Bad Schmiedeberg

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Bad Schmiedeberg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bad Schmiedeberg
Coat of arms
Bad Schmiedeberg   is located in Germany
Bad Schmiedeberg
Bad Schmiedeberg
Coordinates: 51°41′17″N 12°44′15″E / 51.68806°N 12.73750°E / 51.68806; 12.73750Coordinates: 51°41′17″N 12°44′15″E / 51.68806°N 12.73750°E / 51.68806; 12.73750
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Dammhayn (CDU)
Area
 • Total 159.99 km2 (61.77 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,713
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06905
Dialling codes 034925
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.bad-schmiedeberg.de

Bad Schmiedeberg is a small town in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It lies within the Düben Heath Nature Park.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1206 as Smedeberg. In 1350, it was granted town rights.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Evangelical Town Church was consecrated in 1453 as a Gothic hall church.
  • Art Nouveau Kurhaus ("spa house") built in 1908.
  • Bundesradfahrerdenkmal (Federal Cyclists' Memorial), endowed by the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (League of German Cyclists), dedicated on 17 June 1923 in honour of fallen and missing club members and sportsmen.

Cultural events[edit]

  • Schmiedeberger Margarethenfest, honouring Electress Margaret of Austria. In 2006, the festival marked its 575th year, and also the town's 800th anniversary of first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Town hall

Town council[edit]

  • CDU 6 seats
  • FDP 3 seats
  • PDS 3 seats
  • SPD 1 seat
  • Agriculture, environment nature 1 seat
  • Pro Bad Schmiedeberg 1 seat
  • independent 1 seat

Mayor[edit]

Stefan Dammhayn was elected mayor on 3 April 2005.

360° Panorama of Bad Schmiedeberg.

Gallery[edit]

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