Large district town of Grimma
|Height :||148 m|
|Incorporation :||January 1, 1994|
|Postal code :||04668|
|Area code :||034384|
Kösser is a district of the large district town of Grimma in the district of Leipzig , Free State of Saxony , Germany. He lies on the bank of the Mulde . Up until December 31, 2010, Kösser was part of the former municipality of Großbothen .
The place was mentioned for the first time in 1300. Around 1709 the building of the hunting lodge in Kösser took place under Wolf Dietrich von Erdmannsdorff , the chief hunter and minister of elders at the court of Augustus the Strong for stately hunting parties. The builder of the baroque hunting lodge was not - as has often been mentioned - Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann , but Wolf Dietrich von Erdmannsdorf himself. However, Pöppelmann provided the design for the facade of the hunting lodge in the Dresden Baroque style . The facade was richly painted, the ballroom was beautifully decorated with chimneys and ceiling paintings.
From 1772 onwards, Kasten was owned by the von Abendroth family . In 1945 they were expropriated without compensation. This affected the hunting lodge and the manor with 232 hectares, including the manor house and farm buildings. A renovation around 1970 saved the hunting lodge from deterioration. Today it is a cultural site, looked after by the DAS JAGDHAUS association, which was founded in 2000 - the village development and culture association Kösser / Förstgen e. V. The manor house of the former manor and its remaining farm buildings were in a deplorable structural condition for a long time, but were restored between 2012 and 2015.
In 1965 Förstgen was incorporated. On January 1, 1994, Kasten was incorporated into Großbothen, and since January 1, 2011 the place has belonged to the large district town of Grimma.
Development of the population
1 with Förstgen
- the town's manor originally dates back to 1695
There are larger forests and the Thümmlitzsee around Kiessen .
- Hermann von Abendroth (* 1807 in Kösen, † 1884 in Grimma): after studying law, he was the owner of the manor in Kasten and a member of the Saxon state parliament
- Ferdinand von Abendroth (* 1916 in Kösser, † 1944 near Lemberg): Major in the Wehrmacht and Knight's Cross, died in the Ukraine in 1944
- Manfred Berger (* 1921 in Leipzig, † 2009): Architect, university professor and monument conservator, based in Kösser, services to the preservation and restoration of the hunting lodge
- Kasten . In: August Schumann : Complete State, Post and Newspaper Lexicon of Saxony. 5th volume. Schumann, Zwickau 1818, p. 25.
- Cornelius Gurlitt : Kasten . In: Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 19. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Grimma (1st half) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1897, p. 148.
- Kenken in the Digital Historical Directory of Saxony
- Kenken on historisches-sachsen.net. Retrieved January 29, 2017 .
- Kösser - village of the builders. Retrieved January 29, 2017 .
- Information on Jagdhaus Klocken can be found on the website of the Friends' Association. Retrieved January 29, 2017 .
- Information on the manor Kösser on its website. Retrieved January 29, 2017 .