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The Döbeln Tramway or Döbelner Straßenbahn is a tramway in the German town of Döbeln. It is the only horse-drawn tram line to operate on its original urban route in Germany, and one of only a handful in the world.
The Döbeln Tramway was built in 1892 and connected the town's railway station with its market square until 1926, when it was replaced by a bus. Throughout its period of operation it remained horse-drawn, and was one of the last such of such lines to remain in operation in Germany. Even after it ceased operation, some of its tram track remained in place and served as a reminder of the old line. Occasional suggestions to restore the line surfaced over the years of closure but, until the beginning of the 21st century, no action was taken.
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The district was located on the banks of the Freiberger Mulde in the triangle between the cities of Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide), Leipzig (Leipzig vacation rentals | Leipzig travel guide) and Chemnitz (Chemnitz vacation rentals | Chemnitz travel guide).
Things to See in Döbeln
There is lots to do and see in the small city.
- Bergerhauser im Stadtkern
- Rad-und Wanderwege an der Freiberger Mulde und der Zschopau
- Zweiniger Grund (Margarethenmuhle)
- Dobelner Riesenstiefel auf Burg Mildenstein
- Talsperre Kriebstein
- Dbelner Pferdebahn
Wander-und Radwandernetz biking path
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More about the History of Döbeln
The region was originally populated by Sorbic peoples. In the early Middle Ages, the Daleminzian people settled along this section of the Mulde River. They were driven away by Germans after the Battle of Jahna in 928. The present borders of the district were established in 1952, when the government of East Germany formed the new districts. Döbeln is one of the few districts which have not been changed after the German reunification. In August 2008, as a part of the district reform in Saxony, the districts of Döbeln, Freiberg and Mittweida (Mittweida vacation rentals | Mittweida travel guide) were merged into the new district Mittelsachsen.
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Döbeln is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, part of the Mittelsachsen district, located at both banks of the river Freiberger Mulde. Döbeln's population peaked at 31,037 in 1950 and had fallen to just about 21,816 inhabitants by 2003.
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