View on the old town
|• Mayor (2019–26)||Sven Liebhauser (CDU)|
|• Total||84.55 km2 (32.64 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||262 m (860 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||159 m (522 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||FG, BED, DL, FLÖ, HC, MW, RL|
- 981: First written written mention of Döbeln (Margravate of Meissen).[a]
- Around 1220: Döbeln is described as a town ("civitas").
- 1293: First mention of Church of St. Nicholas
- 1296: Castle and town are occupied by Adolf of Nassau.
- 1330: Monastery buildings are completed.
- 1333: A serious fire incinerates the entire town.
- 1360: Knight Ulmann of Staupitz builds castle Reichenstein.
- 1429: Looting of the town and destruction of the castle by the Hussites.
- 1450: Döbeln is raided by Bohemians in the service of duke Wilhelm of Wettin, severely damaging the castle (see Saxon Fratricidal War). After that, the castle declined in its importance.
- 1567: Döbeln was mentioned as "deserted palace" and afterwards only used as a quarry.
- 1637: Plundered by the Swedes
- 1730: Another serious fire hit Döbeln. As a result, the remains of the castle were used as building material for rebuilding. In this fire, 266 homeowners and 400 renters lost their homes.
- 12 May 1762 (during the Seven Years' War): Battle of Döbeln between the Prussians and the Austrians. The troops of Prince Henry of Prussia defeated the Austrian troops and took prisoners including the commander General von Zedtwitz.
- 1754–1810: Döbeln is a garrison of the infantry regiment Lubomirsky.
- 1847: Döbeln was connected to the railway from Riesa.
- 1857: The railway was extended to Chemnitz.
- 1868: The Dresden-Döbeln-Leipzig railway line was opened.
- 1945: Döbeln was occupied by the Soviet Army without a shot being fired.
1694 to 1946
1950 to 1998
1999 to 2006
2007 to 2017
- Memorial in front of the Crematorium in the graveyard for 21 Polish and Russian men and women who were transported to Germany during World War II and died as slave laborers.
- Memorial at Wettinplatz for all victims of fascism.
- Memorial in front of the Lessing School for the victims of war and dictatorship between the years 1933 and 1989.
It has two connections to the A14 motorway (Autobahn).
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- Wahlergebnisse 2019, Freistaat Sachsen, accessed 10 July 2021.
- "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.
- Wattenbach 1888.
- Source from 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen
- Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen - Döbeln
- Census 29 October 1946
- Census 31 August 1950
- "Partnerstädte". doebeln.de (in German). Döbeln. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
- Hingst, C. W. (1872). Chronik von Döbeln und Umgebung [Chronicle of Döbeln and surroundings] (in German). Döbeln: Carl Schmidt.
- Wattenbach, Wilhelm (1888). "Volume 2, part 1 - Legal documents of Otto II.". Die Urkunden der deutschen Könige und Kaiser [Legal documents of German kings and emperors]. Monumenta Germaniae Historica (in German). Hannover: Gesellschaft für ältere deutsche Geschichtskunde. document 195.
- Gentsch, Dietlind (1999) [1330–1996], "20603 Stadt Döbeln (Stadtgericht)", archiv.sachsen.de (Official documents archived by Saxony State Archive) (in German), Döbeln, Leipzig
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