(frī`täl), city (1994 pop. 38,230), Saxony, E Germany; founded 1921. Manufactures of this industrial city include high-quality steel, machinery, leather and glass products. Coal was mined there until 1959.
As a result of the acquisition, DaVita's European subsidiary now owns and operates two dialysis centers located in Salzgitter and Seesen and manages two dialysis centers located in Dresden and Freital.