Zörbig is surely not what visitors imagine it is. First timers are usually awed at the variety of local activities. They have clubs for everything from chess to stamp collection.
Now these folks really take their chess very seriously to the extent that they even have a famous museum dedicated to this sport of the intellect.
Apparently, this thing with chess has been going on in Zörbig since 1871. So, of course, the Löberitz Chess Museum has got to go on your itinerary.
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If you’re more of a scrabble person, you might, however, want to give this a miss and move on to the Heritage Museum which is housed in what used to be a castle. This castle dates back to the 12th century and is quite famous for its dungeon. I don’t know if that’s an incentive to visit but the museum sure is.
Zörbig has two remarkable churches, the Evangelical St. Mauritius and the Catholic St. Anthony. If you like historic architecture, you might not want to miss these. Then there’s the Hallescher Turm, a white tower all resplendent in white plaster and sporting a Renaissance façade.
Speaking of towers, the Wasserturm or Water Tower is another attraction you might like.
A number of quaint monuments await you as you turn corners on the old town square. Of these, the statue of the Juice Boy is simply the best. Others such as the Elliesen Stone, the War Memorial, and the Christian Theurer Road Memorial all come with stories you’ll find interesting.
Zörbig, as I said earlier, loves sports and they have facilities for a wide variety from Qi Gong to volleyball with tennis, basketball, bowling, and badminton in between.
If that’s not enough, just grab a cycle and pedal around the picturesque landscape. Parks, lakes, gardens, and meadows dot the landscape inviting you to relax. Or better yet, go hiking and have a picnic. The weather’s usually perfect for just that.
Zörbig loves to celebrate and if you have a famous historic structure, what do you do? You have a festival in its honor and whoop it up.
The Castle and Old Town Festival (in June) is just that. The Curbici Veterano in July will have you all thrilled if you’re into car rallies. This here is the classic variety, so make of that what you will.