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Coat of arms of the municipality of Wermsdorf
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Coordinates: 51 ° 17 '  N , 12 ° 56'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony
County : North Saxony
Height : 185 m above sea level NHN
Area : 104.62 km 2
Residents: 5201 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 50 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 04779
Primaries : 034364, 03435 , 034361Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : TDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Community key : 14 7 30 330
Address of the
municipal administration:
Altes Jagdschloss 1
04779 Wermsdorf
Website : www.wermsdorf.de
Mayor : Matthias Müller ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Wermsdorf in the district of North Saxony
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Wermsdorf is a state-approved resort in the northern Saxony district in the Wermsdorfer Forest .

Wermsdorf and its districts 2011


Community structure

The places belong to the municipality of Wermsdorf


Reckwitz was incorporated on July 1, 1950. Mahlis has been part of Wermsdorf since March 1, 1994 together with Wadewitz, which was incorporated on June 20, 1957, and Gröppendorf , which was incorporated on July 1, 1973 . Finally, on January 1, 1999, Luppa was added with the villages of Calbitz and Malkwitz, which were incorporated on January 1, 1974 . Liptitz became a district of Wermsdorf on April 1st, Collm on October 1st, 1995.

Neighboring communities

Wurzen (Sachsendorf) Dahlen Cavertitz
Grimma / Nerchau Neighboring communities Oschatz
Grimma / Mutzschen Indulgence Angry

The three neighboring towns and communities in the west belong to the Leipzig district .


Wermsdorf with Horstsee

Wermsdorf was founded by Germany when the settlement in the east was already over. The nearby castles of Mutzschen and Nennewitz were easily accessible. Nothing is known about the founding of the 638 hectare Waldhufendorf as the manor of Henricus de Weenboldisdorf , mentioned in 1206 . It is reasonable to assume that, contrary to the very numerous Slavic soil finds and place names in the immediate vicinity, which have been handed down to this day through the settlement documents, there was no Wendish settlement in the place itself. Document mentions are

  • 1241 with Burchardus de Werenboldestorp
  • 1282 with Wermoldesdorf
  • 1403 with Wermelsdorf
  • 1440 with Wermesdorff

In 1350 the place was referred to as oppidum for the first time . With the devastation caused by the Hussite incursions and rampant plague epidemics all around, the previously insignificant Wermsdorf also developed.

Jagdschloss Wermsdorf and ev.-luth. church

In 1445 Heinrich von Starschedel acquired the Mutzschen and Wermsdorf castles. The von Starschedel had the surrounding ponds and a renaissance castle built as the predecessor of today's old hunting lodge . In 1500 Wermsdorf became a parish church. In 1565, Elector August acquired the Starschedelschen estates and thus Wermsdorf, in 1577 he also bought the ponds. From 1590 Wermsdorf belonged to the Mutzschen office .

The Thirty Years War and plague epidemics almost completely wiped out Wermsdorf. After Mutzschen's great fire in 1681, the Mutzschen office had to be relocated to Wermsdorf. A new era began in Wermsdorf with the construction of the old hunting lodge by Elector Friedrich August I (“August the Strong”) and later his son Friedrich August II . In 1698 Prince Egon von Fürstenberg set up a par force hunt for August the Strong in the Wermsdorf Forest . After Fürstenberg's death, the elector bought all the hunting equipment and in 1721 began the construction of a large hunting palace, today's Hubertusburg .

The history of the Hubertusburg shaped the history of the community from then on. With the renovations carried out by his son Friedrich August II in 1743 , Hubertusburg became one of the largest Baroque hunting castles in Europe. In 1722 the Saxon post office was built in Wermsdorf. In 1756, the heyday of Saxony was over when the Seven Years War began. In 1761 Hubertusburg was sacked by the Prussians , but it never recovered from the sacking. In 1763, the Hubertusburg Peace was signed in Dahlen Castle . In 1770 a faience factory was built in the empty rooms , which in 1848 had to file for bankruptcy. With the law on the replacement and common division of March 17, 1832, the replacement of feudal labor began in Wermsdorf , as a result of which the Wermsdorf farmers became economically free. Since cash payments were required in the Kingdom of Saxony , the process dragged on until 1859. In 1816 the post office was closed and moved to Luppa .

