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Community Beiersdorf
Coordinates: 51 ° 4 ′ 6 ″  N , 14 ° 32 ′ 38 ″  E
Height : 390 m
Residents : 46  (May 9, 2011)
Postal code : 02736
Area code : 035872
Schmiedenthal (Saxony)

Location of Schmiedenthal in Saxony

Schmiedenthal , popularly the blacksmiths , is a district of the municipality of Beiersdorf in the district of Görlitz.



Schmiedenthal is located in the western part of the district in the Lausitzer Bergland in a left side valley of the Beiersdorfer water . The Haderberg ( 420  m ) and the Lochberg ( 435  m ) rise to the northeast , the Hauptmannsberg ( 431  m ) to the south and the Steinklunsen ( 437  m ) to the southwest in the Great Forest . In the Grund west of Schmiedenthal is the former Beiersdorf outdoor pool. A hiking trail leads from Beiersdorf to Oberschönbach on the former route of the Taubenheim – Dürrhennersdorf narrow-gauge railway .

Neighboring places

Beiersdorf Beiersdorf New Lauba
Beiersdorf Neighboring communities Oberschönbach
Tannenhof , Oppach Neudorf


All houses in the district are on Schmiedentalstrasse.


Former stone mill
House of the former Hadermühle

The group of houses was founded around 1650 by the owner of the Niederbeiersdorf manor near the boundary with Schönbach at the former Sattelhof and was the first extension to be built outside of the village meadow due to the increasing population of Beiersdorf . The first settlers were Bohemian exiles that the craft of Cutler exercised. From this, the first received as "I. Cultivation ", the new settlement called" Schmiedenthal ". In the Beiersdorf Quatember Tax Catastrum of 1773, the Beiersdorf houses No. 28-36 were called “the smiths” and four of the cottagers were named. The place to which the Haderberg and the one-layer Suchemich located on the Schönbach district boundary were also assigned was always part of Beiersdorf.

Several windmills were built on the hills above the forges from the 18th century. The Turmholländer windmill on the hilltop to the north, known as the “stone mill”, is already recorded on the Meilenblatt in 1804, as is another windmill that stood east of the forge above the houses in Oberschönbach. On the Haderberg, which was completely wooded with the "Haderbüschel" at the beginning of the 19th century, a third windmill was built in 1842 with the "Hadermühle"; later another windmill was built on the Haderberg. The stone mill ceased operations in 1893, and its tower was converted into residential use in 1940.

The Taubenheim – Dürrhennersdorf narrow-gauge railway was built between 1891 and 1892 . Although it drove through the middle of Schmiedenthal, the trains did not stop there. The one-shift Suchemich burned down on September 14, 1908 and was not rebuilt.

In 1921, the municipality of Beiersdorf leased the extinguishing water pond from the landowner Reinhold Adler , located in the Grund south-west of Schmiedenthal, and expanded it into a swimming pool. After the political change, the lease became an obstacle to the plans that had existed since 1992 to modernize and transform the pool into a natural pool, which ultimately led to its closure. In February 2002 the municipality canceled the lease.

In mid-April 1945, seven bombs were dropped on the small railway section between the Michel and Schmiedenthal companies, but as duds they caused no damage and could be defused. The narrow-gauge railway was dismantled in autumn 1945 as a reparation payment for the Soviet Union. On their route today an avenue-like hiking trail runs from the Alte Kirchweg in Beiersdorf to Schmiedenthal, which continues east of the village to Oberschönbach.

In the census of May 9, 2011, Schmiedenthal consisted of 16 residential buildings in which 46 people lived. The average age was 41.8 years.

Administrative affiliation

1764: Amt Stolpen, 1816: Amt Stolpen, 1843: Amt Stolpen, 1856: Judicial Office Neusalza, 1875: Amtshauptmannschaft Löbau , 1952: District Löbau , 1994: District Löbau-Zittau , 2008: District Görlitz .


Schmiedenthal consists of a row of houses on the left side of the valley, a few scattered houses in the valley floor, on the northern slope and on the hilltop and on the Haderberg. Some houses are framed . These include the two-story house no.16, built in 1844 and decorated with a rifle eagle, and the two-story house no.17 from 1830, on whose barn gable an equestrian image is attached.

Of the four windmills, only the tower stump of the stone mill, known today as the “mouse tower”, has survived.


  • Between Strohmberg, Czorneboh and Kottmar (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 24). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1974, pp. 111, 113-114.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ao: 1773 pre-emishion to the village of Beyersdorff Quatember new Catrastro anno 1773 in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 4/2012
  2. ^ Miles sheet 347
  3. Beiersdorfer Bote No. 10/2008
  4. ^ History of the open-air swimming pool in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 3/2011
  5. The outdoor pool in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 4/2011
  6. ^ The open-air swimming pool in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 5/2011
  7. Memories of the last days of the war in Beiersdorf in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 7/2015
  8. 2011 census - Beiersdorf community