Even from far away, Wurzens silhouette is dominated by the towers of St. Mary's Cathedral, the former bishop's palace.
The Cathedral of St. Mary, consecrated in 1,114, is one of five Saxon cathedrals and boasts the oldest building structure of all the cathedrals in Saxony. Together with the Wurzen Castle, it was the residence of the bishops of Meissen from 1497 to 1581. The Cathedral of St. Mary is now used for religious services, weddings and nationally-broadcast concerts.
The "Ringelnatz Path", the revived ecumenical "Way of St. James" (Via Regia) and the Luther Trail Saxony, which was inaugurated in 2014, go through the Mulde town. In addition to these hiking trails, there are a number of beautiful cycle routes meandering through the idyllic Wurzen countryside. This is characterised by gently rolling natural landscapes, extensive protected forests and wide riverine meadows, in which many rare plant and animal species have settled. Conservationists keep watch over the habitats of otters, beavers, honey buzzards, white-tailed eagles, crested newts or brook lampreys. Germany's oldest floral reserve is located in Wachtelberg near Wurzen. The true cowcuff, a rare plant species native to Central Europe, can be found here.
Read the brochure on the Ringelnatz Path.