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This article is about the town in Saxon Switzerland. For the nearby castle, see Hohnstein Castle (Saxon Switzerland). For the ruined castle in the Harz, see Hohnstein Castle (Harz).
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Coat of arms of Hohnstein
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Hohnstein   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°59′N 14°07′E / 50.983°N 14.117°E / 50.983; 14.117Coordinates: 50°59′N 14°07′E / 50.983°N 14.117°E / 50.983; 14.117
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
 • Mayor Wolfram Lasch (CDU)
 • Total 64.61 km2 (24.95 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,428
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01848
Dialling codes 035975
Vehicle registration PIR
Website www.hohnstein.de

Hohnstein is a town in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. As of 2010 its population was of 3,671.


It is situated in Saxon Switzerland, 12 km east of Pirna, and 28 km southeast of Dresden (centre). It is dominated by its castle, standing on a sandstone rock.

Municipal territory includes the villages (Ortsteil) of Cunnersdorf, Ehrenberg, Goßdorf, Lohsdorf, Rathewalde, Ulbersdorf and Waitzdorf.


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