Rückersdorf, Thuringia

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Rückersdorf
Reusterturm.jpg
Coat of arms of Rückersdorf
Coat of arms
Rückersdorf is located in Germany
Rückersdorf
Rückersdorf
Coordinates: 50°49′N 12°13′E / 50.817°N 12.217°E / 50.817; 12.217Coordinates: 50°49′N 12°13′E / 50.817°N 12.217°E / 50.817; 12.217
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Greiz
Municipal assoc. Wünschendorf/Elster
Subdivisions 2
Government
 • Mayor Konrad Burkhardt
Area
 • Total 12.47 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Elevation 270-373 m (−954 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 792
 • Density 64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07580
Dialling codes 036602
Vehicle registration GRZ

Rückersdorf is a municipality in the eastern part of the Thuringian landkreis of Greiz and belongs to the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft of Wünschendorf/Elster.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring Communities[edit]

Nearby municipalities are Braunichswalde, Hilbersdorf, Kauern, Linda bei Weida, Paitzdorf, and the City of Ronneburg in the Landkreis of Greiz; Heukewalde and Jonaswalde in the Landkreis of Altenburger Land; as well as the City of Crimmitschau in the Saxon Landkreis of Zwickauer Land.

Municipal divisions[edit]

The municipality's two districts are Haselbach and the village of Reust.

History[edit]

Religion[edit]

Rückersdorf is part of the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen.

Culture and landmarks[edit]

The municipality's Bismarck Tower, called the Reuster Turm, is located in Reust. From the site there is a good view of the town and the surrounding countryside. The Reuster Turm is opened on the weekends from Easter to the end of October

Business and Infrastructure[edit]

Public Education[edit]

Rückersdorf is the location of its Verwaltungsgemeinschaft's elementary school.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.