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Coat of arms of Dohna
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Dohna   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°57′17″N 13°51′27″E / 50.95472°N 13.85750°E / 50.95472; 13.85750Coordinates: 50°57′17″N 13°51′27″E / 50.95472°N 13.85750°E / 50.95472; 13.85750
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Municipal assoc. Dohna-Müglitztal
 • Total 28.57 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,261
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01809
Dialling codes 03529
Vehicle registration PIR

Dohna is a town in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district, Saxony, Germany. It is located south of Heidenau. It is located in the Müglitz valley and lies west of the Eastern Ore Mountains. It was known as Donin in 1107, 1160 and until 1206. Donyn in from 1288 to 1408. Doneyn unwil 1454 and other forms were Dhonin, Donow and became Dohna. The name comes from Property of the Doň(s) from the Bohemian first name Zdoň.

It is accessed by routes 172 and 172A, and by the A17 at the Pirna interchange.


Dohna is one of the oldest towns in Saxony. It dates back to the 16th century BC and the Bronze Age. It was first mentioned in 960 in a document by emperor Otto I. It was linked by the Bohemian Road and the Old Dresden to Teplitz Post Road. The burgraviate was situated between the Margraviate of Meissen, the Kingdom of Bohemia and Gottleuba. The Donins were defeated in 1402 in the Dohna Feud. The castle was the seat until 1460 as it moved to Sonnenstein Castle in Pirna. Its constitution was established in 1845. The city was devastated by French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1999, Köttewitz and Krebs joined Dohna. In January 1, 2002, Dohna became the seat of Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Dohna.

Municipality subdivisions[edit]

  • Borthen
  • Bosewitz
  • Burgstädtel
  • Dohna
  • Gamig
  • Gorknitz
  • Köttewitz
  • Krebs
  • Meusegast
  • Röhrsdorf
  • Sürßen
  • Tronitz

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle tower, constructed in the 19th century
  • Saxon post milestone (Postmeilensäule), erected in 1731
  • Old Chemist's (Alten Apotheke), built in 1690, a local historical museum since 1992.


  • Primary school
  • Middle School, built on September 7, 1891
  • Gymnasium, built in 1892
  • In 1969, the schools were named Marie Curie