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City of Frohburg
Coat of arms of Kohren-Sahlis
Coordinates: 51 ° 1 ′ 7 ″  N , 12 ° 36 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 233 m
Area : 36.8 km²
Residents : 1012  (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 28 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 2018
Postal code : 04654
Area code : 034344
Kohren-Sahlis (Saxony)

Location of Kohren-Sahlis in Saxony

Location views
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View over Kohren-Sahlis
View from the castle ruins
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Town view from 1952

Kohren-Sahlis is a district of the city of Frohburg in the south of the Leipzig district in Saxony . Until December 31, 2017, it was an independent town, best known for its pottery trade. It forms the center of the Kohrener Land .



Kohren-Sahlis is roughly halfway between Leipzig and Chemnitz . It borders in the north on Frohburg, in the northeast and east on the city of Geithain and in the south on the city of Penig in the district of central Saxony . In the west, Kohren-Sahlis borders the Thuringian communities of Langenleuba-Niederhain and Windischleuba . The river Wyhra and the three legendary streams mouse, rat and cat flow through Kohren-Sahlis.

Local division

The following thirteen parish parts belonged to Kohren-Sahlis:


Kohren was first mentioned in a chronicle of Bishop Thietmar von Merseburg around 974 . In 1190 the noble lords of Kohren appeared as imperial free owners of Kohren Castle . These built up their rule in Kohren in the course of the German eastward expansion in the second half of the 12th century. In 1220 the castle was destroyed, which was rebuilt around 1240. The imperial rule of the Lords of Kohren came to an end at the beginning of the 14th century. They were last mentioned in a document in 1303. Various families, such as those of Schönburg , Leisnig or the bailiffs of Plauen , owned the castle in the years that followed. In 1357 a Friedrich von Schönburg left Geithain and Kohren to the Lords of Reuss . In the second half of the 15th century, the lords of Einsiedel owned the castle. However, they used Gnandstein Castle as their residence, which is why Kohren Castle was abandoned and gradually demolished for the extraction of building material. Only the two tower ruins have been preserved from the castle and still shape the city skyline today. In 1453 Kohren received city ​​rights .

Sahlis was mentioned as a manor as early as 1350. In 1445 Sahlis is mentioned as a knight's seat and in 1551 as a manor. In 1602 the von Einsiedel sold it together with Kohren. The textile merchant Crusius acquired the manor in 1754 and had the estate renewed two years later. In 1776 the mansion was rebuilt and rebuilt in 1858. The Rococo park with many water features and sculptures was built in 1771, the orangery in 1891. The von Crusius family remained in the possession of the Sahlis manor until it was expropriated in 1945 .

The town of Kohren and the village of Sahlis belonged to the Altenburg care center around 1445/47 . After this came to the Ernestines through the Naumburg Treaty in 1554/57 , Kohren and Sahlis remained with the Albertines and until 1856 were subordinate to the Electoral Saxon or Royal Saxon Office of Borna . From 1856 both places belonged to the Frohburg court office and from 1875 to the Borna district administration .

After decades of effort, Kohren received a rail connection with the opening of the Wyhratalbahn on April 30, 1906. The line led to Frohburg on the Neukieritzsch – Chemnitz railway line . It was shut down in 1967 and later dismantled. The pottery fountain, inaugurated on June 24, 1928, is the city's landmark. Design and modeling go back to art ceramist Kurt Feuerriegel . In 1934 Kohren was united with the village of Sahlis to form the city of Kohren-Sahlis.

National Socialism

From November 1, 1942 to April 14, 1945, the “Sonnenwiese” children's home was located in Kohren-Sahlis and was run by the Lebensborn SS organization . Mainly so-called Tyskerbarn , children from Norway (Norwegian mothers, German soldiers as fathers) were housed here before they were passed on to families for adoption before 1945 and afterwards.


Former parish date annotation
Altmörbitz 01/01/1996
Dolsenhain 01/01/1996
Gnandstein 01/01/1996
Jahnshain 01/01/1999
Kohren 07/01/1934 Merger with Sahlis to form Kohren-Sahlis
Linda 07/01/1950 Incorporation to Jahnshain
Meusdorf 01-07.1950 Incorporation to Jahnshain
Neuhof 07/01/1895 Merger with Pflug and Rüdigsdorf to form Rüdigsdorf-Neuhof
plow 07/01/1895 Merger with Neuhof and Rüdigsdorf to form Rüdigsdorf-Neuhof
Rudigsdorf 07/01/1895 Merger with Neuhof and Pflug to form Rüdigsdorf-Neuhof
Rüdigsdorf (-Neuhof) 07/01/1950
Sahlis 07/01/1934 Merger with Kohren to form Kohren-Sahlis
Terpitz 10/01/1948
Walditz 10/01/1948
Wüst-Eckartsberg 1948 Reclassification of Geithain, Theusdorf district
Desert grove 10/01/1948 Incorporation after Gnandstein

Between 1895 and 1950 the municipality of Rüdigsdorf-Neuhof was renamed Rüdigsdorf.

On January 1, 2018, Kohren-Sahlis was incorporated into the city of Frohburg.


Luther Trail Saxony in Kohren-Sahlis

Kohren-Sahlis is located in a traditionally Lutheran area. The parish of Kohrener Land of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony includes the Sankt Gangolf Church in Kohren-Sahlis, the Christ Church in Rüdigsdorf, the village churches in Altmörbitz and Gnandstein and the Gnandstein Castle Chapel. There is also a parish in Jahnshain, which belongs to the Geithainer Land parish . The Heimvolkshochschule Kohren-Sahlis, known as the Evangelical Center for Rural Areas , is of supra-local importance . The Luther Trail in Saxony runs through Kohren-Sahlis .

