Bad Lauchstädt

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Bad Lauchstädt
Coat of arms of Bad Lauchstädt
Coat of arms
Bad Lauchstädt   is located in Germany
Bad Lauchstädt
Bad Lauchstädt
Location of Bad Lauchstädt within Saalekreis district
Bad Lauchstädt in SK.png
Coordinates: 51°22′N 11°50′E / 51.367°N 11.833°E / 51.367; 11.833Coordinates: 51°22′N 11°50′E / 51.367°N 11.833°E / 51.367; 11.833
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
 • Mayor Christian Runkel
 • Total 85.36 km2 (32.96 sq mi)
Elevation 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,817
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06246
Dialling codes 034635
Vehicle registration SK

About this sound Bad Lauchstädt  is a town in the district Saalekreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, 13 km southwest of Halle. Pop. (2005) 4,933.

Lauchstädt was a popular watering-place in the 18th century, the dukes of Saxe-Merseburg often making it their summer residence. From 1789 to 1811 the Weimar court theatrical company gave performances here of the plays of Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, an attraction which greatly contributed to the well-being of the town.[2] During the 19th century, its industries included malting, vinegar-making and brewing.

In January 2008, Bad Lauchstädt incorporated the former municipalities Schafstädt, Delitz am Berge and Klobikau. On 1 January 2010 Milzau was also incorporated, disbanding the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Bad Lauchstädt.

August Förster 1863
Bad Lauchstädt

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). 
  2. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lauchstädt". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 276.  Further reading noted there:
    • Maak, Das Goethetheater in Lauchstädt (Lauchstädt, 1905);
    • Nasemann, Bad Lauchstädt (Halle, 1885).