About this soundLützen  is a town in the Burgenlandkreis district of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Lützen
View from Lützen Castle
View from Lützen Castle
Coat of arms of Lützen
Coat of arms
Location of Lützen within Burgenlandkreis district
Lützen in BLK.svg
Lützen is located in Germany
Lützen
Lützen
Lützen is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Lützen
Lützen
Coordinates: 51°15′N 12°8′E / 51.250°N 12.133°E / 51.250; 12.133Coordinates: 51°15′N 12°8′E / 51.250°N 12.133°E / 51.250; 12.133
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictBurgenlandkreis
Government
 • MayorDirk Könnecke (Non-partisan)
Area
 • Total108.28 km2 (41.81 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,546
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06679, 06686
Dialling codes034441, 034444
Vehicle registrationWSF
Websitewww.luetzen-info.de

GeographyEdit

It is situated in the Leipzig Bay, approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of the Leipzig city limits and 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of Weißenfels. The town has access to the Bundesstraße 87 road from Leipzig to Weißenfels as well as to the Bundesautobahn 9 (at the Bad Dürrenberg junction) and the Bundesautobahn 38.

The municipal area comprises the villages of

HistoryEdit

Held by the Prince-Bishops of Merseburg, Lützen Castle from the 13th century onwards was the seat of the local administration (Amt). After the 1485 Treaty of Leipzig, the town increasingly fell under the Wettin electors of Saxony, until the episcopal lands were finally secularised in 1547; from 1656/57 until 1738 it was held by the secundogeniture of Saxe-Merseburg.

 
Gustavus Adolphus memorial with Schinkel canopy

The town was the scene of two famous battles:

By 1815 resolution of the Vienna Congress, Lützen fell to the Prussian province of Saxony. Part of the Soviet occupation zone after World War II, the town belonged to the East German district of Halle from 1952 to 1990.

In 2017 a mass grave with 47 bodies from the Battle of Lützen (1632) were found near the town.[2]

PoliticsEdit

 
Town hall

Seats in the town's assembly (Stadtrat) as of 2014 local elections:

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ Kristina Killgrove Mass Grave From Thirty Years' War Reveals Brutal Cavalry Attack May 25, 2017 Forbes

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lützen at Wikimedia Commons