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
Skyline of Leisnig, Mildenstein Castle to the left
Coat of arms of Leisnig
Coat of arms
Location of Leisnig within Mittelsachsen district
Leisnig in FG.png
Leisnig is located in Germany
Leisnig
Leisnig
Leisnig is located in Saxony
Leisnig
Leisnig
Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Subdivisions40
Government
 • MayorTobias Goth (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.01 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Elevation
161 m (528 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,243
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04703
Dialling codes034321
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.leisnig.de

HistoryEdit

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 interestEdit

MuseenEdit

The museum at Mildenstein Castle was founded in 1890 by the Leisnig Historical and Antiquarian Society. In addition to an exhibition on the history of the castle, which includes important finds such as Bohemian glasses from the 14th century, there are also newly established exhibitions on the penal system and the Leisnig office. In the boot museum on the outer bailey, inaugurated in 2006, the town's landmark, the Leisnig Giant Boot is exhibited. In the town hall a small gallery is maintained with annually several times changing exhibitions.


Sons and DaughtersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Leisnig at Wikimedia Commons