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Aue-Schwarzenberg Rural District

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Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region


Capital Aue
 • Total 138,331

Aue-Schwarzenberg is a rural district in the Free State of Saxony, in the country of Germany.


The districts of Aue and Schwarzenberg were formed in 1873. In 1994 both districts were joined together in order to form a new district, which was called Westerzgebirgskreis (the Western Ore Mountains District). It was renamed Aue-Schwarzenberg in 1995.


The district is located in the western part of the Erzgebirge (ore) Mountains. The tops of these mountains are also the German-Czech border. The highest peak in the district is the Auersberg 1,019 m (3,343 ft), second highest mountain in Saxony.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • The bishop's crook, is for the monastery of Grünhain, which was the oldest settlement in that part of the Mountains;
  • The wolf's teeth, which were the arms of the county of Schwarzenberg;
  • The black cross on yellow ground. which was used by the county of Hartenstein, which owned the northern parts of the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aue
  2. Eibenstock
  3. Grünhain-Beierfeld
  4. Johanngeorgenstadt
  5. Lauter
  6. Lößnitz
  7. Schneeberg
  8. Schwarzenberg
  1. Bad Schlema
  2. Bernsbach
  3. Bockau
  4. Breitenbrunn
  5. Raschau-Markersbach
  1. Schönheide
  2. Sosa
  3. Stützengrün
  4. Zschorlau

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