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Coat of arms of Ehrenfriedersdorf
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Ehrenfriedersdorf   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°38′46″N 12°58′11″E / 50.64611°N 12.96972°E / 50.64611; 12.96972Coordinates: 50°38′46″N 12°58′11″E / 50.64611°N 12.96972°E / 50.64611; 12.96972
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Erzgebirgskreis
 • Mayor Silke Franzl
 • Total 15.86 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Elevation 550-731 m (−1,848 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,805
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09427
Dialling codes 037341
Vehicle registration ERZ
Town hall


Ehrenfriedersdorf is a town in the district of Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 8 km northwest of Annaberg-Buchholz, and 21 km south of Chemnitz.


At the start of the 1990s the folk theatre, the Mundarttheater am Greifenstein was founded in Ehrenfriedersdorf. This theatre group took over the tradition of the Mettenspiel, a play as part of the Mettenschicht, which had hitherto been put on by members of the mining fraternity in the buildings of the former tin ord mine of Sauberg .

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Zschopau, Sports people of the year, 1968, Hans Weber left
  • Johann August Scheibner (1810-1888), politician, Member of Landtag (Kingdom of Saxony)
  • Julius Theodor Zenker (1811-1884), orientalist, translator and private scholar
  • Georg Fritz Weiß (1822-1893), opera singer, translator and actor
  • Max Wenzel (1879-1946), dialect poet of the Erzgebirge
  • Hans Weber (1941-1969), motorcycle racer
  • Günter Deckert (1950-2005), nordic combiner