Haselbachtal is a municipality in the district of Bautzen in the Free State of Saxony, Germany with a population of 4,648. It consists of the villages Bischheim, Häslich, Gersdorf, Möhrsdorf, Reichenau, and Reichenbach.

Haselbachtal
Gersdorf Kirche und Karoline-Rietschel-Haus.jpg
Coat of arms of Haselbachtal
Coat of arms
Location of Haselbachtal within Bautzen district
Haselbachtal in BZ.svg
Haselbachtal is located in Germany
Haselbachtal
Haselbachtal
Haselbachtal is located in Saxony
Haselbachtal
Haselbachtal
Coordinates: 51°14′48″N 14°0′42″E / 51.24667°N 14.01167°E / 51.24667; 14.01167Coordinates: 51°14′48″N 14°0′42″E / 51.24667°N 14.01167°E / 51.24667; 14.01167
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorMargit Boden
Area
 • Total37.47 km2 (14.47 sq mi)
Elevation
234 m (768 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,049
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01920
Dialling codes03578
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.haselbachtal.de

Geography and transportationEdit

Haselbachtal lies about 7 km south-west of the city of Kamenz and about 35 km north-east of Dresden. The Bundesautobahn 4 passes south of the municipality and can be reached over Pulsnitz, which is about 10 km away. The river Pulsnitz flows through Haselbachtal.

HistoryEdit

Reichenbach was first mentioned in 1248. The town emerged during the German East Colonisation. During the Thirty Years' War 248 people, which made up most of the population of the village at the time, died of the pestilence.

The borough of Reichenau was first mentioned in 1436, but is probably much older. In the years from 1429 to 1431, Hussites pillaged the village and destroyed the church. During the Liberation Wars, first Prussian, then Russian troops were stationed in Reichenau.

The boroughs of Gersdorf and Möhrsdorf were first mentioned in 1225 and 1264, respectively. They belong together since 14 February 1958.

Bischheim was first mentioned in 1225 and was merged with Häslich on 1 January 1969.

On 1 January 2001 the towns of Reichenbach, Reichenau, Gersdorf-Möhrsdorf und Bischheim-Häslich were incorporated into the municipality of Haselbachtal.

AttractionsEdit

  • Park in Bischheim
  • Museum of granite excavation
  • Church in Reichenbach
  • Church and town square in Gersdorf

ReferencesEdit

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