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Subject: Sorbs, Bautzen (district), Kamenz (district), Laske, Rosenthal
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Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Municipal assoc. Am Klosterwasser
Subdivisions 10
 • Mayor Hubertus Rietscher (CDU)
 • Total 31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,716
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01920
Dialling codes 035796
Vehicle registration BZ

Ralbitz-Rosenthal, in Sorbian Ralbicy-Róžant, is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany. Rosenthal is a well known pilgrimage site, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and administered by the Order of Cistercians.

The municipality belongs to Upper Lusatia and is located in the central settlement area of the Sorbs. It consists of following villages:

  • Cunnewitz (Upper Sorbian: Konjecy), 268 inh.
  • Gränze (Hrajnca), 54 inh.
  • Laske (Łask), 85 inh.
  • Naußlitz (Nowoslicy), 121 inh.
  • Neu-Schmerlitz (Nowa Smjerdźaca), 1 inh.
  • Ralbitz (Ralbicy), 333 inh.
  • Rosenthal (Róžant), 265 inh.
  • Schmerlitz (Smjerdźaca), 182 inh.
  • Schönau (Šunow), 308 inh.
  • Zerna (Sernjany), 191 inh.


  1. ^ "Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen – Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). 6 September 2014. 

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