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Coordinates: 51 ° 33 '  N , 13 ° 0'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : North Saxony
Management Community : Torgau
Height : 78 m above sea level NHN
Area : 102.81 km 2
Residents: 19,883 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 193 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 04860, 04861
Primaries : 03421, 034221
License plate : TDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Community key : 14 7 30 310

City administration address :
Markt 1
04860 Torgau
Website :
Lord Mayor : Romina Barth ( CDU )
Location of the district town of Torgau in the district of Northern Saxony
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Torgau is a large district town with around 20,000 inhabitants and the administrative seat of the district of North Saxony in Saxony . Together with Dreiheide , Torgau forms the Torgau administrative community .


Geographical location

Torgau from the north-west
Hartenfels Castle from the north-west

The city of Torgau is located in the north of the Free State of Saxony on the western bank of the Elbe at an altitude of about 85 meters above sea level . The Düben Heath begins to the west of Torgau and extends to Eilenburg in the west and Graefenhainichen and Kemberg in the north . To the southwest of the city is the large pond , which is fed by the Schwarzen Graben , coming from the direction of Audenhain . The Torgauer Ratsforst adjoins the lake to the south .

The next larger cities are clockwise starting in the west: Eilenburg (27 kilometers, further to Leipzig 50 kilometers), Bad Düben (28), Bad Schmiedeberg (22, further to Lutherstadt Wittenberg 45), Herzberg (23), Bad Liebenwerda (28) and Riesa (37).

City structure

The city is divided into the core city and the districts:

Climate diagram of Torgau


The average air temperature in Torgau is 10.7 ° C, the annual precipitation 541 millimeters.


Engraving by Matthäus Merian around 1650

The beginnings up to the division of Leipzig

The place was first mentioned under the name Torgove in a document from the year 973. When the place became a town is not dated. At least from the year 1267 there is a note that speaks of the city of Torgau.

The first mention of the vigilante group, Die Geharnischten, in the Torgau, Oschatz and Grimma city union , which became famous in the Wurzen feud in 1542.

In 1485 the Leipzig division took place between the brothers Ernst and Albrecht .

Origin and meaning of the name of the city

In the course of the years the spelling of the name von Torgau varied only slightly in contrast to many other place names. For example, in numerous documents and files:

  • 973 Turguo
  • 1004 Torgua, Turgua
  • 1119 Thurgovve, it is called a mercatus (mercatus is trade, market, fair).
  • 1181 Thurugowe
  • 1204 A noble family is named after the town, von Torgau
  • 1234 Torgowe
  • 1243 Turgowe
  • 1350 Turggo, civitas Turgow (civitas is civil right or citizenship )
  • 1406 Thurgaw, Turgaw, Torgau
  • Since 1791 Torgau has been written and spoken as it is today.

The name is of old Sorbian origin; “Torg” means market (cf. Upper Sorbian torhošćo ). So Torgow is a market place.

Torgau during the Reformation

Torgau article

Ernst made Torgau the residence of his sphere of influence. Hartenfels Castle became the main residence of the Ernestine electors: Friedrich the Wise , Johann the Steadfast and Johann Friedrich resided here . At the time, Torgau, along with Hartenfels Castle, was the political center of the Reformation and is now an important Luther site in Saxony. The saying goes down: "Wittenberg is the mother, Torgau the wet nurse of the Reformation". In March 1530 Martin Luther wrote the Torgau articles here together with Jonas , Melanchthon and Bugenhagen . Johann Walter , the editor of the first Protestant choir hymn book, worked as city cantor in Torgau from 1526.

Tomb of Katharina von Bora

In the Schmalkaldic War from 1546 to 1547, the Protestant princes were defeated by Emperor Charles V. As a result of the Wittenberg surrender , Torgau came from Ernestine Saxony under Johann Friedrich to Albertine Saxony under his cousin Moritz in Dresden . Due to the simultaneous change of electoral dignity, it remained in Electoral Saxony. From then on, Hartenfels Castle was only a secondary residence, but never lost its symbolic significance for the Reformation movement.

In 1552 Luther's widow Katharina von Bora traveled to Torgau to get away from the plague that broke out in Wittenberg . In a carriage accident , however, she broke her pool and died of the consequences on December 20, 1552 in Torgau. There is a museum dedicated to her in the house where she died . Her tomb in the church of St. Marien is one of Torgau's sights.

The time up to National Socialism

Catholic church and school after the fire in 1906
Catholic Mater Dolorosa Church

On November 3, 1760, the last great battle of the Seven Years' War took place with the Battle of Torgau on the Süptitzer Heights .

