Posterstein

Posterstein is a German municipality in the Thuringian Landkreis of Altenburger Land.

Posterstein
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Location of Posterstein within Altenburger Land district
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Posterstein is located in Germany
Posterstein
Posterstein
Posterstein is located in Thuringia
Posterstein
Posterstein
Coordinates: 50°51′50″N 12°15′27″E / 50.86389°N 12.25750°E / 50.86389; 12.25750Coordinates: 50°51′50″N 12°15′27″E / 50.86389°N 12.25750°E / 50.86389; 12.25750
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictAltenburger Land
Municipal assoc.Oberes Sprottental
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorStefan Jakubek
Area
 • Total5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
314 m (1,030 ft)
Lowest elevation
244 m (801 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total467
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
04626
Dialling codes034496
Vehicle registrationABG
Websitewww.posterstein.de

GeographyEdit

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Municipalities near Posterstein are Heukewalde, Löbichau, Nöbdenitz, and Vollmershain in the district of Altenburger Land; as well as Paitzdorf and the city of Ronneburg in the district of Greiz.

Municipal arrangementEdit

Stolzenberg is Posterstein's only subdivision.

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Posterstein was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.

Culture and landmarksEdit

The Postersteiner Burg, which is lit up at night, is the most important building in the town. It is also visible north of the community from the Bundesautobahn 4.

Business and transportationEdit

The next train station on the rail line from Posterstein is in Nöbdenitz.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.