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Pretzsch (Elbe) (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Pretzsch is a small town on the river Elbe, one of the major waterways of Central Europe, originating form the North West Czech Republic before traversing much of Germany and finally flowing into the North Sea, Pretzsch is located in Wittenberg district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, and is a part of the administrative community or Verwaltungsgemeinschaft of Kurregion Elbe-Heideland, whose seat is in the town of Bad Schmiedeberg.
As of 2005 Pretzsch had a population of 1,662 inhabitants residing within an area of 20.92 square kilometers and had a population density of 79 residents per square kilometer. It lies situated at an elevation of 70 meters above sea level. Pretzsch lies in the middle of the Elbauen, natural polders, a low-lying tract of land that forms an artificial hydrological entity, enclosed by embankments known as dikes, along the Elbe, on the river's west bank which is on the northwest edge of the Dubener Heide Nature Park. It is about 20 kilometers southeast of Wittenberg, a town in Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt.
Pretzsch was first mentioned in 981 in one of Otto II's documents. Some of it s notable attractions are a Renaissance stately home from the 16th century, the Wieck'sches Haus from 1725, the Late Gothic church with Baroque additions by Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann, the Heimatmuseum or half-timbered house from the 18th century.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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