Delitzsch is a large district and also an important regional center in Saxony
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. With over 26,300 inhabitants Delitzsch is the largest city in the northern district of Saxony. The city belongs to the metropolitan area of Leipzig-Halle and is a part of the metropolitan region of Saxony triangle.


Delitzsch was founded as a town around 1200 AD (according to chronicles) and became recognized as a city in 1300 AD. Both before and after its founding, the city fought off many invaders: first the Slavic
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 tribes who had lived there before the city was founded and then, later, in the Thirty Years' War
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 (1618-1648), the Swedes
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 arose from this final encounter with the Swedes, saying that when the Swedes reached the river Lober, the tower warden's daughter spied them and blew a trumpet, allowing the citizens of the town to get to safety and prepare, and as a result the invaders were defeated. Every year there is a historical fair (medieval style) to celebrate this victory over the Swedes and, during the fair, shopping centers are open on Sundays.

In World War II
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 (1939 - 1945), only one building was burned, the station. In comparison to other German cities, that was minimal damage.

According to a 1996 survey, Delitzsch had more than 27,000 inhabitants. However, many young people leave the region due to the high unemployment rate in the "Neue Bundesländer" (New Federal States). They instead go to the western parts of Germany to seek better employment and educational opportunities.

Geographical Location

The city of Delitzsch is located in the northwestern part of the district north of Saxony, at an altitude of 94 meters above sea level. Due to the direct location on the border with Saxony-Anhalt Delitzsch is the northernmost city in Saxony. Located on the north heath and recreation area Goitzsche extends across the border to Bitterfeld-Wolfen. The east is the spa town of Bad Düben, which is the starting point for the Dubin Heath, which in turn, extends east to the Elbe. Further south, bordering the city of Leipzig, west of the Saale city hall, at the city of Delitzsch. In addition, the rivers Lober and mill race, which form in the city park, a meadow landscape, through the west and north of the city.

Expansion of the urban area

The total size of the Delitzscher urban area is 83.57 square kilometers. The north-south extension is 10 km and the east-west extension 8.3 km. The border communities are Löbnitz, Schönwölkau, Rackwitz and Neukyhna clockwise called from north on the city of Delitzsch.


Stadtteil Population (2009) Area in km2
Delitzsch (Core city with Werben and Gertitz) 23.539 16.89
Schenkenberg (with Kertitz and Storkwitz) 690 2.21
Selben und Zschepen 198 1.38
Spröda (with Laue and Poßdorf) 252 0.86
Brodau 154 0.48
Beerendorf 182 1.11
Döbernitz 1.271 1.25
Benndorf und Rödgen 255 1.83
Insgesamt 26.532 26.01

Neighboring cities and communities

The wind rose below the main towns and villages in the Delitzscher environment, and their distance from the city center. The villages are located in the districts of North Saxony, Anhalt-Bitterfeld and in the cities of Leipzig and Halle (Saale).


To the west of the city, crossing the roads 183a and 184. The federal highway 184, is in its southern course a connection to Leipzig-center on the city terminal B2 and the A14 through the traffic intersection at the Leipzig Exhibition Center. Because of the lignite mining (in the 1960s), the B184 north to three kilometers west and in 2008 moved again opened to traffic direction Bitterfeld. The B184 travels around the entire core city of Delitzsch. 183a on the road leads northwest to the B100 and thus to the A9. To the northeast leads to Bad Düben B183a and the Dubin Heath. Also crosses the B183a B2 in the village Wellaune.

Rail transport

Delitzsch has an "upper station with two platforms and a" lower station "with three tracks. Both stations are in the tariff zone 165 of the regional public transport network. Since December 2008 go to two stations in addition to the trains of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and trains of the Central German regional train (MRB). The trains of the MRB go on all routes in the hour just like the trains of the DB, but usually about 30 minutes at the lower station and 60 minutes added at the upper station. Delitzsch is accessible in regional transport, place the other connections in Leipzig and Halle.
  • The trains of the MRB take the following routes:
    • Eilenburg-Delitzsch-Landsberg-Halle Hauptbahnhof (MRB118)
    • (Bitterfeld)-Delitzsch-Leipzig Messe-Leipzig (MRB54)
  • The DB trains run on the line:
    • Eilenburg-Delitzsch-Landsberg-Halle Hauptbahnhof (RB118)
    • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof-Delitzsch-Bitterfeld-Dessau Magdeburg (RE13)
    • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof-Delitzsch-Bitterfeld-Dessau (RB54)
    • Leipzig Hauptbahnhof-Delitzsch-Bitterfeld-Wittenberg (RB57)

Air traffic

The airport Leipzig / Halle is located 14 miles southwest of Delitzsch, right on Schkeuditzer cross. He serves as an international airport for Leipzig / Halle and is on the A9 by car or with a change of Halle and Leipzig can be reached by train.

