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Bad Schmiedeberg is a small town in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It lies within the Düben Heath Nature Park.

Bad Schmiedeberg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bad Schmiedeberg
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Schmiedeberg within Wittenberg district
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Bad Schmiedeberg is located in Germany
Bad Schmiedeberg
Bad Schmiedeberg
Bad Schmiedeberg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Bad Schmiedeberg
Bad Schmiedeberg
Coordinates: 51°41′17″N 12°44′15″E / 51.68806°N 12.73750°E / 51.68806; 12.73750Coordinates: 51°41′17″N 12°44′15″E / 51.68806°N 12.73750°E / 51.68806; 12.73750
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
Government
 • MayorMartin Röthel (SPD)
Area
 • Total159.99 km2 (61.77 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,222
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06905
Dialling codes034925
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.bad-schmiedeberg.de

HistoryEdit

The town was first mentioned in 1206 as Smedeberg. In 1350, it was granted town rights.

Main sightsEdit

  • The Evangelical Town Church was consecrated in 1453 as a Gothic hall church.
  • Art Nouveau Kurhaus ("spa house") built in 1908.
  • Bundesradfahrerdenkmal (Federal Cyclists' Memorial), endowed by the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (League of German Cyclists), dedicated on 17 June 1923 in honour of fallen and missing club members and sportsmen.

Cultural eventsEdit

  • Schmiedeberger Margarethenfest, honouring Electress Margaret of Austria. In 2006, the festival marked its 575th year, and also the town's 800th anniversary of first documentary mention.

PoliticsEdit

 
Town hall

Town councilEdit

  • CDU 6 seats
  • FDP 3 seats
  • PDS 3 seats
  • SPD 1 seat
  • Agriculture, environment nature 1 seat
  • Pro Bad Schmiedeberg 1 seat
  • independent 1 seat

MayorEdit

Stefan Dammhayn was elected mayor on 3 April 2005. In April 2016 Martin Röthel (SPD) was elected mayor for seven years.

360° Panorama of Bad Schmiedeberg.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Johann Nicolaus Anton (1737-1813), Lutheran theologian
  • Ernst Theumer (1890-1978), Austrian politician ( SPÖ)
  • Heinrich Schütz (1906-1986), concentration camp doctor

Personalities related to cityEdit

  • Oskar Benecke (1874-1957 / 60), local historian and chronicler, conservationist and archive keeper,

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).

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