Kitzscher

Kitzscher is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

Kitzscher

Coat of arms
Location of Kitzscher within Leipzig district
Kitzscher
Kitzscher
Coordinates: 51°9′52.11″N 12°33′12.60″E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions5
Government
  MayorMaik Schramm (FW)
Area
  Total28.99 km2 (11.19 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total4,952
  Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04567
Dialling codes03433
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Websitewww.kitzscher.de

Geography

Kitzscher is situated in the Leipziger Tieflandsbucht, at the perimeter of the Central Saxon Hills. The town is situated 6 km northeast of Borna, and 24 km southeast of Leipzig. A nearby slagheap from open cast mining called the 'Halde Trages' is one of the highest points in the vicinity and the main sight of interest in the locality.

Neighboring parishes

History

The village was first mentioned in a charter document in the abbey at Grimma in the year 1251 which referred to a noble family, Guntherus de Kiczschere, which ultimately died out in 1676 .

The oldest structure in the town is the church the origins of which date back to 1200.

References

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