Reichenbach (Oberlausitz)

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Coat of arms of Reichenbach
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Reichenbach  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°8′30″N 14°48′0″E / 51.14167°N 14.80000°E / 51.14167; 14.80000Coordinates: 51°8′30″N 14°48′0″E / 51.14167°N 14.80000°E / 51.14167; 14.80000
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Görlitz
Municipal assoc. Reichenbach
 • Mayor Andreas Böer (CDU)
 • Total 62.59 km2 (24.17 sq mi)
Elevation 134 m (440 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,078
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02894
Dialling codes 035828
Vehicle registration GR, LÖB, NOL, NY, WSW, ZI

Reichenbach/O.L. (full German name: Reichenbach/Oberlausitz, Sorbian: Rychbach) is a town in the Görlitz district, in eastern Saxony, Germany. It is located 13 km west of Görlitz.


Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Reichenbach was part of the Prussian Province of Silesia. Schloss Krobnitz, an estate which belonged to Prussian Minister of War Albrecht von Roon, lies in Reichenbach.

Broadcasting station[edit]

There was a radio broadcasting station at the northern edge of Reichenbach since 1937. Originally built as a free-standing wooden tower, it was replaced after World War II with a steel construction, which was renewed in 1999. The Reichenbach transmitter broadcast the regional station MDR Info at 1188 kHz with an output of 3 kilowatts. The transmitter was taken out of operation in May 2013,[2] and subsequently demolished.


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(in German)