Gößnitz is a town in the Altenburger Land district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Pleiße, 12 km south of Altenburg, and 20 km northwest of Zwickau. Gößnitz received its town charter in 1718. It is known for the railroad junction of the Leipzig-Hof railway connection and the Central-Germany connection (Dresden - Chemnitz - Gößnitz - Gera - Erfurt) and its station prides itself having Europe's longest platform, as well as the Gößnitz Open-Air. The town's greatest prosperity was at the time of industrialization; Hence Viktor Grimm's representative malt factory from 1889 still characterizes the cityscape.

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Coat of arms of Gößnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Gößnitz within Altenburger Land district
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Gößnitz is located in Germany
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Gößnitz is located in Thuringia
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Gößnitz
Coordinates: 50°53′25″N 12°25′58″E / 50.89028°N 12.43278°E / 50.89028; 12.43278Coordinates: 50°53′25″N 12°25′58″E / 50.89028°N 12.43278°E / 50.89028; 12.43278
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictAltenburger Land
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Scholz
Area
 • Total14.04 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Elevation
202 m (663 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,398
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04639
Dialling codes034493
Vehicle registrationABG
Websitewww.goessnitz.de
Gößnitz Town hall

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Hans Lungwitz (1881-1967), physician, philosopher and founder of psychobiology
  • Joachim Reichmann (1923-1991), surgeon and university lecturer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.