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City of Kölleda
Coordinates: 51 ° 12 ′ 16 ″  N , 11 ° 15 ′ 34 ″  E
Height : 160 m
Residents : 240
Incorporation : July 1, 1950
Postal code : 99625
Area code : 03635
Evangelical Church of St. Katharin in Battgendorf (2011)

Battgendorf is a district of Kölleda in the Sömmerda district in Thuringia . The place is in the Thuringian Basin south of the Schmücke and is traversed by the Hirschbach . Battgendorf has around 240 inhabitants. The state road L 2136 runs through the village .


Battgendorf was first mentioned in documents in 1168. A larger Jewish community had settled in the village in the 13th century, and in 1298 it fell victim to the Rintfleisch pogrom . After that there was no further evidence of Jewish life in the village. Around 1500 Battgendorf belonged to the Frohndorf rule . On 1 July 1950, the city of Kölleda was, at that time the district Eckartsberga , incorporated .

In the years 2000 to 2002 Battgendorf was one of the funding priorities in the district of Sömmerda , with considerable subsidies for public and private construction measures. The local bus traffic is regulated by the public transport company Sömmerda und Weimar mbH, a company in the districts of Sömmerda and Weimarer Land. Battgendorf is served by the 211 buses.

Population development

year Residents
1910 329
1927 377
1933 355
1939 356


District Mayor

On May 25, 2014 Lothar Pach was elected mayor of the district.

Culture and sights

  • the Battgendorfer St. Katharinen Church is a monument and a Protestant church. A documentation in the entrance area explains the building history. The original nave had to be demolished in the GDR period due to static problems. The church tower was preserved, to which a newly built, but smaller in size nave was added in 2006. The foundations of the previous building were made visible as a construction requirement. The organ of the church first came to Erfurt in the Barfüßerkirche and is now in the Petruskirche in Halle-Wörmlitz.
  • the Protestant parsonage is the oldest residential building in the local area. The half-timbered building, which had been empty for years, has fallen into disrepair.
  • There is a watermill in Battgendorf , today it is part of the 80 km long Thuringian Mill Trail from Großrudestedt to Buttstädt
  • the former village school is not far from the church
  • the train station at the former Finnebahn stop is used as a meeting place for young people.
  • On the edge of the village next to the sports field is the Hallonge ground monument , it is a flat Neolithic burial mound , probably from the second half of the 3rd millennium BC. An oak tree that was struck by lightning used to stand on the hill.

Events and clubs

  • Easter fire (Heimatverein Battgendorf eV)
  • May tournament (Heimatverein Battgendorf eV)
  • Children's party (Battgendorf local council, Battgendorf carnival association, Battgendorf fire brigade association)
  • Fair (Faschingsverein Battgendorf eV)
  • Lantern parade (Local council Battgendorf, Heimatverein Battgendorf eV)
  • Fasching (Faschingsverein Battgendorf eV)
  • Battgendorf flea market (private individuals)
  • Meetings of the rabbit breeders association Kölleda und Umgebung eV
  • Women's afternoons (Battgendorf parish)


Web links

Commons : Battgendorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Mainz document book. Volume 2: Peter Acht : The documents from the death of Archbishop Adalbert I (1137) to the death of Archbishop Konrad (1200). Part 1: 1137-1175. Verlag des Historisches Verein für Hessen, Darmstadt 1968, 372.
  2. Election of the district / local mayor in Thuringia 2014 - final result , source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics, accessed on October 11, 2018
  3. Sven Ostritz (Ed.): District Sömmerda (= Archaeological Hiking Guide Thuringia. 4). Beier & Beran, Langenweißbach 2005, ISBN 3-937517-24-3 , pp. 48-49.