If you thought that Döbeln was just another small town in Saxony, then you have definitely thought wrong. Known as the Stiefelstadt, or Boot City, this city of about 20,000 inhabitants boasts the world’s largest boot.
The 4.6 meter tall boot was made in 1925 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the town.
Did you see the famous shoe and still weren’t able to get enough of boots and shoes? Then you definitely need to check out the Boot festival. Travel to this town during the annual festival and you will be able to see parades and even be able to see who is crowned the Boot King.
In parts of the 19th and early 20th century, Döbeln had a horse-drawn street car that went from the train station to the middle of the town. Now, tourists and locals can take the horse-drawn street car on a smaller portion of this trip and relive the past.
There are two buildings of interest that you shouldn’t miss. The first is the Kuppelbau. Built in the 1940s, this strange building will definitely catch your attention. Built in the Bauhaus style of architecture, you’ll definitely notice that it is different than other buildings in the area.
The second building is the Holländerturm. This tower is now used to give you a stunning glimpse of the surrounding area. When you are looking at the surrounding area, you might be tempted to get out and get some fresh air.
And what about getting out and pumping up the pulse?
There are over 50 kilometers of paths for walkers and bikers to use. There is even a series of paths that will let you circle the entire city, stopping along at beer gardens, guesthouses and cafes along the way when you get tired.
Sometimes you probably just want to sit back and see culture. In this town you are going to be surprised at what is offered. The Mittelsächsisches Theater finds its home here. What is unique about this theater is that there is a youth theater, which gets younger actors out onto the stage in high-quality productions!