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Coat of arms of the city of Radeburg
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Coordinates: 51 ° 13 '  N , 13 ° 44'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : Meissen
Height : 149 m above sea level NHN
Area : 54.01 km 2
Residents: 7317 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 135 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 01468-01471
Area code : 035208
License plate : MEI, GRH, RG, RIE
Community key : 14 6 27 220
City structure: 6 (9) districts

City administration address :
Heinrich-Zille-Strasse 6
01471 Radeburg
Website : www.radeburg.de
Mayoress : Michaela Ritter ( independent )
Location of the city of Radeburg in the district of Meißen
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Fountain in the market square
Ratskeller on the market square

Radeburg is a small town in the Saxon district of Meißen . It is located about 12 kilometers north of the Saxon capital Dresden on the federal highway 13 from Dresden to Berlin .


Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Moritzburg , Laußnitz , Ottendorf-Okrilla , Ebersbach and Thiendorf .

Ebersbach Ebersbach Thiendorf
Moritzburg Neighboring communities Laußnitz
Moritzburg Dresden Ottendorf-Okrilla

City structure

  • Radeburg - city
  • Radeburg - brick factory
  • Bärnsdorf

Natural space

The landscape in the south - between Volkersdorf and the Röder - is characterized by the open small peaks , to the west by Friedewald and north by Grossenhainer Pflege . To the east, the Königsbrück-Ruhlander Heiden connect with the Radeburg Heath .


Radeburg (around 1800)
Manor house of the former Radeburg manor

Radeburg was laid out according to plan after 1150 at a ford over the Röder and was first mentioned in a document in 1248. Radeburg was first mentioned as an oppidum in 1288 , which is why Radeburg must have already had city rights ( Magdeburg law ) at this time .

In the Thirty Years 'War Radeburg lost more than half of its population, during the Northern War the Swedes camped at Radeburg ("Schwedenstein"), in the Seven Years' War the Prussians , in 1813 Napoleon I. On September 16, 1884, the city received the Lößnitzgrundbahn to Radebeul a narrow-gauge railway connection that still exists today. Industry hardly settled in Radeburg, only the chamotte and glass industries were significant . For a short time (1921-29) Radeburg was also the headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Madaus AG . In the 1970s, industrial poultry farming ( KIM ) became an important economic factor in the city. However, this has only been of minor importance since the fall of 1989/90. Radeburg has had an industrial and commercial area since 1993, which is located in the south and directly on the A 13, which went into operation in 1935.

On January 1st, 1974 Bärwalde was incorporated as a district after Radeburg. On January 1, 1999, Radeburg was united with Promnitztal and Großdittmannsdorf in a community merger . The newly formed municipality continues to bear the name Radeburg. The municipalities of Berbisdorf , Bärnsdorf and the spa town of Volkersdorf , which were dissolved in Promnitztal on March 1, 1994 through the amalgamation of municipalities , remained independent districts.

coat of arms

Description : In black, a tinned golden defensive wall with two golden towers with red pointed roofs and golden knobs; the right tower with two windows and three small saddle towers, the left tower with one window.

Incorporation and local associations

  • January 1, 1974: Bärwalde;
  • January 1, 1999: Promnitztal, which was formed on March 1, 1994 from the communities of Bärnsdorf, Berbisdorf and the spa town of Volkersdorf;
  • January 1, 1999: Großdittmannsdorf with the Boden district incorporated on October 1, 1949

Population development

year 1834 1990 2000 2007 2009 2012 2013 2017 2018
Residents 1,967 7,512 7,903 7,879 * 7,661 7,387 7,371 7,309 7,325

* (August 31)
Data source from 2000: State Statistical Office Saxony


Evangelical town church

The Reformation was introduced in 1539 . The majority of denominational residents belong to the Evangelical Lutheran parish , which has its own rectory and a church building. There are also churches in the districts of Bärwalde, Berbisdorf, Großdittmannsdorf and Bärnsdorf, which also has its own parish office. A chapel is available for a Catholic minority .


