Main Births etc
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Admin. region
District Wittenberg
First mentioned
 • Mayor Doris Berlin
 • Total 295.73 km2 (114.18 sq mi)
Elevation 83 m (272 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,287
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06869
Dialling codes 034903
Vehicle registration WB

Coswig is a town in the district of Wittenberg of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Elbe, approx. 12 km west of Wittenberg, and 15 km east of Dessau.



The Castle of Coswig was mentioned first in 1187. There is no evidence for slav settlements before this date. In 1215 Coswig is called an "Oppidium". During this time it was one the most important cities North of the river Elbe. In the 16th century Coswig was already connected to a drinking water pipe from Wörpen. Weaving, pottery and farming played the most important role in economics. The city was nearly completely destroyed by Hispanic troops during the Schmalkaldic War. From 1603 to 1793, Coswig belonged to Anhalt-Zerbst. The Castle was constructed at the end of the 17th century. The train station was inaugurated on September 10 of 1841. In 1987 the city celebrated its 800th-year of existence.


  • Coswig Castle
  • Nicolaikirche (church)
  • New Apostolic Church
  • Coswig Ferry, a reaction ferry across the Elbe to Wörlitz
  • Bismarck Tower
  • Amtshaus and Townhall


Turnout at the last election on June 13 in 2004 was 43,6%.

Town Council: 20 seat to the following parties:

  • 7 seats - CDU
  • 4 seats - Linkspartei.PDS
  • 3 seats - SPD
  • 3 seats - Bürgerblock
  • 2 seats - FWG
  • 1 seats - FDP

Twin town[]

  • Germany Stadtallendorf, Hesse, since 1993


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