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Coat of arms of the Fraureuth community
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Coordinates: 50 ° 42 '  N , 12 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : Zwickau
Height : 330 m above sea level NHN
Area : 22.6 km 2
Residents: 5105 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 226 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 08427
Area code : 03761
License plate : Z, GC, HOT, WDA
Community key : 14 5 24 060
Community structure: 4 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 94
08427 Fraureuth
Website :
Mayor : Matthias Topitsch ( CDU )
Location of the community Fraureuth in the district of Zwickau
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The community Fraureuth is located in the Saxon district of Zwickau and has about 5250 inhabitants who live on an area of ​​22.59 km². Until 1952 Fraureuth (without its current districts) was part of the district of Greiz in the state of Thuringia. Even today the area belongs to the evangelical church district of Greiz.


Geographical location

Fraureuth is located at the end of the Mittel Vogtland hill country and borders in the west on the landscape protection area of Werzeit-Greizer Wald . The next larger cities are Werdau (3 km), Zwickau (9 km), Reichenbach im Vogtland (10 km) and Greiz (11 km).

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Lichtentanne and the city of Werdau in the district of Zwickau , Neumark in the Vogtland district and Mohlsdorf-Teichwolframsdorf with the district of Mohlsdorf in the Thuringian district of Greiz .

Community structure

The community is divided into Beiersdorf , Fraureuth, Gospersgrün (with Römersgrün ) and Ruppertsgrün .


historical views of Fraureuth
View to the Fraureuther school
Village church in Fraureuth
Cenotaph for Andreas Hupfer from 1899

Fraureuth was probably founded by the bailiffs of Weida between 1200 and 1250. Families from the Duchy of Franconia were among the first settlers. They gave the place the name " Frawenrud " in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in relation to the clearing of the forest for reclamation for the land of their settlement . The municipality's coat of arms still shows Saint Mary with the child in her arms and the scepter in her hand. Fraureuth was first mentioned in a document in 1349/50 as Frowenrut . Fraureuth was a pure farming village. Around 1570 the village was separated from the Beiersdorf church and in 1572 the first pastor moved into the local parish. When the Fraureuth Church became independent, its own school was also founded. The school children no longer had to go to school in Beiersdorf .

During the Thirty Years' War , the inhabitants suffered greatly: the place was plundered twice by passing imperial troops. In 1652 the Fraureuther received the hunting rights from Count Heinrich V. Fraureuth had the right to hold markets five times a year until 1750 . This was equivalent to the royal seat of Greiz . At that time, many cities were jealous of Fraureuth's market rights .

In 1733 the old church was replaced by a new one, and in 1739 the Fraureuther decided to install a new organ. They engaged the most important representative of organ building in Central Germany at that time, Gottfried Silbermann . The organ is one of the few organs that the master built outside of what was then Saxony. It was erected in 1742 and is one of the best preserved of the surviving works from the hand of the great master.

In 1818 the local craftsmen united to form a guild to which 28 master craftsmen belonged; In 1843 there were already 78 masters . In 1896 a Catholic association was founded in Fraureuth . This was given the name Liebfrauen based on the history of the place's origins and in relation to the Madonna in the coat of arms as patron saint . Later, the Liebfrauenkapelle, which is still in town today, was built for this purpose .

In 1899 a memorial was donated to the Fraureuther citizen Andreas Hupfer on the 100th anniversary of his death (see photo). In his will, he had stipulated that after his death he would donate 5,200 thalers to a legacy of the poor, a sick and orphan pen as well as an arson and church pen for the Fraureuth community. Many people in need could be helped through this foundation.

At the beginning of the 19th century, industrialization also moved into Fraureuth . At that time, yarn spinning and weaving enjoyed the greatest economic boom. The Beck family founded a wool combing and yarn spinning mill that provided work for around 400 people as early as 1840. A grandson of Georg Beck, Bruno Födisch, was supposed to get into the grandfather's business, but didn't like the idea and made the decision to found a porcelain factory. Together with a cousin, Arved of Romans from Steinpleis , he founded the 1865-1866 porcelain factory Fraureuth that the well-known until 1926 Fraureuther porcelain produced.

Until 1918 Fraureuth belonged to the Principality of Reuss older line . From 1943, the metal processing industry developed in Fraureuth. There are roller bearings , grinding spindles, tools , parts of microelectronics and medical manufactured. With the development of the roller bearing industry (cf. spindle and bearing technology Fraureuth ), handball - top-class sport that was nationalized during the GDR in the 1970s - established itself in Fraureuth .

