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Coordinates: 51 ° 3 ′  N , 12 ° 28 ′  E

Basic data
State : Thuringia
County : Altenburger Land
Management Community : Pleißenaue
Height : 165 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.78 km 2
Residents: 803 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 91 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 04617
Area code : 034343
License plate : ABG, SLN
Community key : 16 0 77 005
Community structure: Main town, 1 district
Address of the
municipal administration:
Schulstrasse 7
04617 Fockendorf
Mayor : Karsten Jähnig
Location of the community Fockendorf in the Altenburger Land district
Altenburg Dobitschen Fockendorf Gerstenberg Göhren (bei Altenburg) Göllnitz Göpfersdorf Gößnitz Haselbach (bei Altenburg) Heukewalde Heyersdorf Jonaswalde Kriebitzsch Langenleuba-Niederhain Löbichau Lödla Lucka Mehna Meuselwitz Monstab Nobitz Ponitz Posterstein Rositz Nobitz Schmölln Starkenberg Thonhausen Treben Vollmershain Windischleuba Thüringen Landkreis Greiz Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsenmap
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Fockendorf is a municipality in the Altenburger Land district in Thuringia . It belongs to the administrative community Pleißenaue .



The main town of Fockendorf is located in the northeast of Altenburger Land on the state border with Saxony, around seven kilometers north of the district town of Altenburg and around 30 kilometers south of Leipzig . The federal road 93 runs through the neighboring town of Treben .

Community structure

The main town of Fockendorf includes the locality of Kleintreben , which is located immediately to the northwest, and the district of Pahna, which is about 1.5 kilometers to the east .

Neighboring communities

The town of Borna with the districts of Thräna and Wyhra and the town of Frohburg with the district of Benndorf in the Saxon district of Leipzig and Windischleuba and Treben in the district of Altenburger Land border the place in a clockwise direction .


Windischleuba dam

Fockendorf is located in the Pleiße valley . The river is dammed by the Windischleuba dam just south of the village . After the end of lignite mining , the Pahna bathing lake with an area of ​​around 220 hectares was created as a local recreation area.


The highest elevations around Fockendorf are the agriculturally used Wustenberg ( 187.8  m above sea level ) and the wooded Teichberg ( 183.4  m above sea level ).

Paper mill as seen from the Windischleuba dam


In the year 1272 Fockendorf was mentioned for the first time, the district Pahna however already in 1227. In 1445 the place consisted of 15 farms. In contrast to the surrounding settlements, the place name is of German origin and means something like "village of Vokko". Ecclesiastically, Fockendorf belongs to the parish of Treben . The village is affected by the Pleiße and in 1445 a mill was first mentioned in a document.

Fockendorf belonged to the Wettin office of Altenburg , which was under the sovereignty of the following Ernestine duchies from the 16th century due to several divisions in the course of its existence : Duchy of Saxony (1554 to 1572), Duchy of Saxony-Weimar (1572 to 1603), Duchy of Saxony-Altenburg (1603 to 1672), Duchy of Saxony-Gotha-Altenburg (1672 to 1826). When the Ernestine duchies were reorganized in 1826, the place came back to the duchy of Saxony-Altenburg. After the administrative reform in the duchy, Fockendorf belonged to the eastern district (until 1900) and to the Altenburg district office (from 1900). From 1918 Fockendorf belonged to the Free State of Saxony-Altenburg , which was added to the State of Thuringia in 1920. In 1922 the place came to the district of Altenburg .

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent municipality Pahna was incorporated.

During the second district reform in the GDR in 1952, the existing states were dissolved and the districts were redesigned. Thus the place came with the district Altenburg to the district of Leipzig . In 1990 Fockendorf became Thuringian again with the Altenburg district, which became part of the Altenburger Land district in 1994.

