Herrnhut (hĕrnˈhōt) [key], town, Saxony, SE Germany. It was founded (1722) by Graf von Zinzendorf as a colony of Moravian Brethren (see Moravian Church), and is today a Moravian center with archives, a publishing house, and a museum.
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