house in baroque style
|• Mayor||Birgit Reichel (CDU)|
|• Total||28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||584 m (1,916 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
As well as the namesake community of Stützengrün, the municipal area also includes the amalgamated centres of Hundshübel and Lichtenau.
Development of population figures (31 December):
- Source as of 1998: Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen
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|
2007 mayoral election
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
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
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.
- Brush industry
- Small and medium-sized businesses
- Sporadic agriculture
- Commercial-industrial area on the B 169
The elementary school at Stützengrün on Schulstraße (“School Street”) serves the local schooling needs.
- Media related to Stützengrün at Wikimedia Commons