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Municipality of Stützengrün
Coordinates: 50 ° 32 ′ 50 ″  N , 12 ° 34 ′ 26 ″  E
Height : 559 m
Area : 11.63 km²
Residents : 1070  (May 9, 2011)
Population density : 92 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 1999
Postal code : 08328
Area code : 037462

Hundshübel is a district of the district of Stützengrün in the Saxon Erzgebirge district .


Hundshübel lies at an altitude of approx. 600 m on the north bank of the Eibenstock dam in the Ore Mountains on the B 169 . According to the natural space map of Saxony , the place is in the mesogeochore "plateaus near Schneeberg" and belongs to the microgeochore "felt pond plateau".


Center with church
Church square, illustration in Karl Friedrich Schreyer: Chronicle of the church village Hundshübel , 1889

In 1533 Hundshübel - then called Hundesudell - was first mentioned in a document when the area was sold by the Tettau family to the Wettins . At the beginning of the settlement there were about ten farming families. Most of these came from Eibenstock and were therefore initially cared for by the church from there. In 1536 the number of farmers had risen to 15 and in 1563 to 22. After the reign of Schwarzenberg was taken over by Elector Johann Friedrich I of Saxony, the new Protestant doctrine, which was initially only slowly spread, spread quickly. August Schumann mentions the branches of business in the State Lexicon of Saxony in 1817:

“The inhabitants have some farming and cattle breeding, many of them live from lace making , mining, woodworking, and carting. Good wheelwright work is done there. Some top dealers and publishers refer to the trade fairs in Leipzig and Braunschweig . Good business is done here with all kinds of iron articles. "

On January 1st, 1999 Hundshübel was incorporated into Stützengrün.

Development of the population

year population
1550/51 12 possessed men , 10 cottagers , 4 residents , 13½ hooves
1764 51 possessed men, 40 cottagers, 3½ hooves
1834 1163
1871 1371
1890 1340
year population
1910 1688
1925 1625
1939 1619
1946 1654
1950 1793
year population
1964 1662
1990 1310
1998 1251


In Hundshübel there is an Evangelical Lutheran parish which belongs to the Aue church district. From 1533 the place belonged to Eibenstock and from 1545 to 1769 to Bärenwalde . In 1770 Hundshübel got its own pastor. In 1784 the construction of a new church began.

The regional church community Hundshübel belongs to the community district Auerbach / Vogtl. .


  • The single-nave church with a wooden ceiling was built in 1784–1788 in place of a building from the second half of the 16th century, the old tower was retained. Richard Steche calls it “architectureless”, but emphasizes the brass baptismal font from around 1500, the wooden baptismal font that bears the date 1792 and was still made in rococo style, and a copper chalice from 1760 as “good Rococo work”.
  • Nadlerhaus, a former Ore Mountains day laborer's house, includes a home parlor with the character of a museum.
  • Shaving museum with 2000 exhibits on the culture of shaving
  • Original remnant and replica of a Saxon full-mile column at the end of the village in the direction of Schneeberg (to the B 169 ), Marienweg junction
  • Hiking trails around the dam, two Kneipp facilities and a ski slope with a lift system are tourist attractions.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until the re-routing of federal highway 169 in 2010, this road ran through the town. In order to prevent possible contamination of the Eibenstock dam in the area of ​​the pre- dam at Hundshübel, the old route was closed to traffic and the road was relocated towards Lichtenau. Since then, Hundshübel can no longer be reached directly from the direction of Schneeberg , which caused violent protests among the citizens.

There is a volunteer fire brigade in Hundshübel .

A nationally well-known company produces high-quality shaving brushes and other shaving accessories. It sees itself as “the world's leading supplier of high-quality accessories for wet shaving”, has a shop in Berlin and two shops in London .

The International Mountain Hiking Trail of Friendship Eisenach – Budapest leads through Hundshübel, coming from Kuhberg via Stützengrün and turning towards the valley of the Zwickauer Mulde.

Sons and daughters of the church


Web links

Commons : Hundshübel  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
  • Hundshübel in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony

Individual evidence

  1. Small-scale community gazette for Stützengrün. (PDF; 0.23 MB) State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony , September 2014, accessed on January 31, 2015 .
  2. Natural space map service of the Landschaftsforschungszentrum eV Dresden ( information )
  3. Website of the parish , accessed on January 24, 2019
  4. ^ A b c Hermann Löscher: The rural resettlement of the Erzgebirge around 1500 , in: Blätter für deutsche Landesgeschichte 91 (1954), pp. 130–157 Digitized in the Bavarian State Library in Munich
  5. cf. Hundshübel, Hundshübel . In: August Schumann : Complete State, Post and Newspaper Lexicon of Saxony. 4th volume. Schumann, Zwickau 1817, p. 254.
  6. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 1999
  7. cf. Hundshübel in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony
  8. Website of the parish , accessed on March 14, 2015
  9. ^ Website of the parish
  10. a b Richard Steche : Hundshübel. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 8th booklet: Amtshauptmannschaft Schwarzenberg . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1887, p. 16.
  11. The Nadlerhaus in Hundshübel , last accessed on February 10, 2010.
  12. The shaving Museum in Hundshübel , last accessed on 10 February, 2010.
  13. Website of the Fire Brigade Association , accessed on January 24, 2019
  14. Website of the Mühle company , accessed on January 24, 2019
  15. Film about the Mühle company , accessed on January 24, 2019
  16. ^ Website History of the Mühle Company , accessed on January 24, 2019
  17. Press release from February 10, 2014 , accessed on January 24, 2019
  18. Topographic map 1: 25,000, edition with hiking trails, sheet 15 Westerzgebirge Eibenstock, Johanngeorgenstadt, Sächsischer Staatsbetrieb Geobasisinformation und Vermessung, 2nd edition, Dresden 2010, ISBN 978-3-86170-717-2