Reinsdorf (Saxony)

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Coat of arms of the municipality of Reinsdorf
Reinsdorf (Saxony)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 42 '  N , 12 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : Zwickau
Height : 360 m above sea level NHN
Area : 21.25 km 2
Residents: 7398 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 348 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 08141
Area code : 0375
License plate : Z, GC, HOT, WDA
Community key : 14 5 24 250
Community structure: 3 districts : Friedrichsgrün, Reinsdorf and Vielau
Address of the
municipal administration:
Wiesenaue 41
08141 Reinsdorf
Website :
Mayor : Steffen Ludwig (independent)
Location of the community of Reinsdorf in the district of Zwickau
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Reinsdorf is a municipality in the district of Zwickau in western Saxony . It was created in 1999 from today's districts of Reinsdorf, Vielau and Friedrichsgrün.


Geographical location

The community is located at the foot of the Western Ore Mountains , east of Zwickau . Reinsdorf consists of the three districts Reinsdorf, Vielau and Friedrichsgrün .

Expansion of the municipal area

The largest and most populous district with around 4685 inhabitants is Reinsdorf . It lies to the north and is divided in turn into the agricultural upper village and the Niederdorf, which is influenced by mining, and Wilhelmshöhe, a settlement with around 1000 inhabitants on a hill in the south-west of the district, which was created in the 19th century.

The district of Reinsdorf runs elongated from west to east in the valley of the Dorfbach. In the west the valley opens to the Zwickauer Mulde . The profile rises gently in an easterly and southerly direction, only to drop back down to the valley of the Vielauer Bach in the south. To the north, the elongated ridge of the Reinsdorfer Berg rises up to 400 m above sea level. From here, when visibility is good, the peaks of the central and western Ore Mountains can be seen. The view extends from the Keilberg on the Czech side of the Ore Mountains to Thuringia and the Leipzig region.

The landscape is shaped by agricultural use. In the western part of the Reinsdorf district, the wooded heaps of the abandoned coal mining are unmistakable.

The districts of Vielau and Friedrichsgrün connect to the south. Vielau has about 3,200 inhabitants and is located in the valley of the Vielauer Bach, which flows into the Zwickauer Mulde near Wilkau-Haßlau . At this point is the "Bogenstein", a steep rock on the bank of the Mulden and the foothills of the Ore Mountains. The landscape is also shaped by agricultural use. In the west, the Vielau forest forms the border with the neighboring towns of Wilkau-Haßlau and Zwickau .

Friedrichsgrün is located on a hill in the south-east of the entire community and connects to the district of Vielau. About 1,000 people live here. The area of ​​Friedrichsgrün is about 1 km² the smallest of the three districts and is accordingly densely populated.

Panorama with the center of Reinsdorf and the districts Friedrichsgrün and Wilhelmshöhe in the foreground. In the background some peaks of the Western Ore Mountains.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Mülsen and the cities of Wilkau-Haßlau , Wildenfels and Zwickau in the district of Zwickau .


Reinsdorf district

The oldest witnesses of settlement activity in the valley of the Reinsdorfer Bach are the remains of an early German rampart. This so-called “Wohl zu Reinsdorf” is located at today's rectory, was surrounded by a moat at the time and probably served to protect the residents and their belongings.

The name Reinsdorf goes back to the Wildenfels fiefdom Heinrich von Rybinsdorff. It is mentioned several times in old documents between 1225 and 1260. Historical documents state that Rybinsdorff was founded in 1254. Over time this name changed to today's Reinsdorf. Hesse, Franconia and Bohemian peasants moved into the wilderness as settlers, cleared forests, created arable land, built accommodation for themselves and their cattle and built the first church, mentioned in a document in 1345, of which almost nothing has survived. The place was created as a typical forest hoof village. The fortified four-sided courtyards, which are still well preserved in Oberdorf today, are characteristic. The coat of arms shows a beehive with 43 bees. These symbolize the 43 Reinsdorf estates Wildenfelser shares, but are also intended to indicate the hard work and prosperity of the Reinsdorf farmers.

