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Zeitz is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.


Zeitz is often used in the media as an example of dreariness and hopelessness in the east, whereby as so often only the negative sides are shown - completely dilapidated and run-down Gründerzeit quarters as well as an empty pedestrian zone are well suited for the camera, while the worthwhile sights are ignored to make the city seem drabber than it really is. One should not be deterred by a visit to the city simply because of the picture presented by Zeitz in the media.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

From the Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ IATA) via the A9 southbound and continue via the B91 (about 40 km).

By train[edit]

The most important railway line, the Elstertalbahn, runs from Leipzig via Zeitz to Gera. A branch line with Burgenlandbahn railcars connects Zeitz and Weißenfels. The 1 Bahnhof Zeitz (railway station) lies north of the city centre on the opposite bank of the Weisse Elster. It's about 40 minutes by train from Leipzig.

By bus[edit]

Flixbus drives to Zeitz twice a day on the Gera—Berlin route. The long-distance bus stop is at the station forecourt.

The Zeitz-Naumburg route is served by bus.

By car[edit]

Several federal highways intersect in Zeitz: the Leipzig—Gera highway, the Naumburg—Altenburg highway, and the federal highway Halle—Zeitz highway. Zeitz has a connection to the Berlin—Munich autobahn via the B 180 to the west and via the B 91 to the north-west. Heading south in the direction of Gera via the B 2, you reach the Dresden—Erfurt autobahn.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Schloss Moritzburg, Schlossstrasse 6. The most important building in Zeitz is the early baroque Moritzburg Castle , which was rebuilt in the years 1657 to 1678 on the ruins of the old bishop's castle and was the residence of a side line of the Ernestine line of the princely house of Wettin. Schloss Moritzburg (Q959142) on Wikidata Schloss Moritzburg (Zeitz) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Cathedral (Schlosskirche) St. Peter and Paul. In the early Romanesque, Gothic castle church, Georgius Agricola, the founder of mineralogy, rests alongside numerous members of the princely house of Saxony-Zeitz. Zeitz Cathedral (Q187151) on Wikidata
  • German pram museum (, Schlossstrasse 6. Tu-Su 10:00-17:00. The largest pram exhibition in Europe.
  • 3 Medieval passage system. Tu Th 10:00-15:00, W F only by appointment (from 5 people), Sa Su holidays 10:00-16:00. Approx. 45-min guided tour through the corridors under the city. adult €5.50, child €3.00.
  • 4 City hall, Altmarkt 1 . Late Gothic building. Town hall in Zeitz (Q27995195) on Wikidata
  • 5 Posa Monastery. Northern terminus of the Wine Route at the Weißen Elster. Kloster Posa (Q1775807) on Wikidata  
  • 6 Brüsewitz memorial column.


The Elster Cycle Path from the Elster Mountains to Leipzig leads through the city along the White Elster. Along the former Zeitz—Camburg railway line, there is a connection to the Saale cycle path and the historic Recarbo cycle path from Zeitz via Deuben to Mondsee near Hohenmölsen.


In the pedestrian zone (Rossmarkt, Wendische Straße and side streets) you will find the usual small town mix of Deich-Fiel-Rossmann and Tengelmann.

  • EDEKA Rothe, Schützenstrasse 1, +49 3441 212114. M-Sa 07:00-20:00.





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