Saalfeld

Saalfeld
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Saalfeld (Germany)

Administration
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Town subdivisions 14 Stadtbezirke
Basic statistics
Population27,861  
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Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate codeSLF
Postal codes07301–07318
Area codes03671
Websitewww.saalfeld.de
Coordinates:
For the Napoleonic war battle in 1806 see Battle of Saalfeld.
Saalfeld is also the German name of Zalewo, Poland.


Saalfeld (German: Saalfeld/Saale), a town of Germany in the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district of Thuringia, is situated on the left bank of the Thuringian-Saale River, some  km ( mi) south of Weimar and  km ( mi) south-west of Leipzig by road. Its population in (2003) was 28,393.

History

Saalfeld is one of the most ancient towns in Thuringia. Once the capital of the extinct duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld, it was part of Saxe-Meiningen until 1918. The city is still partly surrounded by old walls and bastions, and contains some interesting medieval buildings, among them being a palace, built at the start of the Early Modern era in 1679 on the site of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, which was destroyed during the Peasants' War (1525). Other notable edifices are the Gothic Church of St. John, dating from the beginning of the 13th century; the Gothic town hall, completed in 1537; and, standing on an eminence above the river, the Kitzerstein, a palace said to have been originally erected by the German King Henry I, although the present building is not older than the 16th century. But perhaps the most interesting relic of the past in Saalfeld is the ruin of the Hoher Schwarm, called later the Sorbenburg, said to have been erected in the 7th century.

The Battle of Saalfeld, part of the Napoleonic Wars, took place on October 10 1806.

Industry

Saalfeld is situated in one of the busiest parts of Thuringia and has a number of prosperous industries, including the manufacture of machinery, bricks, colors, malt, cigars, hosiery and vinegar. Other industries are brewing, printing and iron-founding, and there are ochre and iron mines in the neighborhood.

Culture

Saalfeld is a key town in the best selling alternate history stories in Eric Flint's 1632 series, in which a small American town of 3,000 co-protagonists is suddenly transported across time and space into the Thirty Years' War, which ravaged the countryside and nearly depopulated central Germany.

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Freistaat Thüringen
Free State of Thuringia

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Saalfeld-Rudolstadt

''Map of Thuringia highlighting the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
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Saalfeld
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129,610 (2002)
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Top: Battle of Austerlitz
Bottom: Battle of Waterloo

Date c.1803–1815
Location Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Río de la Plata, Indian Ocean

Result Coalition victory, Congress of Vienna

Combatants
Austria[a]
Portugal
Prussia
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Battle of Saalfeld took place on October 10 1806, between 8,300 Prussians under Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia who was one of the principal advocates of resuming war against the French, and a division of Lannes' V Corps under the Marshal himself.
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Zalewo (German: Saalfeld) is a town in Iława County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,163 inhabitants (2004).
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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
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Saalfeld-Rudolstadt

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Saalfeld
1,035 km
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Freistaat Thüringen
Free State of Thuringia

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Origin Upper Franconia (Bavaria)
Mouth Elbe
Basin countries Germany
Length 413 km (257 mi)
Source elevation 728 m (2,389 ft)

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Weimar

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Leipzig
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