Kohren-Sahlis

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Kohren-Sahlis
Coat of arms of Kohren-Sahlis
Coat of arms
Kohren-Sahlis   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Leipzig
Subdivisions 4
Government
 • Mayor Siegmund Mohaupt
Area
 • Total 36.72 km2 (14.18 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,750
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04655
Dialling codes 034344
Vehicle registration L
Website www.kohren-sahlis.de

Kohren-Sahlis is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 14 km southeast of Borna, and 31 km northwest of Chemnitz.

History[edit]

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

Nazi Era[edit]

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 .[2][3][4]

Religion[edit]

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 Attractions[edit]

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

Museums[edit]

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

Monuments and Buildings[edit]

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