Wurzen

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Wurzen
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Coat of arms of Wurzen
Location of Wurzen within Leipzig district
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Wurzen is located in Germany
Wurzen
Wurzen
Wurzen is located in Saxony
Wurzen
Wurzen
Coordinates: 51°22′N 12°43′E / 51.367°N 12.717°E / 51.367; 12.717Coordinates: 51°22′N 12°43′E / 51.367°N 12.717°E / 51.367; 12.717
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorJörg Röglin (Ind.)
Area
 • Total68.54 km2 (26.46 sq mi)
Elevation
124 m (407 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,211
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
04808
Dialling codes03425, 034261
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Websitewww.wurzen.de

Wurzen is a town on the banks of the river Mulde in north-western Saxony, Germany, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of the city of Leipzig.

One of its claims to fame is the fact that in 1768, the famous German author Goethe traveled through Wurzen and had to wait a long time for the ferry over the Mulde River. While waiting for the boat, he was doing some thinking and later wrote a part of Faust.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.
  2. "Wurzen - Colorful Town With Culture, Architecture, History, Etc". Retrieved 2022-08-05.

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