Glashütte

Glashütte [German pronunciation: [ˈɡlaːsˌhʏtə] (About this soundlisten)] is a town in Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Free State of Saxony, Germany, which was the birthplace of the German watchmaking industry. The city has a population of about 7,000. Historically it was first mentioned in a document around 1445. In January 2008, the former municipality Reinhardtsgrimma was merged into Glashütte.

Glashütte
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Coat of arms of Glashütte
Coat of arms
Location of Glashütte within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district
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Glashütte is located in Germany
Glashütte
Glashütte
Glashütte is located in Saxony
Glashütte
Glashütte
Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 13°47′0″E / 50.85000°N 13.78333°E / 50.85000; 13.78333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 13°47′0″E / 50.85000°N 13.78333°E / 50.85000; 13.78333
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictSächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorFrank Reichel (CDU)
Area
 • Total95.57 km2 (36.90 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,689
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01768
Dialling codes035053
Vehicle registrationPIR
Websitewww.glashuette-sachs.de
Glashütte around 1910
Watch museum Glashütte
Tangente Neomatik, wristwatch made by Nomos
Church St. Wolfgang

Watches currently made in this location include:

Notable peopleEdit

  • Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815–1875), watchmaker, founder of A. Lange & Söhne, Member of Saxon Landtag 1857–1875, mayor of Glashütte 1848–1866
  • Arthur Burkhardt (1857–1918), engineer and manufacturer
  • Hans-Peter Kaul (1943–2014), judge, international lawyer and diplomat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.brunosoehnle.de/index.php?id=5&L=1
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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