The use of the Hubertusburg as a sanatorium and nursing home was conducive to the development of the community, so the number of inhabitants rose by over 60% from 1834 in just one generation. The first power station was built in 1908. The railway, which was built in 1888, brought the connection that was lost with the post office back to the pulse of time. The First World War brought hardship and hunger for the people of Wermsdorf, 70 locals were killed. The access to today's A14 , the former Reichsautobahn, was planned as early as 1934 . In 1941 the Air Force NCO School I was set up in Hubertusburg . Wermsdorf was spared the bombing of the German cities.

The Americans moved into Hubertusburg on April 25, 1945. On May 5, 1945, the Soviets took power in Wermsdorf. The Soviet soldiers looted and raped. Martial law prevailed , the radio receivers were withdrawn and all clocks had to be set to Moscow time . Then 672 displaced people came and had to be housed in a humane way with almost 2000 hungry residents. In 1947, eight new farmer positions were set up on the site after the great forest fire . It was then that party meetings and economic plans began in Wermsdorf . It was about crisis management, survival and ideology .

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent community of Reckwitz was incorporated.

In 1961, with the end of the Stalin era, the political thaw began in Wermsdorf, which had lasted for another thirty years, and the community representatives had to deal with the lifting of the personality cult in the USSR . The urgently needed workers' housing construction created some relief and easier living conditions for the much too high demand for housing by the displaced people . But the supply remained inadequate, insufficient and crisis-prone until the fall of the Wall. The pond management was organically highly polluted by the Wermsdorf wastewater . The Horstsee outdoor pool had to be closed for this reason.

On February 8, 1986, students from Leipzig founded the first Catholic student union in the GDR in Wermsdorf , Germania Leipzig , which has been a member of the Cartell Association since 1991 .

With the first free elections after the fall of the Wall in 1990, the Liberals in Wermsdorf became the strongest party with 33% of the vote and their candidate Peter Rose became the first mayor of the period after the fall of the Wall . But already on December 31, 1993 Peter Rose resigned from office for personal reasons and Walter Haufe had to lead the official business until July 31, 1994. Bernd Dieter Lehmann succeeded him. In 2004 Wermsdorf became a “ state-approved resort ”. New residential areas were opened up by 2005. Since then, the municipality of Wermsdorf has overtaken the neighboring former offices of Mügeln and Mutzschen . After the merger of the municipality of Sornzig-Ablaß with the city of Mügeln on January 1, 2011, a merger with Mutzschen and Dahlen was also considered in Wermsdorf .


City council election 2019
Turnout: 63.7% (2014: 51.6%)
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Municipal council

Since the municipal council election on May 26, 2019 , the 18 seats of the municipal council have been distributed among the individual groups as follows:

  • CDU : 7 seats
  • SPD : 4 seats
  • AfD : 3 seats
  • Voters' association Luppa, Calbitz, Malkwitz (WV): 3 seats
  • Greens : 1 seat


Matthias Müller was confirmed in office on June 7, 2015.

Community partnerships

The municipality of Wermsdorf also maintains partnerships


The community publishes its news in the monthly Der Collm-Bote . This is printed in Herzberg and distributed free of charge to all accessible households in the community.



