Wildenfels is a municipality in Germany, Landkreis Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. It is situated 9 km southeast of Zwickau.

Wildenfels
Coat of arms of Wildenfels
Coat of arms
Location of Wildenfels within Zwickau district
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Wildenfels is located in Germany
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Wildenfels is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 50°39′27″N 12°34′58″E / 50.65750°N 12.58278°E / 50.65750; 12.58278Coordinates: 50°39′27″N 12°34′58″E / 50.65750°N 12.58278°E / 50.65750; 12.58278
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorTino Kögler
Area
 • Total20.57 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
Elevation
353 m (1,158 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,583
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08134
Dialling codes037603
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.wildenfels.de
Wildenfels Castle

The construction of Wildenfels castle was begun before 1200 by the lords of Wildenfels. Between 1440 and 1706 it was a fief with Imperial immediacy. In 1602 it passed to the House of Solms which established the branch of Solms-Wildenfels. The counts of Solms-Wildenfels resided there until communist expropriation in 1945. Presently the castle is used for weddings and other events, partially for housing, the courtyards are accessible.

ReferencesEdit

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