In 1811, on the orders of Napoleon, the Torgau fortress was expanded, but this did not prevent his defeat. According to the will of the victors and the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Torgau fell to Prussia .

From 1854 there was a Catholic church primarily for the Catholic soldiers in Prussian service; it burned down in 1906. In 1909 the larger successor building was inaugurated elsewhere.

At the time of National Socialism , from 1943 to 1945, Torgau was the seat of the Reich Court Martial . In the Torgau Wehrmacht prison on Fort Zinna, over 1,000 death sentences were imposed and carried out. The executions included conscientious objectors , Jehovah's Witnesses , resistance fighters and American prisoners of war . Today there is a museum managed by the Saxon Memorials Foundation .

From February 1941 to April 1945, Torgau housed the administration of the prisoner-of-war camp Stalag IV D in a former print shop on Naundorfer Straße . While around 800 prisoners of war lived in the camp in Torgau, on October 1, 1944, a total of 45,223 prisoners of war were registered in Stalag IV D in Torgau. Almost all of them were distributed to work details in the surrounding area.

The memorial book of the Federal Archives for the victims of the National Socialist persecution of Jews in Germany (1933–1945) lists three Jewish residents of Torgau who were deported and murdered .

The encounter on the Elbe

Soviet memorial on the occasion of the allied troops meeting

Torgau became the end of the Second World War international fame when at 25 April 1945 , Soviet and American troops met on the Elbe in the city and this on April 26, 1945 Elbe Day for the cameras on the destroyed Elbe bridge put in scene .

The first contact between the two armies was during the war in Europe on April 25, 1945 on the Elbe near Strehla , 30 kilometers upstream from Torgau. The Elbe Day commemoration commemorates this event. One of the US soldiers attending the meeting at the time, Joe Polowsky , later campaigned for April 25th to be recognized as "World Day of Peace". According to his last will, he was buried in the Protestant cemetery in Torgau in 1983.

Post-war until 1989

From September 1945 to October 1948 the operational NKVD in Torgau in the former Wehrmacht prison Fort Zinna and in the nearby Seydlitz barracks the special camp no. 8 and no. 10, .

Between 1964 and 1989 there was a closed youth work center in Torgau .

After the end of the Second World War, Torgau, which previously belonged to the former Prussian administrative district of Merseburg , became part of the newly founded state of Saxony-Anhalt . In 1952, as part of the administrative reform in the GDR, it was assigned as a district town to the Leipzig district .

Torgau becomes Saxon again

When the boundaries of the new federal states were determined with the reunification in 1990 , Torgau came to Saxony as a result of a referendum, together with most of the Leipzig district.

On January 1, 1994, Torgau became the administrative seat of the Torgau-Oschatz district and on August 1, 2008 of the northern Saxony district . The former district town of Delitzsch has significantly more inhabitants, but is decentralized.

On January 1, 2009, it was raised to the status of a major district town .


On July 1, 1950, the previously independent municipality of Werdau was incorporated. On January 1, 1994 Graditz and Melpitz were incorporated. On 1 January 2009, the incorporation of the previously independent municipality took place Pflückuff , the city area was characterized km² 90.33 km² of 42.08 more than doubled. With the incorporation of Zinna with effect from January 1, 2013, the area of ​​the city increased to over 100 km².

