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community Nünchritz
Coordinates: 51 ° 14 ′ 14 "  N , 13 ° 25 ′ 34"  E
Residents : 299  (Jun 20, 2013)
Incorporation : January 1, 2003
Postal code : 01612
Area code : 035267
Diesbar-Seusslitz (Saxony)

Location of Diesbar-Seusslitz in Saxony

Aerial view of Diesbar-Seusslitz
Aerial view of Diesbar-Seusslitz

Diesbar-Seusslitz is a district of the Saxon community of Nünchritz in the district of Meißen on the right side of the Elbe .


Diesbar-Seusslitz is at the beginning of the Saxon Wine Route in the Elbe Valley of the Saxon Elbland . The location is surrounded by vineyards. The town is connected to Nünchritz and Meißen via the S88 .


The place was re-established in 1952 by merging the places Diesbar and Seusslitz with the district of Radewitz . From 1948 the Free German Trade Union Federation (FDGB) included Diesbar and Seusslitz in the holiday service . Up until the fall of 1989, around 200 guests spent their holidays in Diesbar-Seusslitz every 14 days. After the territorial reform in 1952 Diesbar-Seusslitz was assigned to the Riesa district in the Dresden district . From 1958 the former forester's house was used as a kindergarten. This kindergarten existed until 2011.

From 1959, between Heinrichsburg and Goldkuppe, the Radebeul people's winery began to develop in the Lenz-Moser culture on areas of former Radewitz new farmers. At the end of the 1960s there were 35 hectares of vines in Radewitz. Diesbar-Seusslitz thus became the largest Saxon wine-growing community. In 2005 there were 60 hectares under vines in and around Diesbar-Seusslitz, that is 15 percent of Saxony's vineyards .

In 1960, two LPGs type I (land cooperative, cattle private) were built in Diesbar-Seusslitz ; In 1970 they were transferred to LPG Type III (land and cattle cooperative) "Peace" in Weißig . Due to the special situation that a large part of land reform land had gone to the Volksweingut in Radebeul before and afterwards, no strong LPG could develop. The farmers' children preferred to become industrial workers or salaried employees, so that the farmer profession in Diesbar-Seusslitz died out in the 1980s. The Seusslitzer Grund was declared a nature reserve. This removed the forest from the influence of the owners (land reform land).

In 1961 the former palace gardening department became part of the GPG Leckwitz . A secondary air conditioning station of the GDR Meteorological Service was put into operation on this site as early as 1946 .

In the same year the village club was founded and until the fall of the Wall it was the organizer of the local cultural work.

The Luisenburg, a winegrower's house

In 1968, "700 years of viticulture" were celebrated in Diesbar-Seusslitz. The festive days with pageant, great wine tasting, local wine queen and exhibitions are based on a mistake, because the first mention of viticulture is dated 1272. Diesbar-Seusslitz was the first municipality in the GDR to choose a local wine queen after the Second World War. In 1971 about 40 percent of the economically active residents of Diesbar-Seusslitz had a job themselves. In 1972, instead of the collapsing barn at the Obermühle, an open-air stage was built in voluntary work. In 1973 Neuseußlitz was incorporated. The gondola pond was built in 1974 at the exit of the Seusslitzer Grund. In 1986 a department store was built on Fährweg and it still exists today.

After German reunification , Diesbar-Seusslitz came to the re-established Free State of Saxony. The following regional reforms in Saxony assigned the place to the district of Riesa-Großenhain in 1994 and to the district of Meißen in 2008 . In 1994 the rural community Diesbar-Seusslitz was formed by merging with the communities of Merschwitz and Goltzscha .

The original wine press from 1819 was converted into the "Haus des Gastes" with funding from the Free State and inaugurated in 1998.

In 2000 the Munich architect Braunfels bought the palace and the park at auction.

In 2001 the Federweißfest took place for the first time on the initiative of the host's regulars' table. It immediately became a crowd puller with an estimated 10,000 visitors. After the marriage market, the place has a second high point of the year.

On August 17, 2002, the Elbe reached the highest level since the official measurement, at 9.40 meters in Dresden . Until then, the level of 8.45 meters in 1845 was the highest. In Diesbar, the houses on Meißner Strasse were affected by the "Ross" to the Böse Bruder and in Seusslitz on the Weinstrasse by the "Böse Bruder" to "Lehmanns Weinstuben". The two days of precipitation of 150 mm led to the collapse of vineyard walls. The floodplain, the orchard and the gardens near the Elbe were under water. The water of the Elbe almost reached the old manor.

Diesbar-Seusslitz was incorporated into the Nünchritz community in 2003.

In 2004, the flood damage from 2002 from "An der Weinstrasse 29" to "Bad Brother" was removed. The dry stone wall between Löwenvilla and the Jan Ulrich winery, built in the early 1990s, survived the flood of the century unscathed. In 2007 a parking lot for tourists was built below the castle. Diesbar-Seusslitz has had the title of “State Recognized Resort” since 2011. In June 2013 Diesbar-Seusslitz was hit again by the flood and the road on the Elbe was damaged. The jetty at the level of Lehmann's wine taverns was washed away and later found 500 meters downstream.