Jens Eskildsen founded his first goose farm in Gudendorf before 1959 . Eskildsen bred geese in free range and introduced the dry slaughter. At the turn of the GDR, the Mutzschen poultry farm was one of the largest Gössel delivery companies in Europe and was facing economic failure. The Gössel production was connected to the inland fishery Wermsdorf in GDR times . Thanks to Lorenz Eskildsen, the impending doom could be stopped. The successful company with its managing director Lorenz Eskildsen has been promoting goose breeding in Wermsdorf since 1990, but the company is based in neighboring Mutzschen . The company has been awarded several quality seals. On April 6, 2006 cases of bird flu of the H5 N1 virus , type Rügen, highly pathogenic, were found on the farm and the decision was made to kill all 16,000 useful birds. (see also: Distribution of H5N1 ). The poultry veterinarian in charge Rosemarie Heiss, the catastrophic way of working of the health authorities, the complete refusal after a comprehensive diagnostic clarification, the failure to perform thorough pathological examinations, and the complete failure to inspect feed, water and litter are irritating to this day. The animals were killed with gas, electrically and with castration forceps. For the first time, a machine was used from which the animals came out back without legs and still alive. The experiences were so traumatic that people apologized for what they did. Since the Eskildsen case, the " modern animal disease control " requirement has been discussed. Because, in the opinion of the experts, this is the cause of the disease promotion and immunodeficiency in stabled animals and thus actually only allows weakly pathogenic viruses to mutate into highly pathogenic viruses. After the terrible catastrophe, the entrepreneur Lorenz Esildsen dared to start again with geese.

German Philately Service GmbH

In the economic structures of the East German currency procurer Alexander Schalk-Golodkowski played state-owned operation (VEB) philately Wermsdorf an essential role. On January 3, 1972, an "Order on the prohibition of trading in collector's stamps, coins, other money tokens, medals, orders, decorations and documents as well as philatelic and numismatic specialist literature of a fascist, anti-democratic or anti-humanist character" was published in the GDR's legal gazette . It replaced the order of August 4, 1958 "on the ban on trade in postage stamps with anti-democratic content". After that, postage stamps from the period from 1933 to 1945 were only allowed to be sold to VEB Philatelie Wermsdorf, as this company was allowed to sell such stamps abroad for foreign exchange procurement due to a special permit. It was here that the postage stamp collections confiscated from those who had fled from the GDR , primarily rarer issues of the Post of the Third Reich, were cataloged by the Leipzig prisoner Jürgen Müller and sold abroad for some 100 million "hard currency". Business was so good that in the 1970s a total of one to two billion  DM was made with the trade. (See evaluation of Hitler postage stamps in the GDR .) The GmbH, which was newly founded after the fall of the Wall, has since been active in the stamp trade specializing in the GDR.

Trout farm in July 1989

Wermsdorfer Fisch GmbH

The company, whose head office is in Espenhain, manages around 800 hectares of ponds. She is a member of the Saxon State Fisheries Association. V. based in Dresden. In Wermsdorf, the leasing of the pond management has a long tradition, as the ponds have been leased to private tenants since 1787. From 1948 to 1952 the pond management was operated by the Saxon State Pond Management Koenigswartha near Bautzen and from 1953 to 1990 the facilities were part of the VEB inland fishery Wermsdorf. This enlarged the pond area by re-accumulating dry ponds, building new ponds and pond reconstruction. Up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, more than 800 tons of fish were produced per year, which corresponded to a hectare yield of more than 2000 kg. In 1992 the Free State of Saxony leased the Wermsdorf pond farm to the Hessian master fish manager Georg Stähler. This switched the production to a natural and species-appropriate production. Three days before the start of the carp season in 2007, heavy rain in the nearby outlet caused the internal sewage system of Natursaft Sachsen GmbH to overflow. Only five kilometers away, the fermenting apple cider flowed into the Wermsdorfer Fisch GmbH holding system . The aggressive must killed around 20,000 carp, pike, sturgeon and trout. This accident triggered demands from the environmental office of the district of North Saxony, which the company Natursaft Sachsen was unable to meet and later had to file for bankruptcy in March 2009 following alternative measures taken by the authority at the Leipzig District Court. Since December 23, 2009 Georg Stähler has resigned as managing director of Wermsdorfer Fisch GmbH. His daughter Angela Stähler (* 1979) is the new managing director. In 2011 the company expanded its headquarters in Espenhain with a 600 m² extension. According to its own information, it processes fish for € 1.7 million a year. The company breeds African catfish in Jesewitz and has been producing caviar since 2012 . The flood protection measures by the state dam administration of the Free State of Saxony also include the Döllnitzsee. As a result of these measures, the company lost 40 percent of its production area. The company is heavily involved in the implementation and organization of the largest fishing festival in the region, the Horstsee fishing .