From 1692 to 1995 there was a place in the paper mill , with the commissioning of a 1861 paper machine for paper mill was. The supply of raw materials and the sale of their products took place via a cable car almost two kilometers long and built in 1898, which established a connection to the Leipzig – Hof railway line and the remains of which can still be seen in the area today. In 1946, the factory, which had also included a lignite mine in Pahna since 1880, was completely dismantled by order of the Soviet military administration and taken to the Soviet Union as a reparation payment . However, operations continued and in 1949 a paper machine went back into operation. After the factory was closed in 1995, the Fockendof community took over the company premises. In 2000 and 2001, a large part of the factory building was demolished; the remaining buildings now house the fire station of the volunteer fire brigade , several companies and a local history and paper museum, which also includes a small hydropower plant. At the time of National Socialism, 60 foreign prisoners were used as slave labor in the paper mill and in the surrounding farms . Since 1952 Fockendorf was the seat of an agricultural production cooperative .

Development of the population
  • 1583-135
  • 1847-336
  • 1880-351
  • 1994-913
  • 1995-913
  • 1996-914
  • 1997-926
  • 1998-965
  • 1999-984
  • 2000-988
  • 2001 - 974
  • 2002 - 971
  • 2003 - 951
  • 2004 - 925
  • 2005 - 917
  • 2006 - 905
  • 2007 - 900
  • 2008 - 887
  • 2009 - 867
  • 2010 - 852
  • 2011 - 838
  • 2012 - 829
  • 2013 - 822
  • 2014 - 806
  • 2015 - 799
  • 2016 - 791
  • 2017 - 792
  • 2018 - 802
  • 2019 - 803
Data source: Löbe until 1880, from 1994 Thuringian State Office for Statistics, Ortschronik Fockendorf 1997


Since the election on June 27, 2004, Karsten Jähnig has been the mayor of the volunteer fire brigade's list. He was confirmed in office in 2010 and most recently in 2016 with a majority of 99.5% with a turnout of 59.1% (−1.6% p). The result came about because there were no opposing candidates and only two eligible voters submitted their own nomination. The previous mayor was Dietrich Bauer, who was also on the list of the volunteer fire brigade.

Since the local elections on May 25, 2014 , the local council has been composed as follows:

  • Fire Brigade Association - 7 seats (87.2%)
  • CDU - 1 seat (12.8%)

The turnout was 62.7% (−2.2%).

Culture and sights

The place is important for tourism in the district due to its location at the Windischleuba dam and the Pahna recreational area .

Fockendorf Paper Museum

Paper factory in Fockendorf

As a technical monument, the former paper factory now houses the Fockendorf Local History and Paper Museum , operated by the traditional association Papierfabrik Fockendorf eV Among other things, it has a handcraft and a collection of original hand-made paper from the 16th century. Furthermore, an experimental paper machine from the former engineering school in Altenburg , which the students used to carry out experiments, is in operation. With additional equipment such as a turbo- pulper ( pulper ), a steep cone mill, a number of hand-made paper , water containers and a calender , all essential components for paper production are available.

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Gerhard Brinkmann , graphic artist and caricaturist, b. August 19, 1913 in Fockendorf, died May 26, 1990 in Mannheim.


  • The Altenburger Land (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 23). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1973.
  • J. and E. Löbe: History of the churches and schools of the Duchy of Saxony-Altenburg. Altenburg 1886
  • Frank Heinzig and Lothar Richter: Paper History of the Altenburger Land. Altenburg 2006

Web links

Commons : Fockendorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Population of the municipalities from the Thuringian State Office for Statistics  ( help on this ).
  2. Thuringian Land Survey Office TK25 - sheet 4940 Borna
  3. ^ The Altenburg Office in the book "Geography for all Stands", from p. 201
  4. ^ The locations of the Altenburg district from p.83
  5. The eastern district of the Duchy of Saxony-Altenburg in the municipal directory 1900
  6. ^ The Altenburg district office in the municipality register 1900
  7. Thuringian Association of the Persecuted of the Nazi Regime - Association of Antifascists and Study Group of German Resistance 1933–1945 (Ed.): Heimatgeschichtlicher Wegweiser to places of resistance and persecution 1933–1945, series: Heimatgeschichtliche Wegweiser Volume 8 Thüringen, Erfurt 2003, ISBN 3- 88864-343-0
  8. Results of the mayoral elections for the Thuringian regional returning officer, accessed on June 26, 2016
  9. ^ Homepage of the Fockendorf Paper Museum. Retrieved November 26, 2014 .