Former parish or manor district date annotation
Altenau Feb 9, 1857 Partial incorporation (4.1 ha) of the desert region into the Repitz estate
Beckwitz Jan. 1, 1994 Merger with Loßwig, ​​Mehderitzsch, Staupitz and Weßnig zu Pflückuff
Bennewitz July 20, 1950 Incorporation after Weßnig
Borack (Boragk) June 24, 1865 Incorporation of the desert mark to Mehderitzsch
Eiserkuth July 30, 1860 Incorporation of the desert mark to Staupitz
Graditz Jan. 1, 1994
Graditz, manor district between 1928 and 1930 Incorporation after Graditz
Kranichau July 20, 1950 Incorporation to Mehderitzsch
Kranichau, manor district Rittergut between 1928 and 1930 Incorporation to Kranichau
Kunzwerda, Guts Bezirk Liberut between 1928 and 1930 Incorporation after Weßnig
Loßwig Jan. 1, 1994 Merger with Beckwitz, Mehderitzsch, Staupitz and Weßnig zu Pflückuff
Mahla, Liberut Manor between 1928 and 1930
Mehderitzsch Jan. 1, 1994 Merger with Beckwitz, Loßwig, ​​Staupitz and Weßnig to Pflückuff
Melpitz Jan. 1, 1994
Obernaundorf July 30, 1860 Incorporation of the desert mark to Staupitz
Picking puff Jan. 1, 2009
Repitz July 20, 1950 Reclassification from the municipality of Döbern to Torgau, (between 1928 and 1930, the Repitz estate district was incorporated into the municipality of Döbern)
Castle meadows July 30, 1860 Incorporation of the parish-free land to Staupitz
Staupitz Jan. 1, 1994 Merger with Beckwitz, Loßwig, ​​Mehderitzsch and Weßnig zu Pflückuff
Welsau July 20, 1950 Incorporation to Zinna
Werdau July 20, 1950
Weßnig Jan. 1, 1994 Merger with Beckwitz, Loßwig, ​​Mehderitzsch and Staupitz zu Pflückuff
Weßnig, manor district Rittergut between 1928 and 1930 Incorporation after Weßnig
Zinna (hallway 5) around 1980 Reclassification of approx. 36.5 ha (part of the Zinna Flur 5 district) to Torgau (Torgau Flur 41 district)
Zinna (hallways 11 and 12) Jan. 1, 1999 Reclassification of 190.0902 ha (Zinna Flur 11 and Zinna Flur 12) to Torgau
Zinna Jan. 1, 2013

Population development

Population development from 1931 to 2015

Development of the population (from 1960 to December 31st) :

year Residents
1831 6,440
1885 1) 10,988
1946 2) 18,455
1950 3) 19,683
1960 19,690
1981 21,222
1984 21,508
year Residents *
1999 19,571
2002 19,062
2004 18,843
2005 18,719
2007 17,837
2010 4) 19,688
2012 20,248
year Residents *
2013 20.092
2014 19,964
2015 20,047
2017 20,088
2018 20,065
* Data source from 1999: State Statistical Office of Saxony
1)including garrison ( 4th Thuringian Infantry Regiment No. 72, Pioneer Battalion No. 3 and I. Department / 1st Thuringian Field Artillery Regiment No. 19)
2) October 29th
3) August 31
4) Incorporation of Pflückuff


Local election 2014
Turnout: 39.0% (2009: 38.3%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
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Local elections 2019
Turnout: 52.0% (2014: 39.0%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
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-7.4  % p
-3.6  % p
-0.9  % p
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+ 4.7  % p.p.
+ 18.2  % p

City council

Local election 2014

After the local elections on May 25, 2014, the city ​​council was composed as follows:

Party / list CDU SPD LEFT FWG Green total
Seats 9 4th 4th 4th 1 22nd

Local elections 2019

Since the local elections on May 26, 2019, the city ​​council has been composed as follows:

Party / list CDU FWG SPD LEFT AfD total
Seats 7th 4th 3 3 2 20th

coat of arms

Large coat of arms of the city of Torgau
Blazon : Quartered , of silver and blue ; Field 1 and 4 : each with four red rafters in stacks , field 2 and 3: each a left-facing, rising silver lion with red reinforcement and a knocked-out tongue. "
Foundation of the coat of arms: Elector Friedrich III. , also called the Wise, gave his hometown the coat of arms that is still valid today on June 11, 1514.

Torgau also has a full coat of arms with a silver stech helmet and a silver-blue helmet cover, as well as a left-facing silver lion's body with a blue flight .

A Torgau coat of arms, which does not correspond to the city one, belongs to the Brandenburg noble family von Torgau . Friedrich Udo is the first to name the city of Torgau around 1204. You had u. a. Property in Graditz.

Town twinning

Torgau maintains city partnerships to

There are also friendly relations with the Finnish city of Hämeenkyrö . FinlandFinland

The town twinning to Strzegom (Striegau) was terminated by Torgau in November 2019. The reason for the termination was the behavior of the Polish delegation during the city festival in October. The partnership had existed since 1997. PolandPoland

Culture and sights

→ see also: List of cultural monuments in Torgau

Hartenfels Castle with a historic bridge over the Elbe

Around 500 late Gothic and Renaissance monuments represent an urban ensemble of international standing. Hartenfels Castle , the best preserved early Renaissance castle, which was the seat of the Ernestine Wettins and now houses changing exhibitions, is located near the Elbe . From May 2012 to October 2013 the exhibition of the Dresden State Art Collections “Churfürstliche Guardie” was on view. In 2015 one of the four central exhibitions for the Luther Decade was presented in Torgau .

