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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
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
Government
 • Mayor Tobias Goth (CDU)
Area
 • Total 78.01 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,392
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04703
Dialling codes 034321
Vehicle registration FG
Website www.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.

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Leisnig at Wikimedia Commons