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Article Tour of Hoyerswerd

A city with an interesting ZOO

Petr Liška
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Tour of Hoyerswerd
Inserted: 29.07.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Hoyerswerda has approximately 31,000 inhabitants, making it the third largest city in the Upper Lusatia region of Saxony. Here you will find a small historical center with a town hall, a castle and a picturesque alley. However, most visitors come here because of the small but nice ZOO here

Old Town Hall on Market Square

The historic center of the city is the Marktplat, dominated by the picturesque old town hall.

Old Town Hall on Market Square
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Milestone of the Polish-Saxon post office in Hoyerswerda

Apart from the Old Town Hall on the square, you can also find other monuments such as the Polish-Saxon Post Milestone or the Sorbenbrunnen fountain

Milestone of the Polish-Saxon post office in Hoyerswerda
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Johanneskirche

The most important church of the city is the white Johanneskirche. From there, continue to the most famous historical street of the city – Lange straße with its picturesque houses.

Johanneskirche
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Hoyerswerda Castle

The most important monument in the city is the local Renaissance castle with Baroque elements. It now serves as a city museum. It is largely surrounded by the surrounding zoo. This is the front view from the old center

Hoyerswerda Castle
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Zoo in Hoyerswerda

However, the city's biggest tourist attraction is the local zoo. You will find a range of pavilions including a tropical house, a bear enclosure and a nice bird pond

Zoo in Hoyerswerda
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