Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Pirna, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 2.4 km
Ascend 75 m
Descend 111 m

Explore Pirna in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Pirna

Sight 1: Gedenkkreuz Pirna-Sonnenstein

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Gedenkkreuz Pirna-Sonnenstein Kalispera Dell / CC BY 3.0

The Sonnenstein Euthanasia Clinic was a Nazi killing centre located in the former fortress of Sonnenstein Castle near Pirna in eastern Germany, where a hospital had been established in 1811.

Wikipedia: Sonnenstein Euthanasia Centre (EN)

427 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Schloss Sonnenstein

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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.

Wikipedia: Sonnenstein Castle (EN)

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Stadtkirche St. Marien

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Stadtkirche St. Marien Kalispera Dell / CC BY 3.0

Built at the beginning of the 16th century, St. Mary's Church in Pirna 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.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Pirna) (DE), Website

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Rathaus

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The Pirna Town Hall is a Renaissance building on the market square of the town of Pirna in Saxony, Germany. It is the headquarters of the city administration and shapes the cityscape of the old town of Pirna.

Wikipedia: Rathaus Pirna (DE), Website

369 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: St. Kunigunde

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Kunigunde is a neo-Gothic church in Pirna, in the Mitte district (Old Town). It belongs to the parish of St. Heinrich and Kunigunde Pirna in the Dresden deanery of the diocese of Dresden-Meissen.

Wikipedia: St. Kunigunde (Pirna) (DE), Website

438 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Klosterkirche St. Heinrich

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The Pirna Monastery Church 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.

Wikipedia: Klosterkirche Pirna (DE), Website

790 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Stadtbrücke Pirna

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Stadtbrücke PirnaAndreas Steinhoff / Attribution

The Pirna City Bridge is a 295.45 m long bridge over the Elbe River in Pirna, built in 1875. As a combined road and railway bridge, the stone arch bridge carries the state road 164 and the Kamenz–Pirna railway line and connects the western suburb of Pirna, close to the centre, with the northern district of Copitz at kilometre 34.34 on the Elbe. To distinguish it from the Sachsenbrücke, which was completed in 1999, the bridge has been given the name "Stadtbrücke" by the city of Pirna.

Wikipedia: Stadtbrücke Pirna (DE)


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