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Welcome to Zeulenroda-Triebes! is a website about Zeulenroda-Triebes in the district of Greiz in Thuringia, Germany. The official website of Zeulenroda-Triebes is The town is situated on the river Weida and its reservoir "Talsperre Zeulenroda", not far from the border to Saxonia, in the Thuringian Slate Mountains (Thüringer Schiefergebirge). The former US Secretary of Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is a son of Zeulenroda. His grandfather Paul Herman Geithner (1902-1972) was born in Zeulenroda and immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1908.

In the 9th century Slavic peoples from the east settled in Eastern Thuringia. "Zu Ulenrode" was mentioned in a document the first time in 1325. The village became a town in 1438. Zeulenroda belonged to the principality of the House of Reuss (Elder line) for several centuries. In the aftermath of World War I, the two Reuss principalities were unified in 1919 as the Republic of Reuss, which was incorporated into the new state of Thuringia in 1920. On April 16 1945 the US Army took over Zeulenroda without any battles. On July 1 the Soviet Army occupied the town. In 1949 Zeulenroda became a part of German Democratic Republic. In 1952 the state of Thuringia was abolished and Zeulenroda became capital of the district of Zeulenroda. After German reunification the Free State of Thuringia was reestablished.

Zeulenroda merged with Triebes in 2006.

Today Zeulenroda-Triebes is known for the International Thuringia Women's Cycling Tour. Largest company of the town is the Bauerfeind AG, a supplier of medical and wellness products.

Giengen an der Brenz (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is one of the twin towns of Zeulenroda-Triebes.

Some facts about Zeulenroda-Triebes:

Population: 16,948 (December 2014)

Coat of arms of Zeulenroda-Triebes

Map of Germany showing Zeulenroda-Triebes

Area: 134.72 km²

Elevation: 415 m above sea level

Postal codes: 07937 (Zeulenroda) and 07950 (Triebes)

Area codes: 036628, 036622, 036626 and 037431

Major: Dieter Weinlich

More information: Coat of arms of Zeulenroda-Triebes Map of Germany showing Zeulenroda-Triebes - official website - hotel for your visit in Zeulenroda-Triebes - district of Greiz - tourist information - Free State of Thuringia (English available)