Wermsdorf is part of the North Saxony district in the area of ​​the Central German Transport Association . Two PlusBus lines and three other regional bus lines operate in the district of Wermsdorf, and another runs along federal highway 6 in the north of the municipality. The lines are served by the Omnibus-Verkehrsgesellschaft Heideland and the regional bus Leipzig . The Dahlen train station is located on the Leipzig – Dresden railway line near the northern boundary of the municipality in the Malkwitz district . Until 1972, Wermsdorf had a station on the Mügeln – Neichen narrow-gauge railway . The plans pursued in the 1990s to rebuild the line to Wermsdorf could not be realized for financial reasons.

The community is connected to the Mutzschen exit of the federal motorway 14 in the southwest by state road 38 . This has been expanded since May 2013 and a bypass of the village of Wermsdorf has been built, which was completed in 2015. In the north of the municipality, federal road 6 runs through Luppa and Calbitz. State road 38 leads in a north-westerly direction to Oschatz, also on the B6. State roads 24 , 41 and 42 also run through the municipality.


Hubertusburg Clinics

After the Hubertusburg was sacked during the Seven Years' War , the spacious palace complex was increasingly used for government tasks. So as a state prison, workhouse for female convicts, state hospital, state hospital and as an educational institution for mentally handicapped children. From 1890 the United State Institutions were converted into the sanatorium and nursing home for the mentally ill . 1,800 patients were cared for by 12 doctors. During the Second World War , the facility was used as a reserve hospital and NCO school. In 1945 the American occupation forces set up their headquarters in the rooms. After the Americans left, the clinic was used as a hospital, and from 1973 onwards it was called the Hubertusburg Clinic . The specialist hospital Hubertusburg gGmbH is a subsidiary of the Leipzig St. Georg group of companies specializing in neurology and psychiatry ; until 2020, pediatrics were also offered. In 2010 a new clinic for forty drug addicts with mental illnesses was opened for € 2.4 million .


Catholic parish church of St. Hubertus

Wermsdorf - Ev.-luth. Church and Bismarck Monument on March 2, 2011

Evangelical parish church in Wermsdorf

The older part of the church is a Romanesque complex with a semicircular vaulted apse on the right-angled chancel. The Gothic renovation took place before the great church fire in 1557. After that, the church building was rebuilt and rebuilt several times in keeping with the spirit of the times and the devastation of current events. During the Thirty Years War the parish church was repeatedly plundered and devastated. In 1696 the church was given a baroque tower above the choir .


Hubertusburg Castle

Hubertusburg Castle

Peace of Hubertusburg

The so-called Peace of Hubertusburg was concluded in Wermsdorf by the three authorized negotiators from Austria, Prussia and Saxony on February 15, 1763 and later by Maria Theresa for Austria in Vienna, by Friedrich August II for Saxony in Warsaw and by Friedrich II for Prussia in Dahlen ratified at Schloss Dahlen .