Diesbar-Seusslitz is characterized by the service industry in the form of gastronomy, boarding houses and tourism as well as viticulture in the main and ancillary trades and trade and craft businesses.

Culture and sights


Baroque Seusslitz Castle

Baroque Seusslitz Castle

The castle in its present form was built from 1722 after Count Heinrich von Bünau a converted from a Klarissenkloster Vorwerk acquired. He commissioned the builder of the Dresden Frauenkirche, George Bähr , to remodel the palace, the upstream estate area and the palace garden in the Baroque style.

Castle garden

The palace garden is in the French and English horticultural style with sculptures that symbolize the seasons and the months. The figures come from the workshop of Balthasar Permoser , one of the most important baroque sculptors . On the south side of the castle and the adjoining church, the French garden style determines the picture. A 15-meter-wide terrace lined with plane trees and bordered with sandstone figures and stone flower vases runs here. The English landscape park extends east to the end of the village. It has a rich population of ginkgo , bald cypress, ornamental oak, silver maple and other species. A pond with an irregular shoreline is included in the park.


The Heinrichsburg is a simple two-story garden house. It is located above four stepped terraces. The house is named after Count Heinrich von Bünau. It was built from 1725 to 1726 according to plans by George Bähr. From the Heinrichsburg you have a view of the Elbe valley upstream to Zehren and downstream to Boritz . The painter Karl Kröner (1887–1972) lived and worked in Heinrichsburg from 1944 to 1947 , as his house in Radebeul had burned down. From 1955 the small hall on the upper floor was used as a cultural space for FDGB vacationers. Heinrichsburg has been leased to the Weinbauverein as a club residence and exhibition facility since 2008.


The baroque winegrower's house is located opposite the Heinrichsburg on the western side of the castle in the castle vineyard. The house was built after 1725 and is a ground floor building with a hipped roof.

House of the guest

The building was built in 1819 on the site of the former monastery and later castle. The building called "Alte Presse" refers to a wine press that was on the ground floor of the building. The renovation of the house to today's "Haus des Gastes" took place from 1996 to 1997.

George Bähr Church

In the course of the reconstruction of the castle on behalf of Count Heinrich von Bünau, the late Gothic castle church was also rebuilt in the Baroque style by George Bähr in 1725/26. In the churchyard there are monuments and sandstone coffins of the former owners of the castle.

Seusslitzer Grund

The Seusslitzer Grund is one of the largest side valleys of the Elbe. The 106 hectare nature reserve offers many hiking opportunities, selected ones with a view of the Elbe Valley.

Bad brother

Bad brother from Niederlommatzsch

The approximately 40 meter high rock wall lies between the villages of Diesbar and Seusslitz. The bad brother owes its existence to the stone quarrying, which was operated until 1965. The name was popularly given to a ledge, the outline of which resembled a face. This face was associated with a legend about two brothers who loved the same girl. The rejected lover is said to have been turned to stone after throwing his brother down the rock.

Blasting in 1937 and 1961 made the face of the rock disappear completely. The quarry was closed by a dam in 1975 to protect the street and houses from falling rocks. Dog roses and poplars were also planted.

Gold tip

A ridge stretches between the Elbe Valley and the Seusslitzer Grund, the highest point of which is known as the Goldkuppe. A Bronze Age castle wall extends from here to Heinrichsburg. It is one of the largest fortifications from the time of the Lusatian culture. The fortification was about 1100 meters long and 400 meters wide. Surrounding wall remains with outer bailey are still recognizable.


  • Shooting festival in August
  • Federweiss Mile on the third weekend in September


A passenger ferry connects Diesbar-Seusslitz with Niederlommatzsch. On the Elbe there are two landing stages for the Saxon steam shipping and for water sports enthusiasts.

Diesbar-Seusslitz is connected to Meißen and Nünchritz via the 407 regional bus. During the season, the buses on this line have a trailer for transporting bicycles. The Elbe Cycle Path runs through the village .

There is a connection to the Meißen-Dresden S-Bahn via the Meissen train station. There is a rail connection to the Leipzig-Dresden regional train via the Nünchritz stop.


  • Nünchritz 2012 - a journey through history and the present . BVB Verlagsgesellschaft, 2012, p. 25 .
  • Diesbar and Seusslitz. In: Elbe valley and Lößhügelland near Meißen (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 32). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1979, p. 57 ff.
  • Eberhardt Naumann, Karl Nimetschek, Gerd Ulrich: Festschrift for the 800th anniversary of Diesbar-Seusslitz 1205 - 2005 . Ed .: Weinbaugemeinschaft Diesbar-Seußlitz eV 2005, ISBN 3-00-014977-5 .

Web links

Commons : Diesbar-Seußlitz  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: The petrified man at Diespar  - sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. Antje Steglich: The landing stage appears again . In: Sächsische Zeitung edition Riesa . June 20, 2013, p. 15 .