Stützengrün

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Stützengrün
house in baroque style
house in baroque style
Location of Stützengrün within Erzgebirgskreis district
Stützengrün in ERZ.png
Stützengrün is located in Germany
Stützengrün
Stützengrün
Stützengrün is located in Saxony
Stützengrün
Stützengrün
Coordinates: 50°32′4″N 12°31′34″E / 50.53444°N 12.52611°E / 50.53444; 12.52611Coordinates: 50°32′4″N 12°31′34″E / 50.53444°N 12.52611°E / 50.53444; 12.52611
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictErzgebirgskreis
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorBirgit Reichel (CDU)
Area
 • Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Elevation
584 m (1,916 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,192
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08328
Dialling codes037462
Vehicle registrationERZ
Websitewww.stuetzengruen.de

Stützengrün is a community in the district of Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Stützengrün lies in the Ore Mountains right on the boundary with the Vogtland. In Stützengrün is found the Weißbach (stream), which empties directly into the Eibenstock Reservoir.

Geology[edit]

The community lies on a hilly plateau of Eibenstock tourmaline-granite and stretches from a height of 570 up to 680 metres above sea level.

Constituent communities[edit]

As well as the namesake community of Stützengrün, the municipal area also includes the amalgamated centres of Hundshübel and Lichtenau.

History[edit]

Development of population figures (31 December):

  • 1971 - 2,863
  • 1998 - 4,092
  • 1999 - 4,085
  • 2000 - 4,004
  • 2001 - 3,976
  • 2002 - 3,981
  • 2003 - 3,941
  • 2004 - 3,842
  • 2005 - 3,806
  • 2006 - 3,771
Source as of 1998: Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen

Politics[edit]

country subdivision Hundshuebel

At the 2005 Bundestag election, the CDU earned the most in the first and second votes. Voting in Stützengrün went thus:

Party First Vote Second Vote
CDU 45.6% 39.4%
SPD 21.4% 21.1%
Die Linke. 16.5% 17.1%
FDP 8.3% 12.2%
Greens 1.4% 2.3%
NPD 2.9% 3.7%

2007 mayoral election[edit]

At the mayoral election on 2 September 2007, the Bürgermeisterin Birgit Reichel (CDU) was elected once again with 99.3% of the vote. Voter turnout was 48.3%.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

On the Kuhberg

Right on Bundesstraße 169, which runs through the community, is the Bauernbarockkirche (“Baroque Farmers’ Church”), built in 1701 and now a protected monument, with its carved altar and a 130-year-old Jehmlich organ.

A further attraction in the community is the 795-m-high Kuhberg (“Cow Mountain”) with the Prinz-Georg-Turm (tower) which affords an unrivalled view of the neighbouring communities. Moreover, the Bergwiesenerlebnispfad (“Mountain Meadow Experience Path”), which features indigenous vegetation and Scottish Highland cattle, makes for an inviting walk.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Stützengrün lies on Bundesstraße 169. Until the 1970s, the community was connected to the railway by the narrow-gauge line that ran from Wilkau-Haßlau to Carlsfeld. In 1997, the stretch to Schönheide was rebuilt and since then has been run as a museum railway.

Established businesses[edit]

Brush fabrication
  • Brush industry
  • Small and medium-sized businesses
  • Sporadic agriculture
  • Commercial-industrial area on the B 169

Education[edit]

The elementary school at Stützengrün on Schulstraße (“School Street”) serves the local schooling needs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

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