Heidenau

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For Heidenau in the district of Harburg, see Heidenau, Lower Saxony.
Heidenau
Coat of arms of Heidenau
Coat of arms
Heidenau  is located in Germany
Heidenau
Heidenau
Coordinates: 50°59′N 13°52′E / 50.983°N 13.867°E / 50.983; 13.867Coordinates: 50°59′N 13°52′E / 50.983°N 13.867°E / 50.983; 13.867
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Government
 • Mayor Michael Jacobs (CDU)
Area
 • Total 11.00 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,257
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01801–01809
Dialling codes 03529
Vehicle registration PIR
Website www.heidenau.de

Heidenau is a town in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. The town is situated on the left bank of the Elbe, 13 km southeast of Dresden (centre).

In 2015 it became known for riots by local far-right forces against the arrival of refugees.[2] In August 2015, authorities were forced to impose a temporary ban on assemblies in Heidenau due to continuous harassment of asylum-seekers.[3]

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  • Media related to Heidenau at Wikimedia Commons