Places of Interest nearby
- Leipzig Karlsruher Straße railway station
- Leipzig Miltitzer Allee railway station
- Leipzig-Möckern railway station
- Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz railway station
- Leipzig Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz railway station
- Markkleeberg-Großstädteln railway station
- Markkleeberg railway station
- Leipzig Grünauer Allee railway station
- Leipzig Allee-Center railway station
- Leipzig Industriegelände West railway station
Location address: Deutschland, Burgenlandkreis
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Battle on the Elster was the third and last battle between the Salian king Henry IV of Germany and anti-king Rudolf of Rheinfelden, fought on October 14, 1080 near Hohenmölsen on the White Elster river. Rudolf’s forces were victorious, however, he was mortally wounded and succumbed to his injuries the next day.
In February 1076 Pope Gregory VII had excommunicated Henry over the Investiture Controversy. In turn, the rebellious German princes met at Trebur in October and resolved upon his deposition, if he would not be able to obtain the revocation of the ban within a year. By his Walk to Canossa in January 1077, the king received absolution, nevertheless the princes elected Rudolf od Rheinfelden anti-king on March 15.