City council

City council election 2019
Turnout: 67.6% (2009: 51.3%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-12.9  % p
-0.6  % p
-1.8  % p
-2.1  % p
+ 2.5  % p
+ 19.2  % p
town hall

After the local elections on May 26, 2019, the following parties and associations were represented in the city council with a turnout of 67.6% (+ 16.3 * ):

Party / list Share of votes + / - * Seats
CDU 33.2% −13.2 6th
Independent list Radeburg ULR 19.6% −0.6 4th
AfD 19.2% +19.2 1
The left 10.3% −2.1 2
SPD 9.0% −1.8 1
Citizens' Initiative 6.1% +2.5 1

* Changes to the previous election from 2014

The CDU has lost three seats compared to the 2014 election. The SPD has lost one of its two seats due to the election result. The AfD is represented with a seat on the city council for the first time. The other parties have retained their seats.


Mayor Dieter Jesse (independent) did not run again for the mayoral election in 2013. On April 21, 2013, Michaela Ritter (independent) was elected future mayor of the city of Radeburg in the second ballot.

Town twinning

Radeburg has partnerships with



In Radeburg, a special form of the Saxon dialect is spoken: the southeast Meissen niche , which is one of the five Meissen dialects .


The culture and homeland association in Radeburg has its own choir. There is also a church choir, a flute circle and a trombone choir of the Evangelical Lutheran parish.

Regular events

In Radeburg, the largest carnival parade in Saxony takes place every year on Shrove Sunday. There are also numerous events in honor of Heinrich Zille , the Heinrich Zille Christmas market, the Heinrich Zille run and the Heinrich Zille pub night.

The Scarecrow Festival organized by the trade association has been taking place in autumn since 2005. The people of Radeburg are called upon to build a scarecrow and to carry it to the Röder, where the festival takes place, in the week before the festival. The most beautiful scarecrows are selected and awarded by a jury.

The Keller Open Air Festival, organized by the Kellercrew youth association, has been taking place in Radeburg since 2006. The summer festival attracts young bands from all over Germany. Around 250 people visit the festival every year. The audience, bands and organizers celebrate here for two whole days in a cozy atmosphere.

Radeburg local history museum

The local history museum in Radeburg is located in the town house built in 1813, which served as the district court from 1894 to 1952 . The idea of ​​founding a museum arose on the occasion of the Heimatfest in 1907. The chairman of the embellishment association, school director and teacher - Paul Subklew - encouraged the Radeburgers to collect objects of all kinds that document the past of their homeland. These loans and donations, along with archaeological finds from the Bronze Age, formed the basis for the museum. In 1954 it received its final domicile in the town hall and later district court of the city.

In 2017, the building that houses the local history museum was completely renovated. This made it possible to set up a fund, special exhibition rooms and a room for museum educational work and local history research in addition to the exhibition rooms. During the same period, the exhibition in the local history museum was redesigned and completely revised.

The new permanent exhibition was officially opened on December 8, 2018. From the museum's collection you can see furniture from the 19th century, historical weapons and testimonies of riflemen , household and handicraft items, views of Radeburg and parts of the extensive archaeological collection from the late Bronze Age ( Lausitz culture ). For the first time, the new permanent exhibition also deals with post-war history and the time of the GDR . An important focus of the museum is the collection of original drawings, graphics and letters on Heinrich Zille . A separate cabinet within the new exhibition has been dedicated to the famous painter of everyday life in Berlin. Interested visitors will find a lot of interesting information about the artist here, and original works are also shown. In memory of Zille's art of drawing, caricatures are shown in regular special exhibitions and the "Heinrich Zille Caricature Prize" is awarded in cooperation with the Komische Meister Dresden gallery.

Radeburg cultural station

Events take place regularly in the old goods floor of the Radeburg train station. It offers space for exhibitions, lectures, readings, concerts, plays and unique celebrations such as the Zille Ball.


