Schleesen is a municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The municipality belongs to the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Kemberg whose seat is in the town of Kemberg.
Schleesen lies about 15 km southwest of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
on the edge of the Flusslandschaft Mittlere Elbe biosphere reserve
Schleesen has two of these: Naderkau and Bräunigk.
Schleesen had its first documentary mention on 12 December 1200
under the name Selezne
in a document from the monastery at Wörlitz. The church
was built about 1250.
The municipal council is made up of nine councillors.
is held yearly on the third weekend in July.
Economy and transportation
Schleesen lies on State Highway (Landesstraße
) L 132 from Oranienbaum
and on the District Road (Kreisstraße
040 from Selbitz
to Schleesen. Federal Highway (Bundesstraße
) B 107 between Gräfenhainichen
is about 6 km away, and the B 100 between Gräfenhainichen and Wittenberg
is about 5 km away. The Autobahn
interchange with Bundesautobahn 9
, is about 12 km away.
The nearest railway station is found at Radis on the line between Wittenberg and Bitterfeld.
(born 23 December 1859
; died 1910), was a German composer