Panschwitz-Kuckau, in Sorbian Pančicy-Kukow, is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany. It is the site of the well-known monastery Sankt Marienstern.

Panschwitz-Kuckau
Location of Panschwitz-Kuckau within Bautzen district
Panschwitz-Kuckau in BZ.svg
Panschwitz-Kuckau is located in Germany
Panschwitz-Kuckau
Panschwitz-Kuckau
Panschwitz-Kuckau is located in Saxony
Panschwitz-Kuckau
Panschwitz-Kuckau
Coordinates: 51°14′N 14°12′E / 51.233°N 14.200°E / 51.233; 14.200Coordinates: 51°14′N 14°12′E / 51.233°N 14.200°E / 51.233; 14.200
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Am Klosterwasser
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorFranz Petasch (CDU)
Area
 • Total23.37 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,096
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01920
Dialling codes035796
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.panschwitz-kuckau.de

The place is located at both sides of the Klosterwasser stream.

The municipality is part of the recognized Sorbian settlement area in Saxony. Upper Sorbian has an official status next to German, all villages bear names in both languages. In 2001, half of the population spoke Sorbian.[2]

Due to the local Sorbian dominance the population is mainly Catholic.

St Marienstern MonasteryEdit

 
St. Marienstern from above
 
Central courtyard, St Marienstern, Panschwitz-Kuckau
 
St Marienstern from the herb garden, Panschwitz-Kuckau

The village is dominated by the huge monastery of St Marienstern.

It was founded as a Cistercian monastery in 1248. The current structures mainly date from the 17th and 18th century.

The complex contains a Klosterstube (monastery restaurant, currently closed), a bakery, and a small botanical/herb garden to the south-east open at a small charge.

The small river Klosterwasser runs through the monastery and would have served its water and brewing needs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Walde, Martin: Demographisch-statistische Betrachtungen im Gemeindeverband "Am Klosterwasser". In: Lětopis 51 (2004), Heft 1