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Lichtenstein
The rear façade of the palace in Lichtenstein.
The rear façade of the palace in Lichtenstein.
Coat of arms of Lichtenstein
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Rund um den Auersberg
Town subdivisions 3
Basic statistics
Area 15.48 km2 (5.98 sq mi)
Elevation 336 m  (1102 ft)
Population {{{Einwohner or  population}}}
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate Z
Postal code 09350
Area code 037204
Website www.lichtenstein-sachsen.de
Location of the town of Lichtenstein within Zwickau district
Map

Lichtenstein is a small town in Saxony. It is between Zwickau and Chemnitz. Lichtenstein has the second name "Stadt im grünen" (engl. "town in green"). Lichtenstein has several sights. There are 7 museums, 2 theaters, 1 castle and 7 nature parcs. The most famous museum of Lichtenstein is the "Miniwelt". There are many world sights in small, for example the statue of Liberty. As of December 2011, 12,613 people live there.

Lichtenstein consists of 3 parts the main town, Lichtenstein and the two small villages "Heinrichsort" and "Rödlitz".

Neighbour towns are Bernsdorf, Glauchau, St. Egidien, Mülsen, Hohndorf and Oelsnitz.

History

Schlosspalais Lichtenstein 3 (Barras)
The backside of the palace in Lichtenstein with the "Daetz-Centrum" in the right building.

Lichtenstein was founded in 1212. The church of St. Laurentius, one of two churches, was build in 1261. In the 12th century was built the castle of Lichtenstein. The "Schönburgs" live there until 1945.

Politics

The council consists of 22 councillors and the mayor.

Wolgang Sedner is the mayor of Lichtenstein, since 1990. He won the last vote in June 2008 in the second ballot.

Population

  • 1834 - 2.960
  • 1933 - 12.937
  • 1939 - 12.399
  • 1946 - 13.407
  • 1950 - 13.581
  • 1960 - 13.243
  • 1981 - 13.356
  • 1984 - 12.678
  • 1998 - 14.407
  • 1999 - 14.366
  • 2000 - 14.320
  • 2001 - 14.205
  • 2002 - 13.996
  • 2003 - 13.804
  • 2004 - 13.649
  • 2005 - 13.503
  • 2006 - 13.370
  • 2007 - 13.117
  • 2008 - 13.017
  • 2009 - 12.817

Famous People

  • Eberhardt del’Antonio, author
  • Werner Buschmann, minister of the GDR
  • Edith Carstensen, visual artist
  • Gottlob Christian Crusius, author
  • Martin Goetze, visual artist
  • Steve Jenkner, racing motorcyclist
  • Wolfgang Mitzinger, minister of the GDR
  • Max Wilhelm Müller, politician
  • Richard Pietraß, author
  • Erich Rauschenbach, visual artist
  • Karl Max Schneider (1887-1955), professor and director of the zoo of Leipzig
  • Ronny König, soccer player
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