The tubular bridge

The Reinsdorf estate of the Wildenfels rulership extended over 1 ¼ hours (about 7 km) along the stream, from the height of the Einsiedel (inn) to the Zwickau estate . For a long time, the city on the Mulde was supplied with drinking water from the Reinsdorf valley floor. The wooden pipes led the water over a bridge that has been preserved to this day, the "Röhrensteg", into the city.

In 1525, farmers from Reinsdorf marched together with others against the Hartenstein Castle in the Peasants' War , besieged it, but lost a few weeks later. In 1529 the Reformation arrived. Reinsdorf suffered badly from the Thirty Years' War . From 1632 onwards, troops from various military leaders moved through the town again and again, killing, looting and burning, so "that you couldn't even hear cattle screaming".

During the Napoleonic Wars of Liberation, on May 29, 1813, the Prussian Rittmeister Colomb attacked a superior French regiment on Reinsdorf-Pöhlauer Flur . With 82 men he took an entire French artillery park with 6 officers, 116 cavalrymen, 80 infantry men and several hundred supply soldiers. The only victim was buried in the Reinsdorf cemetery. The " Colombstein " on the B173 reminds of this event today.

For centuries the place had an agricultural character with around 700 inhabitants, but their number increased tenfold from 1810 to 1900 to 7,300. The main reason for this increase was the upswing in hard coal mining . While agriculture still dominated in the upper village, east of the church, mining changed the landscape and population structure in the western part of the village with the ensuing industrialization. The "Wilhelmshöhe" district was created through the necessary creation of living space and the Niederdorf is transformed into a workers' residential area.

Coal mining, which has been in operation in Zwickau and the surrounding area since the 14th century , began on Reinsdorfer Flur in the area of ​​the Wildenfels rulership around 1540. After only a few excavations and prospecting in the 17th century, hard coal became a sought-after fuel in the 18th century as the forests ran out and timber prices rose. The industry that worked with fire increasingly used hard coal as fuel. However, it was not until the 19th century, the century of steam, to recognize the real value of coal. At the beginning of the 19th century, various landowners in Reinsdorf started looking for hard coal again and dug shafts to a depth of around 24 m. It is known that around 1805 at least seven shafts with depths of 8 to 24 m were excavated on Reinsdorfer Flur and with varying degrees of success. From 1820 the "coal farmers" in Reinsdorf became more and more successful and serious competitors for the owners of the coal pits on Oberhohndorfer and Zwickauer Flur. The Reinsdorfer no longer adhered to the coal regulations in force in the state of Saxony . The resistance of the Reinsdorf farmers led to their lifting on November 21, 1823. With the abolition of the coal regulations, the introduction of steam power at the end of the 1820s and the production of coke in 1830, mining grew rapidly. At the same time, the costs for civil engineering facilities increased, many of which could no longer be raised by individual landowners alone. Many decided to pool their fields and raise outside capital. This leads to the establishment of a large number of coal mining associations. The most important company for Reinsdorf economically and socio-politically was the Morgenstern hard coal works, which was founded in 1867 as the family company Sarfert & Wiede. Its 107.49 hectare mine field extended with a width of 500 meters and a length of 2.6 kilometers from south to north across the entire Reinsdorf corridor from the Vielauer to the Pöhlau corridor boundary. On April 25, 1889, the existing company structure was converted into a trade union. Depths of more than 1,000 m were reached. Until the cessation of coal mining in the Zwickau-Oelsnitzer area in 1978, there were more than 30 pits in the village. The remaining winding tower and other facilities of Shaft II of the Morgenstern union are now a mining and local history museum.

