Seyda is a small town situated in East Germany between Berlin and Leipzig, Prussia and Saxony, surrounded by fields, forests and little lakes. The forest has the name "Lucky Fortress Woods".
Our countryside is charasteristic of a German agrarian area: the biggest business is operated by farmers from "Seyda Land",
agrarian cooperative, consisting of more than 8.000 ha (ca. 20,000 acres) and
boasts of the greatest milk production in
special treasure of Seyda is its long and rich history. One of the first Saxon
fortresses beyond the River
the Strong, Prince of Saxony and
Napoleon was also here and lost a battle. A nearby monument there reminds us of the "Battle of Gadegast" which took place on September 5,1813.
Gustav von Diest whose wife was Bodelschwingh's sister, founded a "Working Colony" near Seyda in 1883. This is a Home of Christian Love, at that time for people without work and food. Today it is called the
christian home for 64 developmentally impaired people, who nevertheless
participate actively in the cultural life of Seyda. You can find out more about
the history of the town by visiting the city's Protestant church or the local
cultural museum of Seyda. Or for quickreference, click on the link of this
website entitiled "history."
Seyda the are a lot of festivals each year, arranged mostly by various local
clubs. The Circus Family Hein is located in Seyda, together with a lot of other
artists (there are quite a few big white snakes and even bigger elephants).
Guests are always welcome at the many bed and breakfast in private homes or in
small hotels or at our yummy restaurants.
The church is situated right at the center of the town. The membership of the Lutheran Parish now includes 60% of the inhabitants of the city. The little YMCA composed this homepage and is always happy to get feed back or a friendly correction of Louis's translation.
bless all visitors of this website!