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Ortsteil of Herrnhut
Großhennersdorf Church.JPG
Coat of arms of Großhennersdorf
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Großhennersdorf   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°59′27″N 14°47′36″E / 50.99083°N 14.79333°E / 50.99083; 14.79333Coordinates: 50°59′27″N 14°47′36″E / 50.99083°N 14.79333°E / 50.99083; 14.79333
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Görlitz
Town Herrnhut
 • Total 21.94 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
Elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 1,503
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02747
Dialling codes 035873
Vehicle registration GR

Großhennersdorf is a village and a former municipality in Görlitz district, Free State of Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Herrnhut. The Bundesstraße 178 connects Großhennersdorf with Löbau and Zittau.

The town was founded in 1296. The town is best known perhaps as the home of Henriette Catharina von Gersdorff m.n. von Friesen, the widow of the Governor of Upper Lusatia, Nicolaus Baron von Gersdorf. The Katharinenhof school is named for her. She raised her grandson, Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (1700–1760), the Renewer of the Unitas Fratrum i.e. Moravian Church, in the Castle (now in ruins) in Großhennersdorf. She was an extremely talented, well educated woman, conversant in several languages, an author and poet, with connections all over Europe.

The municipality subdivisions include Großhennersdorf, Neundorf, Schönbrunn, Euldorf and Heuscheune.


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