Pretzschendorf is situated in the centre of Saxony in Germany between the recreation area “Tharandt Forest” and the Erzgebirge.
The landmark of Pretzschendorf is the baroque church built in 1732. Pretzschendorf is a long village with a lot of trees and farms.
Former bases of life were the mining industry, agriculture and handicrafts. Today Pretzschendorf is the administrative centre for the districts Colmnitz, Klingenberg, Friedersdorf, Pretzschendorf and Röthenbach and the municipality of Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau. In the municipality of Pretzschendorf there live about 4,200 people.
A lot of inhabitants find jobs in local crafts enterprises, business and service enterprises. The nursery schools, the primary school in Pretzschendorf and the secondary school in Klingenberg save children longer ways.
In their free time many young and older inhabitants work in the numerous associations.
In the summer also many guests visit the 1994 modernised open-air swimming pool.