View of Machern Castle from the east
|• Mayor||Doreen Lieder (Ind.)|
|• Total||38.92 km2 (15.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
There is a museum located in an old Stasi bunker about 3 km north of Machern. The bunker was designed as a refuge for Stasi employees from Leipzig in the event of nuclear war or similar catastrophe.
Machern castle (Schloss Machern) was a manor house of the local nobility. Adjacent to the castle there is an English-style landscape park which dates back to the 18th century.
Another manor house is located at Püchau, a formerly independent village which is now administered by Machern. Püchau Estate is notable for its English Tudor Revival Style. It is still owned privately and regularly hosts cultural events.
There is a golf course located north of the village center.
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