Ehrenfriedersdorf

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Ehrenfriedersdorf
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Coat of arms of Ehrenfriedersdorf
Coat of arms
Ehrenfriedersdorf   is located in Germany
Ehrenfriedersdorf
Ehrenfriedersdorf
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
Government
 • Mayor Silke Franzl
Area
 • 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
Website www.stadt-ehrenfriedersdorf.de
Town hall

Introduction[edit]

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.

Theatre[edit]

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

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