|• Mayor||Hans-Joachim Egerer (CDU)|
|• Total||39.47 km2 (15.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||159-262 m (−701 ft)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||FG, BED, DL, FLÖ, HC, MW, RL|
It was founded in the 10th century, the first written proof of its existence dates back to the year 981.
- Around the year 1220 Döbeln got the official status of a town.
- 1293: Church of St. Nicholas was first mentioned.
- 1296: Castle and town are occupied by Adolf of Nassau.
- 1330: Monastery buildings are completed.
- 1333: a serious fire incinerates the entire town.
- 1360: Knight Ulmann of Staupitz builds castle Reichenstein.
- 1429: Looting of the town and destruction of the castle by the Hussites.
- 1450: Döbeln is raided by the Bohemians, severely damaging the castle. After that, the castle declined in its importance. In 1567 it was mentioned as "deserted palace" and afterwards only used as a quarry.
- 1637: Plundered by the Swedes
- 1730: Another serious blaze hit the city. As a result, the remains of the castle were used as building material for rebuilding. In this fire, 266 homeowners and 400 renters lost their home.
- During the Seven Years' War, there was a battle between the Prussians and the Austrians. On 12 May 1762 the troops of Prince Henry of Prussia defeated the Austrian troops and took prisoners including the commander General von Zedtwitz.
- 1754–1810 Döbeln is a garrison of infantry regiment Lubomirsky.
- 1847 Döbeln was connected to the railway from Riesa. In 1857 the line was extended to Chemnitz. In 1868 the Dresden-Döbeln-Leipzig line was opened.
- 1945 the city was occupied by the Soviet Army without a single shot being fired.
1694 to 1946
1950 to 1998
1999 to 2006
2007 to 2014
Note that the town of Ebersbach, Mittelsachsen, with its population of approximately 1,000 was merged into Döbeln in 2011.
- Memorial in front of the Crematorium in the graveyard for 21 Polish and Russian men and women who were transported to Germany during World War 2 and died as slave laborers.
- Memorial at Wettinplatz for all victims of fascism.
- Memorial in front of the Lessing School for the victims of war and dictatorship between the years 1933 and 1989.
It has two connections to the A14 motorway (Autobahn).
Döbeln is twinned with:
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- Georg Carl von Döbeln, a Swedish military officer.
- Döbeln-Wiki (German)
- "Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen – Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). 17 June 2013.
- MGH DD Otto II. 195. Digitalisat: [dead link]
- Source from 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen
- Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen - Döbeln
- Census 29 October 1946
- Census 31 August 1950