|Zeulenroda-Triebes is a German town in the district of Greiz (Thuringia). |
Zeulenroda-Triebes is situated in the south of the district in the mountains of the Thuringian Slate Mountains (Thüringer Schiefergebirge), on the border to Saxonia. In Zeulenroda-Triebes live about 18000 (2006) inhabitants.
Zeulenroda 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. On April 16 1945 the United States Army took over Zeulenroda without any battles. On July 1 the Red Army occupied the town. In 1949 Zeulenroda and Triebes became a part of German Democratic Republic. After German reunification the Free State of Thuringia was reestablished. Zeulenroda merged with Triebes in 2006. The new name of the town is Zeulenroda-Triebes.