When you arrive in Muldestausee say hello to Germany’s tax euros at work. You see, on January 1, 2010 there were thirteen independent villages that were collectively added together to make this “new” town.
However “young” Muldestausee is in political terms, the town’s quite historical. And kind of big, encompassing some 136 square kilometers with just over 12,000 residents.
Established in the year 981, one of the oldest villages is Pouch, with its 13th century castle. But it’s quite young at heart since it hosts an annual Reggae/Hip-Hop Festival. This village also has its own Spring Break Festival and Christmas Market.
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Friedersdorf doesn’t want to be left of the Christmas cheer, this is why this little village holds its Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) at the end of November.
Who could forget about Muldenstein, who also has its own Weihnachtsmarkt. This village even has a castle and an 11th century church to see on top of it.
Another hamlet with its own market is Schlaitz, which hosts an Advent Bake Festival in early December. That’s a lot of cooking for a place that’s not even five square kilometers. Oh, so that means it won’t take any time at all to see Schlaitz’s Village Church (built 1287) and its Franco-German War Memorial.
Schwemsal has a memorial of sorts too. The graveyard is the final resting place of Soviet forced labor from World War II. A visit to the village church would also be nice.
Rösa too has World War II graves, this time of Polish forced laborers. The village also lies along the end of the Dübener Heide, so there isn’t any place better to enjoy a nature walk. Good place for an annual Park Festival in August.
Whatever the reasons the politicians had for creating the new Muldestausee, it worked in our favor, because now we get to enjoy everything all in one place.