Hoyerswerda, in Saxony, has a history dating back to the early medieval ages. It still retains that part of early period in its many buildings and landmarks.
With a history of coal mining and electricity production to prop up the economy, Hoyerswerda has no trouble finding ways to celebrate the good life. This is where you get to enjoy the best of medieval art and modern conveniences simultaneously.
Its many attractions compel visits as you make your way around the town. You will certainly be impressed by the three storied Schloss or Palace that dates back to the 13th century. Now doing duty as a museum, it is a fine specimen of the Renaissance style that was later on used to restore it.
The Amtshaus is another interesting building belonging to the 18th century.
Right at the town center you will find the historic quarters that houses the Town Hall. Here’s a renaissance work of art with gracefully arched doorways you will need some time to admire. The parish church here is also worth visiting.
The Kreuzkirche in baroque style does not have an aisle and this feature adds to its uniqueness. It dates back to the 18th century and draws a number of visitors to its impressive interiors.
If you need to learn more about the mining history of Hoyerswerda, you must surely visit Senftenberg in the picturesque valley of Schwarze Elster. This scenic land by the Senftenberg Lakes has about 17 beaches and a nature reserve.
There’s plenty here to see, so consider spending at least a day to fully enjoy the tour. This is an old mining town with an impressive castle that goes back to the 15th century. It now houses the District Museum. The Schlosspark is a wonderful place lined with grand old trees and sculptures that certainly add to the old world charm.