Glauchau

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Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Glauchau   is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total 51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation 266 m (873 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,131
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08371
Dialling codes 03763
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in Germany, in Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau is twinned with United States Lynchburg, Virginia and, since 1991, Germany Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia. Glauchau station is on the Dresden–Werdau line.

History[edit]

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

Sights[edit]

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.

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