Glashütte

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Glashütte
Glashütte (Sachsen) 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Glashütte
Coat of arms
Location of Glashütte
Glashütte is located in Germany
Glashütte
Glashütte
Glashütte is located in Saxony
Glashütte
Glashütte
Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 13°47′0″E / 50.85000°N 13.78333°E / 50.85000; 13.78333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 13°47′0″E / 50.85000°N 13.78333°E / 50.85000; 13.78333
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictSächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Government
 • MayorFrank Reichel (CDU)
Area
 • Total95.57 km2 (36.90 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,701
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01768
Dialling codes035053
Vehicle registrationPIR
Websitewww.glashuette-sachs.de

Glashütte [German pronunciation: [ˈɡlaːsˌhʏtə] (About this soundlisten)] is a town in Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Free State of Saxony, Germany, which was the birthplace of the German watchmaking industry. The city has a population of about 7,000. Historically it was first mentioned in a document around 1445. In January 2008, the former municipality Reinhardtsgrimma was merged into Glashütte.

Glashütte around 1910
Watch museum Glashütte
Tangente Neomatik, wristwatch made by Nomos
Church St. Wolfgang

Watches currently made in this location include:

Personalities[edit]

  • Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815-1875), watchmaker, founder of A. Lange & Söhne, Member of Saxon Landtag 1857-1875, mayor of Glashütte 1848-1866
  • Arthur Burkhardt (1857-1918), engineer and manufacturer,
  • Hans-Peter Kaul (1943-2014), judge, international lawyer and diplomat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.brunosoehnle.de/index.php?id=5&L=1
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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