Bahretal is a municipality in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district in Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the northeastern foothills of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), between Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel and Dohna. It consists of several small villages, situated in the valleys of the rivers Bahre and Seidewitz as well as on the heights between the valleys.

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Coat of arms of Bahretal
Location of Bahretal within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district
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Bahretal is located in Germany
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Bahretal is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 50°53′15″N 13°54′0″E / 50.88750°N 13.90000°E / 50.88750; 13.90000Coordinates: 50°53′15″N 13°54′0″E / 50.88750°N 13.90000°E / 50.88750; 13.90000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictSächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Municipal assoc.Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel
Subdivisions8
Government
 • Mayor (2021–28) Ronny Schietzold[1]
Area
 • Total36.47 km2 (14.08 sq mi)
Highest elevation
370 m (1,210 ft)
Lowest elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,147
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01819
Dialling codes035023, 035025
Vehicle registrationPIR

The municipality is named after the small river Bahre which flows through it. Its source is located 1.5 km north of Breitenau in Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel at 505 m. It flows into the Seidewitz near Zuschendorf. In order to prevent flooding, a retention basin was built between Borna-Gersdorf and Friedrichswalde-Ottendorf in 1970.

Municipality subdivisionsEdit

Bahretal consists of the following villages:

  • Borna
  • Friedrichswalde
  • Gersdorf
  • Göppersdorf
  • Nentmannsdorf
  • Niederseidewitz
  • Ottendorf
  • Wingendorf

HistoryEdit

BornaEdit

Borna (German pronunciation: [ˈbɔɐ̯naː] ( listen)) probably belonged to the castle of Dohna at first. In the beginning of the 15th century it became part of the lands of Schloss Weesenstein. It changed hands quite often, between the owners of Liebstadt, Weesenstein, Gersdorf, Ottendorf, Krebs and Giesenstein in the subsequent years. In 1731, Borna was in the possession of the count Maurice de Saxe. The village church was first mentioned in 1388. It belonged to the parish of Pirna, and after the Reformation was introduced in 1539 to Liebstadt. In 1894, Borna built its own office.

FriedrichswaldeEdit

Friedrichswalde belonged to the Schloss Weesenstein. The church was first mentioned in 1311, and belonged to the parish of Pirna.

GersdorfEdit

Until the 17th century Gersdorf was divided into two villages: Obergersdorf (also: Gabel) and Niedergersdorf. They initially belonged to Dohna, but fell to the Margraves of Dresden. A manor was built in Gersdorf, and an artificial ruin was built around 1800.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse 2021, Freistaat Sachsen, accessed 10 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.

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