The Kreutzbach organ in the Hohnstädt Church

Short facts

Urban Kreutzbach from Borna built a two-manual organ in 1858, which was fundamentally restored in 1993 by the company Wünnig, Großolbersdorf.

The Hohnstädt church is a Romanesque choir tower church from the 13th century. The late Gothic chapel with ribbed vaulting from 1480 serves as a sacristy. It has a marble relief altar, a pulpit (Rochlitz porphyry) and a font from 1661. The tower was raised by 17 metres in 1896. The choir with apse is bordered by two triumphal arches on transom cornices towards the nave. 
In 1999, the Ev.Lutheran parishes of Hohnstädt and Beiersdorf united to form the parish of Hohenstädt-Beiersdorf and formed a sister church relationship with the parishes of Grimma, Nerchau and Döben-Höfgen.

The chancel of the church dates back to the 12th century, while the nave is medieval. An extension was added in 1857/58. In this context, Urban Kreutzbach from Borna built a two-manual organ in 1858, which was thoroughly restored by the Wünnig company from Großolbersdorf in 1993. Belonging to the parish of Grimma, the organ regularly plays demanding programmes.

Text: Klaus Gernhardt

The Hohnstädt church is located in a neighbourhood of Grimma. Grimma is a stop on the Luther Trail.


1. Manual Hauptwerk
Bordun 16'
Principal 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Gedackt 8'
Octave 4'
Octave 2'
Cornett 3fach
Mixtur 3fach

2. Manual Oberwerk
Double flute 8'
Salicional 8'
Principal 4'
Rohrflöte 4'
Gemshorn 2'

Subbass 16'
Principalbass 8'

Playing aids/auxiliary slides
Manualcoppel II-I
Calcant bell

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The Kreutzbach organ in the Hohnstädt Church
Schillerstraße 17
04668 Grimma - Hohnstädt

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Phone: +49 034382 / 4130 - 6

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