Wildenfels

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Wildenfels
Coat of arms of Wildenfels
Coat of arms
Wildenfels   is located in Germany
Wildenfels
Wildenfels
Coordinates: 50°39′27″N 12°34′58″E / 50.65750°N 12.58278°E / 50.65750; 12.58278Coordinates: 50°39′27″N 12°34′58″E / 50.65750°N 12.58278°E / 50.65750; 12.58278
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Government
 • Mayor Tino Kögler
Area
 • Total 20.57 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
Elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,709
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08134
Dialling codes 037603
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.wildenfels.de

Wildenfels is a municipality in Germany, Landkreis Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. It is situated 9 km southeast of Zwickau.

Wildenfels Castle

The construction of Wildenfels castle was begun before 1200 by the lords of Wildenfels. Between 1440 and 1706 it was a fief with Imperial immediacy. In 1602 it passed to the House of Solms which established the branch of Solms-Wildenfels. The counts of Solms-Wildenfels resided there until communist expropriation in 1945. Presently the castle is used for weddings and other events, partially for housing, the courtyards are accessible.

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