City council

The City Council consists of the Mayor and Delitzsch of the statutory number of 30 city council members. Every five years the City Council newly elected and therefore has its next election in 2014. The distribution of seats was raised since the last local elections on June 7, 2009 as follows:
  • CDU: 11 seats
  • SPD: 7 seats
  • FPD: 1 seats (joint group with CDU)
  • NPD: 1 seat
  • FWG: 4 seats (voters' association of Delitzsch and its districts)
  • The Left: 6 seats

The inaugural meeting of the newly elected City Council was held on 6 August 2009 at the Town Hall instead of Delitzsch.


The last mayor elections were in June 2008. As in the first round (June 8, 2008) none of the six candidates for mayor had the absolute majority of valid votes, a new election was held on 22 June 2008. In the second round, won Manfred Wilde (Independent) with 60.22% of the valid votes. His office as mayor, he joined on 14 August 2008. Under his authority as Mayor and Councillor for the construction, trade order and Thorsten is Beautiful (Independent).

The previous mayor had Denef and Mayor Gerhard Heinz Bieniek (both CDU).

According to the rules in Delitzsch takes place every seven years to elect a new mayor.

Coat of Arms

The emblem of the town Delitzsch combines two different arms, the house of Wettin or tribal emblem and the County of the Mark Meissen. It shows two upright poles blue (Landsberger piles) that are in a golden box, and this split in three parts. In the middle of the main shield of the emblem can be seen in an inclined position as a means to shield Meissen black lion on a golden shield. The middle blade is tilted forward, and so the lion appears as upright as possible, or borders. He has two tail tuft, with their division begins in the middle of the tail, which should point to the Mark Meissen County. As an accessory, the coat of arms (1526 introduced) a fluttering ribbon bearing the inscription: "Secretum civium in delitzsch" (loosely translated: Privy Seal of Delitzsch).


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Local businesses

The most important industries in Delitzsch included the sugar and confectionery industry. Currently, the Delitzscher Chocolate Factory (acquired on 1 October 2008 by the Halloren Chocolate Factory AG), the EuroMaint Rail GmbH (former rail car plant SFW Delitzsch GmbH), URSA Insulation and the Smurfit Kappa Corrugated board plant major industrial employer. Most of these big companies are located in the industrial area south-west.

Due to the procedure adopted by the EU production quotas for sugar, the sugar factory (Südzucker) 2001 was shut down. There is a biomass power station against which a "citizens' initiative incinerator-Delitzsch? No, "repulsed. The lignite mining was discontinued in the early 1990s, the remaining mines are rehabilitated since then. In an arc from the southwest to the north, will therefore be to the county a system of lakes and heathland.

Since 2002 is also the mail-Ebrosia in the industrial area that specializes in the nationwide shipment of wine, chocolate and delicacies. Ebrosia was honored in 2003 by the Federal Association of German Mail Order Traders (BVH) with the Young Business Award as the most innovative recent mail-order company in Germany.

