Infobox Ort in Deutschland
image_photo = WettinCastleSaale.jpg
Name = Wettin
Art = Stadt
Wappen = Wappen Wettin.png
lat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 34 |lat_sec = 59
lon_deg = 11 |lon_min = 48 |lon_sec = 0
Lageplan = Wettin in SK.png
Bundesland = Sachsen-Anhalt
Landkreis = Saalekreis
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = Saalkreis Nord
Höhe = 73
Fläche = 27.19
Einwohner = 2436
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 06198
Vorwahl = 034607
Kfz = SK
Gemeindeschlüssel = 15 0 88 380
Gliederung = 4
Adresse = Markt 01
Website = [http://www.wettin.de www.wettin.de]
Bürgermeister = Dorette Koch
Wettin is a small
townin the "kreis" (district) of Saalekreisin the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located on the River Saaleclose to Halle and Leipzig. Wettin is part of the " Verwaltungsgemeinschaft" Saalkreis Nordand has about two thousand inhabitants.
First documented in 961, Wettin became part of the
Duchy of Magdeburgin 1680 and the Province of Saxonyin 1815. Administered within Bezirk Hallewhile in East Germany, it became part of Saxony-Anhalt during German reunification.
Wettin is the home of the
House of Wettin, who reigned in Upper Saxony for over 800 years. They were kings of Polandand had many famous descendants, such as Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdomand August der Starke ( August the Strong).
A large castle, the former family seat of the House of Wettin, is now a school. This school, the Burggymnasium is famous for its art classes.
In Mücheln (a small village, now part of Wettin) is an old chapel of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as the
Knights Templar. It is one of best-preserved chapels of the Templars in Europe. After the disbanding of order the chapel was used as a barn, so it survived the destroying of most of the buildings of the order. In the last few years the chapel has been restored.
* [http://www.wettin.de Wettin.de] de icon
* [http://www.burg-gymnasiumwettin.de Burggymnasium Wettin] (in German)
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