In the south of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt lies the residential city of Zeitz. The city was one of the most important cities in the Duchy of Saxony-Zeitz from 1652 to 1718 and Moritzburg Castle served as the residence of Moritz of Saxony-Zeitz.
Zeitz is better known, however, as an industrial location. It was once an important railway junction in the region, which promoted industrialisation. For many years, for example, Zeitz manufactured prams (which were used all over Germany) and produced sugar. Lignite mining shaped the region from around 1830. Today, a structural change is taking place here that is shaping the entire region.
The city is unjustly in a “Sleeping Beauty slumber”. Great initiatives and projects are in the process of bringing life back to the city. Visitors can look forward to a city in transition with much to discover.
What to do in Zeitz – Excursion tips Zeitz
Yes, the Moritzburg is also in Zeitz! The Moritzburg Castle in Zeitz in Saxony-Anhalt is often confused with the Moritzburg in Saxony. Yet the castle in Zeitz is unique and really worth seeing. It is definitely worth a visit, especially if you take some time to explore the castle grounds at your leisure.
Travel information about the residential city of Zeitz
Leipzig International Airport is about 40 kilometres away.
The Elstertalbahn runs from Leipzig via Zeitz to Gera. There is also a rail connection to Weißenfels.
Twice a day, a long-distance bus company offers the connection Berlin-Gera, which also goes via Zeitz.
From Zeitz, you can take the bus to Naumburg.
The A9 motorway and the A4 motorway pass Zeitz at some distance. The B 2, B 180 and B 91 federal roads run through the town.
The Elsterradweg (Elster Cycle Path) and the Zuckerbahnradweg (Sugar Railway Cycle Path) lead through the royal seat of Zeitz.
On the way in…
By public transport
Zeitz is connected to the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsbund network. The tickets are also valid for the city buses.
The Elsterradweg leads along the White Elster. If you follow the former Zeitz-Camburg railway line, you reach the Saaleradweg.
The inner city area can be explored very well on foot, the distances are not particularly long.