Kitzscher — Certainly Not Sleepy

I’m tired, it’s the end of a very long day — but, I have to stay awake long enough to tell you all about the town of Kitzscher in Saxony. It’s quite appropriate, really, since Kitzscher is a sleepy town not all that far from Leipzig.

You know, that’s not quite an accurate description of this town, there seems to be quite an assortment of events going on here throughout the seasons — so, I have to take the sleepy town moniker back. ;-)

There are five villages to Kitzscher, and you got to start somewhere, right?

Might as well make it Kitzscher itself, whose village church I just loved. There was a quiet beauty to the place, surrounded by tiny graveyard. And just off the Marktplatz is a Local History Museum that’s constantly changing exhibits. So even if you’ve been here numerous times, you’ll always see something new. The best part (besides its treasures inside) is it’s free.

Dittmannsdorf started off small, just fifteen people. Today it has grown to more than 350 people, but still keeps its little lanes and tidy homes — and of course, its own village church.

Expect to see a village church over in Hainichen, another town of quiet streets and quiet parks. Tall trees and wildlife await you in Thierbach, a former lignite mining town with its own village church.

Trages has to be one of my favorites here in Kitzscher (nothing personal, you other hamlets, I assure you). I like how you can see the 13th century St. Andreas Church off in the distance from the tidy village pond. Which brings me to the Pond Festival held every June.

Kitzscher’s parties don’t stop at one, there’s a Village Festival held every July, and the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra is known to play in these parts. The town also hosts a June Schiller Festival, a Park Festival (July), a Heimatfest in August, and an annual December Christmas Market.

Sleepy? No, that’s not quite right — and I’m sure glad I stayed awake remembering all there is to see in Kitzscher.

 

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