Borsdorf is a municipality in the Leipzig district in Saxony, Germany.

Borsdorf
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Borsdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Borsdorf within Leipzig district
Borsdorf in L.svg
Borsdorf is located in Germany
Borsdorf
Borsdorf
Borsdorf is located in Saxony
Borsdorf
Borsdorf
Coordinates: 51°20′49″N 12°32′18″E / 51.34694°N 12.53833°E / 51.34694; 12.53833Coordinates: 51°20′49″N 12°32′18″E / 51.34694°N 12.53833°E / 51.34694; 12.53833
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorLudwig Martin
Area
 • Total15.56 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Elevation
152 m (499 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,265
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04451
Dialling codes034291
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Websitewww.borsdorf.de

GeographyEdit

Modern Borsdorf municipality consists of three historical villages: Borsdorf (originally the smallest among the three, serving as a toll station at the historical main road from Leipzig to Dresden), Panitzsch (a settlement of Slavic origin) and Zweenfurth (named after a river crossing). All three villages are situated along the Parthe river.

Borsdorf is neighbouring Leipzig in the west, Taucha in the north, Machern in the east and Brandis in the south-east.

TransportEdit

 
Borsdorf train station

Borsdorf is located at the railway mainline between Leipzig and Dresden. It is served by local commuter trains, the rapid transit network of S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland as well as the Regional Express train (Regionalexpress) Leipzig-Dresden.

The municipality is linked to Leipzig via the B6 federal highway. The closest expressway is Bundesautobahn A14, approx. 4 km west of Borsdorf.

Leipzig-Halle Airport can be reached within 30 minutes by car.

GalleryEdit

Green Belt (Grüner Ring Leipzig)Edit

 
Green belt bicycle round course (dark green ='Inner Green Belt'; light green = 'Outer Green Belt')

Borsdorf is a member of 'Grüner Ring Leipzig' a coordination group of Leipzig and the surrounding municipalities. As part of this, the 'Grüner Ring' (green belt) bicycle round course is running through Borsdorf.

Sons and DaughtersEdit

Albrecht Gehse (* 1955), Painter, member of the Leipzig School, known i.a. for his portrait of Helmut Kohl in the Federal German Chancellery building, Berlin

Sarah Klier (* 2. Oktober 1990, was the last baby born in the GDR just two minutes before German reunification on midnight 2./3. October)

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  • Borsdorf in the Digital Historic Index of Places in Saxony (Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen)