Leisnig seen from the river Mulde, Mildenstein Castle to the right

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°55′E / 51.167°N 12.917°E / 51.167; 12.917
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
  Mayor Tobias Goth (CDU)
  Total 78.01 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 8,386
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04703
Dialling codes 034321
Vehicle registration FG
Website www.leisnig.de

Leisnig is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen, federal Free State of Saxony in Germany.


A settlement in this location was first mentioned in 1046. The town features Mildenstein Castle which is over 1000 years old. The house Markt 13 shows the coat of arms of the Apian family.

Leisnig was Friedrich Olbricht's birthplace. In 1944, he was involved in the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and was executed for his participation in it.

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