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City of Selva
Coordinates: 50 ° 39 ′ 33 ″  N , 13 ° 5 ′ 18 ″  E
Height : 477 m
Residents : 458  (May 9, 2011)
Incorporation : January 1, 1999
Postal code : 09429
Area code : 037369
Gehringswalde (Saxony)

Location of Gehringswalde in Saxony

Gehringswalde is a district of the Saxon town of Selva in the Ore Mountains .



The Waldhufendorf Gehringswalde is located about 1.5 kilometers east of Selva in the Ore Mountains . The location extends for about 1.5 kilometers in the valley of the stream of the same name, which flows to the west of the Zschopau . The Hüttengrundmühle to the west is part of Gehringswalde . In the place is the castle stable of the Wasserburg Inselteich . About 3 kilometers east of Gehringswalde is the 689  m above sea level. NN high three-brothers height .

The federal road 101 ( Freiberg - Annaberg-Buchholz ) runs through the village , at the western end of the village the B 171 begins . There is still a connection to Warmbad via Kreisstraße 8150 .

Neighboring places

Raft place Warm bath Hilmersdorf
Selva Neighboring communities Lauta
Kohlau Huth Wolfsberg


The first documentary mention dates from 1427 as Geringiswalde . With the Reformation 1536/37 the place came to the parish Wolkenstein. From this time on, mining can be traced in Gehringswalde. Important mines were the Felbriche lode and the palm tree surfaces .

August Schumann mentions Gehringswalde in the State Lexicon of Saxony in 1816 regarding, among other things:

“It has 45 houses, 221 inhabitants with 123 cows and 100 sheep, and mills, one of which is called the Baademühle. Not far from this village rises in the Hüttengrunde, the source of the warm Wolkenstein bath. "

The road through the town was rebuilt from 1823 to 1829. A school is mentioned for the first time in 1824, and a new school building was built in 1874. In 1840 the Huth Vorwerk was reclassified from Großrückerswalde to Gehringswalde. The place belonged to the office of Wolkenstein until 1856 .

In the work "New Saxon Church Gallery" it says regarding Gehringswalde u. a .:

“If we now trace the origins of the village historically, it is very likely that the very first beginnings point back to the time when the miners came from Freiberg to look for gold and silver and metals here too. […] And so we find already in 1540 in the first parish register of the church “Richtswalde” listed as a village, which belongs to the parish of Selva di Val Gardena. Accordingly, at the time of the Reformation, it is no longer a question of individual huts in which miners may have lived; but at this time we are already dealing with a contiguous village. The center of the village, however, was the electoral chamber estate , whose possessions stretched far - as far as Huth, Wolfsberg and Scheibe beyond Selva. [...] The old tax assessments and tax registers of the village are also interesting. We see from them that z. B. Gehringswalde in 1693 5  Ganzhüfner , 8 Halbhüfner and 10  cottagers and gardeners were. The cultivation of fields and meadows must have been completely ruined during this time, which is primarily the reason for the fruitful (note: certainly terrible) devastation of the Thirty Years' War, in the second place the mining operations with its many equipment, art and water ditches and thirdly that In short: in those times, as one can read from the reports to the tax authorities, there must have been great poverty in Gehringswalde, so that the judge Ernst Oehme and the court bailiffs must have been to blame for numerous game in the nearby woods that came into the middle of the village Often had to seek tax exemption or at least tax reduction. "

The town hall was built in 1925, and the volunteer fire brigade was founded two years later .

26 buildings were destroyed in an air raid on the night of February 14-15, 1945.

On January 1, 1999, the previously independent municipalities of Falkenbach, Gehringswalde, Hilmersdorf and Schönbrunn merged with the city of Wolkenstein, Gehringswalde became a district of Wolkenstein.

Development of the population

year population
1551 23 possessed men , 15 residents
1764 18 possessed men, 7 gardeners , 6 cottagers
1834 385
1871 607
year population
1890 633
1910 537
1925 610
1939 611
year population
1946 632
1950 857
1964 737
1990 829


  • Gehringswalde . In: August Schumann : Complete State, Post and Newspaper Lexicon of Saxony. 3rd volume. Schumann, Zwickau 1816, p. 63.
  • Gehringswalde. In: New Saxon Church Gallery, Ephorie Marienberg. Strauch Verlag, Leipzig, Sp. 753-756 ( digitized version ).
  • District Office Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis, Ed .: On the history of the cities and communities in the Middle Erzgebirgskreis , a time table (parts 1–3).

Web links

Commons : Gehringswalde  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Gehringswalde in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony
  • Huth in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony

Individual evidence

  1. Small-scale municipality sheet for Selva, City. (PDF; 0.6 MB) State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony , September 2014, accessed on January 29, 2015 .
  2. a b cf. Gehringswalde in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony
  3. cf. Gehringswalde . In: August Schumann : Complete State, Post and Newspaper Lexicon of Saxony. 3rd volume. Schumann, Zwickau 1816, p. 63.
  4. Gehringswalde In: New Saxon Church Gallery, Ephorie Marienberg. Strauch Verlag, Leipzig, Sp. 753–756 ( digitized version )
  5. ^ Area changes from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 on the website of the State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony , p. 4 (PDF; 39 kB), accessed on January 6, 2010.