Glauchau

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Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Glauchau   is located in Germany
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
 • MayorDr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation266 m (873 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total23,131
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.glauchau.de
 
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Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Glauchau   is located in Germany
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
 • MayorDr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation266 m (873 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total23,131
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in Germany, in Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau is twinned with United States Lynchburg, Virginia and, since 1991, Germany Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia. Glauchau station is on the Dresden–Werdau line.

History[edit]

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

Sights[edit]

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

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