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community Priestewitz
Coordinates: 51 ° 15 ′ 41 ″  N , 13 ° 29 ′ 52 ″  E
Incorporation : January 1, 1999
Postal code : 01561
Area code : 03522

Strießen is a district of the municipality of Priestewitz in the district of Meißen in Saxony .

Geography and transport links

The place encompassing an area of ​​314 hectares is located northwest of the core town Priestewitz on the county road K 8551. The B 101 runs east. The Leipzig – Dresden railway line runs south of the town .

The Goltzschabach has its source to the west of the village .


Strießen was originally a Slavic foundation. The place was laid out as a street green village with a corridor . Strießen was first mentioned in a document in 1272 as Stresin . Other forms of the place name were in the course of time: 1350 Strisow , 1378 Stresyn , 1406 Stresen , 1510 Strosen , 1540 Strisen and finally in 1594 Striesen .

There have been a few changes of ownership over the centuries. Originally belonging to the Meissen margrave as a fiefdom , the place, the size of which was given as 15 hooves around 1406, belonged to Hayn Castle in 1378 and to the town of Hayn from 1554. From 1648 Strießen finally belonged to the Naundorf manor.

During the Thirty Years War Strießen was hit by several plague epidemics. The epidemic claimed a total of 67 victims in Strießen between 1631 and 1637 alone. In 1824 the size of the place is given as 17 Hufen, which in 1840 had 130 inhabitants. A school was built in 1866. In 1902 a new building took place. A few years later, in 1912, the village received electric light.

In 1915, the village of Wistauda, south of Strießen, was incorporated into Strießen. In 1973, Medessen , located two kilometers to the west, followed, and a few years after the fall of the Wall, the municipality of Strießen finally merged with Baßlitz and Lenz in Priestewitz in 1999.

Culture and sights

Several historical monuments and buildings are recorded in the local list of monuments. The St. John's Church is a listed building here . This was built in 1852 and 1853. The new organ procured as part of this new church building in 1853 comes from the organ builder Johann Gotthilf Bärmig (1815–1899). In addition, a historical stone from the 19th century, a transformer house from the first half of the 19th century and the school built in 1902 are listed as historical monuments.

Active clubs in the village include the local club Strießen-Medessen and the sports club SG Strießen .


  • Cornelius Gurlitt : Strießen. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 37. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Grossenhain (Land) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1914, p. 410.
  • Otto Mörtzsch: Historical-topographical description of the administrative authority in Großenhain . Regional Association of Saxon Homeland Security , Dresden 1935.

Web links

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

Notes and individual references

  1. a b c d Otto Mörtzsch: Historical-topographical description of the administrative authority in Großenhain . Landesverein Sächsischer Heimatschutz , Dresden 1935, p. 84 .
  2. a b Strießen in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony , accessed on December 18, 2017
  3. ^ Chronicle of Strießen on the town's private website , accessed on December 18, 2017.
  4. a b List of Monuments of the State of Saxony , accessed on December 18, 2017.
  5. Cornelius Gurlitt: Amtshauptmannschaft Grossenhain (country) . Dresden 1914, p. 410-416 ( Scan  - Internet Archive ).
  6. List of the Priestewitz associations on the parish homepage, accessed on December 18, 2017.