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Rolandstadt Belgern & Geneisenaustadt Schildau

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Rolandstadt Belgern

Belgern is situated a few kilometres south of Torgau between the Elbe river and the Dahlen Heath. It is easily accessible via the B 182.

The history of Belgern goes back more than 1000 years. The historic town centre is dominated by a huge market square surrounded by old town houses. The imposing Renaissance town hall (1578) is a two-storey building, and the town's landmark monument on its left-hand corner – the stone Roland (1610), almost 6 metres tall – observes the town's comings and goings. With his flaming sword and barefooted, he stands for justice and market and coinage law. He is the only one in Saxony. It is unique and worth mentioning that two sundials are mounted on the southeast side of the 25-metre-long town hall.

In 1730, August the Strong had the distance column built on the market. It contains the distance information for 83 city names, all of which were accessible from Belgern by stagecoach. The Oschatz Gate is the last of four former city gates which were part of the early medieval fortifications.

St. Bartholomew's Church (1512) was built by Cistercian monks and features a late Gothic and peasant baroque interior. The ancient "Nixenkind" sandstone relief and the "Teufelhufeisen" ("Devil's Horseshoe") on the outer walls of the church are mysterious and full of secrets. Opposite the church is the remaining pipe well, of which there were once eight. The oldest building in the city is the monastery courtyard (1258).

The city documents its significance in a museum of local history and early history.

You can admire the replicas of 14 Roland statues from other German cities in the recreational rest area of the city of Belgern. There is also an adventure playground, a beach volleyball court and a labyrinth.

The City Hall is a great enrichment for the city's social life and hosts a wide range of cultural events.

The International Elbe Cycle Route (Hamburg – Prague) runs in the immediate vicinity of the historic Rolandstadt Belgern. Accompanied by the Elbe river, it passes the marina and the dock of the yachting ferry and passes through the city park, the "Döhner". From April onwards, you can book trips on the river Elbe with the city's own motorboat.

Discover the charming heath of Dahlen not only on the Elbe cycle path, but also along several interesting circular paths. A special attraction for nature lovers is the Treblitzsch Landscape Park with its many dendrological treasures.


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