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City of Zeitz
Kayna Coat of Arms
Coordinates: 50 ° 59 ′ 36 ″  N , 12 ° 14 ′ 18 ″  E
Height : 214 m
Area : 13.87 km²
Residents : 946  (Dec. 31, 2017)
Population density : 68 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : July 1, 2009
Postal code : 06712
Area code : 034426
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Location of Kayna in Zeitz

Kayna is a district of the city of Zeitz in the Burgenland district in Saxony-Anhalt . The Kayna, Lindenberg, Mahlen, Roda and Zettweil districts belong to the village of the same name .


Market with the milk bank

The place is about nine kilometers southeast of the Zeitz core city and is crossed by the Schnauder , which gave the Schnaudertal its name. It rises in two source streams, the Lindenberger and the more water-bearing Kaynaer Schnauder . Their confluence is in the Spora - Loitsch area.

The districts of Lindenberg, Mahlen, Roda and Zettweil belonged to the former municipality of Kayna .

All four former districts are strongly rural. Lindenberg is the smallest of the villages (approx. 35 inhabitants / 2007). There are some old buildings and farms here, some of which are listed.


Kayna was first mentioned in a document in 964. The place goes back to a Slavic settlement. It was not until 1969, however, that the 900th anniversary was celebrated, so the founding date was dated to 1069 and thus significantly later than the first records of this place. According to the Pegau Annals, on the court day of Friedrich Barbarossa zu Kayna in August 1179, the decision was made to campaign against the Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, Heinrich the Lion, from the House of Welfs, who ignored all charges before the Emperor.

Kayna, Lindenberg, Mahlen, Roda and Zettweil were in the Zeitz office until 1815 , which as part of the Naumburg-Zeitz Monastery had been under Electoral Saxon sovereignty since 1561 and belonged to the secondary school- principality of Saxony-Zeitz between 1656/57 and 1718 . To the manor of the manor Kayna belonged u. a. Zettweil and part of Bröckau , as well as at times the Kaynaic villages , which belonged to the Electoral Saxon Office Borna as an exclave between the Zeitz monastery area (later the Saxon office Zeitz) and the Duchy of Saxony-Altenburg ( Altenburg district office ) . As a result of the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna , the five places Kayna, Lindenberg, Mahlen, Roda and Zettweil with the Zeitz office came to Prussia in 1815. They were in 1816 the county Zeitz in the administrative district of Merseburg of the Province of Saxony allocated.

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent communities Lindenberg, Roda and Zettweil were incorporated into the community of Kayna. Mahlen had already been incorporated into Roda beforehand. During the second district reform in the GDR , the municipality of Kayna was assigned to the Zeitz district in the Halle district in 1952 , which has been continued as the Zeitz district in the state of Saxony-Anhalt since 1990 and has been part of the Burgenland district since 1994.

Together with Döbris , Geußnitz , Nonnewitz and Würchwitz , Kayna was incorporated into the city of Zeitz on July 1, 2009. The last mayor of the municipality of Kayna was Margarete Späte (CDU). Since then, Kayna has been the southernmost town in Zeitz with five districts.

Population development

Development of the population:

  • 1990-1602
  • 1995 - 1624
  • 2000-1571
  • 2003 - 1547
  • 2007 - 1420
  • 2017 - 946

Data source: Saxony-Anhalt State Statistical Office, from 1995 on December 31st

Culture and sights

"Ear mark" in Kayna
primary school


  • Milk bank fountain, created in 2004 by Christian Späte
  • Ear mark, 1979 by Alfred Späte


Kayna has a primary school and a nursery school.


Fire Brigade Museum and Church

Kayna is for the most part a Protestant parish with its own church building, the unnamed Kayna Church , a building that was completed in 1710. There is also a small Catholic religious community in town.


In Kayna there is a historical fire brigade museum in the old fire station , a school museum and a local museum.


The football club SV Fortuna Kayna is the most famous sports club in the area and plays in the Burgenland district league. In addition to it, there are also other popular sports, e.g. B. the handball and fistball department. Various traditional clubs such as the men's choir "Harmonie" and the shooting club Kayna are also located in the village.

Economy and Infrastructure


Kayna had from 1901 to 1969 with the stations Kayna and Kaynaer Quarzwerke connection to the Gera-Pforten – Wuitz-Mumsdorf railway . It has no connection to the Meuselwitz – Ronneburg railway , although there is a “Kayna, Sandgrube” station there: This is located entirely on the corridor of the Starkenberg district of Kraasa in Thuringia (outside of Kayna) and is used exclusively for freight traffic.

Kayna is about 20 kilometers north of the A4 near Gera , Thuringia's third largest city, about 26 kilometers east of the A 9 (accessible via the B 180 ) and 35 km west of Zwickau in Saxony .


Individual evidence

  1. Schnaudertal news community Schnaudertal; August 2008; On: zeitz.de (pdf; 920 kB)
  2. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas , Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 , p. 86 f.
  3. ^ The Zeitz district in the municipal directory 1900
  4. Grinding on gov.genealogy.net
  5. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009


  • Heinrich Trübenbach : Short chronicle of the market town of Kayna in memory of the transfer of the manor 100 years ago and patronage to the family of the Counts of Hohenthal. Brendel, Zeitz 1877 ( digitized version )

Web links

Commons : Kayna  - collection of images, videos and audio files