Piesau

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Piesau
Coat of arms of Piesau
Coat of arms
Location of Piesau
Piesau is located in Germany
Piesau
Piesau
Piesau is located in Thuringia
Piesau
Piesau
Coordinates: 50°30′52″N 11°13′08″E / 50.51444°N 11.21889°E / 50.51444; 11.21889Coordinates: 50°30′52″N 11°13′08″E / 50.51444°N 11.21889°E / 50.51444; 11.21889
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSonneberg
TownNeuhaus am Rennweg
Area
 • Total7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Elevation
640 m (2,100 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)
 • Total715
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
98739
Dialling codes036701
Vehicle registrationSON
Websitewww.piesau.de

Piesau is a village and a former municipality in the district of Sonneberg in Thuringia, Germany, close to the Thuringian Rennsteig. Formerly in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, it is part of the town Neuhaus am Rennweg since January 2019.

It has a glass factory and is known as glass-maker village. The first time glass was made in Piesau was in 1622. Up until today glass is the main reason of existence in Piesau. Carl Heinz Glass still produces glass, for instance for the cosmetics industry. The inventor of the first usable röntgenglass (Carl Heinrich Florenz Müller) descends from the village. Piesau lies next to the "Rennsteig", a hiking path of more than 160 kilometres throughout Thüringen.

Before 2019, it was part of the municipal association Lichtetal am Rennsteig, which consists of the municipalities Lichte, Piesau, Reichmannsdorf, and Schmiedefeld.

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