Kohren Castle

Gnandstein, Germany

Kohren Castle, also known as Chorun or Sahlis, is the ruin of an imposing hill castle in the town of Kohren-Sahlis in Leipzig county in Saxony.

The origin of the town Kohren can be traced back to the time of the Sorbian settlement in the Early Middle Ages. Emperor Otto II gifted the forest between the rivers Saale and Mulde to the Bishop of Merseburg in year 974.

The castle was owned by Kohren family from the late 12th century, but i was destroyed in 1220 during local wars. The current towers were built after that, but it was again demolished during the mid-15th and 17th centuries.


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Founded: 1240
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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Matthias Lippold (3 years ago)
Nice view over Kohren and many beautiful walks.
Thomas Hiller (3 years ago)
Nice ruin. There is certainly more to discover here than I have until now.
Walter Kronfeldt (3 years ago)
A nice outing with children. Then to the toboggan run, what fun for young and old. Great day perfect.
tt borstel (3 years ago)
Nice place with the neighbor Gnandstein, whose castles in Kohrener Land invite you to hike. The local pottery, which is very popular here, is also somewhat hidden.
Robat (3 years ago)
A big ruin where you can unfortunately only look at one tower from each side. You have a beautiful view and it is very quiet.
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