Radeberg

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Radeberg
Markt Radeberg Gewitter.jpg
Coat of arms of Radeberg
Coat of arms
Location of Radeberg
Radeberg is located in Germany
Radeberg
Radeberg
Radeberg is located in Saxony
Radeberg
Radeberg
Coordinates: 51°7′N 13°55′E / 51.117°N 13.917°E / 51.117; 13.917Coordinates: 51°7′N 13°55′E / 51.117°N 13.917°E / 51.117; 13.917
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Government
 • MayorGerhard Lemm (SPD)
Area
 • Total30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,451
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01454
Dialling codes03528
Vehicle registrationBZ
Websitewww.radeberg.de
Radeberg

Radeberg is a small town in the district of Bautzen, Saxony, Germany. It is located approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Dresden. The town has an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, and an old castle.

History[edit]

Radeberg was mentioned for the first time in 1219, when farmers settled on the country to the large Roeder. The name of the place is probably derived from this river. In less than 150 years a market place, a castle and own units developed. In the year 1412 the municipal law was lent to the small market town.

500 years ago silver was found close of the town. The discovery site thereupon renamed in silver hill. The mine was however fast exhausted.

Industry[edit]

Its principal industries are the manufacture of glass, machinery, furniture and paper, and it produces a light lager "Radeberger Beer" which is largely exported. The company Robotron Elektronik Radeberg, formerly well known in East Germany for the production of portable television sets and powerful data processing equipment, was there. The Radeberger Brewery was founded in 1872, and is part of the Oetker Group.[2] It brews Radeberger Pilsner,[3] a 4.8% abv pale lager.

Transportation[edit]

The town is accessible by Radeberg railway station of Deutsche Bahn.

Notable people[edit]

(Chronological order)

  • Theodor Arldt (1878-1960), German nature scientist, paleontologist, writer, teacher
  • Georg Naumann (1901-1978), pioneering the exploration of northwest Canada / Alberta, esp. oil sands research
Georg Naumann

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ Dr. August Oetker KG: Home
  3. ^ Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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