Ohorn is a municipality in Saxony and part of the joint management Pulsnitz.

  • 5.1 Education

Geography and transport

The community is located about two kilometers southeast of Pulsnitz and 30 kilometers northeast of the state capital Dresden. The Federal Highway 4 runs through the municipality and can be reached via the Ohorn connection. Ohorn located at the foothills of the West Lusatian hill country, in the valley of Pulsnitz that even here, on the western slope of the mountain pine at about 360 meters above sea level rises. The Tannenberg belongs to the high stone mountain range. The high stone itself reaches a height of 449 meters.

Local structure

Ohorn consists of the districts:

  • Fuchs Belle
  • Gickelsberg
  • Mittelndorf
  • Oberndorf
  • Röder houses

History and Development

There were German knights in 1110, the peasants and craftsmen from Thuringia, Hesse, Franconia and Bavaria called to the area of Pulsnitztales. This was taken on the southwest slope of Schleißbergs a small settlement of about 20 hectares. The Pulsnitz was regarded as an important livelihood. The first documentary mention of the place was, however, only in 1349 the fief book Frederick the austerities than maple, so the current place name refers to a "settlement to / at the maple tree or woody plants ."

1537 Ohorner the manor is mentioned as Vorwerk Pulsnitzer rule. Today from Gut are only the mansion (in which now a nursing home is located ) and some converted to residential manor buildings, and the park in the English style. Since by Ohorn, the border of the Diocese of Meissen and the Kingdom of Bohemia, the place was handed over to the recurring events of war and raids the centuries. In addition, frequent epidemics reduced the population. Alone in 1680, died a fifth of the population Ohorner of the plague.

1661 was approved by the manor rule of the construction of a school building. The first documented school building dates from around 1750. Starting in 1745 sat in Ohorn a fundamental social change one after Michael Prescher introduced the ribbon weaving in Ohorn. After 1800, Ohorn developed into a characteristically industrial site, which was also reflected in the population development. 1885 people lived here in 2000.

The still existing sports club was founded in 1865. In the same year, a glee club, which now no longer exists was created. 1895 was the duty of firefighters to volunteer firefighters Ohorn. The many newly established House Weber needed better machines, therefore in 1873 the operation C. H. Schäfer, who produced looms at that time founded. Today, this operation produces machine parts and is one of the largest employers Ohorns.

In 1827 and 1879 respectively, a larger school building was built in Ohorn. The first bus created the smith Bernard Mocke in 1912 by building the first post bus in Saxony. The line connected the town of Pulsnitz and Koenigsbrueck. In 1925, from the upper inn the town hall of the place. Five years later, the prayer hall was built in the former steam mill of the manor. In 1939 Ohorn was to connect up to Wroclaw planned by Dresden motorway, today announced the Federal Highway 4.


Since the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, 14 seats are distributed in the council follows the various groups:

  • CDU: 6 seats
  • Free List Sports: 4 seats
  • FDP: 2 seats
  • LEFT: 2 seats

On September 22, 2013 Sonja Kunze (independent) was elected with 66.9 % of the valid votes for new mayor. So you took over from Frank Hunter ( Free List sports).


  • Schleißberg with Schleißbergbaude
  • Sweden with stone observation tower and mountain economy
  • Tannenberg view with refuge
  • Museum of Local History
  • Kirchlehn
  • Buschmühlenteich (for gondolas )

Economy and infrastructure

Today, there are Ohorn two -producing farmers and an agricultural cooperative. In the village weavers, there are only a few.


The community Ohorn has a primary school and a kindergarten.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Jürgen Haufe (1949-1999), painter and graphic artist