Amber room

The technical director Manfred John, who was employed at the Hubertusburg Clinics between 1965 and 1987, was inspired by a reaction from Paul Enke shortly before his death in December 1987, together with the qualified journalist Gabi Liebegall in Wermsdorf after the amber room allegedly hidden there and others To look for art treasures. John has no evidence of the whereabouts of the Amber Room, apart from Enke's brief interest. His theory, put forward in his publication Gebunkerte Secrets des Tauchaer Verlag 2010, that the German radio message intercepted by Russian radio operators in East Prussia: “Storage in B.Sch.” Could only be the baroque Wermsdorf Castle, is purely from the point of view of the locality pure wishful thinking. It has long been known that the mitgeschriebenen hand radio messages were written by Russian intelligence services for evaluation with typewriter and so from the Russian Ш entfallenen (the Russian Scha) by later Abkopieren lower connecting strokes the sign had appeared as III and "B.Sch “The Königsberg bunker Steindamm is meant (see Steindammer Church ). The removal of the Amber Room, which John further claimed, could never have happened from Königsberg (Prussia) because Königsberg had already been declared a closed fortress on January 28, 1945 and witnesses saw the Amber Room boxes in the castle courtyard in April 1945. With the help of his persuasive power, the investigation of buried historical vaults of the Hubertusburg Castle was partly financed with Saxon state funds and provided further valuable insights into the building history of the Hubertusburg. The media and the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk reported in detail on the unsuccessful search by John and Liebegall and made them and Wermsdorf known nationwide.

Old hunting lodge,
lithograph from 1837

Old hunting lodge

View over the drained Horstsee to Hubertusburg Castle

Wermsdorf Forest

Wüst Nennewitz

Pond systems

The Döllnitz, a second-order body of water, which comes from the locality of Liptiz, feeds into the Döllnitzsee pre- dam located south in the direction of Mutzschen , which transfers the water into the actual Döllnitzsee dam . The Döllnitzsee dam, which has now risen to become a first-order body of water, serves as a drain for the Döllnitzsee dam towards Mügeln. In the north, the Saubach from Wermsdorf continues to lead a second order body of water into the Horstsee dam . Both systems are connected to one another via the Reckwitz polder . Road embankments have been built over the facility, over which the state road S38 connects the places Mutzschen and Wermsdorf. The floods of the century that occurred in Saxony in recent years have encouraged the state dam administration to include the Wermsdorf fish ponds more closely in regulating the surface and wastewater peaks that occur. For example, 0.50 million m³ of additional flood retention area was created for the Döllnitz. The construction work, which will run over three years, is scheduled to be completed in 2012. The fish ponds, proudly called Horstsee or Döllnitzsee today, were originally referred to as Mutzschener ponds in the pond books since they were first mentioned in a document from the Grimma Office in 1502 . In 1533 the ponds were mentioned in a loan letter and in 1577 they were part of the sale of the Starschedel property . In 1787, the Saxon elector leased the Mutzschen ponds to private tenants for twelve years, with the result that the pond management was no longer operated with the necessary expertise. So in 1860 it was decided to drain the ponds over the next fifteen years, which is what happened. This large-scale drainage of thirteen ponds, such as the cow pond above the house pond and the Göttwitzsee, was reversed by the urgently needed fish meat production in the GDR. In 1959, the Göttwitzsee was flooded again. Today the ponds are economically and naturally managed facilities of the Wermsdorfer Fisch GmbH and a popular destination for tourists and day trippers. After the fall of the Wall, hotels and restaurants were built on the banks of the Horstsee and Döllnitzsee.


Karl Hans Janke

In building 21 of the Hubertusburg there is an exhibition about the designer and artist Karl Hans Janke . Through the association Rosengarten e. V. Wermsdorf, Janke's life's work is processed in the form of 4,000 drawings and letters and some of them are exhibited. Janke was autistic and suffered from chronic paranoid schizophrenia . He lived in the Hubertusburg clinics until his death.

Hubertusburg Castle Museum

The association for professional training of women e. V. runs an exhibition in the main castle of Hubertusburg about the construction phases of the castle and its history. In building 21 there are original memorial busts from the GDR era of August Bebel and Wilhelm Liebknecht , who served their “fortress” imprisonment in Hubertusburg Castle from 1872 to 1874 after being convicted in the Leipzig high treason trial . Bebel liked it in Wermsdorf, he recovered, continued his education and later even spoke of his “detention university”.


Local history association Wermsdorf

The Heimatverein founded in 1990 is an active member of the community's club life. In addition to regular club events in the form of lectures on regional history, the club regularly publishes club news to its members and operates extensive websites.

Friends of “Schloss Hubertusburg” e. V.

