Radeburg — You’ll Be Tired When You’re Done

What you’ll find within Radeburg’s nine districts is nothing short of… tiring. I said it, tiring. Exhausting, even.

What else would you expect from a region that’s got everything from hunting, to sightseeing water castles, a number of village churches to see, Gothic chapels to take pictures of, and castle ruins to romanticize about?

Where is this little slice of “you don’t need a sleeping pill tonight” heaven, you ask?

Radeburg is only about 18km north of Dresden, along the A13 Autobahn that connects Dresden to Berlin. Convenient, yes?

So when you’re on a trip to Berlin (or Dresden) make sure to plan a stop here.

Despite having a number of historical sites around the region, it’s the quieter places that will really speak to you. You’ll find a Post Mile Pillar (called Kursächsische Postdistanzsäule, in case you’re asking around) that’s been marking the way for travelers since 1728; and the Royal Saxon Milestone might be more than a hundred years younger — but worth the trek to find, nonetheless.

If you want to see Radeburg’s Stone Cross (a Latin cross from the Middle Ages, making it the oldest memorial in town), you’re going to have to work for it.

I could tell you where to find it, but what fun would that be? If I got to search for it, so do you. ;-)

On your travels you’ll find two War Memorials, one to World War I and the other to World War II. Which aren’t to be confused with the Wetting Column, that was here since 1889 but also honors Nazi Resistance Fighters.

I’d also find my way over to the City Park where there’s a memorial to local boy turned painter & writer, Heinrich Zille.

Tired yet? Of course you can’t sleep yet. Come the Fall when there’s an annual Scarecrow Festival, with prizes being awarded for the best one the townsfolk have created. There’s also a Christmas Market every year, and a number of other events held throughout the year at the Kulturbahnhof (including literary readings, concerts, and plays).

OK, you’ve earned your good night sleep right about now — I know I have. Zzzzz….

 

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