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Country  Germany
District  Leipzig
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  31.36 km²
Local time  Monday 10:58 AM
State  Saxony
Elevation  132 m (433 ft)
Postal codes  04416
Population  24,020 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  04416
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Weather  9°C, Wind S at 8 km/h, 52% Humidity
Points of interest  Kanupark Markkleeberg, Markkleeberger See, Kees’scher Park, Deutsches Fotomuseum, Strandbad Markkleeberg‑Ost

Markkleeberg is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is on the river Pleiße, approximately 7 km south of Leipzig.


Map of Markkleeberg, Germany


The town now called Markkleeberg has its origins in several towns that have been merged over the years. The center of modern-day Markkleeberg used to be called Oetzsch. It was merged with the smaller outlying district Markkleeberg in 1911 and renamed Oetzsch-Markkleeberg. Oetzsch-Markkleeberg was in turn merged with Gautzsch and the whole town was called "Markkleeberg", although Markkleeberg was the smallest, because it sounded most Germanic at a time of Nazi-led Germanisation.

The etymology of Markkleeberg may be 'clover hill market town '.

The name of Oetzsch has most likely a Wendish origin. In 1316 it was mentioned in a document as "Euschiz". The village originally had the form of a Rundling.

In 1813 much of the Battle of Leipzig took place where today's Markkleeberg is situated.

During 1944-1945, a forced labor camp for women was established in the town, initially a subcamp of the Ravensbrück concentration camp and later of Buchenwald. In early April 1945 the surviving inmates were transferred to the Mauthausen-Gusen camp in Austria.

Today, Markkleeberg is a growing town, thanks to its proximity to Leipzig.

Historical population

(Source since 1998: Statistical bureau of Saxony)


Markkleeberg is a well known tourist destination. Cospudener See and Markkleeberger See as well as a lot of parks and Kanupark Markkleeberg are close to the city.

Twinned Towns

Markkleeberg has five twinned towns: Pierre-Benite (France), Zarensti (Romania), Neusäß (Germany), Hemmingen (Germany) and Boville Ernica (Italy).


Markkleeberg Wikipedia