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District of the state capital Dresden
Coordinates: 50 ° 59 ′ 45 ″  N , 13 ° 47 ′ 19 ″  E
Height : 140-160 m above sea level NN
Residents : 1700  (2011)
Incorporation : 1923
Incorporated into: Lockwitz
Postal code : 01239
Area code : 0351
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Location of the Nickern district in Dresden

Nickern is a district of Dresden and belongs to the district of Prohlis . The village is out of town, south of the S 172 in the direction of Heidenau / Pirna am Geberbach .


Nickern Castle
Nickern and its neighboring villages on a map from the 19th century

The former circular moat systems from the 5th millennium BC BC were probably the center of the first settlement of the Dresden Elbe Valley .

Grave finds have been made from the early Bronze Age ( Aunjetitz culture ).

A man's grave (around 550) and a woman's grave (last third of the 6th century) were discovered in 1897 and assigned to the Lombards . The long Langobardstrasse got its name from there.

The place is mentioned for the first time in 1288 as Nicur , which can be interpreted as the “place of Nikur” but can also be derived from the ancient Slavic Kuriti (“do not smoke”). In 1923 Nickern was incorporated into Lockwitz and together with it on January 1, 1930 to Dresden.

Nickern is divided into Altnickern , a very well-preserved village center with the long -established bakery as the center, and Neunickern , a settlement that emerged in the 1930s . In the last few years, the air force barracks have been renovated and made habitable. Russian tanks set out from these barracks in 1968 to crush the Prague Spring. In addition, it has been expanded in recent years by a new building area that extends to Lockwitz.

Also noteworthy is Nickern Castle , which served as a cultural center for many years after reunification . In the course of cuts for social projects, the Verein Schloss Nickern e. V. stop operation.

The Nickern children's and youth farm has been successfully organizing social projects for children and young people for several years.

The Gebergrund Goppeln club has been playing football on the newly designed sports field of the former barracks since 2011 .

Since the beginning of 2020, information has been provided on eleven information steles in Nickern and Prohlis about respective archaeological finds and local events. A brochure Nickern and Prohlis - Archeology and History at the Geberbach in Dresden was published by the State Office for Archeology of Saxony.


  • Richard Funke, Margit Georgi, Bettina Heger, Florian Innerhofer, Anja Kaltofen, Peter Neukirch, Thomas Westphalen : Archaeonaut 13. Nickern and Prohlis - Archeology and History at the Geberbach in Dresden. Dresden 2020, ISBN 978-3-943770-51-3 .
  • Gustav Adolf Poenicke (Wikisource) : Album of the manors and castles in the Kingdom of Saxony. (Wikisource) II. Section: Meissner Circle. Leipzig 1856, p. 35ff (work view of the SLUB )

Web links

Commons : Nickern  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The S 172 separates the Prohlis new building area and larger commercial settlements on Nickerner Flur from the wooded strip of the Nickerner drainage ditch (behind the Selgros wholesale market) . The Geberbach connects both places and flows around an elevation (important for the first settlers) of the Plauen -Nickerner Loess hill area .
  2. /.../ Das-Erbe-unter-Unser-Fuessen-Kreisgrabenanlagen-in-Nickern ... , Via Neolithica Dresdensis - the way of the neoliths in Dresden . Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Aunjetitz grave finds from Dresden-Nickern , accessed August 31, 2015
  4. ^ Cornelia Rupp: Longobards in Dresden? . In: Judith Oexle (Ed.), State Office for Archeology Dresden: Dresden 8000 . Dresden, 2006, pp. 51–54
  5. , accessed on December 16, 2013
  6. the document, on which Prohlis and Lockwitz also appear for the first time, hangs greatly enlarged in the Palitzsch Museum ; it clearly says Nycur
  7. Development measure Nickern. In: State capital Dresden, accessed on August 23, 2015 .
  8. Nickern children's and youth farm. Retrieved August 24, 2016 .
  9. ^ SG Gebergrund Goppeln eV Accessed on August 24, 2016 .
  10. ^ Prohlis: On May 16, the Dresden Archaeo Path opens. The cultural- historical circular hiking trail on the Geberbach invites you to discover and linger with a folding map (PDF 1.7 MB) , accessed May 13, 2020
  11. ^ Nickern and Prohlis - archeology and history at the Geberbach in Dresden ; Brief description (PDF 25 KB) , accessed May 13, 2020