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Bundesland: Freistaat Sachsen Saxony
Landkreis: Erzgebirgskreis  



mk, sr: Цеблиц ru: Цёблиц

0000 Zöblitz Zöblitz is situated at an elevation of 600 m in an elevated plain above the river Schwarze Pockau in the district Erzgebirgskreis (Ore Mountains district) of Germany's state of Saxony. Since 2012/2013 Zöblitz is part of the municipality of Marienberg.

Zöblitz is likely to have been founded in the 10th/11th century. The earliest written document mentioning Zcobelin dates from 1323 and is taken as evidence that Zöblitz already had the status of a (small) town. The mineral serpentine is thought to have been discovered in the area around 1500. In 1531, the town obtained the status of an 'Unterbergamt' (approx. 'subordinate mountain office') of Freiberg. The Zöblitz serpentine soon gained widespread recognition and the Electors of Saxony even retained the privilage for red serpentine. In 1999, the neighbouring communities of Ansprung (with Sorgau) and Grundau were incorporated into Zöblitz. On 31 December 2012 Zöblitz itself was incorporated into the municipality of Marienberg.

The top picture on glass no. 3166 shows a view of the street Johannisstraße.

The bottom left picture shows a view of Marktplatz ('Market Square') with the Amtsgericht (district court) and Siegesdenkmal (Victory Monument commemorating the French-Prussian War of 1870/71, also named Einheitsobelisk (Unity Obelisk) commemorating the 25th anniversary of the foundation in 1871 of the German Empire).

The bottom right picture shows another view of the Market Square: depicted on the far right is the town church, built originally in 1488 in Gothic style, but rebuilt in Baroque style in 1728/1729. The church organ was created in 1742 by the famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann. The town hall (to the left of the church) was built in 1907.