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Large district town of Pirna
Coordinates: 51 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 55 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 164 m
Residents : 3067  (December 31, 2011)
Incorporation : January 1, 1999
Postal code : 01796
Area code : 03501
Graupa hunting lodge

Graupa is a village to the right of the Elbe and southeast of Dresden . Graupa has been a district of Pirna in the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district since January 1st, 1999 . It consists of the parts Groß-, Klein- and Neugraupa as well as Vorderjessen. Bonnewitz also belongs to the village of Graupa .


The Graupaer Bach coming from the Borsberg flows through Graupa to Pillnitz to the Elbe. In its course, it takes up the Tiefen Grundbach beyond the city limits, which flows through the Tiefen Grund , a notch valley that descends steeply in places from the Borsberg to Kleingraupa in the north.


Graupa was first mentioned in 1350.

Culture and sights

  • The hunting lodge , the former seat of a knight family, and its park are well worth seeing .
Richard Wagner Memorial Graupa

The Richard Wagner sites in Graupa include:

  • Manor: The Schäfer farm ("Lohengrinhaus") has housed a small museum since 1907. The composer Wagner wrote his opera Lohengrin here in the summer of 1846 while on vacation .
  • Richard Wagner educational trail from 2005 with panorama board from 2006.

On September 18, 2006, construction work began to repair the Richard Wagner sites, which was completed in July 2011. The Lohengrin House was restored according to documents from 1917. In addition to the headquarters of the Gaßmeierförderkreis, Richard Wagner's apartment from 1846 can be viewed there. Furthermore, three study apartments for art students were accommodated.

The Richard Wagner Museum, which was temporarily housed in the old school until 2011, was given its domicile in the neighboring hunting lodge. In addition to an expansion and upgrading of the museum, a hall for around 120 people and a small cafeteria have been created there.


The facilities at Borsbergbad and the middle school were closed. The pool is to be designed in a park-like manner through a renaturation measure.

Natural monuments

Beautiful oak
  • Beautiful oak with a chest height of 7.20 m (2016).


  • Dresdner Heide, Pillnitz, Radeberger Land (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 27). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1976.
  • Heimatverein Graupa eV (ed.): 650 years Graupa . Graupa 2010
  • Alfred Meiche: Historical-topographical description of the Pirna administration. Dresden 1927. ( digitized version )
  • Siegfried Störzner: Großgraupa and his Lohengrin house . in: Communications of the Landesverein Sächsischer Heimatschutz Volume XVII, Issue 3–4 / 1928, Dresden 1928, pp. 136–153

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 1999
  2. ^ State capital Dresden, The Lord Mayor, Environment Office (ed.): Graupaer Bach water profile . ( Online as PDF ; 2.4 MB - as of September 30, 2011).
  3. The deep reason. Heimatverein Graupa, accessed on December 17, 2016 .
  4. Schwanenritters vacation spot in: FAZ of August 27, 2011, page 34
  5. ^ Entry in the directory of monumental oaks . Retrieved January 10, 2017