The association, which has been active since 2001, serves to promote the renovation, maintenance and revitalization of the Hubertusburg hunting lodge. To this end, the association has been holding the Hubertusburg Peace Talks since 2006 , which award the Hubertusburg Youth Peace Prize . For this work, the association received the “Selected Location 2010” award on the initiative of the Federal President “ Germany - Land of Ideas ”. The association organizes public concerts in the Great Hall of Hubertusburg and, in addition to a lively club life, also actively organizes the Wermsdorf Castle Night.

Gymnastics Club Wermsdorf

The gymnastics club looks back on a tradition dating back to 1880. In 1881 the gymnastics club "Eichenkranz" was founded. In 1927 the “General Gymnastics Club Wermsdorf Hubertusburg” built its own gym. Today the club operates aerobics, acrobatics, Taekwon-Do, Tai Chi, gymnastics and volleyball.

Wermsdorf brass musicians

The Wermsdorf brass band association was founded in September 1964 as a musical department of the volunteer fire brigade. On August 22, 1995, it was founded as a registered association in accordance with German association law. The purpose of the association is the promotion and dissemination of brass music as well as the training of young musicians. Twelve musicians belong to the band.

FSV Blau-Weiß Wermsdorf

This club originated in 1928 from the gymnastics and sports club "Eichenkranz". On August 13, 1990, the association was founded as (eV). The club was able to win numerous district championships in its history and bring many trophies to Wermsdorf. A game of the club against SG Schmannewitz in 2003 triggered lawsuits over many years surrounding the mayor Bernd Dieter Lehmann.

Regular events

Horstsee fishing

Every year in October, the reigning Saxon and Wermsdorf fish queen solemnly opens the annual fishing of the Horstsee. On this October weekend 100,000 visitors visit the mixture of fair, fair and fish trade in all variations. The tradition dates back to 1670, when the Oberlandfischmeister and other representatives of the Saxon court regularly took part in the fishing. A Wermsdorf fish queen was elected for the first time in 1997 for the Horstsee fishing. The Saxon State Fisheries Association Dresden e. V. supported this choice. Since 2002 the queen has been wearing a hiking crown made of pure gold, which was made by a Dresden goldsmith.

Castle night

The castle night, which has been organized by regional associations, schools and the community since 2008, is extremely popular. Events take place in many places in the community at the same time, the castles and exhibitions are open to visitors, and at the old hunting lodge the organizers and helpers in historical costumes take care of the physical well-being of the visitors.

Traditional Wermsdorf drag hunt

The riding and driving club invites you to a traditional drag hunt once a year on September 1st . In the drag hunt simulated by a par force hunt, a trailblazer uses aniseed oil to track the beagle pack.


Zeppelin stone

The stone is reminiscent of the voyage of the rigid airship LZ 17 "Sachsen" on July 12, 1914.

Wermsdorf - King Albert Monument, 2011
King Albert Monument

Wermsdorf's longing for the glamor of earlier court hunts is manifested in a bronze reference to the Saxon King Albert . In May 1907, the Saxon Military Association in Wermsdorf, through its chairman, head nurse Gustav Wagner, applied to the community to erect a memorial for King Albert with donations. Kaiser Wilhelm II donates a bronze gun barrel to the military association. The draft for the monument may come from Georg Bernkopf , who was just 16 years old at the time the monument was unveiled; the statue was created by the sculptor Martin Wolff . Only a year later, on June 21, 1908, the King Albert monument as could woodsman in loden jacket, hunting cap and shotgun in the presence of King Friedrich August III. to be revealed.

Concentration camp death march memorial stone

At the old hunting lodge there is a memorial stone designed as a coffin, which is intended to commemorate ten unknown concentration camp prisoners who died on a death march in the spring of 1945 from Stalag VIII C in Sagan (today Żagań in Poland) and were buried in the prison cemetery.