In 1870/71, soldiers from Reinsdorf took part in the Franco-Prussian War , and an obelisk was dedicated to the four dead on Sedan Day in 1895 at the parish . In 1929 a memorial was added to the more than 200 fallen soldiers of the First World War and in 1997 the entry of the more than 400 fallen soldiers of the Second World War. In 1891 the third, St. Jacobus Church, was consecrated. The model was the St. Nicolai Church in Aue . The Reinsdorf church is the highest in the former Zwickau district and reflects the prosperity of the "coal farmers" in the village at that time.

In 1923 Reinsdorf was to be incorporated into Zwickau . However, this failed because of the strong resistance of the citizens.

On March 21, 1945, Reinsdorf experienced a night American air raid with 1,000 incendiary bombs . On April 17, 1945 , Reinsdorf was occupied by American troops, which were relieved by the Soviets in July. The place developed in the following years of socialist construction and celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1954. In the same year, a flood disaster devastated the region.

Since 1989 the place has been developing dynamically. The entire infrastructure was modernized and expanded, residential and commercial areas were created and club life experienced an upswing. With effect from January 1, 1999, Reinsdorf was united by law with the neighboring towns of Vielau and Friedrichsgrün.

District of Vielau

Muchaus coat of arms

The place, like some of the neighboring communities, was founded towards the end of the 12th century, and was first mentioned in documents in 1238. The area around Zwickau was settled by Slavs before 1238. After the conquest of the areas east of the Elbe and Saale by German feudal lords, they called Hessian, Thuringian and Franconian farmers into the country to clear the huge forest area and create new settlements. This is how Vielau emerged as a two-sided row village with a forest hoofed field . The work of the first settler families was a cultural act of the first order, because settlement and arable land were created on a large scale, which was the cornerstone for further development in this region. In the time immediately after the town was founded, two refuges were built. Remains of one of the refuges are in the form of the "Wohl" in the area of ​​the former Hammelhof (today the district of Friedrichsgrün). The Hammelhof was laid out very early on as the "Upper Vorwerk" of the Vielauer manor. Later a "Niederes Vorwerk" was built in Wilkau-Haßlau. It was called "Jägerhof" (below the Haßlauer church). The grinding mill was built on the Mulde in its immediate vicinity. Furthermore, Vielau was also influenced by increasing industrialization and hard coal mining in the neighboring community of Reinsdorf and in the Zwickau area. The population rose to 4,409 in 1900. At the beginning of the 1930s, the tunneling of the Dorfbach and the paving work for the Dorfstrasse began. Furthermore, mining settlements were built.

Description of the coat of arms: “In silver with a shield base between two green mountains, a green oak with a black trunk, accompanied by three black birds; Split shield base, in front in silver two diagonally crossed black mountain hammers, behind in silver diagonally crossed a black rake and a black scythe. "

Friedrichsgrün district

coat of arms
Friedrichsgrün, view from the west

Friedrichsgrün was only founded in 1755. The place arose on the part of the Vielau mark belonging to the Wildenfels rule . At this time, Albertine Charlotte von Bylandt -Palsterkamp, ​​the widowed mother of Friedrich Magnus I. Graf zu Solms-Wildenfels, was in charge of the official affairs of her underage son. She probably initiated the foundation of the town and its name. The nucleus of the village was the Count Solms “Hammelhof”. This Vorwerk, which still exists today, is much older. It emerged from an early German rampart that was built by Germanic settlers during the conquest. The moat and the central elevation on which the fortified structure was located are still clearly visible today. On April 3, 1835, the Hammelhof burned down. The place was a weaving village, the residents hardly had any land of their own.


In blue on a black three-mountain, in which there are diagonally crossed golden mallets and irons, a golden lion.

The coat of arms shows the Solms lion. The color blue stands for the county of Solms-Wildenfels . Mallets and irons point to earlier mining.


Pöhlau belonged to the parish of Reinsdorf from time immemorial . Friedrichsgrün and Vielau have formed their own parishes since their villages were founded.

