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...more
"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...more
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...more
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.
"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...more
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?more
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....more
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 )
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!!