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Gänsedomm'sch - Saxony's northernmost city

© S. Jendrossek

Dommitzsch, the northernmost city of Saxony, is located between Elbauen and the Dübener Heide, has a population of approx. 2600 inhabitants with its districts Greudnitz, Proschwitz, Wörblitz. It covers an area of 30.2 km². The idyllic rural environment offers nature lovers, hikers and cyclists fun and relaxation. Cyclists coming from the Elbe cycle path in the direction of Torgau can see the silhouette of the city with the town hall and the mighty St. Mary's Church.

The Art Nouveau Town Hall was built in 1911, after the old town hall of 1560 was destroyed by fire. The Town Hall is located on the market square, which also houses the town's landmark, the "Gänsebrunnen" (goose fountain).

The fountain was built in 1983 and refers to the history of the town of Dommitzsch, where many geese were brought to the village green during the day and found their own way into their pens in the evening. For this reason, the town is also known as "Gänse-Dommitzsch" (Goose Dommitzsch).

St. Mary's Church was built between 1443 and 1493, after its predecessor, St. Martin's Church was plundered and destroyed in the Hussite War in 1429/30. The only survivors are three wooden carved statues of Mary Magdalene, Mary and John. They can now be seen in St. Mary's Church.

There are panels with information about the construction and repair of the church at the tower entrance of St. Mary's Church. The chancel is still intact from the time of its construction, and in the tower room, there are some old epitaphs or funerary monuments, the oldest of which dates from 1556.

Also worth seeing is the exhibition centre of the association of the Mitteldeutsche Kirchenstraße in Dübener Straße. It presents projects of the Mitteldeutsche Kirchenstraße, and the school museum provides information on the historical development of the Dommitzsch School.

The museum of local history in Torgauer Straße 39 is located in the oldest building of the city, the old pharmacy. Here you can find out about the development of the city, agriculture, businesses, handicrafts, schools and associations.

The Dommitzsch Forest and Nature Spa is an idyllically located swimming lake on the edge of the Düben Heath, surrounded by forest and nature, where you can rest and relax. There are many opportunities for young and old to play, including paddleboat tours and a giant water slide.

You can stay overnight in a group lodging facility, with modern sanitary amenities, during the summer season.

Highlights in the city's life include the traditional fountain festival, which takes place on the last weekend in June and includes the election of a goose maid and shepherd boy, and the Christmas Market on the first advent day.

The city's Information Centre at Markt 1 will provide you with all the information about the city's attractions. We are also happy to arrange guided tours of the church, museums and overnight accommodation.


location Information Centre Dommitzsch
Markt 1
04880 Dommitzsch
phone 034223 43924
fax 034223 43916
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Full view of the Dommitzsch church with green area in the foreground
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Boats on a natural lake
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A camper van is parked on the banks of the Elbe in Dommitzsch, camping, caravaning, arrival in Leipzig
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