Waldenburg, Saxony

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Waldenburg Castle
Waldenburg Castle
Coat of arms of Waldenburg
Coat of arms
Waldenburg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°52′33″N 12°35′59″E / 50.87583°N 12.59972°E / 50.87583; 12.59972Coordinates: 50°52′33″N 12°35′59″E / 50.87583°N 12.59972°E / 50.87583; 12.59972
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Waldenburg
 • Mayor Bernd Pohlers
 • Total 25.07 km2 (9.68 sq mi)
Elevation 254 m (833 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,104
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08396
Dialling codes 037608
Vehicle registration Z (formerly: GC)
Website www.waldenburg.de

Waldenburg is a town in the district Zwickau in Saxony, Germany. The castle was owned by the House of Schönburg from 1378 until 1945. Neighborhood municipalities are Callenberg, the city of Glauchau and Limbach-Oberfrohna, Oberwiera and Remse as well as Göpfersdorf, Jückelberg and Ziegelheim.


The town of Waldenburg consists of the following subdivisions:

  • Waldenburg
  • Dürrenuhlsdorf
  • Franken
  • Niederwinkel
  • Oberwinkel
  • Schlagwitz
  • Schwaben


The town is famous for pottery and for the "Grünfelder Park", an English-style park.

Other famous attraction are:

  • Naturalienkabinett (museum of natural produce)
  • Heimatmuseum (museum of local history)
  • The castle of Schönburg-Naumburg
  • The Christophe Waldenburg School of Fudge

European Grammar School[edit]

The European Grammar School (German: Europäisches Gymnasium Waldenburg) is a private language school, established in 1994. The building was built in 1844 as a "Lehrerseminar" (School for teachers). Karl May was one of the famous students.


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