- Landsberg, Saxony-Anhalt
Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Art = Stadt
Name = Landsberg
Wappen = Wappen Landsberg (Saalekreis).png
Wappengröße = 64
lat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 32
lon_deg = 12 |lon_min = 10
Lageplan = Landsberg in SK.png
Bundesland = Sachsen-Anhalt
Landkreis = Saalekreis
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = Östlicher Saalkreis
Höhe = 97
Fläche = 63.33
Einwohner = 8518
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 06186–06188
Vorwahl = 034602
Kfz = SK
Gemeindeschlüssel = 15 0 88 195
Gliederung = 7
Website = [http://www.stadt-landsberg.de www.stadt-landsberg.de]
Adresse = Köthener Str. 2
Bürgermeister = Olaf Heinrich
The oldest known trace of settlement in what is now Landsberg dates from the New Stone Age. The town's first documentary mention came in
961as "civitas holm" in a document from Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1579, Landsberg was granted city rights by the dukes of Saxony.
Visible even far from the town is one of Landsberg's landmarks, the Double Chapel, built in the Romanesque style up on a cliff. It is believed to date from the
twelfth century, and once belonged to a castle of which only traces of wall now remain.
Known far beyond Landsberg is the "Felsenbad" ("Cliff Bath"), a swimming pool complex with diving platforms, a 50-m stretch of competition swimming lanes, and a vast shallow pool where non-swimmers may bathe.
Furthermore, the town is the namesake of the well known – in Germany – "Landsberger Gemenge" (roughly "Landsberg Batch"), a winter
catch cropmade out of crimson clover, Italian ryegrassand fodder vetch, which is used as livestock fodder or silage.
Coat of arms
coat of armsis first known to have appeared in the late 12th century, and the Margraves of the Wettin dynasty, the local rulers since the 10th century, used it as their arms. [http://www.ngw.nl/int/dld/l/landsbew.htm]
* St. Crucis (Holy Cross) Double Chapel (right)
* City Hall
* "Nicolaikirche" (Evangelical church dating from the 13th to 15th centuries)
Parts of town
Landsberg is divided into 17 communities: Bageritz, Droyßig, Gollma, Gütz, Klepzig, Kockwitz, Lohnsdorf, Petersdorf, Queis, Reinsdorf, Reußen, Roitzschgen, Schwätz, Sietzsch, Spickendorf, Wiedersdorf and Zwebendorf.
* [http://www.stadt-landsberg.de Landsberg's official website]
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