Torgau

Torgau
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Coat of arms of Torgau
Coat of arms
Torgau   is located in Germany
Torgau
Torgau
Location of Torgau within Nordsachsen district
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Coordinates: 51°33′37″N 13°0′20″E / 51°33′37″N 13°0′20″E / 51.56028; 13.00556
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictNordsachsen
Municipal assoc.Torgau
Government
 • MayorAndrea Staude (SPD)
Area
 • Total102.53 km2 (39.59 sq mi)
Elevation78 m (256 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,062
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes04860
Dialling codes03421
Vehicle registrationTDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Websitewww.torgau.de

Torgau is a town on the banks of the Elbe in northwestern Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district Nordsachsen.

Outside Germany, the town is best known as the place where, on April 25th, 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces first met near the end of the Second World War.

Sights

Sights include the historic town centre, restored since the unification, a brewery museum, the monument for the meeting of the Russian and American troops on the Elbe and a Russian military cemetery. The early Renaissance Hartenfels castle dominates the town. The chapel was built in 1544 (designed by Nickel Gromann) and combines late Gothic with early Renaissance elements. It was consecrated by Martin Luther on 5 October 1544. Brown bears are still kept in the moat.

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