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Once upon the time...In Riesa

3000 BC to the 17th century

3000 BC

Neolithic settlement

1300 BC

Hermunduric settlement in Riesa’s present-day municipal park

7th/8th century AD

Slavic settlement in in what is today Riesa’s municipal park the name Riesa originally appeared in documents when the convent was established by the Bishop of Naumburg


a document of Pope Calixtus II first mentions the convent name Rezoa (the Latin form of the Slavic word Riesowe), meaning a place on the river it was established by the Bishop Dietrich von Naumbur


mentioning of the ferry across the Elbe river to Promnitz. The ferry was a possession of the Convent of Riesa


St. Mary’s Church next to the convent was finished in the Gothic architectural style

1426, 1429, 1430, 1440

the Hussites pillaged to the Convent of Riesa


the Convent School of Riesa is mentioned with its schoolmistress Eufemia Polenzsk


the prince in Saxony orders the convents in Saxony to be abolished


the convent is abolished and transformed into convent grounds


a Lutheran school was established


the convent grounds of Riesa were sold to Merten von Miltitz for 25,000 guilders


Jahna Bridge was built at Röhrborn Mill


Riesa consists of 50-60 families with about 350 inhabitants


Elector Johann Georg I gives Christoph von Felgenhauer the Riesa manor as his feudal lands


the marketplace of Riesa was conferred its city charter with the right to hold markets twice a year


the guild of shoemakers, tailors and tanners