Schönfeld (District of Meissen)

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Schönfeld (District of Meissen)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Schönfeld highlighted

Coordinates: 51 ° 18 '  N , 13 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : Meissen
Management Community : Schönfeld
Height : 319 m above sea level NHN
Area : 39.16 km 2
Residents: 1870 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 48 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 01561
Primaries : 035248, 035755 (Linz, Böhla)Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : MEI, GRH, RG, RIE
Community key : 14 6 27 250
Community structure: 5 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Street of MTS 11
01561 Schönfeld
Website :
Mayor : Hans-Joachim Weigel ( German Social Union )
Location of the community Schönfeld in the district of Meißen
Coswig (Sachsen) Diera-Zehren Ebersbach (bei Großenhain) Glaubitz Gröditz Großenhain Hirschstein Käbschütztal Klipphausen Lampertswalde Lommatzsch Meißen Moritzburg Gröditz Niederau Nossen Nünchritz Priestewitz Radebeul Radeburg Riesa Röderaue Schönfeld Stauchitz Strehla Thiendorf Weinböhla Wülknitz Zeithain Sachsen Dresden Landkreis Bautzen Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge Landkreis Mittelsachsen Landkreis Nordsachsen Brandenburgmap
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Schönfeld is a municipality in Saxony in the northeast of the district of Meißen , directly on the Saxon- Brandenburg border and not far from the Königsbrücker Heide . It is the seat of the Schönfeld administrative association .


The surrounding communities in the north are the communities Ortrand and Kroppen in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district in the state of Brandenburg. In the northeast and east, the municipality of Thiendorf joins the municipality of Ebersbach in the south and the municipality of Lamperswalde in the district of Meißen in the east. The federal highway 98 connects the place Schönfeld in an easterly direction with the federal highway 13, which runs through the municipality area. The city of Großenhain is 25 kilometers west of Schönfeld.

The site was laid out on sediments from the Cold Age of the Saale with greywacke projections in a hollow in a creek that rises near Liega . The district of the place extends eastwards to the federal motorway 13. The Kienheide, an extensive forest area, extends south of the community.

Local division

The districts of Schönfeld, Kraußnitz , Liega , Linz and Böhla b belong to the community of Schönfeld . Outskirts .


It was first mentioned in a document in 1216. Tammo de Sconevelt is mentioned as a witness to the transfer of the village and the Zadel church by the Margrave Dietrich to the Altzella monastery .

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent municipality of Liega was incorporated.

City council election 2014
Turnout: 64.1%


Since the municipal council election on May 25, 2014 , the 14 seats of the municipal council have been distributed among the individual groups as follows:

  • CDU : 7 seats
  • DSU : 4 seats
  • Citizens' initiative “For our community” (BIG): 2 seats
  • Voting Association Kraussnitz (WVK): 1 seat


54% of the population are Lutherans, 2% Catholics. The churches in Schönfeld and Linz belong to the parish of Ponickau in the church district of Meißen-Großenhain of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony . The few Catholics are assigned to the Catholic parish of St. Katharina in Grossenhain , 15 km away .


Schönfeld Castle
  • Manor house in Böhla
  • Flour and saw mill in Böhla
  • Schönfeld Palace , a neo-Renaissance palace , originally from 1216

Regular events

  • Schönfeld Castle Christmas
  • Local festival in Schönfeld
  • Wedding fair in Schönfeld Palace



Web links

Commons : Schönfeld (Saxony)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).
  2. Results of the 2014 municipal council elections
  3. census database