Radebeul town hall

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Town hall Radebeul (street view from NW)

The town hall is located at Pestalozzistraße 6 in Radebeul , in the courtyard is the former police building (Pestalozzistraße 6a). The town hall is the seat of the Mayor of Radebeul , and the city's decorated council chamber is on the second floor .

Since 2004 the courage stones for the biennial Radebeul Courage Prize have been placed on the town hall forecourt .


Town hall Radebeul, from the back (SE side). On the right the Pestalozzi School

The listed town hall is a three-storey structure "in the style of German architecture around 1500" ( neo-renaissance ), on the left with a side projection with stepped gable facing the street, the entrance in the middle in an old building with a round arched portal. On the right there is a polygonal bay window with a hood and point, and on top of the roof is a turret with a clock tower. The historicizing eclecticism is created by grating with baroque window baskets as well as stucco work based on Art Nouveau .

In the council chamber hangs a large-format mural with the name “The payment of inclines in Radebeul to emissaries of the Meissen cathedral monastery around 1520”. It was created in 1902 by the Dresden history painter Walther Witting . In addition, there are coats of arms windows from the glass artist Josef Goller (Urban & Goller, Dresden) in the council chamber as well as those depicting Radebeul's trades. In the stairwell there are allegories of trade, commerce and agriculture.

A two-story building for the local police station was built in the inner courtyard, with the front facing the Neubrunnstrasse behind it. This is also a listed building.


Radebeul town hall, entrance portal
Police office and town hall (left) as well as Pestalozzi School , 1901 (SE side). The Zillersche Villa still stands on property no. 4 of the later post office .
Former police building with holding cells
Staircase glass window "Plowing Farmer", 1900

Until the end of the 1880s, the municipal administration took place in the house of the respective municipal council. In 1889 the administration rented two rooms in Sidonienstraße 3 and in 1894 took over the entire building for rent.

Since Niederlößnitz had already built a town hall , the council of the rapidly growing Radebeul municipality decided in May 1898 to build a new town hall building, even against opposition from parts of the public. The Dresden architect Gustav Hänichen won the competition .

The foundation stone was laid on August 9, 1899, and the building was inaugurated on September 25, 1900. The interior of the building dragged on until 1909.

In addition to the municipal administration, the building also housed the archive, registry office and building inspection, as well as the local savings bank and the local health insurance fund. Several adjoining civil servants' apartments have been converted into service rooms over the years. Instead of the originally planned rooms, the post office moved into a new building built in 1909/1910 on the neighboring property . In the police building behind the town hall there were detention cells in addition to the police office, and the caretaker for the property had his apartment on the upper floor.

In 1938 structural changes were made in the courtyard for the garages of the police building.

In 1945 the Soviet occupation troops took over the building and released it again in October 1948.

After the fall of the Wall, the town hall was extensively renovated from 1991 to 1996. It is still used today as the town hall of Radebeul, it is the seat of the respective Lord Mayor , currently Bert Wendsche .

Administrative bodies

In addition to the rooms in the historic town hall of Radebeul, the organs of the large district town and the public administration use the neighboring new building of the technical town hall at Pestalozzistraße 8, the regulatory office is housed in the rooms of the neighboring, former Radebeul post office (Pestalozzistraße 4) and the social council is located close by in Hauptstraße 4 .

The Radebeul city archive is about 900 meters away as the crow flies.


Web links

Commons : Rathaus Radebeul  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Large district town of Radebeul (ed.): Directory of the cultural monuments of the town of Radebeul . Radebeul May 24, 2012, p. 31 (Last list of monuments published by the city of Radebeul. The Lower Monument Protection Authority, which has been located in the district of Meißen since 2012, has not yet published a list of monuments for Radebeul).
  2. Volker Helas (arrangement): City of Radebeul . Ed .: State Office for Monument Preservation Saxony, Large District Town Radebeul (=  Monument Topography Federal Republic of Germany . Monuments in Saxony ). SAX-Verlag, Beucha 2007, ISBN 978-3-86729-004-3 .
  3. Erhard Remmert: Art Nouveau Windows in East Germany. Kunstverlag Weingarten, Weingarten 1994, p. 140, ISBN 3-8170-2023-6 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 6 ′ 0.7 ″  N , 13 ° 40 ′ 37 ″  E