Landsberg (Saalekreis)

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Coat of arms of the city of Landsberg
Landsberg (Saalekreis)
Map of Germany, position of the city of Landsberg highlighted

Coordinates: 51 ° 32 '  N , 12 ° 10'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony-Anhalt
County : Saalekreis
Height : 97 m above sea level NHN
Area : 125.38 km 2
Residents: 15,048 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 120 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 06188
Primaries : 034602, 0345 (Peißen), 034604 (Braschwitz, Niemberg, Oppin, Schwerz)Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : SK, MER, MQ, QFT
Community key : 15 0 88 195
City structure: 11 localities

City administration address :
Köthener Str. 2
06188 Landsberg
Website :
Mayor : Anja Werner ( SPD )
Location of the city of Landsberg in the Saale district
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St. Crucis double chapel
Landsberg in winter, aerial panorama with a view to the north

Landsberg is a town in the Saalekreis in Saxony-Anhalt .



Landsberg is located in the city triangle between Halle (Saale) , Leipzig and Bitterfeld-Wolfen . It is approx. 19 km in a south-westerly direction to Halle. Leipzig is approx. 25 km southeast of Landsberg, and to Bitterfeld-Wolfen it is approx. 15 km to the north.


According to the main statute, Landsberg consists of 29 districts, which form 11 localities.

Localities Districts
Braschwitz Hohenthurm Niemberg Oppin Queis Peißen Reußen Schwerz Sietzsch Landsberg Spickendorf SaalekreisDistricts of Landsberg (Saalekreis) .svg
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The localities of Landsberg
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Braschwitz Braschwitz, Plößnitz
Hohenthurm Hohenthurm
Landsberg Landsberg, Gollma (with Schwätz and Pfaffendorf), Gütz (with Piltitz, Roitzschgen, Heiligendorf and Düringsdorf), Reinsdorf
Niemberg Niemberg, Eismannsdorf
Oppin Oppin, Maschwitz
Queis Queis, Klepzig, Kockwitz, Wiedersdorf
Piss Peißen, Rabatz, Stichelsdorf , Zöberitz
Reuss Reussen, Zwebendorf
Schwerz Schwerz, Dammendorf, pub
Sietzsch Sietzsch (with Emsdorf), Bageritz, Lohnsdorf
Spickendorf Spickendorf, Wölls-Petersdorf (with Zschiesdorf)

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Petersberg , Zörbig and Sandersdorf-Brehna (both districts of Anhalt-Bitterfeld ) in the north, Neukyhna and Wiedemar (both districts of northern Saxony ) in the east, Kabelsketal in the south and the independent city of Halle (Saale) in the west.


View of Landsberg from Kapellenberg
Upper apses of the double brick chapel

The oldest traces of settlement date from the Neolithic Age , the first documentary mention is found in 961 as "civitas holm" in a certificate from Otto I. The castle, which is also designated with it, was the seat of the Margraves of Landsberg . With the exception of a double chapel (see below), only a few remains of the wall remain from the former castle . The castle was destroyed by the Margraves of Meißen after the imperial ban was imposed on Landsberg. It was only in 1597 Landsberg was the Saxon dukes the city charter , however, returned with the restriction no walls and battlements to build. Landsberg then became an open country town.

The Mark Landsberg , also Margraviate Landsberg , emerged in the 13th century through the division of inheritance from the westernmost part of the Mark Lausitz , which was part of the Saxon East Mark until 965 . Along with the margraviate of Meißen, it is considered the home of the Wettins . It encompassed a not precisely defined area between the lower Saale and the Elbe . The focal point was the protruding mountain, which used to be a Slavic castle. The name of the castle and the town of Landsberg goes back to this mountain. In 1291 the Landsberg mark was sold to the Brandenburg Ascanians , but was returned to the Wettins in 1347.

By today's urban area, the border ran until 1815 between the Saalkreis of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg , which for 1680 Duchy of Magdeburg under Brandenburg-Prussian came reign, and the Saxon or Royal Saxon Office Delitzsch with the city of Landsberg. As a result of the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna , the Electoral Saxon towns with Landsberg became part of Prussia in 1815 and were assigned to the Delitzsch district in the Merseburg administrative district of the province of Saxony in 1816. The places that were already Prussian before 1815 belonged to the Halle district in the Saale department of the Kingdom of Westphalia between 1807 and 1813 . In 1816 they came to the Saalkreis of the Prussian province of Saxony.

In the course of the first district reform in the GDR in 1950, the city of Landsberg and the places of today's districts Gollma, Gütz (with Wölls-Petersdorf, today's Spickendorf) and Reinsdorf and the places of today's places Queis, Reußen and Sietzsch from the Delitzsch district the hall area reclassified. During the second district reform of the GDR in 1952, all of today's districts of the city of Landsberg came to be part of the newly cut Saalkreis in the Halle district , which came to the state of Saxony-Anhalt in 1990 and was added to the Saalekreis in 2007.

