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Leisnig is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen, federal Free State of Saxony in Germany, 50 kilometers southeast of Leipzig,

Leisnig
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left
Coat of arms of Leisnig
Coat of arms
Leisnig is located in Germany
Leisnig
Leisnig
Location of Leisnig within Mittelsachsen district
Leisnig in FG.png
Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Government
 • MayorTobias Goth (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.01 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Elevation161 m (528 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,277
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes04703
Dialling codes034321
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.leisnig.de

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HistoryEdit

A settlement in this location was first mentioned in 1046. The town features Mildenstein Castle which is over 1000 years old. The house Markt 13 shows the coat of arms of the Apian family.

Leisnig was Friedrich Olbricht's birthplace. In 1944, he was involved in the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and was executed for his participation in it.

Points of interestEdit

Sons and DaughtersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Leisnig at Wikimedia Commons