Naundorf (Struppen)

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Struppen municipality
Coordinates: 50 ° 56 ′ 50 ″  N , 14 ° 1 ′ 45 ″  E
Height : 230 m above sea level NN
Residents : 464
Incorporation : January 1, 1994
Postal code : 01796
Area code : 035020
Naundorf (Saxony)

Location of Naundorf in Saxony

Naundorf is a district of Struppen in the district of Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains in Saxony .


View of Naundorf

Naundorf is located southeast of the Saxon state capital Dresden in Saxon Switzerland . It is located in the north of the Struppener flatness , directly on the steep slope into the valley of the Elbe . The village center lies on the basin of a short, deeply cut valley. In the east of the corridor there are two table mountains typical of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains : The Kleine Bärenstein is 338 meters high, the Große Bärenstein has a more expansive plateau, but is the lower at 327 meters. The corridors around Naundorf are mostly used for agriculture, the area around the two Bärensteine and in the direction of the Rauenstein further northeast is wooded. There are old sandstone quarries on the steep slope .

The next place is Pötzscha , the immediately north adjoining left Elbe district of the city ​​of Wehlen . Struppen with its district Kleinstruppen is neighboring to the southwest and the Struppen districts of Thürmsdorf to the southeast and Weißig to the east. At the westernmost point of Naundorf, the districts of Pötzscha, Naundorf, Struppen and Obervogelgesang (easternmost district of the district town of Pirna ) meet in a clockwise direction . The most important street in town is Wehlener Straße, which connects Struppen with Naundorf as district road 8733 and finally continues under the name Robert-Sterl-Straße to Pötzscha. Naundorf is connected to the regional bus network of the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains (RVSOE) via Wehlener Strasse . The other streets in the village are called Am Bärenstein (village center), St.-Ursula-Weg, Borngasse, Lindenweg and Am Steinhübel. An important hiking route runs through Naundorf with the Malerweg .


Seal mark of the municipality of Naundorf

The place was first mentioned in a 1420 to Friedrich von Rottwerndorf feudal letter as "Nuwendorff". The spellings "Nuwendorffchein", "Nuendorff" and "Nawendorff" can also be found in the 15th century. In the 16th century "Newendorff", "Neudorff", "Naundorff" and "Nheundorff" are documented. The place name is of German origin and means "new village". In Saxony alone there are around 40 places with the same name - some with location-related additions such as B. in Obernaundorf  - where instead of “New” the characteristic “Nau” in East Central Germany appears. In 1875 the place is called "Naundorf bei Pirna". However, most likelihood of confusion existed in history with another Naundorf, but with just five kilometers southwest of the valley of the Gottleuba located Neundorf , now part of Pirna.

Naundorf is likely to have originated as a Waldhufendorf in the 14th century . The place was and is parish in the neighboring Struppen. From the 16th to the 19th century, Naundorf was under the manorial estate of Kleinstruppen. The administration was initially incumbent on the care of Königstein , then the office of Pirna . On the basis of the rural community order of 1838 Naundorf achieved its independence as a rural community . In addition to farmers and their servants, farmers and stone breakers were also part of the population at this time. The mountain inn on the Kleiner Bärenstein, which was built in the 19th century and has not been preserved, also belonged to Naundorf. Since 1875, the place was part of the Pirna administration , which was renamed the Pirna district in 1939. On March 2, 1945, eleven barns and nine residential buildings on the south side of the town were badly damaged or destroyed in an Allied air raid, but most of them were restored by 1947. From 1952 Naundorf belonged to the Pirna district . On January 1, 1994, the community with its 348 hectares of land merged with Struppen and Thürmsdorf to form the community of Struppen.

The snake jaw east of the village and north of the Großer Bärenstein was a special attraction. It was a Scots pine , the trunk of which was twined around a silver birch . It has not been preserved.

Population development

year Residents
1548/54 20 possessed men , 6 residents
1764 20 possessed men , 7 gardeners
1834 229
1871 351
1890 364
1910 333
1925 338
1939 451
1946 587
1950 563
1964 518
1990 375

Robert Sterl House

Former home of Robert Sterl , now a museum

The impressionist painter Robert Sterl (1867–1932), who became famous for his “Steinbrecher-Bilder”, lived for a long time in a house in a small group of houses above Pötzscha . His former residential building immediately south of the Pötzscha corridor border is the museum- style Robert Sterl House, in which numerous pictures and studio items are exhibited.

Caritas home and St. Ursula family vacation home

In Naundorf, the pilgrimage and pilgrimage site of St. Ursula is right on the mountainside. The interior of the Schoenstatt Movement and is one of the Sisters of Mary led Familienferienstätte that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dresden-Meissen is located and the Caritas association belongs. Named after St. Ursula of Cologne , the area offers a view over the Elbe and the sandstone cliffs as well as the town of Wehlen, which is located in the narrow valley . The Gothic winged altar and a bronze bell from 1781 are noteworthy . For many Christians in the former GDR, St. Ursula was not just a place to recharge your batteries, to rest and to relax; it also had a rich educational offer.


Web links

Commons : Naundorf / Struppen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ernst Eichler / Hans Walther : Historical book of place names of Saxony. Vol. 2, Berlin 2001. P. 74 ff.
  2. Snakehead. on, Retrieved September 28, 2016.