Leisnig Travel Guide

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  • Castle Mildenstein above Freiberger Mulde river
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Leisnig Things to Do

  • Former monastery Buch

    Unfortunately there is not much left of the former Cistercian monastery Buch, located about 4 km up the Freiberger Mulde river from Leisnig. The remains are still worth seeing, though. The monastery was originally founded in 1192 under patronage of count Heinrich I von Leisnig, but soon it was supported by the German Kings. In the 14th century the...

  • Ev.-Lutheran City Church St. Matthäi

    The present building is a late Gothic hall-type church with three naves, built mostly in the second half of the 15th century. After a fire in 1637 the interior was restored until 1646, the steeple is from 1695 but was redesigned in the late 19th century.The tall, octogonal pillars support a beautiful vaulted ceiling, the large windows, the lack of...

  • Castle Mildenstein - remaining buildings

    When I visited in 2013 the rear castle ("Herrenhaus") was undergoing restoration. No idea when it's going to be completed. On my previous visit I could see an exhibit there - for example the Giant boot, manufactured in nearby Döbeln and said to be the biggest in the world. There was also a cheminee from Schloss Schweta, one of the few relics that...

  • Castle Mildenstein - castle keep

    Definitely walk up to the top of the castle keep. The panoramic views alone are worth the effort. It was built in the 12th century. About 13 m above the ground you can see the former entrance. Originally the castle keep was quite a bit taller; in the 17th and 18th century the upper part was deconstructed. The pinnacles are an addition from 1875.

  • Castle Mildenstein - chapel

    The small chapel on the northern side of the castle dates from a reconstruction under Margrave Wilhelm I von Meißen end of the 14th century. Structures (portal, walls e.g.) of the earlier Romanesque chapel were incorporated in the new one. Nowadays the chapel and the neighbouring room host a collection of beautiful medieval art works - altar,...

  • Castle Mildenstein - front castle

    You enter the castle area through the gate house and the front castle, both impressive medieval buildings and the latter with interesting exhibits. The main building has two wings from the 14th century, with two smaller wings added in the 17th century it now encloses a small, intimate yard. In the yard, high up, you can see a beautiful sculpted...


Leisnig Restaurants

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    Stadtcafé Leisnig

    by german_eagle Updated Jan 29, 2015

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    If you're looking for a nice place to have your caffeine fix and a piece of yummy cake, then this is where you must go to in Leisnig. Stadtcafe is located right on the Markt square, next door to the town hall. I liked the ambience very much - high ceilings, wooden panels, busy, people chatting away. Service was very good.

    Tue – Sun 08 – 18 h

    Favorite Dish: I had a piece of delicious fancy cake, chocolate-yoghurt-cream with orange slices ... and a very good Darjeeling tea. Coffee was served with a glass of water on a small extra tray - nice. Don't remember the prices, but it was reasonable - average for a small town in eastern Germany, I'd say.

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Leisnig Transportation

  • Public transportation

    Leisnig is on the minor railway route Leipzig - Meissen (-Dresden). The regional trains only run hourly between Leipzig and Leisnig (-Döbeln) but only every two hours further to Meissen.There are lots of bus lines that connect Leisnig (mostly) hourly with other towns in the region (like Döbeln, Waldheim e.g.) and less frequent with the villages...

  • Driving

    Leisnig is close to motorway A 14 Leipzig - Dresden, even has its own exit, but coming from Leipzig you might be faster with exit Mutzschen. I found the drive to be easy, no problems with navigation - well signposted - and plenty of parking was available. Once I parked the car down by the river, north of the castle, from where you have the best...

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Leisnig Off The Beaten Path

  • St. Martin church Grossweitzschen

    Grossweitzschen, located a few km north of former monastery Buch on the plains above the Freiberger Mulde river, is a typical example for the villages in the region: Quaint, with old and rather simple houses surrounded by nice gardens, in the centre a church that goes back to the 13th century - one of the offsprings of Cistercian monastery Buch....

  • Lindenplatz square with monuments

    On the eastern end of the old town, a few steps from the large Markt square, is Lindenplatz, a long-ish square in north-south orientation, more sort of a wide street. I saw three monument on this square:- The distance column (Postmeilensäule): Like many other towns in Saxony, Leisnig also has a distance column. These show the distance to other...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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