Landsberg celebrated its 1050th anniversary in a festival week in July 2011.

At the end of November 2015, the previous mayor, Olaf Heinrich, and his deputy were temporarily relieved of their duties by the state administration. They were accused of substantial offenses and criminal offenses to the detriment of the city of Landsberg.


Church in Gollma

The places Gollma, Gütz and Reinsdorf were incorporated on July 1, 1950. Queis, Sietzsch and Spickendorf have belonged to the city of Landsberg since January 1st, 2005. Reussen was added on February 17, 2005. Niemberg, Oppin and Schwerz were incorporated on January 1, 2010. Braschwitz has been part of Landsberg since April 20, 2010. On September 1, 2010, Hohenthurm and Peißen were assigned to the city of Landsberg.

Former parish date annotation
Bageritz 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Sietzsch
Braschwitz 04/20/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Dammendorf with a pub 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Schwerz
Drunky 04/01/1936 Incorporation to Zwebendorf
Eismannsdorf 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Niemberg
Emsdorf 04/01/1936 Incorporation to Sietzsch
Gollma 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Landsberg
Gütz 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Landsberg
Harsdorf 1921 Merger with three other municipalities to form Oppin
Hohenthurm 09/01/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Inwend 1921 Merger with three other municipalities to form Oppin
Klepzig 07/01/1950 Incorporation after Queis
Kockwitz 07/01/1950 Incorporation after Queis
Maschwitz 07/01/1950 Incorporation after Oppin
Niemberg 01/01/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Obermaschwitz 04/01/1938 Merger with Untermaschwitz to Maschwitz
Oppin 01/01/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Oppin freedom 1921 Merger with three other municipalities to form Oppin
Piss 09/01/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Petersdorf 1888 Merger with Wölls to Wölls-Petersdorf
Plößnitz 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Braschwitz
Pranitz 1921 Merger with three other municipalities to form Oppin
Queis 01/01/2005 Incorporation to Landsberg
Rabatz 04/01/1938 Incorporation after Peißen
Reinsdorf 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Landsberg
Reuss 02/17/2005 Incorporation to Landsberg
Roitzschgen 04/01/1936 Incorporation to Gütz
Rose field 09/30/1928 Incorporation to Hohenthurm
Chatter 04/01/1936 Incorporation after Gollma
Schwerz 01/01/2010 Incorporation to Landsberg
Siedersdorf 1936 Incorporation to Lohnsdorf
Sietzsch 01/01/2005 Incorporation to Landsberg
Spickendorf 01/01/2005 Incorporation to Landsberg
Stichelsdorf December 31, 1928 Incorporation after Peißen
Untermaschwitz 04/01/1938 Merger with Obermaschwitz zu Maschwitz
Wiedersdorf 07/01/1950 Incorporation after Queis
Wölls 1888 Merger with Petersdorf to Wölls-Petersdorf
Wölls-Petersdorf 01.04.1936
Incorporation to Gütz,
reclassification to Spickendorf
Zöberitz 07/01/1950 Incorporation after Peißen
Zwebendorf 01.07.1950
Incorporation to Hohenthurm,
reclassification to Reussen

Population development

Population trend graph
Population pyramid for Landsberg (data source: 2011 census)

The following values ​​were not included in the adjacent figure: In 1574 Landsberg had 30 arable citizens and 37 citizens without arable land. In 1600 there were 75, in 1668 a total of 89 possessed men . In 1694 the population statistics recorded 88 landlords and 18 housemates, 1726 111 citizens and 16 housemates. In 1738 there were 113 citizens and 12 unfit citizens. In 1779 and 1790, 388 residents under 10 years lived in Landsberg.

The comparatively strong increase in 1953 results mainly from the incorporation of Gollma, Gütz and Reinsdorf. The same applies to the 2005 population, which also includes the newly arrived municipalities Reußen, Queis, Sietzsch and Spickendorf.


City council

Local election 2014
Turnout: 46.9%

The Landsberg City Council consists of 28 members:

  • CDU 10 seats
  • United Citizens List 7 seats
  • The left 6 seats
  • SPD 2 seats
  • Citizens for Peißen 1 seat
  • FDP 1 seat
  • Citizens' list for Braschwitz and Plößnitz 1 seat

(As of: City Council election on May 25, 2014)


The full-time mayor of the city has been Anja Werner (SPD) since October 7, 2018. Her electoral term lasts until October 6, 2025.

coat of arms

Old city coat of arms
Coat of arms of Gütz

The old city coat of arms shows two blue poles on a gold background, see also Landsberger Pfähle .

Coat of arms of Gütz

The coat of arms was awarded on September 15, 1937 by the President of the Province of Saxony. It was designed by the Magdeburg State Archives Councilor Otto Korn .

Blazon : "In blue a golden hammer, the red handle of which is covered with a cross-placed, golden, old Germanic jewelry clasp (fibula)."

