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Pegau (Saxony)

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Pegau, a town in Leipziger Land district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by, from the north and clockwise, the districts of Delitzsch, the district-free city Leipzig, Muldentalkreis, Mittweida, the district Altenburger Land in Thuringia, and the districts Burgenlandkreis, Weissenfels and Merseburg-Querfurt in Saxony-Anhalt. Pegau is situated in a fertile country, on the Weisse Elster, a 257 km long river in central Europe with its source is in the westernmost part of the Czech Republic, near As which after a few kilometers, flows into eastern Germany through the states of Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Pegau is 18 miles southwest from Leipzig by the railway to Zeitz.
Pegau grew up round a monastery founded in 1096, but does not appear as a town before the close of the 12th century. Markets were held here and its prosperity was further enhanced by its position on a main road running east and west. In the monastery, which was dissolved in 1539, a valuable chronicle was compiled, the Annales pcgevienses, covering the period from 1039 to 1227.
It has two Evangelical churches, that of Saint Lawrence being a fine Gothic structure, a 16th century town-hall, a very old hospital and an agricultural school. In the 19th Century its industries embraced the manufacture of felt, boots and metal wares.

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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