Kohren-Sahlis is a town and a former municipality in the Leipzig district, in Saxony, Germany. Since January 2018, it is part of the town Frohburg. It is situated 14 km southeast of Borna, and 31 km northwest of Chemnitz.

Kohren-Sahlis
Ortsteil of Frohburg
Coat of arms of Kohren-Sahlis
Coat of arms
Location of Kohren-Sahlis
Kohren-Sahlis is located in Germany
Kohren-Sahlis
Kohren-Sahlis
Kohren-Sahlis is located in Saxony
Kohren-Sahlis
Kohren-Sahlis
Coordinates: 51°1′7″N 12°36′16″E / 51.01861°N 12.60444°E / 51.01861; 12.60444Coordinates: 51°1′7″N 12°36′16″E / 51.01861°N 12.60444°E / 51.01861; 12.60444
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
TownFrohburg
Subdivisions4
Area
 • Total36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi)
Elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)
 • Total2,611
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04655
Dialling codes034344
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.kohren-sahlis.de

HistoryEdit

The first documented mention of Kohren-Sahlis was in 974.

Nazi EraEdit

From 1 November 1942 to 14 April 1945 the children's home "Sonnenwiese" (Sunny Meadow), which was operated by the SS Lebensborn organization, was located in Kohren-Salis. Primarily children abducted from Norway were placed here before they were passed on for adoption to families loyal to the Nazi system .[1][2][3]

ReligionEdit

 
The St. Gangulphus Church in 1952

Kohren-Sahlis is situated in a traditional Lutheran area. The Saint Gangulphus Church in Kohren-Sahlis, the Christ Church in Rüdigsdorf, the Village Churches in Altmörbitz and Gnandstein as well as the Chapel of Gnandstein Castle all belong to the Kohren Region Parish of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony.

The few Catholics in Kohren-Sahlis belong to St. Joseph's Parish of Borna, Bishopric of Dresden-Meissen.

Culture and AttractionsEdit

 
Ceramic Fountain in the Market Square, Kohren-Sahlis
 
Mill museum Lindigtmühle
 
Triangulation Pillar "Sahlis near Frohburg"

MuseumsEdit

  • Pottery museum
  • Hoffmann’sche Collection Museum
  • Gnandstein Castle Museum

Monuments and BuildingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lebensbornheime in Deutschland, gesichtet am 2. Januar 2013.
  2. ^ Das ist wirklich bodenlos, Von Mascolo, Georg und Schumacher, Hajo, in SPIEGEL, Heft 25/1997.
  3. ^ Staatsarchiv Leipzig Archived 2012-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, Eintrag 20050 - Kinderheim Sonnenwiese, Kohren-Sahlis.