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Radenov (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Ústecký kraj
District : Chomutov
Municipality : Blatno
Area : 834.1883 ha
Geographic location : 50 ° 32 '  N , 13 ° 22'  E Coordinates: 50 ° 31 '36 "  N , 13 ° 21' 38"  E
Height: 682  m nm
Residents : 46 (2011)
Postal code : 430 01
License plate : U
Street: Chomutov - Kalek

Radenov ( German  Rodenau ) is a district of the municipality Blatno in the Czech Republic .


Radenov is located nine kilometers northwest of the city center of Chomutov on the ridge of the Bohemian Ore Mountains . To the north rise the Na Sychrové (806 m) and the Mezihořský vrch ( Beerhübel , 916 m), in the southwest the Nad Vodárnou (768 m) and in the northwest the Na Výhledech ( Schaarberg , 847 m) and Kamenná hůrka ( Steinhübel ; 878 m) ). The Bílina rises to the northwest on the Uppila meadow . The village lies between two streams that flow into the Bílina and Malá voda. To the south-east are the remains of the New Stone Castle (Najštejn) and below it the Jirkov Dam . In the south-west there is the Kamenička dam in the woods .

Neighboring towns are Zákoutí and Mezihoří in the north, Orasín in the northeast, Telš in the east, Květnov in the southeast, Blatno in the south, Bečov and the extinct Menhartice in the southwest and Nový Dům and Jindřichova Ves in the northwest.


The first written mention of the village Radechov , which belonged to the Coming Plates of the Teutonic Knights Order , took place in 1359. The place was built on a pass road that ran between the Kamenná hůrka and the Mezihořský vrch from Komotau to Saxony. The village was later referred to as Rodigau and Rodenau . After lengthy disputes with the Bohemian Crown, Wenceslaus IV took advantage of the order's weakness after the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410 and confiscated its property. In 1411 Wenceslaus expelled the order from the country. Subsequently, the village became part of the Chomutov rule. At the beginning of the 17th century, Rodenau and Platten became part of the Rothenhaus rulership . In 1651 61 people lived in the village. In 1655 Rodenau consisted of 13 houses. At that time there was probably a mill, but it has only been documented in writing since 1757. By 1843 the village had grown to 19 houses including a tavern and had 52 residents. The school and pastor's location was Platten.

After the abolition of patrimonial Rodenau formed from 1850 a district of the political community Platten in the judicial district of Görkau and in the district of Komotau . The municipality of Rodenau was established in 1879. The Chapel of the Annunciation was consecrated in 1892 and was demolished in the second half of the 20th century. The inhabitants of the village lived from cattle breeding and agriculture, which was not very productive due to the harsh climatic conditions on the Ore Mountains ridge. Quartz was mined in a quarry west of the village. Home work was lace and Gorlnäherei operated. Rodenau was divided into two locations along the road from Komotau to Kallich . To the west was the Schönwald forest of the same name and to the east the smaller Zauthe . In 1930, 109 people lived in the 26 houses in Rodenau. After the Munich Agreement , the community was added to the German Reich in 1938 and belonged to the Komotau district until 1945 . In 1939 the community had 99 inhabitants. After the end of World War II, Radenov came back to Czechoslovakia and the German residents were expelled . Since 1947 the general administration for the village was carried out from Blatno . On November 29, 1950, the local national committee was repealed and Radenov was incorporated into Blatno. Most of the houses in the village are now used as holiday homes. In 2001 the village consisted of 13 houses in which 30 people lived.


After the death of his parents, the painter Gustav Zindel took over the 9 hectare father's farm with his wife and his two brothers , whom he looked after . In 1929 he bought the neighboring former tavern and set up the Zindelbaude inn and his studio in it. The construction work was directed by the master builder Franz Unger from Komotau, the design was done by Zindel himself together with the decorative painter Albrecht Zein. The Zindelbaude was opened in 1931 and became a popular restaurant in the central Ore Mountains. It closed after the end of the Second World War when the painter and his wife and six children were forcibly deported to Olešná on September 24, 1945 . In 1946, Zindel's pictures were removed from the abandoned studio and the cottage by truck from Jirkov and disappeared without a trace.

Development of the population

year population
1869 124
1880 139
1890 136
1900 147
1910 125
year population
1921 124
1930 109
1950 32
1961 50
1970 41
year population
1980 29
1991 17th
2001 30th
2011 46


  • Kamenička dam , southwest of the village
  • Jirkov dam , southeast of the village
  • Remains of the castle Neustein (Najštejn), southeast over the dam
  • Watermill on the way to Květnov

Sons and daughters of the place

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.uir.cz/katastralni-uzemi/605409/Radenov
  2. a b Historický lexikon obcí České republiky - 1869-2015. Český statistický úřad, December 18, 2015, accessed on January 16, 2016 (Czech).
  3. Archive G.Zindel, EKS / Marco-VG, Museum of European Art

Web links

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