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Coordinates: 51°2′59″N 12°1′59″E / 51.04972°N 12.03306°E / 51.04972; 12.03306Coordinates: 51°2′59″N 12°1′59″E / 51.04972°N 12.03306°E / 51.04972; 12.03306
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Burgenlandkreis
Municipal assoc. Droyßiger-Zeitzer Forst
  Mayor Uwe Luksch
  Total 20.31 km2 (7.84 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,016
  Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06722
Dialling codes 034425
Vehicle registration BLK, HHM, NEB, NMB, WSF, ZZ

Droyßig is a municipality in the Burgenlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.


Droyssig is located about 8 km west of Zeitz.


Droyssig was first mentioned in a document in 1170. Albrecht von Turt made an establishment of a branch (Commandery) of the Knights Templar in 1214, who bore the nickname Droyssig from 1190. In 1312, afters the Order's prohibition on the site was taken over by the Knights of St. John. The Counts of Orlamünde had their establishment in Droyssig until expire in 1413. The Lords of Bünau have 1413 to 1622 as Droyssig landgravial feud, after which by Hoym. 1622 is a rupture of the castle and a castle under renovation for the Christian Julius von Hoym. In Hoymschen owned Droyssig remained until its expiry in 1769 and then went to 1945 on the property of the Prince of Schonberg-Waldenburg.

Until 1989 there was the central institution of the Pioneer organization, Ernst Thalmann (ZIPO) in Droyssig.


The council is composed of Droyssig from 12 Ratsfrauen and councilors. Uwe Luksch has been mayor of Droyssig since February 2008.

Culture and sightseeing


Castle Droyssig

The Castle Droyssig was at the beginning of the 13th Century as an imperial castle built. Today's impressive living quarters the town its character.


A memorial stone in the park (for DDR-time "Ernst-Thalmann-Park") commemorates the victims of fascism. The situated there Thalmann bust was removed after 1989.

Regular events

The Castle Festival is always the beginning of June and Others organized with a medieval market. Well known in the surrounding communities is also the annual Christmas market takes place, which takes place just one day in December, around the historic castle. Also an annual event with a large regional reputation is established in the city of Stiftungsfest Christophorus Gymnasium of CJD in May each year, recalls that at the foundation of Droyßiger institutions and attracts mainly families of pupils at school.

Economy and infrastructure


The railroad Zeitz-Camburg was set aside in 2000. Adjacent communities like Droyssig have spoken out on political grounds for a bus (in the whole region bus (in parallel) transport and railway lines to set the agenda), the (very small and often congested) bus service is made public, business and traffic point of view not much longer so portable, it is an association for the promotion of the railway line to be established. Connects to highway 180 to Zeitz and Naumburg (Saale), it is 4 km in a northerly direction.


Sons and daughters of the town

People who have worked on site


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