Christian denominations of Lutheran confessions are most widespread today . The three existing Lutheran parishes belong to the parish of Zwickau of the Saxon regional church . The Methodist Church of the Redeemer, together with Mülsen, forms a parish within the Zwickau church district of the United Methodist Church in Germany. In the period after the Second World War , numerous refugees and displaced persons from the former German eastern regions , especially from Silesia , who were Roman Catholic remained in Reinsdorf and the surrounding area , so that even the construction of a separate church building was considered. For the first time since the Reformation, Roman Catholic services were held in Reinsdorf in the parish hall or Luther hall of the Protestant St. Jakobus parish, most recently every two weeks. The branch office belonged to the Catholic parish of St. Johann Nepomuk in Zwickau and was closed in 1991. For years, the ecumenical highlight of the congregations was a joint divine service during Advent .

Evangelical Lutheran St. Jakobus Parish Reinsdorf

The church was at the center of the newly founded settlement from the start. In 1345 a pastor Heinrich zu Ribbensdorff and a church are mentioned for the first time, which had a roof turret instead of a tower . Its keystone, a man's head with foliage, has been preserved to this day and is located on the south side of the current church tower. The first church received two bells in 1466, and an altar in 1510 by the carver Michael Heuffner from Eger , who also worked in Zwickau and whose work is attributed to the Nuremberg School. The four altar figures carved from linden wood (Johannes, Jakobus, Urban and Our Lady of Sorrows with Maria Magdalena) were originally painted and gilded. They were handed over to the Zwickau Antiquities Association in 1890 and are now in the Zwickau Municipal Museum . Around 1620 the church received a pulpit, which was also used in the later second church. A gilded silver chalice from 1657 has also been preserved.

In 1529 the Reformation entered Reinsdorf. There has been evidence of a parish office since around 1590; the oldest church records date back to around 1610, as numerous church records were destroyed in the Thirty Years' War. This hit the church badly. In August 1633 the pastor Theodor Matthesius was shot by imperial soldiers, the deacon Johannes Francke died at the end of the same year. From 1638 to 1641 there was not a single wedding ceremony because of the chaos of war. A chronicle reads: "Was it all war [...] no more cattle could be heard screaming in this place."

In Reinsdorf from 1602 to 1789 all applicants for the office of deacon had to provide evidence of their written and spoken skills. In each case, the request was made for the "Kirchfärt Reinsdorf and Poehlau in their liege" to be issued. The incumbent pastor made an addendum until 1838. This document records the amount of the tithe for each property and the property separated from it , which had to be paid in kind by the landowners to the Reinsdorf clergy up to the redemption laws.

The first church was also dilapidated by the war. In 1691 they began to be demolished, on July 19, 1693 the second, a hall church, which had its tower in the east, was inaugurated. The altar was probably on or in the tower and was decorated with simple paintings, above it the organ and a curved singing stage. The nave was provided with a wooden field ceiling, on the gallery balustrades there were depictions of the life of Jesus between his birth and ascension. In between stood the figures from the altar of the first church. In 1780 a font made of Wildenfels marble was installed. On June 28, 1783, lightning struck the church twice within five minutes and severely damaged the organ.

At the end of the 19th century this church was dilapidated and too small for the population that had grown due to industrialization. The new building was designed by the Leipzig architect Oskar Mothes , the construction work was carried out by the Reinsdorf master builder Wilhelm Junghans, the carpentry work by the Reinsdorf contractor Erich Haupt and the Zwickauer Lieske. The second church was demolished step by step, so that services were held in it during the construction, the last time on June 21, 1891. On October 26, 1891, today's church was consecrated. Unfortunately, a roofer fell while building the tower and had a fatal accident.

