Glashütte

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Glashütte
Glashütte (Sachsen) 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Glashütte
Coat of arms
Glashütte  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Government
 • Mayor Frank Reichel (CDU)
Area
 • Total 95.57 km2 (36.90 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,771
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01768
Dialling codes 035053
Vehicle registration PIR
Website www.glashuette-sachs.de

Glashütte 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
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

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