Until 1952 Fraureuth part of the country Thuringia , Greiz , after that it was within the circle reforms in the GDR to the district Karl-Marx-Stadt , the district Werdau assigned. In 1990, after the reunification of Germany , Fraureuth was finally assigned to the Free State of Saxony after a referendum . In 1998 Ruppertsgrün merged with Fraureuth to form the large community of Fraureuth. The spatial and developed infrastructure of the large community of Fraureuth offers the best conditions for a positive development in the future.


Former parish date annotation
Beiersdorf January 1, 1994 Incorporation to Ruppertsgrün
Gospersgrün January 1, 1994 Incorporation to Ruppertsgrün
Roman green October 1, 1937 Incorporation to Gospersgrün
Ruppertsgrün January 1, 1998

Development of the population

  • 1890: 2658
  • 1905: 2940
  • 1910: 3369
  • 1933: 3583
  • 1939: 3672
  • 1998: 5946
  • 1999: 6015
  • 2000: 6013
  • 2001: 6014
  • 2002: 5938
  • 2003: 5890
  • 2004: 5838
  • 2007: 5642
  • 2008: 5600
  • 2009: 5490
  • 2010: 5396
  • 2011: 5315
  • 2012: 5271
  • 2013: 5249
  • 2014: 5245
  • 2015: 5220
  • 2016: 5238
  • 2017: 5214
Data source from 1998 to 2008: State Statistical Office Saxony
from 2009 on:


Municipal council

City council election 2014
Turnout: 57.3% (2009: 52.3%)
n. k.
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+ 7.6  % p
-3.7  % p
+ 0.1  % p
-3.7  % p
-0.3  % p

Since the municipal council election on May 25, 2014 , the 18 seats of the municipal council have been distributed among the individual groups as follows:

  • CDU : 11 seats
  • Free voter community Fraureuth eV (FWG): 5 seats
  • LEFT : 2 seats


Matthias Topitsch (CDU) was confirmed in office in 2012, he has held office since 2005.

Culture and sights


The former "mansion" of the porcelain factory Fraureuth the "Fraureuther Porcelain" exhibition is located.


In the church of Fraureuth from 1733 there is an organ from 1742 by Gottfried Silbermann . Two other churches worth seeing are the village church of St. Annen in the Ruppertsgrün district (built around 1513) and the village church in the Beiersdorf district (16th century, remodeled in 1875). The watermill in the Gospersgrün district is the only overshot watermill in the western part of Saxony. The industrial circular building formerly Massi from 1969/70 has now been converted into the Go Kart Racing Hall Fraureuth .

The picture shows part of Fraureuth


Green spaces and recreation

  • Erich Glowatzky sports and multi-purpose hall Fraureuth (for sports clubs, events and exhibitions of various kinds)
  • Waldbad Fraureuth (outdoor pool and location for annual open air rock concerts)

Economy and Infrastructure

Established businesses

Former roller bearing factory in Fraureuth, June 1960: The well-known GDR writer Erwin Strittmatter at a meeting with workers from the factory

The spindle and bearing Fraureuth GmbH produces bearings and machine tool spindles ago, with more than 300 jobs it is one of the major employers in the town.


  • Erich Glowatzky Elementary School



Web links

Commons : Fraureuth  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).
  2. Werner Querfeld : The oldest written mentions of the places in the Werdau district, in: Regional historical contributions from the Karl-Marx-Stadt district , volume 3, Karl-Marx-Stadt 1981, p. 73.
  3. Founding of his own school in Fraureuth .
  4. ^ Silbermann organ of the church in Fraureuth. (No longer available online.) Fraureuth parish, archived from the original on January 8, 2014 ; Retrieved September 9, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ↑ Interesting facts about the Liebfrauenkapelle in Fraureuth. (No longer available online.) Catholic parish Sankt Bonifatius Werdau, archived from the original on February 8, 2011 ; Retrieved September 9, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Fraureuther Porzelland. (No longer available online.) Förderverein Fraureuther Porzellan e. V., formerly in the original ; Retrieved September 9, 2012 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  7. Principality of Reuss older line. In: German Protected Areas. Retrieved September 9, 2012 .
  8. ^ Association history. (No longer available online.) HCF - Handball Club Fraureuth, archived from the original on January 30, 2013 ; Retrieved September 9, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. a b c State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony: Area changes
  10. ^ The Sachsenbuch, Kommunal-Verlag Sachsen KG, Dresden, 1943
  11. ^ Communal news of the Fraureuth community in February of the respective year.
  12. Results of the 2014 municipal council elections