The district Seidau, directly in the valley of the Spree, is one of the oldest settlements in front of the city gates.
The Seidau, a district of Bautzen, is located at the foot of the Protschenberg. The origins of the former fishing village lie in the 10th century. Numerous Slavic fishermen, servants and craftsmen settled here on the ford through the river Spree. Until the end of the 19th century more than 75 percent of the inhabitants were Sorbs. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that the village was connected to the town of Bautzen. In the lovingly restored Hammer mill, various events take place, some of them Sorbian. Mehr