In the village there is the Teufelsstein, an old Germanic sacrificial stone, which was originally sacred to Donar , hence the hammer. The hammer and clasp are located on a memorial stone next to the devil's stone and are considered landmarks of the former community, at whose special request they were included in the coat of arms.

Culture and sights

Saxon postal mileage column

The cultural monuments of the city of Landsberg are entered in the local monument register.


City Church of St. Nicolai

Landsberg's landmark, visible from afar, is the Romanesque double chapel St. Crucis on the Kapellenberg. It dates from the 12th century and is a remnant of Landsberg Castle .

The town's Protestant church, St. Nicolai , dates from the early 13th century.

The town hall from the 18th century and a reconstructed Saxon post-mile column are located on the historic market square .

The single-nave Protestant church in Gollma dates from the 2nd half of the 15th century. The wooden pulpit altar was made in 1736 by the Merseburg sculptor Barth. The colored glass windows in the choir date from the 19th century.


Rock pool
  • Landsberg rock pool
  • SSV 90 Landsberg
  • Landsberg handball club
  • Martial arts club Randori Landsberg
  • SG Queis
  • SG Reuss
  • SV Sietzsch
  • German fishing club Landsberg
  • Black Lions Landsberg ( Floorball )
  • On the first weekend in August, the athletics senior sports festival of SSV 90 Landsberg takes place every year. In 2014 it was held for the 26th time.


In addition to regularly changing special exhibitions, the “Bernhard Brühl” museum also has a permanent exhibition on the subjects of prehistory and early history, urban development, agriculture and natural history. Also in the museum is a pharmacy interior that has been faithfully recreated from around 1900.

An exhibition in the double chapel is dedicated to the history of the chapel and the early settlement history of the region.


In the summer months, numerous concerts and folk festivals, including the annual mountain festival , take place on the open-air stage. Concerts are also held in the double chapel.

Economy and Infrastructure

Established businesses

A brewery brews beer (Landsberger) in Landsberg . There is a large industrial area in which companies such as Rossmann , Edeka , Fixemer, Dachser , Jungheinrich, Bauder and Mäc-Geiz have settled. Another commercial area with a central warehouse of the Rewe Group and Igepa Papiergroßhandel GmbH is located in the Queis district directly at the Halle-Ost junction of the A 14.


The federal highway 100 , which leads from Halle in the direction of Bitterfeld , crosses the city area. Landsberg is connected to the Halle (Saale) junction on the A 9 and the Halle / Peißen junction on the A 14 via the federal road . The Queis business park and the southern districts can be reached via the Halle-Ost junction of the A 14.

The city lies on the railway lines Halle – Bitterfeld ( Landsberg station (b Halle / Saale), Hohenthurm stop ) ( line S 8 ), Halle – Cottbus (Peißen stop, Reußen train station, Landsberg stop (b Halle / Saale) Süd) ( line S 9 ) and Halle – Magdeburg (Niemberg train station and Zöberitz stop) ( line RE 30 ). In May 2013, the old, vacant station buildings were demolished and then the parking spaces for cars and bicycles were renewed.


Landsberg has a school complex with elementary, secondary and secondary schools, a grammar school and the “Rainbow School” as a special school for students with intellectual disabilities.

sons and daughters of the town

  • Wilhelm Baer (1811–1873), organ builder, born in Zwebendorf

Personalities associated with Landsberg


  • Waldemar Giese: The Mark Landsberg until its transition to the Brandenburg Ascanians in 1291 . Berlin 1918
  • Johann Gottlob Horn: Cumbersome report from the old Osterländischen Marggraffthum Landsberg . Dresden / Leipzig 1725
  • Rolf Kutscher: History of the castle and town of Landsberg . Landsberg 1961

Web links

Commons : Landsberg  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, population of the municipalities - as of December 31, 2019 (PDF) (update) ( help ).
  3. % 10 of the main statute of the city of January 27, 2012
  4. For an explanation of the term margraviate see Dietrich II. (Lausitz) .
  5. City anniversary 2011 - 1050 years Landsberg ( Memento of the original from July 18, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been 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 /
  6. Mayor Olaf Heinrich provisionally relieved of his office. In: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung , November 26, 2015 '
  7. Federal Statistical Office (Ed.): Municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new federal states . Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 .
  8. a b StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2005
  9. a b StBA: Area changes from January 1st to December 31st, 2010
  10. § 2 GemNeuGlG SK
  11. 2011 census database, Landsberg, city, age + gender
  12. See Kutscher, Rolf, Geschichte der Stadt und Burg Landsberg (1st part), Landsberg 1961, pp. 87-89, which, however, does not provide any sources for the numbers.
  13. ^ Result of the city council election on May 25, 2014
  14. Announcement of the election results of the city council election on May 25, 2014 by the city returning officer
  16. ^ Website of the Halle-Saalkreis church district
  17. Information on the "Bernhard Brühl" museum
  18. Landsberger Bahnhof is being redesigned