Church in Schleiz
|• Mayor||Marko Bias (CDU)|
|• Total||108.22 km2 (41.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Schleiz is in the Thuringian Vogtland area, an area of wooded hills on the borders of Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The city is located in a valley with the river Wisenta near the motorway A 9 (Berlin – München).
|Crispendorf (6 km)||Görkwitz (2 km)||Oettersdorf (3 km)||Löhma (5 km)||Kirschkau (6 km)||Zeulenroda-Triebes (14 km)|
|Remptendorf (12 km)||Pausa (13 km)|
|Saalburg-Ebersdorf (12 km)||Tanna (10 km)||Mühltroff (9 km)|
Distances calculated as between town centers.
Schleiz includes the following subdivisions:
Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 ("Altstadt") and a separate "Neustadt" that was established next to it. The "Neustadt" had a castle and a city wall. Until 2 December 1482 they were totally separate communities after which they combined to one city. There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years previous to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the vicinity a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians on 9 October 1806.
The palace was destroyed April 1945.
Trend of population figures:
1834 — 1995
1996 — 2002
2003 — 2009
Schleiz is also the site of the Schleizer Triangle motor racing track.
- Bernhard Klee (born 1936), conductor
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 334.
- from 1960 on always as of 31 December
- Source from 1994 onwards: Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik
- http://www.schleiz.de Official web site for Stadt Schleiz. (in German)