Glauchau

Summary

Glauchau (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlaʊ̯xaʊ̯] (listen)) is a town in the German federal state of Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail (its train station is on the Dresden–Werdau line). It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau
Market
Market
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Location of Glauchau within Zwickau district
Glauchau in Z.svg
Glauchau is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Glauchau is located in Saxony
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Subdivisions7
Government
 • Mayor (2015–22) Dr. Peter Dresler[1]
Area
 • Total51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation
266 m (873 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total21,965
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationGC, Z
Websitewww.glauchau.de

HistoryEdit

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

SightsEdit

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Glauchau is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bürgermeisterwahlen 2015, Freistaat Sachsen, accessed 13 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften von Glauchau" (in German). Glauchau. Retrieved 2021-12-09.

External linksEdit

  • Glauchau Notgeld (emergency banknotes) Small currency notes from Glauchau depicting the story of how the Buttermilchturm (Buttermilk tower) got its name. webgerman.com/Notgeld/
  • Glauchau Notgeld (emergency banknotes) Small currency notes from Glauchau depicting the story of the Saxon Beer wars of 1731. webgerman.com/Notgeld/