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Welcome to the website of the town of Brandis. In early 2015 we began an extensive overhaul of our existing internet presence.
This forms part of the Saxon Innovation Municipality project. Brandis has been an innovation municipality since 2014 and receives a budget from the Saxon Ministry of the Interior (SMI) for the realisation of innovative approaches for modernising administration, subject to the condition that the projects are transferable to other municipalities in Saxony.
The designation as Saxon Innovation Municipality shows that Brandis is a modern, young and cosmopolitan town. Around 14 percent of our residents are below the age of 15, some 65 percent between the ages of 15 and 65. Families in particular appreciate living in our town and its districts, which have a population of nearly 10,000. A further attraction is naturally our school campus. Here primary school, secondary school and grammar school are all just a few minutes from each other on foot. Right next door is the multi-purpose hall, a venue for fun, games and competitive sports.
35 active clubs and associations, the volunteer fire service and the church parish all contribute to a vibrant sporting and cultural calendar, organising numerous public events, concerts and lectures. Highlights of the year include the new year's gathering on the market place with firework display, maypole raising, the town music festival, the village festival in Polenz, the classic car meet, the Christmas market in Beucha and the Wichtelmarkt in Brandis.
Browsing through our homepage you will find interesting facts regarding history, culture and business, as well as the above-average number of clubs, associations and leisure activities on offer in Brandis and the districts of Beucha and Polenz. I hope that your visit is an enjoyable one – who knows, perhaps you may be encouraged to get to know our town and its inhabitants in person? You are certainly very welcome!
Arno Jesse, Mayor of the Town of Brandis
bildungsmarkt-sachsen.de is the official education portal of the Free State of Saxony. Here you can find relevant offers regarding career orientation, training, studies and further training.
The offer database contains offers in all regions of Saxony for pupils, career starters, human resources personnel, skilled workers and all those interested in education.
Good infrastructure, family friendliness, an outstanding school structure and excellently-equipped child day-care facilities, vibrant civic interaction, a well-developed network of clubs and associations, good quality of life – all of these aspects are characteristic of Brandis. The proximity to the metropolis of Leipzig coupled with the green surroundings are drawing increasing numbers of people to Brandis. With charming tourist attractions, it offers its approximately 10,000 citizens added value with regard to quality of living. In addition, Brandis is also an attractive location for companies. Two business parks are almost filled to capacity and a new one is in the process of being created in Waldpolenz, offering new, attractive opportunities for commercial development.
Living and working, relaxing and interacting - and all in close proximity to the metropolis of Leipzig – Brandis offers ideal conditions and the best opportunities.
Brandis municipal library has been located on the site of Brandis grammar school since 2002. It is a cultural, educational, informative and leisure facility for all age groups.
Opening hours of Brandis library, Bahnhofstraße 20 a, 04821 Brandis, Tel. 79 698
|Monday||9 am-2 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm|
|Thursday||1 pm-6 pm|
|Friday||9 am-1 pm|
Users can make use of approximately 18,900 media on a floor space of 170 m². These include:
- Novels, tales, stories
- Literature for children and young people
- School books
- Trade literature
- Dictionaries, reference books
- Language courses
- Advice literature
- Videos, DVDs
- Audio cassettes
- Audio books
The stock is augmented and updated each year with new acquisitions.
The library can be used by members above the age of 6.
Lending:Media can be borrowed for 4 weeks, whereby videos and DVD are limited to two items of media lent. The period may be extended by a further 4 weeks if no reservation has been made for the item.
- Reserving media
- Two internet workstations for library users
- Provision of information brochures with various content
- Library research
- Readings by authors
- Literary events
- Library tours
The town library is a member of the Brise library association. This means that it is possible to access the inventories of other libraries in the association for the lending of books.
Brandis provides essential medical care for patients young and old. In many smaller towns and parishes there is a lack of general practitioners in particular – this is not the case in Brandis. General practitioners, a paediatrician and even surgeons have established themselves here. Contacts and the telephone numbers of surgeries can be found here:
Albrecht, Lutz Dr. Lange Straße 18, 04821 Brandis 034292/72008
Arnold, Rainer Dr. med. Dorfstraße 53A, 04824 Beucha 034292/73705
Fischer, Alexander Dr. med. Leipziger Straße 15, 04821 Brandis 034292/73007
Künzel, Ludwig Dr. med. August-Bebel-Straße 37, 04824 Beucha 034292/73076
Ledig, Burkhard Dr. med. Leipziger Straße 7, 04821 Brandis 034292/73005
Heinze, Marlies Dr. Markt 13, 04821 Brandis 034292/72021
Dipl.-Med. Angelika Kühn, Dr. med. dent. Sabine Nitsche, Dr. med. Gerald Kühn
Erlenring 9, 04821 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/73207
Dr. med. dent. Rainer Dilz
Leipziger Straße 13, 04821 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/72155
Dr.med.dent. M. Skupin
Markt 13, 04821 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/78383
Dipl.-Stom. O. Hammerschmidt
Steinbruchsweg 1, 04824 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/66507
An der Parthenaue 1-3, 04824 Beucha, Telefon: 034292/86454
Dr. med. dent. Ute Franz, Zahnärztin
Braustraße 34, 04821 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/72010
Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum Muldentalkliniken – MVZ
Hauptstraße 34, 04821 Brandis, Telefon: 034292/68591
Behrendt, Helga 034292/66922
Juelke, Carsten Dr. Naunhofer Straße 16A, 04821 Brandis 034292/74026
Kathleen Schirner Hauptstraße 19, 04821 Brandis 034292/76209
The volunteer fire service of the town of Brandis consists of three district fire services. Brandis fire service Ortsfeuerwehr Brandis was founded in 1867, Polenz fire service in 1873 and Beucha fire service Ortsfeuerwehr Beucha in 1928. Today, the town fire service comprises a total of 197 members, of which 96 are active personnel, 45 senior and honorary members and 56 members of the youth fire service. In 2014 the three district fire services were called out to 99 incidents (46 fires, 39 technical assistance incidents , 12 false alarms; 2 other incidents).
The primary tasks of the fire service include firefighting and the provision of technical assistance in the event of accidents and emergencies. In addition, the Brandis volunteer fire service is also involved in disaster response measures of the Leipzig administrative district and supports neighbouring towns with assistance on request. Beyond this, since 17 April 2014 there has been a firefighting assistance agreement with the nearby towns Naunhof, Parthenstein, Belgershain and Großpösna, regarding the mutual provision of free firefighting assistance.
Securing standby service by day represents the biggest challenge for the daily emergency response. The majority of the active volunteer personnel are not available during the daytime, as they work outside of the town. It is therefore all the more important to hire fire service personnel at local companies in order to be able to have sufficient personnel available quickly in the event of an emergency. The company Hörmann KG Brandis sets a good example in this respect, releasing fire service personnel employed at the firm in the event of emergencies.
In addition to compulsory tasks such as call-outs and training, Brandis volunteer fire service also has other tasks to accomplish. The district fire services are also involved in numerous events of the town, such as the fire service open day, support at club and association events and much more besides. All interested citizens are warmly welcome to strengthen the active personnel. Training is held every Friday in Brandis and once a fortnight in Beucha and Polenz, dates can be found in the Brandiser Stadtjournal. Children and young people can join the youth fire service from the age of 8.
One pleasant and traditional "mission" for the three district fire services in Brandis is the annual raising of the may pole on the market square in Brandis.
Contact: Fire Chief Marcel Laux