Weißenberg

Weißenberg (Upper Sorbian: Wóspork) is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located 11 km north of Löbau, and 16 km east of Bautzen.

Weißenberg/Wóspork
Coat of arms of Weißenberg/Wóspork
Coat of arms
Location of Weißenberg/Wóspork within Bautzen district
Weißenberg in BZ.svg
Weißenberg/Wóspork is located in Germany
Weißenberg/Wóspork
Weißenberg/Wóspork
Weißenberg/Wóspork is located in Saxony
Weißenberg/Wóspork
Weißenberg/Wóspork
Coordinates: 51°11′49″N 14°39′34″E / 51.19694°N 14.65944°E / 51.19694; 14.65944Coordinates: 51°11′49″N 14°39′34″E / 51.19694°N 14.65944°E / 51.19694; 14.65944
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Subdivisions15
Government
 • MayorJürgen Arlt (non-party)
Area
 • Total50.92 km2 (19.66 sq mi)
Elevation
197 m (646 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,133
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02627
Dialling codes035876
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.stadt-weissenberg.de

Notable peopleEdit

  • Pawoł Nedo (1908–1984), educator and anthropologist Sorbian, Chairman of the Domowina
  • Benno von Heynitz (1924–2010), resistance fighter and lawyer, founder of Bautzen Committee e. V. and the Bautzen Memorial
  • Wolfgang Beyer, city historian and former director of the outpatient clinic

In fictionEdit

In James P. Hogan's science fiction novel The Proteus Operation, Weißenberg was the location of a time machine in Nazi Germany.

ReferencesEdit

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