Moated castle in Berbisdorf

city ​​Park

The Heinrich-Zille-Hain is a 22,500 m² city park on the Promnitz . Between the paths there are meadows, several large old beeches, a fountain and next to it a playground.


Heinrich Zille memorial stone

Heinrich Zille memorial stone in the Zille grove

The Heinrich Zille memorial stone was inaugurated by the city in 1945 on the 25th anniversary of Zille's death. The memorial stone is framed by a small circular rock garden. The system is modeled on Zille's tombstone in Berlin.

Betting column / VdN monument

Like the Heinrich Zille memorial stone, the betting column is located in the Heinrich Zille grove. The obelisk was erected in 1889/99 on the occasion of the 800-year-old Wettin dynasty and the 15-year reign of King Albert of Saxony . In 1956 the stone was redesigned for those persecuted by the Nazi regime and victims of fascism from 1933 to 1945. The monument, which is now unadorned, shows on its four sides the symbols of German and international resistance against the Nazi regime framed by laurel wreaths.


The Heroldstein is located on the outskirts of Radeburg, at the end of Freiheitsstraße. The stone, surrounded by four birch trees, was erected in memory of a 23-year-old student who took his own life out of heartache and deepest despair. The son of Professor Herolds from Marburg wanted to prevent his bride from being married to someone else. But he was in Radeburg instead of Radeberg , where the wedding was to take place.

Illing tomb

The Illing tomb in the churchyard is a three-sided, 2.85 m high baroque sandstone - Obelisk . It reminds of the pharmacist and mayor Johann Georg Illing from Radeburg, his widow and her second husband Johann Christoph Wesske. The memorial stone consists of three parts that contain a pictorial sermon. In the cavities of the rock-like substructure are three coffins and cartouches with mirrors on them on the three sides, which show the life data of the deceased and are framed by roses. In the upper area the stone points upwards like a sign of victory and is closed by a cloud ball.

Memorial to the victims of the First and Second World Wars

The memorial to the victims of the First and Second World Wars was inaugurated in front of the new cemetery in Radeburg on November 27, 1921 to honor the soldiers who died in the First World War - two years after the Radeburg Beautification Association had proposed to the city to build one. The association also arranged for the extensive collection to be financed. On the front of the sarcophagus-like substructure, between two panels, was the inscription "Our Heroes from 1914–1918" . When the memorial had to be restored after the Second World War , the old inscription was changed to "Die Toten Mahnen" and the dates of the world wars. A group of figures rests on the coffin . A soldier bends over a fallen man in prayer. The inscription "I had a comrade" is on the three-tiered coffin plate underneath .

Post mileage

Saxon postal mileage column
Century stone

The Saxon post mile pillar was built on the market in 1728, implemented or changed several times and restored for the last time in 2002. It consists of a foundation, a base, the written part as an information carrier with the integrated coat of arms and a tip. It stands opposite the town hall in a small planted area, in front of the former castle.

Century stone

The stone of the century is located opposite the local history museum, at the church garden. It is intended to commemorate the Wars of Liberation in 1812/13 . 100 years later, the inauguration took place on the occasion of the anniversary of the Battle of Nations near Leipzig .

Royal Saxon milestones

The royal Saxon milestones were created from 1859 after the re-measurement of Saxony (1840 to 1875: 1 mile = 7.5 km). A royal Saxon station stone made of Cotta sandstone from this system is located at the intersection of Dresdnerstrasse and Moritzburger Strasse. It was set in 1860. On the front it is provided with a central cast iron royal crown and the original inscription "Radeburg". The known distances to Moritzburg and Dresden on the back as well as the original large crowns on both sides, instead of the one middle crown, are missing today.

