Leisnig

Leisnig is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen, federal Free State of Saxony in Germany, 50 kilometers southeast of Leipzig,

Leisnig
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left

Coat of arms
Location of Leisnig within Mittelsachsen district
Leisnig
Leisnig
Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Subdivisions40
Government
  MayorTobias Goth (CDU)
Area
  Total78.01 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Elevation
161 m (528 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total8,257
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04703
Dialling codes034321
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.leisnig.de

History

A settlement in this location was first mentioned in 1046. The town features Mildenstein Castle which is over 1000 years old. The house Markt 13 shows the coat of arms of the Apian family.

Leisnig was Friedrich Olbricht's birthplace. In 1944, he was involved in the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and was executed for his participation in it.

Points of interest

Sons and Daughters

References

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