Doberlug-Kirchhain will stun you with its beauty. And this is no exaggeration when I say this has got to be at the top of the list of beautiful, well-planned cities in Germany. It certainly would be if such a list existed and I had anything to do with it.
Check out the half-timbered houses. Each and every building is unique, splendid, well-maintained and picture perfect. You’ll be amazed at the sheer variety.
Doberlug-Kirchhain is, as you probably know, two cities merged into one. So if you’re partial to historic architecture make sure you’re comfortably clothed and shod because there’s so much to see and not one of which you can afford to give a miss.
The Doberlug Castle in a stunning Renaissance style will surely entice you into spending quite some time there. If you’re visiting in December, you have the added bonus of a Christmas market on its very grounds.
Doberlug-Kirchhain’s White Gerber museum is where you’ll find all you need to know about the history of tannery the land is famous for.
A museum like no other is perhaps the Mill Museum standing all by itself in the middle of a field. It is an actual windmill in working condition; however, you may enter and have a good look at what makes it tick as well as the history behind it.
Doberlug-Kirchhain has a number of Church buildings that will leave you entranced. The Nexdorf Church is actually in the style of a half-timbered building that is simply breathtaking. The double-steepled City Church has a reverentially decorated interior that impresses to say nothing about its magnificent façade.
Then there’s the Doberlug Monastery Church renowned for its gothic altar and stained glass windows and the Refectory of the old monks. Here you get a glimpse into the lives of these early residents.
Don’t miss the ivy-clad Werenzhain Church with its immaculate gardens, the Trebbus Church, the Prieβ Church with a stunning granite façade and tower, and the more sedate Dübrichen Church, Arenz Hain, and Frankena Church. There’s plenty more as I’d warned you earlier. Try not to miss the Bucchenhain Church; it’s a quaint beauty.
Doberlug-Kirchhain most certainly has no intentions of confining you to interiors however historic they may be. There’s plenty to see outdoors as well. Make a day of it at the Bad Erna lakes and recreation area. Get your fill of fishing, swimming or plain lazing.
If you’d rather be indoors, check out the Doberlug Indoor Pool where you can try your hand at aqua jogging and even scuba diving if you’re feeling a bit more daring than usual.