10 Sights in Pirna, Germany (with Map and Images)
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Johann Tetzel was a German Dominican friar and preacher. He was appointed Inquisitor for Poland and Saxony, later becoming the Grand Commissioner for indulgences in Germany. Tetzel was known for granting indulgences on behalf of the Catholic Church in exchange for money, which grant a remission of temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven, a position heavily challenged by Martin Luther. This contributed to the Reformation. The main usage of the indulgences sold by Johann Tetzel was to help fund and build the new St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
2. Stadtbrücke Pirna
The Stadtbrücke Pirna is a 295.45 m long Elbe bridge in Pirna from 1875. As a combined road and railway bridge, the stone arch bridge crosses the state road 164 and the Kamenz–Pirna railway and connects the central Pirna western suburb with the northern district of Copitz at Elbe kilometre 34.34. To distinguish it from the Sachsenbrücke, which was completed in 1999, the bridge through the city of Pirna has been given the name "Stadtbrücke".
3. Schloss Rottwerndorf
Rottwerndorf is a village in the municipality of Pirna, in Saxony, Germany. It was incorporated into Pirna in 1923. The place was mentioned for the first time in 1337. It is situated on the river Gottleuba, 5 km (3.1 mi) south of Pirna town centre. The village was characterized by quarryman and agriculture.
4. Schloss Sonnenstein
The Sonnenstein Castle is a castle in Pirna, near Dresden, Germany. It housed a mental hospital, which operated from 1811 to the end of World War II in 1945. During the War, it functioned as an extermination centre for the Nazi Aktion T4 program. It was shut down following the war, and reopened in 1970.
5. Gedenkstätte Sonnenstein
The Pirna-Sonnenstein killing centre was a Nazi killing centre. It was located in the former fortress of Sonnenstein Castle on the Sonnenstein near Pirna, where a hospital had been established in 1811. The Pirna Sonnenstein Memorial commemorates the events there.
6. Stadtkirche St. Marien
St. Mary's Church Pirna, built at the beginning of the 16th century, is the main Evangelical Lutheran church in Pirna and one of the largest late Gothic hall churches in Saxony. The church, which is a listed building, is located at Kirchplatz 14 in the old town.
7. Klosterkirche St. Heinrich
The Klosterkirche Pirna is the Gothic monastery church of the former Dominican monastery on the northwestern edge of the old town of Pirna in Saxony. It is used by the Catholic parish of St. Kunigunde Pirna, which belongs to the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen.
The town hall of Pirna is a Renaissance building on the market square of the city of Pirna in Saxony, Germany. It is the headquarters of the city administration and shapes the cityscape of the old town of Pirna.
9. Gedenkkreuz Pirna-Sonnenstein
The Sonnenstein Euthanasia Clinic was a Nazi euthanasia or extermination centre located in the former fortress of Sonnenstein Castle near Pirna in eastern Germany, where a hospital had been established in 1811.
10. St. Kunigunde
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Kunigunde is a neo-Gothic church in Pirna, Germany. It belongs to the parish of St. Heinrich and Kunigunde Pirna in the deanery of Dresden of the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen.
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