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Community Beiersdorf
Coordinates: 51 ° 4 ′ 36 ″  N , 14 ° 31 ′ 46 ″  E
Height : 400 m
Residents : 55  (May 9, 2011)
Postal code : 02736
Area code : 035872
Zwenke (Saxony)

Location of Zwenke in Saxony

The Zwenke is a part of the municipality of Beiersdorf in the district of Görlitz.



The Zwenke is located in the western part of the district in the Lausitzer Bergland on the southern slope of the Bieleboh mountain range. The Zwenkegraben rises in the settlement. To the north rises the Kuhberg ( 455  m ), northwest of the Bieleboh ( 499  m ), west of the Kahlberg ( 413  m ) and southwest of the Krahberg ( 411  m ). The ascent from Beiersdorf to Bielebohbaude leads through the Zwenke, the marked hiking trail is part of the main hiking trails Lausitzer Schlange and Oberlausitzer Bergweg .

Neighboring places

Zieglertal Bärhäuser row
Wurbis Neighboring communities Beiersdorf
Mountains Beiersdorf Beiersdorf


The district consists of Bielebohstrasse and Zwenkestrasse.


The group of houses was created at the end of the 18th century on the edge of the Richterwiese on the deforested southern slope of the Bieleboh mountain range. On the miles sheet of 1804, four houses are listed at this point. From 1840, the upper part of the Richterwiese was also built on with houses and a bleaching area.

When the construction of the observation tower and inn on the Bieleboh began in the summer of 1882, the building materials were transported over the Zwenke to the mountain. The continuous rain that set in at the end of August softened the driveway to the Bieleboh so that it was soon impassable for carts. The students from Beiersdorf carried the 16,000 bricks still required for further construction from the Zwenke up to the mountain for a fee of two pfennigs each. After the well on the Bieleboh almost dried up during the dry summer of 1913, a 600 m long water pipe was laid from a strong spring well in the Zwenke to the Bieleboh in 1914. The pipe, which was laid at a depth of 1 ¼ m through the blasted rock, overcame a height difference of 80 m with the help of an electric plunger pump .

The settlement north of the Beiersdorf manor was always part of Beiersdorf.

In the census of May 9, 2011, the Zwenke consisted of 22 residential buildings in which 55 people lived. The average age was 46 years.

Administrative affiliation

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


The Zwenke is an irregular house group. Some houses are framed ; this includes house no. 143, which was built in 1853 and belonged to the bleachery. The two ponds on the north-western outskirts have been drained.


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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Miles sheet 347
  2. On the 100th anniversary of the Bieleboh in Beiersdorfer Bote No. 5/2008
  3. 2011 census - Beiersdorf community