Machern

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Machern
Coat of arms of Machern
Coat of arms
Machern   is located in Germany
Machern
Machern
Location of Machern within Leipzig district
Bad Lausick Belgershain Bennewitz Böhlen Borna Borsdorf Brandis Colditz Deutzen Elstertrebnitz Espenhain Falkenhain Frohburg Geithain Grimma Groitzsch Großbothen Großpösna Hohburg Kitzen Kitzscher Kohren-Sahlis Machern Markkleeberg Markranstädt Mutzschen Geithain Naunhof Nerchau Otterwisch Parthenstein Neukieritzsch Pegau Regis-Breitingen Rötha Thallwitz Thümmlitzwalde Trebsen Wurzen Zschadraß Zwenkau Saxony Leipzig Saxony-Anhalt Thuringia Nordsachsen Nordsachsen MittelsachsenMachern in L.svg
About this image
Coordinates: 51°21′30″N 12°37′40″E / 51.35833°N 12.62778°E / 51.35833; 12.62778Coordinates: 51°21′30″N 12°37′40″E / 51.35833°N 12.62778°E / 51.35833; 12.62778
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Leipzig
Government
 • Mayor Frank Lange (CDU)
Area
 • Total 38.87 km2 (15.01 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,652
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04827
Dialling codes 034292
Vehicle registration L
Website www.gemeinde-machern.de

Machern (German pronunciation: [ˈmaxɐn]) is a town (or "free community") in the Leipzig district in Saxony, Germany. It is in the vicinity of the city of Leipzig.

Geography[edit]

Machern lies 20 km east of Leipzig, about 10 km west of Wurzen over the Mulda river. The Leipzig-Riesa-Dresden railway line runs through the town, as does the B 6.

Machern is approximately 12 km south of Eilenburg, which can be reached with the B 107.

The divisions of the district are Machern, Gerichshain with Posthausen, and Püchau with Dögnitz (first historic mention 1313[2]), Lübschütz und Plagwitz.

Culture[edit]

There is a museum located in an old Stasi bunker about 3 km north of Machern. The bunker was designed as a refuge for Stasi employees from Leipzig in the event of nuclear war or similar catastrophe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^ Festkomitee in Dögnitz, Ortschronist Klaus Ungewiß (Püchau): Festschrift 700 Jahre Dögnitz – anlässlich der 700-Jahr-Feier von Dögnitz am 27.+28. September 2013. Dögnitz 2013, OCLC 876133760.