Auerbach (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ.ɐbax] (listen)) is a town in the Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany. It is the regional centre of the eastern Vogtland. The economy is mainly based on textile manufacture, food processing and machine industry. After Plauen and Reichenbach, Auerbach is the town with the third largest population in the Vogtlandkreis.
|• Mayor||Manfred Deckert|
|• Total||55.52 km2 (21.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||555 m (1,821 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||V, AE|
Auerbach was mentioned for the first time in 1282. The town is situated at the declivities above the river Göltzsch at the foot of a castle tower from the 12th century. Landmarks include the towers of the St. Laurentius church, the Catholic Zum Heiligen Kreuz church and the 43.9-metre-high (144 ft) tower of the castle. The three tall buildings give Auerbach its nickname “the Three Towers Town”.
Historical population (from 1960, as on 31 December):
1834 bis 1960
1971 bis 2008
Data source from 1998: Saxon State Statistical Office
1 29 October
2 31 August
Auerbach, lithographie from a drawing by Carl Wilhelm Arldt, 1839