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Klieken coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 53 ′ 19 ″  N , 12 ° 22 ′ 22 ″  E
Height : 65 m above sea level NN
Area : 32.47 km²
Residents : 1077  (Dec. 31, 2007)
Population density : 33 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 1, 2009
Postal code : 06869
Area code : 034903
Klieken (Saxony-Anhalt)

Location in Saxony-Anhalt

The Kehlsburg near Klieken. Remnants of a medieval castle complex

Klieken is a district of Coswig (Anhalt) in the district of Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany).


Klieken is on the edge of the Kliekener Aue , a flat shore area, which from a cantilevered to the South same loop is limited. The cities of Dessau-Roßlau and Lutherstadt Wittenberg are in the immediate vicinity of Klieken.


Klieken there was to land reform in 1945 two manors (Unterhof and Oberhof) that the noble family of centuries Lattorff belonged. The last tenant of the Oberhof was Alois Schmitz; The last owner of the Unterhof was General Richard Ernst Bernhard von Oppeln-Bronikowski, who was married to Anna Auguste Ottilie Magdalena von Lattorff.

Klieken belonged to the district of Zerbst until 1952 (until 1945 in Anhalt , 1945 to 1952 in Saxony-Anhalt ) and from 1952 to 1990 in the district of Roßlau in the district of Halle . Since 1990 the place is again part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt (until 1994 in the district of Roßlau, 1994 to 2007 in the district of Anhalt-Zerbst ).

On July 1, 2007, the municipality of Klieken was incorporated into the Wittenberg district due to a district reform of the Anhalt-Zerbst district.

Klieken was an independent municipality until it was incorporated into Coswig (Anhalt) on March 1, 2009.


coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved by the district on April 10, 2008.

Blazon : “Split of silver and blue, in front a black high cross paws growing from the edge of the shield, abutting on all sides, behind on the platform of a black grooved silver tin tower with a window opening a silver stork with black wing cover and red beak and legs, raised by two six-pointed ones silver stars next to each other. "

The black cross symbolizes the 550-year membership of the former Buro district of the German Order (1258–1809). The stork is supposed to relate to the fertility of the Kliekener and Buroer floodplains. The tin towers in the coat of arms are reminiscent of an almost forgotten old castle in the Kliekener Aue, the Kehlsburg. The two stars should represent a reference to the two places of the former municipality.

The coat of arms was designed by the municipal heraldist Jörg Mantzsch .


The flag has blue - silver (white) stripes and is centered with the municipal coat of arms.


  • Baroque half-timbered church (cruciform church) from the 17th century with a tower from 1784. In 1697 two altar wings from 1515 were donated to a Gothic altar, which were painted on both sides and, as part of the research on May 21, 2016 Arte sent episode secret files history - The Cranach connection was proven not to originate from Lucas Cranach himself, but from the workshop of the painter. In the Süddeutsche Zeitung , Gottfried Knapp described the pre-Reformation “Annen Altar with the colored carved figures in the shrine and the painted wings” as “significant”. The grand pianos were stolen in May 1980, auctioned off in a Bamberg auction house in 1990 and rediscovered in an antique shop in Bamberg in 2007 . After lengthy negotiations, a settlement was reached with the Evangelical Church in Anhalt and the pictures were bought back. The altar wings were restored and after installing a burglar alarm in the church, the paintings have been back in their original place in the Klieken church since March 24, 2013. In the church there is also an organ made by the famous Zuberbier family .
  • Widow's house of those von Lattorff.


Klieken stop

The federal road 187 from Dessau-Roßlau to Coswig (Anhalt) leads past Klieken immediately north.

The railway line Węgliniec – Roßlau has a stop in Klieken, also on the northern edge of the district. At the Klieken stop, regional trains run every hour to Dessau-Roßlau and on to Halle (Saale) or Leipzig and in the opposite direction to Lutherstadt Wittenberg and on to Annaburg .


Web links

Commons : Klieken  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  2. Official Journal of the District No. 9/2008 Page 2 ( Memento of the original from December 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF file; 1.6 MB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. a b c Süddeutsche Zeitung No. 192 of August 22, 2015, p. 16
  4. "History of Secret Files - The Cranach Connection" ( Memento of the original from May 24, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. The trail of treasures: The Devil's Work in the House of God (HD documentary) on phoenix , accessed on August 18, 2019
  6. ^ End of an odyssey by Susanne Arlt (Deutschlandradio Kultur on March 26, 2009)
  7. Short report in the Tagesschau from March 24, 2012 ( Memento from March 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive )