Doberlug-Kirchhain - Prussian Memorial Sites

Prussian places of memory
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Doberlug was a secondary residence and hunting lodge of the Saxon Duchy of Saxe-Merseburg in the 17th and 18th century and then in Saxon hands until 1815. Today’s visitors are surprised by an extraordinary architectural ensemble with the Cistercian monastery church, refectory and large castle complex. Doberlug represents a memorial site for the passage of many parts of Saxony to the Kingdom of Prussia. This is why the castle complex, with its first restored areas, was an exhibition venue and at the same time the centrepiece of the first Brandenburg state exhibition “Prussia and Saxony. Scenes of a Neighbourhood” in 2014.
A planned Baroque-style town and Renaissance castles
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  • Schloss Doberlug
  • Barocke Planstadt Doberlug-Kirchain © Stadt Doberlug-Kirchhain
Besides the prestigious residential castle, an ideal town typical of the era was built from 1664 onwards and the Baroque buildings therein have been preserved to this day. You can also discover the Sallgast and Sonnewalde Renaissance castles in the immediate vicinity.

Tanners in Kirchhain

The merger with the neighbouring tannery town of Kirchhain only occurred in 1950. Kirchhain became one of the most important production locations for sheepskin in Germany with the blossoming of the tannery trade. The tawer museum, which was set up in an old tannery in the 1960s, provides information on the tannery trade in a technical exhibition.
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Doberlug was a secondary residence and hunting lodge of the Saxon Duchy of Saxe-Merseburg in the 17th and 18th century and then in Saxon hands until 1815. Today’s visitors are surprised by an extraordinary architectural ensemble with the Cistercian monastery church, refectory and large castle complex. Doberlug represents a memorial site for the passage of many parts of Saxony to the Kingdom of Prussia. This is why the castle complex, with its first restored areas, was an exhibition venue and at the same time the centrepiece of the first Brandenburg state exhibition “Prussia and Saxony. Scenes of a Neighbourhood” in 2014.
A planned Baroque-style town and Renaissance castles
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  • Schloss Doberlug
  • Barocke Planstadt Doberlug-Kirchain © Stadt Doberlug-Kirchhain
Besides the prestigious residential castle, an ideal town typical of the era was built from 1664 onwards and the Baroque buildings therein have been preserved to this day. You can also discover the Sallgast and Sonnewalde Renaissance castles in the immediate vicinity.

Tanners in Kirchhain

The merger with the neighbouring tannery town of Kirchhain only occurred in 1950. Kirchhain became one of the most important production locations for sheepskin in Germany with the blossoming of the tannery trade. The tawer museum, which was set up in an old tannery in the 1960s, provides information on the tannery trade in a technical exhibition.
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Schlossplatz 1

03253 Doberlug-Kirchhain

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Tourismusverband Elbe-Elster-Land e.V.

Schlossplatz 1
03253 Doberlug-Kirchhain

Tel.: +49 (0) 35322-6888516
Fax: +49 (0) 35322-6888518

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