The third Reinsdorf church was built in neo-Gothic style as a brick shell with Aga facing bricks in red, the nave is cross-shaped. The tower of the previous church was preserved, it was raised and provided with buttresses. A gilded angel was placed on top. Galleries and vaults are supported by cast iron columns that were made in the Cainsdorf Queen Marienhütte . To the south of the choir is the sacristy, to the north the baptistery. Above the sandstone altar is a wooden structure with five life-size figures from a Munich wood carving institute: left and right two evangelists, in the middle Christ the King of the World. On the pulpit are depicted Peter (with the key), Paul (with the sword), Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon . Originally an organ by E. Müller from Werdau was in the church, in 1910 it was rebuilt by Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden and now has two manuals, a pedal, 18 stops and many secondary voices. The oak stalls have 950 seats.

The church windows above the galleries were painted by the company Türke & Co. from Zittau from 1907 to 1909, and the tower roof was covered in copper in 1933/1934. New bells were consecrated in 1956 and the church was renovated in 1965/1966. The interior was renovated from 1974 to 1976 under the direction of the Bärenwald master painter Siegfried Tröger. Extensive renovation and renewal work has been taking place since the fall of the Wall.

Today's parish is not far from the church. This was originally a four-sided farm yard for the care of the pastor; three pages were canceled in the 1930s. The building that was left has been used for community activities ever since. In 1997 it was extensively renovated together with the present square, in the upper part of the house there are apartments that are rented by the parish. To the west of it is the 1892 villa-like parish office with chancellery and parish apartment. The cemetery extends north of the church, followed by the parish forest, the "blade".

The parish consists of about 1100 members. There are various parish groups, including the church choir founded in 1888, which has also participated in various CD productions. Others are the young-adult circle spark of hope, gymnastics evenings for older and younger women, a trombone choir, flute circle, senior circle, women and mothers service, men's work, discussion group, young congregation, confirmation classes, Christian doctrine, preschool group and a mother-child group. In addition to the Sunday service, there is usually a children's service and the regional church community meets.

Methodist Church of the Redeemer Reinsdorf

The Reinsdorf Evangelical Methodist parish was established in 1891, the first services were held in private apartments, and today's parish hall was acquired in 1907. Reinsdorf became its own municipality in 1914, including Mülsen and Oberhohndorf. Since 2005 belongs to the municipality Reinsdorf, Mülsen and Crossen. The Erlöserkirche was built and consecrated in 1927 by the church builder Paulus Zeuner.

Population development

Development of the population (as of December 31) :

  • 1998: 8978
  • 1999: 8976
  • 2000: 8915
  • 2001: 8893
  • 2002: 8833
  • 2003: 8872
  • 2004: 8800
  • 2005: 8649
  • 2007: 8430
  • 2008: 8294
  • 2012: 7866
  • 2013: 7754
Data source: Saxony State Statistical Office


City council election 2014
Turnout: 51.3% (2009: 47.0%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+ 0.1  % p
+ 8.1  % p.p.
-3.3  % p
-8.1  % p
-2.1  % p
+ 5.3  % p

In the 1990s, as part of the municipal reform in the Free State of Saxony, efforts were made to incorporate Reinsdorf into Zwickau. This plan ultimately failed and in 1999 the places Friedrichsgrün, Reinsdorf and Vielau merged to form the unified municipality of Reinsdorf. Mayor has been Steffen Ludwig since 1999. The independent politician had been mayor of Reinsdorf since 1985 before the merger with the districts of Vielau and Friedrichsgrün. In 2010 he celebrated his 25th anniversary in office, which earned him the popular nickname "King Ludwig".

Municipal council

Since the municipal council election on May 25, 2014 , the 18 seats of the municipal council have been distributed among the individual groups as follows:

  • CDU : 7 seats
  • Free electoral association Vielau, Friedrichsgrün and Reinsdorf (FW): 7 seats
  • LEFT : 2 seats
  • SPD : 1 seat
  • GREEN : 1 seat


Steffen Ludwig has been the mayor since 1985; he was last re-elected in 2013.