Surname Life dates Relationship with Wermsdorf
Dominic Baumann * 1995 Soccer player, born in Wermsdorf
Johannes Blanckmeister 1898-1982 became forest master in Wermsdorf in 1931
Johann Christian Buxbaum 1693-1730 Botanist, died in Wermsdorf
Emil Cuno 1805-1859 Lawyer and politician, died in Wermsdorf
Harald Czudaj * 1963 Bobsleigh driver (Olympic champion), born in Wermsdorf
Andreas Döhler * 1974 Actor, born in Wermsdorf
Karl Hans Janke 1909-1988 Engineer, artist and inventor, died in Wermsdorf
Anton Egon von Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg 1656-1716 Imperial Prince and Governor of the Electorate of Saxony, died in Wermsdorf
Christian Hauschild 1693-1759 became pastor in Wermsdorf in 1725
Horst Heidrich 1920-1992 General forester and forestry teacher, was the district forester in Wermsdorf from 1949 to 1951
Lilo C. Karsten * 1956 Artist (painting, graphics, photography), born in Wermsdorf
Max Krell 1887-1962 Author, pseudonym Georg Even , born in Wermsdorf
Heinrich Matthes 1902-1978 Member of the SS special command in the Treblinka extermination camp, born in Wermsdorf
Moritz Meurer 1806-1877 Theologian and church historian, spent his childhood in Wermsdorf from 1811
Bogdan Musiol * 1957 Bobsleigh driver, began his sports career as a track and field athlete in Wermsdorf
Paul Näcke 1851-1913 Psychiatrist and criminologist, 1889–1912 prison doctor in the Hubertusburg sanatorium
Carl Wilhelm von Oppel 1767-1833 Official, member of the state parliament, director of the Hubertusburg stoneware factory
Hermann Scheipers 1913-2016 1937–1940 chaplain in Hubertusburg
Jens Sembdner * 1967 Musician ( Die Prinzen ), vocals (bass), instrument: keyboard, born in Wermsdorf
Heinrich Ernst Stötzner 1832-1910 Pedagogue, had his first position at the Hubertusburg asylum from 1851–1855
Wolfgang Suess * 1940 Pharmacist , politician (CDU), from 1969 chief pharmacist at the Hubertusburg Clinics
Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony 1739-1812 Archbishop of Trier, Prince-Bishop of Augsburg, Prince Provost of Ellwangen, born in Wermsdorf
Sabine Wachs * 1960 Porcelain designer, born in Wermsdorf
Ludwig von Zehmen 1812-1892 Conservative politician, President of the First Chamber of the Saxon State Parliament, born in Wermsdorf
Johann Georg Friedlieb Zöllner 1750-1826 Organ builder, had an organ building company in Wermsdorf
Honorary citizen
  • Prelate Hermann Scheipers (born July 24, 1913 in Ochtrup ; † June 2, 2016 there), Catholic clergyman and concentration camp survivor, was chaplain in Hubertusburg from 1937 until his arrest in 1940


The Lamentation of the Wends

In 1798 a servant got into the swampy reed pond, sank into it and cried for help for three days and nights. The people of Wermsdorf heard his calls, but did not help him because they took the shouting for the voice of the old Wendish lamentation, which, as the superstitious people knew, warned everyone about this area.


  • Municipal administration Wermsdorf (ed.): Wermsdorf. Woods. Castles. Lakes. Wermsdorf 2016
  • Hugo Krämer: Wermsdorf and its castles. In: Communications from the Saxon Homeland Security Association . Volume XV, Issue 3-4 / 1926, Dresden 1926, pp. 81-103.
  • Cornelius Gurlitt : Wermsdorf. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 28th booklet: Oschatz Official Authority (Part II) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1905, p. 333.

Web links

Commons : Wermsdorf  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Wermsdorf  - travel guide

Individual evidence

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  7. ^ A b Eckart Säuberlich: Kursächsisches Amtsdorf and in the Kingdom of Saxony (1565–1918). In: 800 years of Wermsdorf. 1206-2006. Sax Verlag, Beucha 2006, ISBN 3-934544-93-2 , p. 29 ff.
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