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City of Zörbig
Coordinates: 51 ° 36 ′ 5 ″  N , 12 ° 7 ′ 20 ″  E
Residents : 308  (Jun. 30, 2017)
Incorporation : March 1, 2004
Postal code : 06780
Area code : 034956
Spören (Saxony-Anhalt)

Location of Spören in Saxony-Anhalt

Spören , along with Prussendorf, which belongs to the municipality, is one of the 18 places that together make up the town of Zörbig . It is located in the south of Saxony-Anhalt between Bitterfeld and Köthen and has about 601 (2015) inhabitants. In 2001 Helmut Kretschmer was elected mayor.


There is a noticeable hill next to the church, popularly known as the "mountain". Various claims have been made that it is a megalithic grave. Archaeologists today agree that it is a so-called »moth«, an artificially raised hill, built around 1100 on which a noble's defense tower was located. The complex was part of the village fortifications, which also included ponds, ditches and swamps. The hill is from April 1, 1961, listed building .

The first documented mention of Spören comes from the year 1156. A development of the place name can be proven from traces to spurs , spurs and spars up to the present day Spören. Prussendorf, bordering on the northwest of Spören, is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1209. Both places belonged to the Zörbig Electoral Office until 1815 . The decisions of the Congress of Vienna they came to Prussia and were in 1816 the district Bitterfeld in the administrative district of Merseburg of Saxony Province allocated to which they belonged to the 1944th

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

In Prussendorf, at the instigation of the director of the "Institute for Horticulture Dresden-Pillnitz of the German Academy of Agricultural Sciences" Gerhard Friedrich, an experimental farm was founded, which during the GDR's existence developed into a central point for fruit growers and scientists from all over Eastern Europe .

On March 1, 2004, the former municipality of Spören with the former municipalities of Löberitz , Göttnitz , Salzfurtkapelle , Schrenz and Stumsdorf was incorporated into the city of Zörbig. The village renewal program carried out in the 1990s brought structural improvements to Spören and Prussendorf.

Worth seeing

Romanesque village church Spören
Romanesque village church Spören
North portal of the village church Spören
Old gravestones at the village church in Spören
Mausoleum of the Jordan landowners

Romanesque village church Spören

The Romanesque church, built around 1170 , has remained unchanged in its floor plan since then. It was rebuilt, renovated and refurbished several times, most recently in 2001 and 2002. In the center of the church is a well-preserved winged altar made by the Leipzig master Heinrich Beyer from 1489 . Following the zeitgeist of historicism , this altar was replaced in 1879 by a high altar created by wood sculptor Gustav Kuntzsch , Wernigerode . The winged altar, which had been hung in the anteroom of the church, returned to its original place in 1966. Only the crucifixion group ( crucifix , Maria and Johannes ) remains of the high altar ; it is located in the cemetery chapel (which is no longer used today) , the former mausoleum of the Jordan family. The church has an organ with 16 stops on two manuals , built in 1904 as Opus 262 by the Wilhelm Rühlmann company .

Mausoleum of the Jordan landowners

The mausoleum ( hereditary burial ) designed by the architect Heinrich Straumer for the Jordan family, was erected around 1914 in the Spörener churchyard.

State Stud Saxony-Anhalt

The state stud of Saxony-Anhalt is located in the Prussendorf district .

See also

List of cultural monuments in Spören .


  • Heimatverein Strengbachaue Spören-Prussendorf eV
  • Singers' Association Mixed Choir Spören eV
  • Football club FC Blau-Weiß Spören 1995 eV

Web links

Commons : Spören  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Commons : Prussendorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

References and footnotes

  1. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas. Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 ; P. 56 f.
  2. ^ The district of Bitterfeld in the municipality register 1900
  3. Magda-Viola Hanke, Wolf-Dietmar Wackwitz: Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Gerhard Friedrich , published by the Association of former Dresden-Pillnitzer eV ( online )
  4. ^ StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2004
  5. ^ Romanesque village church in Spören , accessed on April 6, 2018.
  6. Iris Ritschel: Heinrich Beyer - a Leipzig painter of the late Middle Ages. In: Curiositas. Journal for Museology and Museum Source Studies, Issue 14–15 / 2014–2015, Verlag Beier & Beran , Langenweißbach 2016, ISBN 978-3-95741-031-3 , pp. 142 ff. Digital library , accessed on April 6, 2018.
  7. Opus list of Orgelbauanstalt of W. Rühlmann, Zörbig , accessed on July 18, 2018th
  8. The organ of the Ev. Church Spören , accessed July 17, 2018.
  9. German Art and Decoration , Issue 35 / 1914-1915, Verlaganstalt Alexander Koch, Darmstadt 1916. Digital library , accessed on May 18, 2018.
  10. Website of the State Stud Saxony-Anhalt , accessed on April 27, 2018.
  11. ^ The German State Studs: State Stud Saxony-Anhalt , accessed on April 27, 2018.
  12. The Strengbach is a flatland brook that first flows through Saxony and then through Saxony-Anhalt with a total length of 34.3 km . The headwaters are south of Glesien . The Strengbach flows into the Fuhne approx. 2 km west of Zörbig .
  13. Heimatverein Spören , accessed on April 7, 2018.
  14. Mixed Choir Spören , accessed on April 7, 2018.
  15. FC Blau-Weiß Spören , accessed on April 7, 2018.