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Waldenburg, Saxony

Waldenburg is a town in the district Zwickau in Saxony, Germany. The castle was owned by the House of Schönburg from 1378 until 1945. Neighborhood municipalities are Callenberg, the city of Glauchau and Limbach-Oberfrohna, Oberwiera and Remse as well as Göpfersdorf, Jückelberg and Ziegelheim.

Waldenburg
Waldenburg Castle
Waldenburg Castle
Coat of arms of Waldenburg
Coat of arms
Location of Waldenburg within Zwickau district
Waldenburg in Z.svg
Waldenburg is located in Germany
Waldenburg
Waldenburg
Waldenburg is located in Saxony
Waldenburg
Waldenburg
Coordinates: 50°52′33″N 12°35′59″E / 50.87583°N 12.59972°E / 50.87583; 12.59972Coordinates: 50°52′33″N 12°35′59″E / 50.87583°N 12.59972°E / 50.87583; 12.59972
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Waldenburg
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorBernd Pohlers
Area
 • Total25.07 km2 (9.68 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,012
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08396
Dialling codes037608
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitewww.waldenburg.de

SubdivisionsEdit

The town of Waldenburg consists of the following subdivisions:

  • Waldenburg
  • Dürrenuhlsdorf
  • Franken
  • Niederwinkel
  • Oberwinkel
  • Schlagwitz
  • Schwaben

AttractionsEdit

The town is famous for pottery and for the "Grünfelder Park", an English-style park.

Other famous attraction are:

  • Naturalienkabinett (museum of natural produce)
  • Heimatmuseum (museum of local history)
  • The castle of Schönburg-Waldenburg

European Grammar SchoolEdit

The European Grammar School (German: Europäisches Gymnasium Waldenburg) is a private language school, established in 1994. The building was built in 1844 as a "Lehrerseminar" (School for teachers). Karl May was one of the famous students.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

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