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Markranstädt is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 11 km southwest of Leipzig.

Markranstädt can be found about 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west of Leipzig city centre, between the Saxony-Anhalt and the Leipzig housing estate Grünau, on the west bank of the Kulkwitzer See.Through the proximity to the city Leipzig and to the Leipzig/Halle Airport (12 km), two connections to the Motorway A 9, two connections to the A 38 and the Trainstation feeding in to the MDV Transport network of Central Germany seems to give the town a very good transport infrastructure. The National Roads B 87 and B 186 also intersect in the area of the town.

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More about the History of Markranstädt

The first documentary mention of Markranstädt was in 1285 as the seat of a court. Probably founded as a subsidiary settlement of the neighbouring monastic settlement Altranstädt, it was mentioned as a marketplace in 1287 and as a small town in 1354. The name is also derived from its foundation: it was founded as Ranstädt (ran = "Place on cleared land") , while meanwhile Ranstädt became known as Altranstädt (Old Ranstadt). Ranstädt then obtained the right to hold markets, hence the current name "Markranstädt". In the year 1633, during the Thirty Years War, the town was burned by the Holk'schen Reitern. The fire destroyed, amongst other buildings, the town hall and all its records. The plague epidemic of 1634 and the famine of 1639 led to a drastic population decline. In the year 1650 Markranstädt numbered fewer than 150 inhabitants. The next local catastrophe happened in 1671, as 31 houses were destroyed by a large fire. At the beginning of the 18th century the town began to recover again. Markranstädt had its brush with world history on the 23rd July 1807, as Napoléon Bonaparte, together with his entourage, stayed overnight in the guesthouse "Zum Rosenkranz". In the course of the Battle of the Nations in 1813 the town was once again adversely affected. Markranstädt experienced an economic blooming toward the end of the 19th century. Mainly the Kürschnergewerbe, but machine-building flourished also. A car factory was established and also Markranstädter Brewery. The town was well renowned until the Second World War for "Markranstädter Pilsener" beer.

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Markranstädt is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 11 km southwest of Leipzig.

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