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District of the state capital Dresden
Coordinates: 50 ° 59 ′ 14 "  N , 13 ° 48 ′ 23"  E
Height : 130–205 m above sea level NN
Incorporation : January 1, 1930
Postal code : 01257
Area code : 0351
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Lockwitz district in Dresden
Lockwitz Castle and Lockwitz Castle Church
Lockwitztal Bridge on Autobahn 17
The weather pillar at Lockwitzbach (built in 1913)
The mausoleum of the Cape Lords

Lockwitz is a district in the extreme south-east of the city ​​of Dresden and the Prohlis district .
The neighboring towns of
Kauscha , Luga and Nickern also belong to the statistical district of Lockwitz . In fact, Lockwitz has the southernmost development in the city. This includes the approximately 65 meter high Lockwitztalbrücke on the A 17 over the Lockwitzgrund . Lockwitz is located at the northern end of this valley on the Lockwitzbach of the same name .


Lockwitz was first mentioned in 1288. At that time it belonged to the imperial burgraviate Dohna and only came to the margraviate of Meissen , the forerunner of Saxony, after its decline in 1402 .

The name is derived from the Sorbian "Lucawicz" and means "place on the meadow stream" or "place on the floodplain".

The later manor owned the upper jurisdiction, so could impose and execute severe punishments.

Friedrich II of Prussia made Lockwitz his headquarters for a month in March 1757 .

In 1788/89, Samuel Hahnemann , the founder of homeopathy, lived here .

In the 19th century, the semi-industrial mill processing flourished in Lockwitz and thus enabled a change from the peasant class to the bourgeois town. An important wine press emerged from the nearby fruit growing.

In 1906 Lockwitz was connected to the Dresden tram network by the Lockwitztalbahn , which was replaced by a bus line in 1977. In 1930 Lockwitz was incorporated into Dresden.

Weather events

In August 2002 a " millennium flood " occurred after a 5b weather situation . Flood protection became an ongoing issue.

At the beginning of June 2013 there was another flood of the century  : Floods in Central Europe in 2013 . Shortly before, on May 29, 2013, an F1 tornado in Lockwitzgrund knocked down some trees on the A17 motorway.

Buildings and cultural monuments

The designation of the central village square as "Am Plan" is reminiscent of the basic structure of a round . The village structure was preserved despite the early incorporation in 1930. The village center is about two kilometers from the southern outskirts, which also forms the border of the district. In the village center there is also a manor's castle, which was structurally connected to the Protestant castle church in Lockwitz at the beginning of the 18th century .


The district is directly connected to the main train station via bus lines . The city center, around 10 kilometers away, can be reached in around 20 minutes. The district is cut in the north by the state road 172 . Lockwitz can also be reached from the A 17 via the Prohlis motorway exit and the Heidenau exit.

Neighboring districts and communities



  • Cornelius Gurlitt : Lockwitz. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 24. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Dresden-Altstadt (Land) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1904, p. 75.
  • Gustav Adolf Poenicke (Wikisource) : Album of the manors and castles in the Kingdom of Saxony. (Wikisource) II. Section: Meissner Circle. Leipzig 1856, p. 182ff (view of the SLUB's works )

Web links

Commons : Lockwitz  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Philipp von Schröter, Johann Friedrich Seyfart: War history of the Prussians from the years 1655 to 1763. Frankfurt. Leipzig 1764, page 189 ; here he wrote an often quoted letter to his sister Anna Amalie von Prussia see z. B. Letters and Poems (extended edition) , page 9 below and Florian Kühnel: Sick honor ?: Noble suicide in the transition to modernity. Munich 2013, page 147 , accessed February 11, 2014
  2. lockwitz-intern.de/hochwasserschutz.html , Plan for flood prevention in Dresden, observation area Lockwitz, Luga, Niedersedlitz (October 31, 2013; PDF; 5.6 MB)
  3. www.tornadoliste.de (with videos and comments at tornadoliste2013.htm), www.dnn-online.de (accessed on October 12, 2013)