Schochwitz

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Schochwitz
Ortsteil of Salzatal
Schochwitz castle
Location of Schochwitz within Saalekreis district
Schochwitz in SK.png
Schochwitz is located in Germany
Schochwitz
Schochwitz
Schochwitz is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Schochwitz
Schochwitz
Coordinates: 51°31′49″N 11°45′9″E / 51.53028°N 11.75250°E / 51.53028; 11.75250Coordinates: 51°31′49″N 11°45′9″E / 51.53028°N 11.75250°E / 51.53028; 11.75250
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
MunicipalitySalzatal
Area
 • Total15.81 km2 (6.10 sq mi)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total1,251
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06179
Dialling codes034609
Vehicle registrationSK
Websitewestlichersaalkreis.de

Schochwitz is a village and a former municipality in the district Saalekreis, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it has been part of the municipality Salzatal.

The historical Schochwitz castle, the most important landmark in the village, where Crusaders left to fight and witches were burned in the Middle Ages, is now a meditation and spiritual center attracting visitors from all over the world, and is owned by Countess Ingrid Zerfowski and her husband Lord Jimmy Welsh.[1]

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