Stone cross

The stone cross on Röderstrasse by the ford is the oldest monument in Radeburg. The sandstone turning cross from the high Middle Ages has the shape of a Latin or passion cross . The shape can still be seen well, even if the head of the cross has been missing for a long time and the stone is generally badly weathered. The stone cross was a waymarker. Old trade routes led from Meissen at this point over the Röder , on to Bautzen and Königsbrück . It has been a listed building since 1972.

Memorial at the Heinrich Zille School

A sculpture by the painter Heinrich Zille has been set up at the Heinrich Zille School. It was the preliminary draft of the Zille monument in Berlin by the Berlin sculptor Heinrich Drake .

Economy and Infrastructure


Radeburg has a primary school on the Meißner Berg and a secondary school (Heinrich-Zille-Oberschule).


Radeburg differs from the tourist strongholds in the neighborhood - Dresden, Moritzburg and Meißen - by its rather gentle tourism. In the region, which is not very well developed for tourism, the attraction lies in the silence and tranquility of nature.

In Radeburg's core city, the alley system typical of the Middle Ages is still largely preserved, which has its special charm. Tourist attractions are the Lößnitzgrundbahn and the local museum as well as the annual Radeburg Carnival . Radeburg is considered to be Saxony's carnival stronghold .


In Radeburg there is an industrial park near the A13 . Due to the location and the transport links, a large number of freight forwarders and traders have settled in the industrial area. The area's capacities are exhausted. Almost all of the properties are either built on or sold to investors.


sons and daughters of the town

Abraham Gensreff

Abraham Gensreff was born in 1577 as the son of the Radeburg pastor David Gensreff and was a theologian and composer. He died in 1637 as superintendent in Freiberg.

Johann Georg Schiebel

The poet and philosopher Johann Georg Schiebel , born in 1656, was rector and cantor in Radeburg after completing his studies. He wore the so-called poet's crown . Some of his works were created in Radeburg, where he found his final resting place.

Heinrich Zille

The painter Heinrich Zille was born here on January 10, 1858, the son of the watchmaker Johann Traugott Zille and his wife Ernestine Louise. The house where he was born burned down in 1859. The new building erected in its place (today's address: Markt 11) has had a memorial plaque since 1958 (100th birthday).

In 1865, Zille's father was incarcerated in a guilty prison in Dresden and the family first moved to live with their maternal grandfather, an old miner, in Potschappel (Freital). After their release from prison, the family moved to Berlin in 1867.

In the Heimatmuseum Radeburg there is a permanent exhibition on the life and work of the painter. A street, the secondary school and the city park are named after him.

Hellmuth Muntschick

The painter and graphic artist Hellmuth Muntschick , who is particularly popular in Upper Lusatia , was born on January 11, 1910 in Radeburg.

Paul Tiedemann

The successful handball player and  trainer Paul Tiedemann came to Radeburg in 1947. He played over 100 international games for the GDR and crowned his coaching career with an Olympic victory in Moscow in 1980 .

Henry Hasenpflug

The former President of the Dresden State Office , Henry Hasenpflug was born here on September 3, 1948 and was President of the Radeburger Carnevals-Club (RCC).


Web links

Commons : Radeburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Radeburg  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).
  2. a b Municipalities 1994 and their changes since January 1st, 1948 in the new federal states , Metzler-Poeschel publishing house, Stuttgart, 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 , publisher: Federal Statistical Office
  3. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 1999
  4. ^ Lexicon cities and coats of arms of the GDR, Karlheinz Blaschke, Gerhard Kehrer, Heinz Machatscheck, VEB Verlag Enzyklopädie Leipzig, 1979, 1st edition
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  6. State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony
  7. ^ City of Radeburg, Partnerships
  8. Kultur- und Heimatverein Radeburg e. V .: Events in honor of Heinrich Zille  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. As of April 28, 2009@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.kulturverein-radeburg.de  
  9. Kellercrew Jugendverein e. V .: Keller Open Air Festival ( Memento of the original from July 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. As of August 7, 2012 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.keller-crew.com
  10. ^ Commercial areas - City of Radeburg. Retrieved July 11, 2019 .