Leckwitz (Nünchritz)

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community Nünchritz
Coordinates: 51 ° 16 ′ 55 ″  N , 13 ° 24 ′ 20 ″  E
Area : 2.33 km²
Residents : 436  (2011)
Population density : 187 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Incorporated into: Merschwitz
Postal code : 01612
Area code : 035265
Leckwitz (Saxony)
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Location of Leckwitz in Saxony

Leckwitz is a district of the municipality of Nünchritz in the district of Meißen in Saxony .

The village is located on State Road 88, the connecting road from Meißen to Riesa , directly on the Elbe at Elbe kilometer 100, 9 km west of Großenhain and 6 km south-east of Riesa.


Leckwitz ski jump

The name Leckwitz is derived from the Old Slavic lech , which means something like bend (at the bend of the Elbe). The banks of the Elbe in the Leckwitz area have been inhabited since the Stone Age, which is proven by finds from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and early Iron Age. The entire high bank in the Leckwitz area shows remnants of Slavic settlement. In Leckwitz there are remains of an old rampart, the Schanze (called Schwedenschanze), created by the Slavs in the 9th century. In the 9th and 10th centuries, the area around Leckwitz was certainly the center of one of the 14 districts (civates) that the Bavarian geographer lists for the Gau Daleminze. Leckwitz was first mentioned in the 13th century . The place consists of three different old parts.

Leckwitz village ring

The old place with the street name Dorfring was first mentioned in 1378. The place was an alley village with a corridor. A Vorwerk is mentioned in 1501. The district still consists of three and four-sided courtyards. The place belonged to the Hirschstein manor since 1551. From the replacement negotiations with the Lehnshof in 1844 it emerges that the village then comprised 3 two-hoofed estates, 2 single-hoofed estates, 1 quarter-hoofed estate, 2 gardeners and 1 cottage estate.

Kleinleckwitz (called Katzenjammer) on Schulweg, Schiffersteig and Elbweg is on the Elbe. In 1547 the rose mill was first mentioned as a water mill. In 1721 it had a grinder. It is located above the floodplain, where the Dorfbach flows into the Elbe. In the 18th century, the owner of the Rosenmühle was still a ship dealer and ferry leaseholder. Since at least 1650 a ferry connected Leckwitz with Boritz. There was a ferry house that was demolished in the 20th century. The residents of Kleinleckwitz were probably boatmen, fishermen and bomber. Below the Rosenmühle there are still parts of the original towpath on which the bomber pulled the ships. The rose mill, which was also called a cake mill by the boatmen because of the attached bakery, ceased operations in 1960.

The younger residential buildings around the Sandberg up to the Rosenmühle and across from the birch grove were built from 1904 onwards, as the place got new residents due to the labor requirements of the nearby chemical plant.

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent community Naundörfchen was incorporated into Leckwitz.

Population development

year Residents
1547 9 possessed men, 8 residents
1764 9 possessed men, 1 cottage owner
1834 96
1871 204
1925 549
1946 544
1964 653
2011 436


At the village pond there is a memorial for those who fell in the First World War . It bears the inscription: “In memory of those killed in World War 1914–1918. Heroes of the community of Leckwitz. ”The names of 10 people are listed.


  • Elbe valley and Loess hill country near Meissen (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 32). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1979, p. 40.
  • Cornelius Gurlitt : Leckwitz. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 37. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Grossenhain (Land) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1914, p. 137.

Web links

Commons : Leckwitz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Leckwitz in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Archeology Saxony (PDF file; 2.8 MB), old and new archaeological investigations between Leckwitz, Nünchritz and Zschaiten, excavations on the factory premises of Wacker Chemie AG Nünchritz, May 2009 and in the area of ​​the S40 state road bypass Zschaiten.