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City of Mansfeld
Abberode coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 36 ′ 51 ″  N , 11 ° 17 ′ 23 ″  E
Height : 320 m above sea level NHN
Area : 16.9 km²
Residents : 363  (Dec. 31, 2007)
Population density : 21 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 6, 2009
Postal code : 06343
Area code : 034779
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Location of Abberode in Mansfeld
View of Abberode from the north
View of Abberode from the north

Abberode is a district of the town of Mansfeld in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz , Saxony-Anhalt , Germany .

Ruin of the Stephanikirche Abberode


Abberode lies on the plateau of the Lower Harz , bounded to the north by the Wiebeck valley and south by the Einetal . Immediately to the northeast is the Tilkerode district .


Abberode was first mentioned in 966 as Abroden . Later the place was called Abterode . Of the medieval church of Sankt Stephanus , donated by an abbot of Ballenstedt, only the bell tower (restored in 1998) is still standing today. The church in the Tilkerode district was built in 1936.

An old ore mining area is located near Tilkerode, in which Saiger pits were dug up to a depth of 60 meters from 1762 to 1855, initially close to the surface . Although mainly iron ore was mined, gold and selenium ore discoveries made the place famous around the world in 1825. A few ducats with the inscription "Ex auro Anhaltino" were minted from this gold in 1825 (at Loos in Berlin).

In 1822 there were 39 houses with 229 inhabitants in the village, which was subordinate to the patrimonial court of the Rammelburg office in the Mansfeld mountain district . The river flowing through the village formed the border between Prussia and Anhalt-Bernburg.

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent communities of Steinbrücken and Tilkerode were incorporated.

On March 6, 2009 Abberode was incorporated into Mansfeld.


Lawsuit and complaint court in Volkmannrode, building from 1608
The medieval ruins of Volkmannrode

Between Abberode and Stangerode along the L 228, on a hill above Ulbrichtstrasse, lies the historic complaint court of the Volkmannrode desert . The Fulkmersroth settlement was first mentioned in an imperial charter from Otto III. (Kaiser 996 to 1002) mentioned, through which the place was transferred to the bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz . In 1360 the princes Heinrich IV. (Anhalt) and Otto III. (Anhalt) , sons of Prince Bernhard III. (Anhalt) , Volkmannrode as the main courtyard of several villages and farms. Volkmannrode was abandoned around the middle of the 15th century, but the desert still remained a place of jurisdiction over the princely corridors. A rural court was first mentioned in 1489 and until the 19th century (1875) it remained a place of lower jurisdiction, limited to field, forest and hunting offenses. The place of justice in its trinity of the court house, linden trees (860–920 years old) and church ruins is now a protected area as an area monument. Volkmannrode was an exclave of the state of Anhalt belonging to Harzgerode .

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved by the Halle administrative district on March 31, 1999 and is registered under No. 16/1999 in the Saxony-Anhalt State Archives .

The blazon reads: "In blue a golden oak branch with three leaves and four silver fruits, growing out of a black grooved silver stone bridge with an open arch, inside a diagonally crossed golden miner's teeth."


  • Hermann Schotte: Rammelburger Chronik. History of the old Mansfeld office of Rammelburg and the spots, villages and estates belonging to it Wippra, Abberode, Biesenrode , Braunschwende, Forst Braunschwende, Friesdorf, Haida, Hermerode, Hilkenschwende, Königerode, Popperode, Rammelburg, Ritzgerode, Steinbrücken , Halle 1906, new edition 2005 .
  • Ursula Jablonowski: A new source on Volkmannrode. In: Messages from the Association for Anhalt Regional Studies. 10. 2001, pp. 39-54.

Web links

Commons : Abberode  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  2. ^ Karl-Heinz Börner : A court that was closed 142 years ago . In: General Harz-Berg-Kalender for the year 2017, pp. 138-143