The Saalekreis is a district in Saxony -Anhalt, which was created as part of the second Administrative Reform on 1 July 2007 from the Saale district and the district Merseburg - cross- ford.

  • 3.1 Kreistag
  • 3.2 fractions
  • 3.3 District
  • 3.4 Coat of Arms
  • 3.5 flag
  • 4.1 traffic
  • 6.1 changes at the community level
  • 6.2 Changes in management communities (VG )
  • 6.3 Name changes


The district is located in the south of Saxony -Anhalt and encloses the county-level city of Halle ( Saale) completely. To the south it borders the castle district, on the northwest by the district of Mansfeld - South Harz, on the north by the Salzlandkreis and on the northeast by the district of Anhalt -Bitterfeld. He also has a border to the west of Thuringia ( Kyffhauserkreis ) and in the east of Saxony ( Leipzig district and county Nordsachsen ).

The west of the district is dominated by the Querfurter plate, the east by the Saale -Elster -Auen and the north by the Saale Valley and porphyry domes. The highest point of the district is 298.6 m above sea level. NHN the Bald Mountain ⊙ 51.34666666666711.426666666667 in the local situation Landgrafroda. At the southwestern edge of the county lies the former mining area Geiseltal in which, by flooding the rest of the holes a seascape is created.

In addition to the namesake of the Saale district still whiteness of its tributaries Elster, billet, Hostage, Lauchagrund and Salza is traversed.


Today Saalekreis was July 1, 2007 by merging the former counties Saalkreis and Merseburg cross- ford. Historically a part of the whole area since 1815 to Prussia ( Province of Saxony ). Previously, the Saalkreis belonged to the city hall to the diocese of Magdeburg or since 1680 to Brandenburg; the old district of Merseburg cross- ford was one of the secundogenitures of Ernestine Saxony.


Development of the population ( area on December 31, 2006 / December 31, 1995 ):

Born October 3,

According 4th regionalised population forecast by the State Statistical Office of Saxony- Anhalt on 30 January 2007, in the year 2025 184 716 inhabitants live in the district Saale circle. The Saalekreis particularly benefited from migration from the city of Halle / Saale in the surrounding areas of the city. The population reduction is therefore less dramatic than in other counties in Saxony-Anhalt.




  • CDU 20 seats
  • The Left / Green 13 seats
  • SPD 12 seats
  • FDP 6 seats
  • Fraction INSTEAD Party / Neues Forum / USD 6 seats
  • Group "Social List" 2 seats
  • Non-attached 1 seat

* Independent Saalekreis Democrats


In Saxony -Anhalt since 1990 is considered the Southern German council constitution with a directly elected District Administrator as the representative of the district and Head of Administration. District since July 1, 2007, Frank Bannert ( CDU).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on 8 August 2007 by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt.

Blazon: " em; Field 1: divided from red to silver, field 2: Gold rotbewehrter a black lion, Field 3: Gold in a black cross, Field 4: seven divided by silver red "

Field 1 displays the coat of arms of the Diocese of Magdeburg, Field 2 carries the Wettin lions, Field 3 displays the black cross of the bishopric of Merseburg, while box 4 leads the insignia of the nobles of cross- ford.

This coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg heraldist Joerg Mantzsch.

The coat of arms of the administration communities, cities and towns of the district can be found in the list of the coat of arms in Saalekreis.


The flag is red - white ( 1:1) striped ( horizontal format: strip horizontally extending, longitudinal shape: strip running vertically ) and the center occupied by the county coat of arms.

Economy and infrastructure


The county is opened in the south of the A38, to the east of the A9 and north of the A14. Due to the lack Saalebrücke on the A 143 trunk road structure for a long time is sketchy. In addition, the federal highways B 6 (Section rounders - Schkeuditz ), B 80 (Section Hall - Eisleben ), B 91 (Hall - Zeitz ), 100 ( section Halle - Bitterfeld ), B 176 (Section Freyburg - White Rock ), B 180 ( section Eisleben - Naumburg ) and B 181 ( Merseburg - to name Leipzig).

By Saalekreis run the Thuringian Railway (Berlin, Halle, and Erfurt), the Halle- Kassel Railway, the railway Halle- Halberstadt, the railway hall Rush Burg- Guben, a short piece of the Magdeburg- Leipzig Railway and a short stretch of railway line Leipzig - Großkorbetha, the railway line Merseburg - Mücheln - ford and cross sections of the Unstrut web. The new line Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle (under construction) crosses the county about midway.

For transport in the district include the overland tram depot - Bad Duerrenberg that Schkopau, Merseburg Leuna and operated.

Cities and Towns

( Population figures as at 31 December 2012)

Unit communities

Municipality Weida -Land * Seat of the collective municipality

Field changes

Changes at the community level

  • Resolution of the communities Delitz on mountains and Klobikau and the City Schafstädt - Integration to Bad Lauchstaedt (1 January 2008 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Dößel - Integration by Wettin ( 1 July 2008)
  • Resolution of the municipality Oebles - Schlechtewitz - Integration to Bad Duerrenberg ( 1 July 2008)
  • Resolution of the municipality Beuna ( Geisel ) - Integration to Merseburg (1 January 2009 )
  • Resolution of Local Peace Village, Kreypau, Kötzschau, Rodden, Kötschlitz, Zweimen, Horburg- Maßlau, Gunthersdorf, Zöschen and Spergau - incorporation to Leuna ( 31 December 2009)
  • Resolution of the municipality Walldorf ( billet ) - Integration to Schkopau ( 31 December 2009)
  • Resolution of the municipality Milzau - incorporation to Bad Lauchstaedt (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of the communities Albersroda and Steigra - merger to the new community Steigra (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Alberstedt - incorporation to Farnstädt (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Esperstedt - incorporation to Obhausen (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of the communities Niemberg, Oppin and Schwerz - incorporation to Landsberg (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Braschwitz - incorporation to Landsberg (20 April 2010)
  • Resolution of the communities Hohenthurm and Peißen - incorporation to Landsberg (1 September 2010)
  • Resolution of Anger village - incorporation to Teutschenthal (1 September 2010)
  • Resolution of the cities Löbejün and Wettin and the communities Brachwitz, Döblitz, Domnitz, Gimritz, Nauen village, Neutz - Lettewitz, roach and Rothenburg - reestablishment of the city Löbejün - Wettin (January 1, 2011)

Changes in administrative Communities ( VG)

  • Resolution of VG Weida -Land - neoplasm of community association Weida -Land of the member communities (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of VG Merseburg - Incorporation of the member community Geusa to Merseburg (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of VG Western Saalkreis - Federation of member communities to the new community Salzatal (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of VG Bad Duerrenberg - Incorporation of the member communities Nempitz and Tollwitz to Bad Duerrenberg (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of VG Götschetal - Petersberg - Federation of member communities to the new municipality Petersberg (1 January 2010 )
  • Resolution of VG Upper Geiseltal - Incorporation of the member community Oechlitz after Mücheln ( Geisel ) ( 1 January 2010)
  • Resolution of VG dignity / Salza - Incorporation of the member communities Dornstedt, long bow and Steuden after Teutschenthal
  • Resolution of VG Eastern Saalkreis - Incorporation of the member communities Hohenthurm and Peißen to Landsberg (1 September 2010)
  • Resolution of VG Saalkreis North - Federation of member communities to the new city Löbejün - Wettin (January 1, 2011)

Name Changes

  • City of Bad Lauchstaedt to Goethe town Bad Lauchstaedt (9 October 2008)
  • Of Löbejün - Wettin Wettin to - Löbejün (7 April 2011)