The few Catholics in Kohren-Sahlis belong to the parish of St. Joseph in Borna , diocese of Dresden-Meißen .


coat of arms

Description : In blue on a golden shield base, a golden wall with two tinned towers, over which seven black birds fly (3: 4 posed).

City council

City council election 2014
Turnout: 54.6%

The city council consisted of fourteen city councilors. After the last local election in May 2014, the

  • CDU 9 seats (63.3%)
  • SPD 2 seats (16.2%)
  • LEFT 2 seats (13.9%)
  • FDP 1 seat (6.6%)


  • The last mayor, Siegmund Mohaupt (CDU), was re-elected in June 2015 with 94% of the vote.

Local partnerships

Culture and sights

Pottery fountain in Kohren-Sahlis
Poem by Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen
St. Gangolf Church in Kohren
Schwind Pavilion.jpg

Kohren-Sahlis is on the Lutherweg Sachsen and the Via Porphyria .


  • Pottery Museum
  • Museum Hoffmann's collection
  • Gnandstein Castle Museum



  • Kohren summer toboggan run
  • Mini golf course at the Lindenvorwerk
  • "Maze of the Senses" at the Lindenvorwerk

Parks and gardens

  • Rococo Park Sahlis
  • Rüdigsdorf landscape garden
  • Gnandstein Castle Garden

Regular events

  • Annual pot and mug market on the Kohren market on the weekend after Ascension
  • annual art market at the Lindigtmühle
  • Special tour "Gnandstein in the moonlight"
  • Special tour "Gnandstein Secrets"

Economy and Infrastructure


State road 51 Borna - Penig runs through the area of ​​Kohren-Sahlis . The Leipzig-Altenburg Airport is located ten kilometers away.

Kohren-Sahlis is in the area of ​​the Central German Transport Association . The nearest train station is Frohburg on the Leipzig-Borna-Geithain railway line, around eight kilometers northwest of Kohren-Sahlis. Thüsac buses run from Kohren-Sahlis to Frohburg train station as well as Altenburg and Geithain .

Until 1967 there was a railway line from Frohburg to Kohren to Sahlis . The Kohren-Sahlis station building is still clearly visible, but there is now a cycle path on the embankment .

Established businesses

  • numerous agricultural businesses as well as medium-sized manufacturing industries



Sons and daughters of the place

  • Louis Schlegel (1858–1929), born in Terpitz, politician (SPD), member of the Reichstag, member of the state parliament in Württemberg

People connected to the place


  • Kohren . In: August Schumann : Complete State, Post and Newspaper Lexicon of Saxony. 5th volume. Schumann, Zwickau 1818, pp. 43-46.
  • Richard Steche : Kohren. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 15. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Borna . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1891, p. 65.
  • Richard Steche : Sahlis. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 15. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Borna . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1891, p. 109.
  • Eckhart Leisering: Acta sunt hec Dresdene - the first mention of Dresden in the document dated March 31, 1206 , Saxon State Archives, Mitteldeutscher Verlag (mdv), Halle / Saale and Dresden 2005, pages 96, ISBN 978-3-89812-320-4 . Explanations on the small civitas Kohren and on Henricus de Chorun, pp. 13 / 61–63.
  • Heinz Reich, Helga Reich: Thousand Year Kohren-Sahlis 974–1974 , Verlag Rat der Stadt Kohren-Sahlis, 1st edition (1974), 102 pages
  • Henriette Krahnstöver: Between Rüben and Güldengossa, from the memoirs of the castle gardener Reinhold Hofmann in the Leipzig area , Verlag Pro Leipzig, 2012, ISBN 978-3-936508-78-9 , pp. 67-71. Rococo garden Kohren-Sahlis.

Web links

Commons : Kohren-Sahlis  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Kohren-Sahlis  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. Chronicle of Frohburg and the surrounding area 2019
  2. Reiner Groß: Schönburgische Geschichte. A timetable . Editors: Britta Günther, Michael Wetzel, Tommy Schmucker, Chemnitz 2005, p. 8
  3. The Sahlis Manor at www.sachsens-schlösser.de
  4. Book Das Vaterland der Sachsen , p. 138
  5. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas. Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 ; P. 62 f.
  6. ^ The Borna District Administration in the municipal directory 1900
  7. ^ Lebensborn homes in Germany , viewed on January 2, 2013.
  8. That is really bottomless , by Mascolo, Georg and Schumacher, Hajo , in SPIEGEL , issue 25/1997.
  9. ^ Staatsarchiv Leipzig, ( Memento from November 2, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Entry 20050 - Sonnenwiese children's home, Kohren-Sahlis.
  10. a b c d State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony: Area changes
  11. a b c d e The Saxony Book, Kommunal-Verlag Sachsen KG, Dresden, 1943
  12. a b c d e f municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new federal states , Metzler-Poeschel publishing house, Stuttgart, 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 , publisher: Federal Statistical Office
  13. ^ StBA: Area changes in 2018
  14. Results of the 2014 municipal council elections
  15. Election results May 2014. (PDF) Retrieved on August 3, 2014 .
  16. https://www.statistik.sachsen.de/wpr_alt/pkg_s10_bmlr.prc_erg_bm?p_bz_bzid=BM151&p_ebene=GE&p_ort=14729230