The performance of the first German-language opera “ Dafne ” with music by Heinrich Schütz took place in Hartenfels Castle.

Torgau Castle Chapel
View from the tower of Hartenfels Castle to the Elbe (2009)
Loebner, the oldest toy store in Germany
Gate tower, Hausmannsturm , Flaschenturm, Elbe south view

The Torgau Castle Chapel was the first Protestant church to be built. Martin Luther praised them with the words: “ Solomon has nowhere built such a beautiful temple as Torgau has.” Luther's ideas of worship gatherings shape this church space. He himself inaugurated the chapel of the Saxon electors at Hartenfels Castle on October 5, 1544.

The Torgauer Museumspfad includes six important stations with numerous museum educational offers:

  • the Electoral Chancellery with the City and Cultural History Museum, whose permanent exhibition was reopened in 2005
  • the Katharina-Luther-Stube, the house where Katharina von Bora , Luther's widow, died
  • the brewing museum, which vividly documents the importance of Torgau's art of brewing in the 15th and 16th centuries
  • the lapidarium and the Hausmannsturm of Hartenfels Castle , once the residence of the court jester Claus
  • the extensively restored Bürgermeister-Ringenhain-Haus, one of the most important Renaissance town houses in Central Germany
  • the historic craftsman's house, the restoration of which was completed in May 2010

Furthermore, the oldest toy store in Germany ( Carl Loebner ) is located in the center .

South of the center is the large pond , which was built in the 15th century and covers an area of ​​175 hectares.

Close to the Elbe, at the historic site of the closed youth work center, is the Torgau closed youth work center memorial . With her permanent exhibition she documents the repressive power structures of the GDR education system, commemorates the young victims of the socialist re-education practice and addresses current processes of coming to terms with the history of home education in the GDR, the Federal Republic of Germany and Europe.

Regular events

Endless Summer, Open Air Festival, 2014, Entenfang Torgau

Every year in August, the Endless Summer Open Air , a two-day music festival with two stages and a camping area, takes place in the duck catching area . Another annual festival is In Flammen Open Air, which is primarily designed for bands from the Death Metal sector.

In bridgehead Torgau rock concerts take place several times a month to organize these youth-oriented social-club from IG rock e. V. The culture bastion Torgau is a popular meeting point for the citizens of the city during the weekend.

Every two years since 1542, with an interruption due to the wars, the armor- wear festival takes place. From Ascension Day until the following Sunday, Germany's oldest vigilante group celebrates the traditional festival to commemorate the Wurzen feud . Part of the festival are costumes, a parade through the city and weapons exercises.


Memorial to the victims of war, flight and displacement
  • War memorial for soldiers who died in both world wars in the Melpitz district.
  • War memorial for soldiers of the Thuringian Hussar Regiment No. 12 who fell in World War I from 1922.
  • War memorial for soldiers killed in World War I in the Mehderitzsch district.
  • War memorial for soldiers killed in World War I in the cemetery in the Weßnig district.
  • A memorial stone from 1948 in the Evangelical Cemetery on Dommitzscher Strasse commemorates 160 men who were victims of the Wehrmacht justice system as inmates of the Torgau Wehrmacht prison during World War II .
  • A grave with a memorial plaque in the same cemetery commemorates the communist district council member Alfred Holzweißig , who committed suicide in 1935 after being arrested and tortured. A memorial plaque on his last house at Holzweißigstrasse 14 also reminds of him.
  • The Soviet Cemetery of Honor with its obelisk commemorates the forced laborers buried there (and their children), prisoners of war who were victims of forced labor, and Red Army soldiers who were killed .
  • A memorial on a green area at Friedrichplatz is dedicated to all victims of fascism .
  • The memorial on the banks of the Elbe commemorates the meeting between Soviet and US troops in April 1945.
  • A memorial stone on Harnack-Ring commemorates the leading head of the resistance organization Rote Kapelle Arvid Harnack , who was murdered in Berlin-Plötzensee .
  • A memorial for the victims of war, flight and displacement with the coats of arms of the former German provinces, erected in 1995 and donated by the Federation of Expellees .
  • The memorial for closed youth work centers in Torgau commemorates over 4,000 young people who were to be re-educated from 1964 to 1989 in the disciplining facility of the GDR youth welfare service .
  • The Torgau Documentation and Information Center memorial documents the history of the Torgau detention centers during National Socialism, the Soviet occupation and the GDR.
  • On February 27, 2020, eleven stumbling blocks were laid at four addresses in Torgau for the first time .


