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Municipality Klingenberg
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Pretzschendorf
Coordinates: 50 ° 52 ′ 22 ″  N , 13 ° 31 ′ 33 ″  E
Height : 474 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 964  (December 31, 2016)
Incorporation : December 31, 2012
Postal code : 01774
Area code : 035058
Pretzschendorf (Saxony)

Location of Pretzschendorf in Saxony

Pretzschendorf ( ˈPrɛtʃendorf ) is a district of the Saxon community of Klingenberg in the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district .



Pretzschendorf is located about 25 kilometers southwest of Dresden , 14 kilometers southeast of Freiberg , 10 kilometers west of the city of Dippoldiswalde and 18 kilometers north of the border with the Czech Republic .

The place lies at the foot of the Osterzgebirge and borders in the north on the Tharandt Forest , where the geographical center of Saxony can be found at Colmnitzbach in Tännichtgrund . To the east of Pretzschendorf lies the Klingenberg dam .

The annual mean temperature is between 7.0 ° C and 7.6 ° C, the mean annual precipitation is 780 mm to 860 mm.

Neighboring places

Niederbobritzsch Colmnitz Klingenberg
Oberbobritzsch , Sohra Neighboring communities
Friedersdorf Roethenbach


Pretzschendorf manor, around 1860
Vierseithof in the upper village
Pretzschendorf Manor, 2017

In 1337 (Upper) Pretzschendorf was first mentioned as Preczindorf .

In 1551 a manor is mentioned here . The two places Ober- and Niederpretzschendorf existed until the 19th century. Oberpretzschendorf in turn had a district of Kleinpretzschendorf . During the time of the plague in Europe, 762 residents of Pretzschendorf died. 1732, the foundation stone for was new church laid , the construction with the completion of the church tower ended 1734th The first schoolhouse was built in 1828, before that there had been a church schoolhouse in the village since 1539.

After the introduction of the rural community order in 1839, the chief judge Johann Samuel Lietscher was elected as the first community council. Up until 1856, Ober- and Niederpretzschendorf belonged to the electoral and royal Saxon district authorities of Freiberg . In 1856, both places came to the Frauenstein court office and, after the judiciary and administration were separated, in 1875 to the Dippoldiswalde administration . In 1887, Ober- and Niederpretzschendorf merged to form the municipality of Pretzschendorf.

During the First World War , 83 soldiers from the Pretzschendorf parish lost their lives. During the Second World War , 85 dead, missing or deceased in captivity were registered. In addition, the bronze bells , consecrated in 1900, were melted down in 1942 . Between 1898 and 1971 the narrow-gauge railway Klingenberg-Colmnitz-Frauenstein ran through Pretzschendorf with two stations in the village. Due to the second district reform in the GDR , Pretzschendorf came to the Dippoldiswalde district in the Dresden district in 1952 , which was continued as the Saxon district of Dippoldiswalde from 1990 and to the Weißeritz district in 1994 and to the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district in 2008.

The community of Pretzschendorf, which existed until December 31, 1998, with the districts Friedersdorf , Pretzschendorf and Röthenbach was founded on August 1, 1973 through the incorporation of Friedersdorf and Röthenbach. Since January 1, 1999 the places Colmnitz and Klingenberg belonged to the municipality of Pretzschendorf with about 4,000 inhabitants.

The remains of the old manor were demolished in 2004. On December 31, 2012, Pretzschendorf and Höckendorf merged to form the municipality of Klingenberg.

Development of the population

Population development of the former municipality of Pretzschendorf with its respective districts, as of December 31st

year Residents
1998 5053
1999 4909
2000 4841
2001 4724
2002 4736
year Residents
2003 4586
2004 4502
2005 4441
2006 4405
2007 4349
year Residents
2008 4261
2009 4166
2010 4132
2011 4069

As of December 31, 2016, the Pretzschendorf district had 964 inhabitants.


The last local council was elected in the local elections on June 7, 2009. It was composed of the mayor and 18 councilors. The last mayor of Pretzschendorf was Kerstin Winkler ( CDU ), who was elected with 85.4 percent of the vote.

Culture and sights

Nave as a transverse octagon
  • Pretzschendorf Church built from 1732 to 1734 as a central building in the Baroque style
  • Pretzschendorf outdoor pool

Economy and Infrastructure

The Agriculture , formerly livelihood for most villagers still plays a significant role in the local economy in addition to small and medium-sized craft firms and tourism. There is a primary school in Pretzschendorf .

From 1898 to 1971 Pretzschendorf had a connection to the narrow-gauge railway Klingenberg-Colmnitz-Frauenstein with the stations Niederpretzschendorf and Pretzschendorf .


  • Johann Samuel Adami (1638–1713), theologian, writer and linguist; pastor in Pretzschendorf since 1672, died in the village
  • Dietmar Pellmann (1950–2017), politician (Die Linke); from 1999 to 2014 member of the Saxon State Parliament


  • Robert Silbermann, Friedrich Busch: Chronicle of Pretzschendorf with Röthenbach and Friedersdorf. Geißler, Frauenstein 1900 ( digitized version )
  • Richard Steche : Niederpretzschendorf. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 2. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Dippoldiswalde . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1883, p. 67.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. a b Statistics residents' registration office 2016. In: Klingenberg municipal administration, accessed on November 5, 2018 .
  2. Rittergut Pretzschendorf on
  3. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas. Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 ; P. 72 f.
  4. The Amtshauptmannschaft Dippoldiswalde in the municipality register 1900
  5. Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new federal states , Metzler-Poeschel publishing house, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7
  6. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 1999
  7. StBA: Area changes from January 1st to December 31st, 2012
  8. Elected mayors and administrators on June 30, 2012 in the Free State of Saxony according to districts and their legal status ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF file; 46.5 kB)