Leisnig

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Leisnig
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left
Coat of arms of Leisnig
Coat of arms
Location of Leisnig within Mittelsachsen district
Leisnig in FG.png
Leisnig is located in Germany
Leisnig
Leisnig
Leisnig is located in Saxony
Leisnig
Leisnig
Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Subdivisions40
Government
 • MayorTobias Goth (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.08 km2 (30.15 sq mi)
Elevation
161 m (528 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,277
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04703
Dialling codes034321
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.leisnig.de

Leisnig is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen, federal Free State of Saxony in Germany, 50 kilometers southeast of Leipzig,

History[edit]

A settlement in this location was first mentioned in 1046. The town features Mildenstein Castle which is over 1000 years old. The house Markt 13 shows the coat of arms of the Apian family.

Leisnig was Friedrich Olbricht's birthplace. In 1944, he was involved in the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and was executed for his participation in it.

Points of interest[edit]

Sons and Daughters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Leisnig at Wikimedia Commons