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View of Söhesten with the Paltrock windmill

Söhesten is a village belonging to the Muschwitz district of the city of Lützen in the Burgenland district in Saxony-Anhalt .

Aerial view


Söhesten is located southeast of Lützen between Leipzig and Weißenfels , as well as between the opencast mining areas of Zwenkau and Profen . The village is surrounded by extensive agricultural land. The Grünebach flows southwest of the village.

The center of Muschwitz is located northwest of Söhesten.

The A 38 passes north of Söhesten .


Söhesten belonged to the Electorate of Saxony until 1806 and to the Kingdom of Saxony until 1815 . The place was subordinate to the Hochstift-Merseburg office of Lützen , which had been under Electoral Saxon sovereignty since 1561 and belonged to the secondary school principality of Saxony-Merseburg between 1656/57 and 1738 .

In 1713 the entire village corridor was measured and mapped by sons. The corresponding land register is still available.

As a result of the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna , Söhesten and the western part of the Lützen district came to Prussia in 1815. The place was assigned to the administrative district Merseburg of the province of Saxony in 1816. Söhesten belonged to the Merseburg district .

During the first district reform in the GDR, Söhesten was reclassified to the Weissenfels district on July 1, 1950 and also incorporated into Muschwitz.

On January 1, 2010, the previously independent communities of Muschwitz, Großgörschen , Poserna , Rippach and Starsiedel merged with the city of Lützen to form the new city of Lützen.


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Walter Biering (born December 2, 1898 in Söhesten; † April 20, 1964), KPD / SED politician. He was a member of the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt from 1946 to 1950 and a member of the People's Chamber.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas. Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 , pp. 84 f.
  2. ^ In the state archive of Saxony-Anhalt in the official inventory of Lützen (D 25).
  3. ^ The district of Merseburg in the municipal directory 1900
  4. Muschwitz and its districts on
  5. StBA: Area changes from January 01 to December 31, 2010

Coordinates: 51 ° 11 '  N , 12 ° 8'  E