Schöneck (also: Schöneck/Vogtl.) is a town in the Vogtlandkreis district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Plauen, and 35 km (22 mi) north of Cheb. Schöneck is known as the biggest ski resort in the eastern part of Germany. With more than 700 m (church) it is the highest-located city in the Vogtland district. It is in the 'music corner', a region so-called because of its history of production of musical instruments.

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Coat of arms of Schöneck
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Location of Schöneck within Vogtlandkreis district
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Schöneck is located in Germany
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Schöneck is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 50°22′N 12°19′E / 50.367°N 12.317°E / 50.367; 12.317Coordinates: 50°22′N 12°19′E / 50.367°N 12.317°E / 50.367; 12.317
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictVogtlandkreis
Government
 • MayorIsa Suplie
Area
 • Total55.06 km2 (21.26 sq mi)
Elevation
707 m (2,320 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,173
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08261
Dialling codes037464
Vehicle registrationV
Websitewww.schoeneck.eu

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City structureEdit

The districts of Schöneck are Arnoldsgrün, Eschenbach, Gunzen, Korna, Kottenheide, Schilbach and Zwotental.

HistoryEdit

Schöneck became a city in 1370, but was first mentioned a century before this, when the castle castrum Schoennecke was mentioned as a mediaeval manor.

After some devastating major fires (1632, 1680, 1761 and 1856), Schöneck took part in the industrialization of the 19th century. The city's main business became the cigar manufactory. In 1875, the railroad to Falkenstein and Klingenthal was built. The population grew significantly until World War II, but later the population contracted again.

Historical PopulationEdit

Historical population growth and decline (from 1998, as of 31st December):

 

Year Inhabitants
1834 1,680
1890 3,270
1912 4,896
1971 3,722
1983 3,500
1998 3,951
1999 3,913
2000 3,889
2001 3,802
Year Inhabitants
2002 3,775
2003 3,752
2004 3,721
2007 3,603
2008 3,524
2012 3,343
2013 3,318
2016 3,198
Data source since 1998: the state office of statistics of Saxony

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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