Landsberg, Saxony-Anhalt

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Landsberg
Coat of arms of Landsberg
Coat of arms
Landsberg is located in Germany
Landsberg
Landsberg
Coordinates: 51°32′N 12°10′E / 51.533°N 12.167°E / 51.533; 12.167Coordinates: 51°32′N 12°10′E / 51.533°N 12.167°E / 51.533; 12.167
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Olaf Heinrich
Area
 • Total 124.74 km2 (48.16 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,220
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06186–06188
Dialling codes 034602
Vehicle registration SK
Website www.stadt-landsberg.de

Landsberg is a town in the Saalekreis in the state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany with about 12,000 inhabitants. Landsberg lies in the Greater Halle area.

The oldest known trace of settlement in what is now Landsberg dates from the New Stone Age. The town's first documentary mention came in 961 as "civitas holm" in a document from Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1579, Landsberg was granted city rights by the dukes of Saxony.

Visible even far from the town is one of Landsberg's landmarks, the Double Chapel, built in the Romanesque style up on a cliff. It is believed to date from the twelfth century, and once belonged to a castle of which only traces of wall now remain.

Known far beyond Landsberg is the Felsenbad ("Cliff Bath"), a swimming pool complex with diving platforms, a 50-metre (160 ft) stretch of competition swimming lanes, and a vast shallow pool where non-swimmers may bathe.

Furthermore, the town is the namesake of the well known – in Germany – Landsberger Gemenge (roughly "Landsberg Batch"), a winter catch crop made out of crimson clover, Italian ryegrass and fodder vetch, which is used as livestock fodder or silage.

Coat of arms[edit]

Landsberg's coat of arms is first known to have appeared in the late 12th century, and the Margraves of the Wettin dynasty, the local rulers since the 10th century, used it as their arms.[1]

Landsberg's Doppelkapelle ("Double Chapel")

Sightseeing[edit]

  • St. Crucis (Holy Cross) Double Chapel (right)
  • City Hall
  • Nicolaikirche (Evangelical church dating from the 13th to 15th centuries)

Parts of town[edit]

Landsberg is divided into 17 communities: Bageritz, Droyßig, Gollma, Gütz, Klepzig, Kockwitz, Lohnsdorf, Petersdorf, Queis, Reinsdorf, Reußen, Roitzschgen, Schwätz, Sietzsch, Spickendorf, Wiedersdorf and Zwebendorf.

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