Local partnerships

There are also school partnerships with

Culture and sights


Local history and mining museum
  • Local history and mining museum in the former Morgensternschacht II, Reinsdorf
  • Historic Vielau brewery
  • Citizens' meeting place Herrenhaus Vielau
  • Citizens' meeting place "House of Discoverers" Friedrichsgrün
  • Information point on mining in Reinsdorf with a viewing platform on Hüttenstrasse


The St. James Church
  • St. Jakobus Church in the district of Reinsdorf, built from 1889–1891 according to a design by Oskar Mothes in the neo-Gothic style (see section on the history of religion), as well as the exposed foundations of the previous building
  • Peter and Paul Church in Vielau
  • Friedrichsgrün Church
  • Methodist Church of the Redeemer Reinsdorf (built in 1927 by master church builder Paulus Zeuner)
  • Memorials to those who fell in the Franco-German War and the World Wars
  • Rittergut Reinsdorf: The building complex popularly known as the “Rittergut” was a villa-like property belonging to a former shaft owner. He also had the "Ebertschlösschen" built on the banks of the Mulden in Zwickau. The house and two barns are still preserved from the building complex.
  • Manor brewery and Vielau manor house
  • numerous well-preserved and restored four-sided courtyards
  • Bridge of the A 72 over the valley of the Zwickauer Mulde near Vielau: The bridge is 65 m high and 671 m long. It was built in 1938/1939 and was the largest motorway bridge in Saxony until the 1990s.


  • Park with park railway in Friedrichsgrün

Natural monuments

  • In the village there is an occurrence of the brown-red stendelwort , a species of orchid, which has been designated a natural monument .
  • Peace Oak

Clubs and sports

Like-minded people have been meeting since the middle of the 19th century to pursue their interests after work. The beginning was made in 1839 by the Reinsdorf Reading Association with its own library. Today there are 37 clubs in Reinsdorf. In order to support the work of the clubs, the former school building III was converted into a club house. Each of the three districts has a volunteer fire brigade . The volunteer fire brigades Friedrichsgrün, Reinsdorf and Vielau provide fire protection and general help. There are several sports and hard courts, an all-weather sports field, a tennis court and sports halls in the village.

Regular events

  • Friedrichsgrüner Park Festival
  • Christmas market Reinsdorf
  • Manor house festival Vielau
  • Vielauer fair
  • ADMV Classic Cup on the August-Horch-Ring Reinsdorf
  • ADMV Saxony Rally
  • Summer party garden "Glück-Auf"
  • Summer party KGA "Recreation" OT Vielau
  • Reinsdorf Advent music


The well-developed network of trails is ideal for hiking and cycling. The historical driveway of the district of Reinsdorf, the "Wiesenaue", has been developed as a cycle path over the entire length of about 8 km and connects above all the farms in the village, but also communal and infrastructure facilities such as schools, town hall, library, retirement home, home for the disabled and - workshop, church, the residential areas and leads to the mill wheel on the Klingenbach. There is a riding stables in the upper village of the Reinsdorf district. In addition, the Friedrichsgrüner Park, the Vielauer brewery, the manor house Vielau, the local history and mining museum in Reinsdorf and the house of the discoverers in Friedrichsgrün invite you to visit. There is also a mountain bike route in the Reinsdorf district.

Economy and Infrastructure


Reinsdorf is located at the Zwickau-Ost junction of the A 72 (Chemnitz - Hof). State roads 283 (Zwickau in the direction of Hartenstein with connection to the A 72) and the S 277 (Vielau to the B 93 in Wilkau-Haßlau) run through the village . A connection to the B 173 was completed in 2009. From here, the B 93 at the VW plant in Mosel can be reached directly with a connection to the A 4 (Dresden - Erfurt). The line 135 of the regional traffic Westsachsen (in the traffic association means Saxony) leads from Zwickau over Reinsdorf, Friedrichsgrün and Vielau to Wilkau-Haßlau. In addition, the lines 141 (Zwickau - Hartenstein) and 157 (Hartenstein - Wilkau-Haßlau) also pass through the districts of Reinsdorf.


