Hirschsprung, Germany

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Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Population (2014-01-27) 116
Time zone Central European Time (CET) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) Central European Summer Time (CEST) (UTC+2)
ZIP code 01773
Area code(s) +49 (0)35056
Website www.hirschsprung.de

Hirschsprung is a village in the eastern Ore Mountains in Saxony, Germany. It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Dresden, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Czech border. Since 1965 it has been part of the town of Altenberg.



First documented writing about the area around is dated 1464. It was signed by the knight Walzig at his castle Bärenstein. In 1491 a road from Altenberg on Dippoldiswalde to Dresden has been created. The settlement is mentioned in old documents in 1747 as Hirschbrunn and Hirschsprung. The first house of settlement was a forester's house.

New Age[edit]

In times of GDR Hirschsprung was a popular recreational area. At that time there were five hotels and a number of guesthouses and apartments. At peak times, 350 accommodations were available. After German reunification, most of them were closed. Today the only remaining hotel and restaurant is Ladenmühle, which is among the oldest buildings in general. There is a Sawmill which has a historical Framesaw.



Year Population [1]
1834 112
1871 112
1890 123
1910 121
1925 150
1939 148
1946 181
1962 213
2009 111
2014 116

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Coordinates: 50°47′N 13°45′E / 50.783°N 13.750°E / 50.783; 13.750