Probstzella

Probstzella is a municipality in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany.

Probstzella
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Probstzella
Coat of arms
Location of Probstzella within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
Probstzella in SLF.png
Probstzella is located in Germany
Probstzella
Probstzella
Probstzella is located in Thuringia
Probstzella
Probstzella
Coordinates: 50°31′57″N 11°22′43″E / 50.53250°N 11.37861°E / 50.53250; 11.37861Coordinates: 50°31′57″N 11°22′43″E / 50.53250°N 11.37861°E / 50.53250; 11.37861
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc.Schiefergebirge
Subdivisions20
Government
 • Mayor (2019–25) Sven Mechtold[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total74.26 km2 (28.67 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,794
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
07330
Dialling codes036735
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitewww.einheitsgemeinde-probstzella.de

HistoryEdit

Between 1945 and 1990 Probstzella station served as East German inner German border crossing for rail transport. The crossing was open for trains travelling between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic) or West Berlin on the one hand, and the American zone of occupation (till 1949), thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany, on the other. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.