After 1990 industrial areas were designated in Reinsdorf and Friedrichsgrün. In addition, there are newly developed residential areas in all three districts. In Reinsdorf, natural gas, broadband and DSL can be supplied almost everywhere. The place is connected to a central wastewater treatment system. Urban streets and path connections are in a good to very good condition.

In the center of the Reinsdorf district is a senior citizens' home built in 2004. There is also a dormitory for the handicapped and a workshop for the handicapped by Lebenshilfe Sachsen e. V. The districts have communal libraries, resident doctors and dentists and sales outlets for everyday goods.


Ernst Beyer primary school in Vielau

The central primary school Ernst Beyer is located in the district of Vielau. Reinsdorf is the location of the "International High School Reinsdorf" and the "International High School Reinsdorf", both language, media and business-oriented and independent.

Public facilities

Established businesses


  • Television Zwickau, regional broadcaster with former headquarters and transmission mast in Reinsdorf
  • The Chemnitz “Free Press” appears with the local Zwickau edition
  • "Blick" and "Wochenspiegel" as free weekly information magazines
  • the weekly Reinsdorfer Gemeindeblatt as a municipal official bulletin


  • Johann Neuber (born January 22, 1697 in Reinsdorf, † 1759 in Dresden); Actor and husband of the Neuberin
  • Christian Weiß (* 1718 in Reinsdorf), takes over a quarter farm in Reinsdorf in 1739 and 1741 and is listed in the history of Saxony as the initiator of clover cultivation
  • Johann Adolf Ludwig Werner (* 1794 in Vielau, † 1866 in Dessau), teacher, the sporting fitness of the youth was important to him.
  • Florentin Kästner (* 1832 in Bockwa; † Zwickau 1885), owner of hard coal works in Oberhohndorf and Reinsdorf, in 1883 he founded the porcelain factory for his son Friedrich Kaestner (* 1856; † 1924)
  • Ernst Beyer (* 1855 in Vielau; † 1927 in Leipzig), school councilor in Leipzig, who campaigned for the interests of the Saxon teaching staff. The primary school is named after him.
  • Ernst Stiehler (* 1887 in Vielau; † unknown), politician (NSDAP)
  • Paul Unterstab (* 1895 in Reinsdorf; † 1944), politician (NSDAP)
  • Erich Kunz (* 1897 in Vielau; † 1939), politician (NSDAP)
  • Arno Schüller (* 1908 in Friedrichsgrün, † 1963 in Heidelberg), Professor of Petrography and Mineralogy
  • Helmut Möckel (* 1909 in Vielau, † 1945 in Darmstadt), staff leader of the Hitler Youth, deputy to the Reich Youth Leader and member of the Reichstag
  • Heinz Arnold (* 1920 in Reinsdorf; † 2000 in Chemnitz), politician (SED), chairman of the council of the Karl-Marx-Stadt district
  • Gerhard Tautenhahn (* 1929 in Vielau; † 2018), Minister for General Machinery, Agricultural Machinery and Vehicle Construction in the GDR
  • Paul Eberhard Kreisel (* 1931 in Vielau; † 2011), church musician and composer
  • Lothar Starke (* 1938), urologist and politician
  • Harald Fritzsch (born February 10, 1943), theoretical physicist
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans (* 1953), guitarist


Individual evidence

  1. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Norbert Peschke : Zwickau and Planitz in a hail of bombs . Sutton. 2004, p. 127
  3. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 1999
  4. ^ Emil Herzog: Chronicle of the district town of Zwickau . Annual history. 2nd part. R. Zückler, Zwickau 1845, p. 835 .
  5. Results of the 2014 municipal council elections
  8. ^ Groundbreaking ceremony for Linamar Reinsdorf
  9. Johann Christian Schubart , (Edler von Kleefeld): Economic-cameralistic writings with continued evidence that Hutung, Trift and fallow are coming to an end. Sixth part. Leipzig 1786, p. 194

Web links

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