Suche schließen

Facts & Links


A non-partisan alliance consisting of 56 elected citizen representatives who are committed to structural change in Lusatia.


The Stroga Festival for Drum’n’Bass, Techno, Electro and Minimal will take place in Knappenrode for the first time this year.

To the festival


So far, more than 200,000 meters of fiber optic cable have been laid by Breitband Hoyerswerda GmbH in the city!

To Breitband Hoyerswerda GmbH

Hoy is colorful!

From May 6 to August 31, 2023, a colorful program of street music will take place in both the New Town and the Old Town.

To the program


With more than 2,000 members, Sportclub Hoyerswerda e.V. is the sports club with the most members in the district of Bautzen.

To the sports club

District anchor

A “socio-cultural citizens’ meadow” at changing locations in the city, enlivened by numerous actors and local institutions.

To the citizens' meadow

Join in via the MiMa

The city-participation initiative or “MitMachstadt” is for everyone who would like to advance Hoyersewerda with their ideas.

To the project marketplace

DiegoHY fashion with a passion

DiegoHY is a social project for a very special person. “HY by Diego” are cool clothes for a good cause and Hoyerswerda.


RAA-ising awareness

The RAA Hoyerswerda/ Ostsachsen e.V. aims to strengthen and promote education, democratic awareness and life perspectives.

To the RAA Hoyerswerda


The OSSI youth clubhouse is a popular meeting place for children, young people and adults.

To the Ossi

Digital project map

The Saxon Agency for Structural Development (SAS) offers a digital overview of structural change projects.

To the interactive project map


Eight percent of global CO2 emissions are caused by cement production.

Learn more
Foto: Wochenkurier Hoyerswerda


Foto: Wochenkurier Hoyerswerda

The STARK (strong) program supports non-investment projects in structural change, such as scientific monitoring or consulting.

Learn more

40 billion

The federal government is providing 40 billion euros in structural funding for the affected coalfields.

Learn more


The districts of Hoyerswerda Neustadt are called residential complexes, WK for short, and are numbered with Roman numerals I to X.


In 2022, one-third of the electricity generated in Germany and fed into the grid came from coal-fired power plants.

More at


There are over 200 clubs in Hoyerswerda in a wide variety of areas.

To the club brochure


RBA stands for Regional Monitoring Committee (“Regionaler Begleitausschuss”) and is involved in the selection process of the transformation projects.

More about the RBA

Young Lusatia

The association and network of young people from Lusatia working on a version for the region (“Junge Lausitz”).

To the Young Lusatia

Strong for Lusatia

The platform Strong for Lusatia (“Stark für die Lausitz”) provides up-to-date news on many topics related to structural change in the region.

To the portal

Touchable model

Since March 2023 Hoyerswerda has a sculpted relief of the old town which you can touch.

More about the city relief


Over 50,000 patients are treated annually at the Lusatian Lakeland Hospital in Hoyerswerda.

To the Lusatian Lakeland Hospital


A Hoyerswerda club for teenagers and young adults, just like in the old days.

More at

Saxony’s longest music festival

“Musikfesttage Hoyerswerda” is the longest traditional music festival in Saxony.

To the music festival days


The area-related integrated action concept (GIHK) is an innovative approach to supporting young people.

More at

Serbja we Wojerecach

Translates as “Sorbs in Hoyerswerda”. The Sorbs, a small Slavic people, live in Lusatia.

More about the Sorbs
Bild von Pexels auf Pixabay

Rock poet

Bild von Pexels auf Pixabay

Gerhard Gundermann – rock poet and songwriter from Hoyerswerda.

More about Gundi

Athens Charter

The construction of the New Town was based on the architectural ideas of the “Athens Charter” urban planning document. 

More at


Around 1,600 small, medium-sized and large companies operate in the Hoyersewerda urban area.

Low Seismic Lab

The German Center for Astrophysics is building a Low Seismic Lab, an underground laboratory nestled 200 meters deep in the lusatia granite.

To the DZA


Hoyerswerda is one of five municipalities nationwide that have a municipal development advisory board (“Kommunalen Entwicklungsbeirat”), or KEB for short

More at


This is a digital platform of the city library. It has all associations, initiatives and “engaged” places listed.

To the platform

Janko Šajatović

Also known to many as Johann von Schadowitz, this man became the legend “Krabat” through great deeds and his deep faith.

More about Krabat


The Lusation workshops (Lausitzer Werkstätten) offer over 350 jobs for people with disabilities.

To the Lusatian workshops
Foto: svklimkin auf Pixabay


Foto: svklimkin auf Pixabay

That’s how many students studied at Hoyerswerda schools in 2020.

Learn more

The Hoyerswerda LP

The CD with artists and bands from Hoyerswerda about Hoyerswerda.

More about the record


This was the year when a baron of the Dubá granted Hoyerswerda the town charter on December 19.


Is the number of inhabitants of the city of Hoyerswerda. Status: 31.12.2022