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Description

Schleiz is a small town in south-east Thuringia.

Country: Germany | State: Thuringia | District: Saale-Orla-Kreis | Area: 83.03 km˛ | Population: 8,900 (December 2006)

History

Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 ("Altstadt") and a separate "Neustadt" that was established next to it. The "Neustadt" had a castle and a city wall. Until December 2, 1482 they were totally separate communities after which they combined to one city. There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years previous to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the vicinity a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians on October 9, 1806.

The palace was destroyed in April 1945.

Notable People

Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682-1719), alchemist; was generally acknowledged as the inventor of European porcelain
Konrad Duden (1829-1911), high school teacher who became a philologist; founded the well-known German language dictionary bearing his name Duden

 

Bach Connection

In 1721, while he serving at the Köthen court, J.S. Bach took a professional trip, in conjunction with an early August guest performance in Schleiz at the court of Henrich XI Count von Reuss.

Events in Life History of J.S. Bach

Date/Year

Event

Köthen (1713-1723)

< Aug 7, 1721

Guest performance in Schleiz at the court of Count Reuss

Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works: None.

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: None.

 

Features of Interest

Altmarkt
Rathaus
Schloss
: including Schlosspark & Museum
Bergkirche St. Marien
(St. Mary's-on-the-Hill)
Freibad
Alte Münze
Schloss Burgk

Information & Links

Weitre Infos:
Stadtverwaltung Schleiz
Teichstraße 1
Tel: +49-3663-48040 | Fax: +49-2663-423220
Website: www.schleiz.de
E-mail: onfo@schleiz.de

Kreisstadt Schleiz (Official Website) [German]
Cityreview: Thüringen > Schleiz [German]
Schleiz (Meinestadt) [German]
Schleiz (Wikipedia)

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March 2004 - December 2009)

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