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Weissenfels

(vīs`ənfĕls), city (1994 pop. 34,816), Saxony-Anhalt, E central Germany, on the Saale River. It is an industrial city and a rail junction. Manufactures include beer, shoes, paper, and metal products. Chartered in the 12th cent., Weissenfels passed to Prussia in 1815. The baroque palace (17th cent.) served as the residence of the dukes of Saxe-Weissenfels from 1680 to 1746.

Weissenfels

 

a city in the German Democratic Republic, in the district of Halle, on the Saale River, whose valley opens here toward so-called Leipzig Bay. Population, 47,000 (1968). Weissenfels is the largest shoe-manufacturing center in the GDR; other industries include paper and food and the production of equipment for the shoe industry. There is a shoe museum in the city.

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