Coordinates: 50°51′N 12°13′E / 50.850°N 12.217°E / 50.850; 12.217Coordinates: 50°51′N 12°13′E / 50.850°N 12.217°E / 50.850; 12.217
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Greiz
Municipal assoc. Wünschendorf/Elster
  Mayor Jörg Trillitzsch
  Total 8.68 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 424
  Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07580
Dialling codes 036602
Vehicle registration GRZ

Paitzdorf is a German municipality in the Thuringian Landkreis of Greiz. It belongs to the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft of Wünschendorf/Elster.


Neighboring municipalities

Communities near Paitzdorf are the City of Ronneburg and Rückersdorf in the Landkreis of Greiz; as well as Heukewalde and Posterstein in the Landkreis of Altenburger Land.

Municipal arrangement

Mennsdorf is Paitzdorf's only district.


Paitzdorf was first mentioned in writing in 1290.

In 1837, around 140 Paitzdorfers left for America, seeking religious freedom. Along with immigrants from Saxony, they founded the communities of Altenburg, Frohna, Wittenberg, Dresden, and Paitzdorf on the Mississippi river in Missouri. This group would later found the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

In 1963, Paitzdorf's windmill, erected in 1792, was torn down.


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