The Torgau March , composed at the beginning of the 19th century, was named after the city.

In 1996 and 2018 the three-day state festival Day of the Saxons took place in Torgau.

From May to October 2004 the second Saxon State Exhibition took place in Torgau under the title “ Faith and Power - Saxony in Europe during the Reformation ” . The focus was on the history of the Reformation.

For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and as part of the subsequent Luther Decade , Torgau will be the location of the 1st National Special Exhibition with the title “Luther and the Princes” from May to October 2015. In 2015, Torgau was awarded the honorary title of “ Reformation City of Europe ” by the Community of Evangelical Churches in Europe .

The State Horticultural Show Torgau 2022 in 2022 is the 9th State Horticultural Show in Saxony.

Economy and Infrastructure

Hospital, main entrance

The four largest employers in Torgau are the auto supplier Flachglas Torgau GmbH with 550 employees, the porcelain manufactory Villeroy & Boch , the prison Torgau and HIT Holzindustrie Torgau GmbH & Co. KG .

The Torgau District Hospital "Johann Kentmann" gGmbH is a public law house with 250 beds a house of standard care , it has a certified breast , bowel and trauma center . With its name it is reminiscent of the city ​​physician who worked in Torgau in the 16th century.

The city is the seat of the Torgau District Court , which is part of the Leipzig District Court .


In Torgau there are several elementary schools, the Katharina-von-Bora-Oberschule and the Oberschule Nordwest Torgau, the Johann-Walter-Gymnasium and the Vocational School Center Torgau.


The great attraction of the city (Renaissance architecture, Lutherstätte, Elbe Cycle Path) for various target groups is flanked by an extensive range of accommodation, restaurants and cultural offers.

railway station


The city is located in the network area of ​​the Central German Transport Association and is connected by the Omnibus transport company Heideland and the Schulze travel company with two PlusBus and other regional bus routes.

In rail traffic there is a connection to the S-Bahn Central Germany via the Torgau station on the Halle – Cottbus line , which was opened in 1872 as a section of the Halle-Sorau-Gubener Railway with the Elbe bridge at Torgau . In the past, Torgau was the starting point for the Torgau – Belgern railway , which connected the district town of Torgau with the city of Belgern between 1915 and 1995 , and the Pratau – Torgau railway , which was operated by passenger trains between 1895 and 1997 from Torgau to Pretzsch (Elbe) . The station is used by more than 1,500 travelers a day. The city bought the reception building in 2016 for 250,000 euros. It is to be demolished and replaced by a new building by 2021.

Torgau lies at the intersection of three federal highways: the B 87 , B 182 and B 183 , of which the B 87 and B 183 cross the Elbe on the Elbe bridge.

The Elbe Cycle Path continues past the city.

In May 2018, the port of Torgau was reopened after a three-year construction period. Operators are the Saxon inland ports of the Upper Elbe .



Older representations, sources

  • Benjamin Bieler: A brief chronica of the famous city of Torgau. Christian Gottlob Hilscher, Leipzig 1769, OCLC 311790881 ( facsimile in the Google book search; in Fraktur ).
  • Püschel: Brief historical and geographical news from the city of Torgau. o. O. 1760, OCLC 258100003 ( facsimile ; in fracture ).

Current monographs

  • Karlheinz Blaschke : Delitzsch - Eilenburg - Torgau. Land and cities in the history of Saxony. In: Sächsische Heimatblätter , 39, 1993, pp. 265-270.
  • Karlheinz Blaschke: The historical development of the city of Torgau from the beginnings to the beginning of the 19th century. In: Findeisen / Magirius, 1976, pp. 13–37; Reprint (excerpt) in: Peter Johanek (Hrsg.) With the collaboration of Uwe John: Stadtgrundriß und Stadtentwicklung. Research into the development of central European cities. Selected essays by Karlheinz Blaschke (= urban research. Series A, representations. Vol. 44). Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-412-06897-7 , pp. 257-266; 2nd Edition. Ibid. 2001, ISBN 3-412-02601-8 .
  • Peter Findeisen , Heinrich Magirius (Ed.): The monuments of the city of Torgau (= The monuments in the Leipzig district ). VEB Seemann, Leipzig 1976, DNB 770290442 .
  • City of Torgau (Ed.): 20 years of urban redevelopment in Torgau 1991–2011. Torgau 2011.

Web links

Commons : Torgau  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Torgau  - travel guide

Individual evidence

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