St.Nikolaikirche Eilenburg © LTM A.Schmidt

St.Nikolaikirche Eilenburg © LTM A.Schmidt

Roter Hirsch © SV Eilenburg

Roter Hirsch © SV Eilenburg

St.Nikolaikirche Eilenburg © SV Eilenburg

St.Nikolaikirche Eilenburg © SV Eilenburg

© Sternwarte Eilenburg

© Sternwarte Eilenburg

Tierpark Eilenburg © Teuber

Tierpark Eilenburg © Teuber

Eilenburg

Eilenburg sits at the edge of Düben Heath and is just 25 km from the trade fair city of Leipzig. The “town on the Mulde with a green heart” looks back proudly on 1,050 years of history and is considered to be one of the cradles of Saxony.

The town has plenty of sights to offer visitors, such as the Burgberg (Castle Mount) with its circular walk and the Sorbian Tower, which is Saxony’s oldest brick building, the historic underground system of cellars – some of which remain unexplored to this day, Saxony’s unique lowland ski jump, “Camera Historica” steles, which give an insight into the town’s history, the observatory and the exciting zoo. Visitors can also jump on a bike and explore the EILENBURGER LOOP, which passes by a gorgeous assortment of day trip destinations. The Luther Trail in Saxony and the Camino de Santiago both lead through Eilenburg and past its castle, offering hikers as well as pilgrims an interesting stopping point. Water lovers can enjoy a boat trip on the River Mulde from one of the pick-up points in Eilenburg.

Regular events held in the town, which is traditionally associated with house gnomes, include the Shrove Monday parade, Walpurgis Night, the town festival on the second weekend of June, the “Reginenfest” medieval festival, Halloween in the zoo, spring and autumn festivals in the town centre and the Christmas market on the second weekend of Advent.