Famous Delitzschers

  • Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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     (1795-1876),bioscientist who co-discovered the use of bacteria in medicine
  • Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch(1808-1883),founder of the cooperative system
  • Lucas Brandis (c. 1450-1500) and his brothers, Moritz, Mark, and Matthew Brandis († after 1512), important early book printers
  • Erasmus Schmidt (1570-1637), mathematician and philologist.
  • Christian Saalbach]] (1653-1713), professor and poet, born in the district Schenkenberg
  • Ernst Friedrich Pfotenhauer (1771-1843), jurist
  • Carl August Ehrenberg (1801-1849), botanist and plant collector
  • Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808-1883), founder of the German cooperative system and politician, was born in the house market 11 (plaque). In 1848 he added to as Prussian delegate to better distinguish the city name to his.
  • Clementine Helm (1825-1896), children's and youth book author
  • Bernhard Förster
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     (1843-1889), high school teacher, cultural critic and husband of Elizabeth (Forester) Nietzsche
  • Paul Fürbringer (1849-1930), physician
  • Walter Tiemann (1876-1951), book artist and graphic designer
  • Max Bruning (1887-1968), painter, born in the house market 20
  • Erich Bauer (1890-1970), student historians
  • Anna Zammert (1898-1982), German politician and Gewerkschaftsfunktionärin
  • Helmut Schreyer
    Helmut Schreyer
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  • Eberhard Ruhmer (1917-1996), art historian and curator, son of the city minister Wilhelm Ruhmer
  • Joachim Fritsche
    Joachim Fritsche
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     (born 1951), football player in the East German league and played from 1973 to 1977 in the GDR national team
  • Lutz Mack (born 1952), gymnast
  • Siegfried Mehnert
    Siegfried Mehnert
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     (born 1963), boxer
  • Katrin Huss (born 1969), moderator


  • Baroque Castle Delitzsch with Lustgarten, former widow of travel and residence of the Dukes of Saxony-Merseburg
  • Kennel gardens, terraced green space created between the city wall and moat (since 2010 re-opened)
  • Weir made from the 14th and 15 Century city with two towers, the defensive wall, the water-filled moat
  • Rose Garden
  • City Church of St. Peter & Paul, brick church of the 15th Century with significant high altar
  • Schulze-Delitzsch-memorial to Hermann Schulze
  • Executioner house in which lived since 1619 in charge of the executioner Delitzsch
  • Writers House, former home and the workplace of the town clerk, now a gallery
  • City Park in recovery wells
  • Zoo Delitzsch


Among the many sports clubs in North Saxony district town, among other things, the annual sporting events like the LVZ Bicycle Ride, Delitzsch moves or the old town race. More than 13 sports clubs are based in the region of Delitzsch. Some of the clubs:
  • 1. SV Concordia Delitzsch
  • NHV Concordia Delitzsch 2010 e.V. (second handball club)
  • GSVE Delitzsch 1995 e.V. (volleyball club)
  • Delitzscher Sportfüchse 1995 e.V. (judo club)
  • 1.FC Delitzsch 2010 e.V. (football club)
  • RV Germania Delitzsch 1891 e.V. (bicycle club)
  • Korean Tigers 1989 e.V. (Taekwondoverein)
  • Delitzscher tennis club 1921 e.V.
  • Badminton club Delitzsch
  • Dive club Delitzsch 1958 e.v.
  • ESV Delitzsch section ping pong 1964 e.V.
  • ESV Delitzsch section boxing 1952 e.V.
  • ESV Delitzsch section football 1950 e.V.


The first school was built around 1426 by Delitzsch as a boys' school, and was in the 16th Century expanded, as because of the new, compulsory education, the girls had to go to school. Today there are in the greatest city in the district north of Saxony for about 5,500 students ten public and three private schools.
These include three primary schools, two middle schools (secondary schools), a high school, two colleges and two special schools. Schools are privately owned and the School of Music, the Kreisvolkshochschule Delitzsch and acting school.
  • primary schools
    • Primary school Diesterweg
    • Primary school on Rosenweg
    • Primary school Delitzsch-East

  • middle schools
    • Artur Becker- Middle School
    • Middle School Delitzsch-North

  • grammar schools
    • Christian-Gottfried-Ehrenberg-Grammar School

  • Technical and vocational schools
    • School of Social Sciences of the EBG
    • Dr. Vocational Training Center Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch

( The Vocational School Center Delitzsch can, because it provided by the American company Apple
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computer (computer and software), was calledAppleEquipped School. This school presented their various projects on the Comtec
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, on the Education Conference 1999 in Dresden, on the Youth Media 1999 in Düsseldorf
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 and sit on theExpo 2000
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in Hanover
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 and Multimedia
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2001 in Crailsheim.)

  • special schools
    • Special Education Rödgen - School for mentally disabled
    • Pestalozzischule school to promote learning Delitzsch
    • Special Education Counselling Centre

  • other schools
    • Musicschool Delitzsch
    • Academy of Performing Arts (Drama School)
    • Kreisvolkshochschule Delitzsch (KHVS Delitzsch)

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