Kreis Sebnitz
Kreis Sebnitz was a Landkreis which existed in Bezirk Dresden in the German Democratic Republic
German Democratic Republic
The German Democratic Republic , informally called East Germany by West Germany and other countries, was a socialist state established in 1949 in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany, including East Berlin of the Allied-occupied capital city...

 (DDR) from 1952 to 1990, with its capital at Sebnitz
Sebnitz is a town in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.- Geography :The town of Sebnitz lies in the valley of the River Sebnitz and its side valleys between 250 and 460 m above sea level between the mountains of Saxon Switzerland and the Lusatian...


After the reunification of Germany, the state existed from 1990 to 1994 as part of the Saxon Free State
The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked state of Germany, contingent with Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. It is the tenth-largest German state in area, with of Germany's sixteen states....

 as Landkreis Sebnitz. On 1 August 1994, it joined together with Landkreis Pirna to form the new kreis of Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz which existed until 2008.
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