Klöden is a municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The municipality belongs to the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Elbaue-Fläming whose seat is in the town of Zahna.
Klöden lies in the middle of the Elbaue, a kind of natural polder, and one of the biggest woodland and meadowland areas in the region. Much of it is still wild, harbouring a great many wild animals such as roe deer, wild boar, fallow deer, Elbe beavers, and many others. The plant life is also quite diverse.
The earliest document that is available was drawn up on 12 April 965, but it constitutes a clever forgery (ie it is authentically mediaeval, but its original purpose was fraudulent). It contains, among the 17 placenames that it mentions, one called "Clotna".
What follows is a summary of what it says:
The mention of the place Clotna in the year 965 allows the conclusion that Klöden is more than 1000 years old, as the document is witness to a fraudulent acquisition of a honey tithe, not to a founding date.
Source: Extracts from the Klödener Chronik by Mr. Schepeler Kurt.
The Elbradweg R2 bicycle trail also serves Klöden.