bigger and much longer then the big alley. Along the "Große Kirchgasse" you still find the old taditional buildings from the early 19th century. Along...

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  • Theatre

    It's amazing that such a small town has its own theatre. It was opened in 1872 as theatre for central Saxony. I like the architectural style of the theatre. Typical for the turn of the century, it was built in no uniform style but in style of eclecticism.

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  • Stadtbad

    The "Stadtbad" (open pool) was started to built in 1868 as place for kids to learn to swim. Most of the population were swimming in the Freiberger Mulde River. In the 1930s the river was so poluted that it was dangerous to swim. Between 1934 and 1936 the pool was enlarged and locker rooms, sauna, indoor pool and a physiotherapy were added.Today it...

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  • St. Nicolai

    St. Nicolai was first mentioned in 1293 but today's facade is from the year 1479. In 1885 the church was restored and a few neoclasscical elements were added. Inside is a beautifully carved altar from the early 16th century. When I was here the local children's chior sang.

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Döbeln Restaurants

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    by balhannah Updated Dec 10, 2013

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    It was lunch time and I really didn't want a lot. Then I saw the Eiscafe Venezia window and the display boards covered in photos of all types of ice-creams and pancakes. That was enough for me, so inside we went and had a look at the proper menu. What a choice! It really was hard to make up my mind, I did though and had a Banana Split.
    Very nice and it didn't break the bank either!
    Service was good and staff were friendly!

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Döbeln Transportation

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    by Leipzig Written Sep 9, 2004

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    From Leipzig or Dresden take the suburban train to Döbeln (operates frequently)- check the official page of the Deutsche Bahn.

    Getting there by car take Autobahn 14 (Leipzig-Nossen) and get off at exit "Döbeln Nord" or "Döbeln Ost". Coming from the south take Autobahn 4 (Eisenach-Dresden) and get off at exit "Hainichen" and follow the federal road 169 northwards.

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Döbeln Local Customs

  • Tag der Sachsen 2004

    "Tag der Sachsen" (Day of the Saxons) is the biggest annual festival in Saxony. It takes place once a year in a middle-size town and attracts about 400,000 visitors from Saxony but also from adjacent states. Here you find live music on over 20 stages, local and regional specialities, beer en masse, games and of course a lot of fun.Highlight is the...

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  • Splish, splash - who wants to take a...

    This is something I wouldn't like to do. This attraction at the fun fair whirls the people around, moves up and down, spins around its horizontal axis and stops suddenly a couple of meters above the ground. Then water fountains start to soar. An exciting way to get one's hair washed, isn't it?

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  • Cheers

    No festival without beer and those who know me must have already missed my beer pics :-DAt "Tag der Sachsen" you have the chance to try hundreds of regional beer brands as well as German and foreign brands.At the sign you see the price of a beer (1 Teuro) - very attractive price ;-)!! In Germany people have created the new word Teuro for the Euro....

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Döbeln What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Written Sep 7, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 19°C ( 47 - 66°F ); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 - 48°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 24°C ( 70 - 75°F ); min: 12 - 13°C ( 52 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 43 - 66°F); min: 2 - 11°C ( 36 – 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 6°C ( 38 - 43°F); min: -1 - 1°C ( 30 - 34°F )

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Döbeln Favorites

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    by Leipzig Written Sep 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: In August 2002 the worst flood in Saxony's history hit two third of the state, even Döbeln. Everywhere in town you see such marks showing the highest peak of the Freiberger Mulde. The water gauge was at the topmost point of the mark next to me. 3.88 meters above the street which is located about 4 meter above the river bed. Unbelievable!!

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