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Rural community town of Nottertal-Heilinger Heights
Bothenheilingen coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 11 ′ 12 ″  N , 10 ° 37 ′ 27 ″  E
Height : 229 m above sea level NHN
Area : 9.47 km²
Residents : 439  (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 46 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : December 31, 2019
Postcodes : 99994, 99947
Area code : 036043
Bothenheilingen (Thuringia)

Location of Bothenheilingen in Thuringia

Church in Bothenheilingen
Church in Bothenheilingen

Bothenheilingen is a district of the city and rural community of Nottertal-Heilinger Heights in the Unstrut-Hainich district in Thuringia .


Bothenheilingen is about 12 kilometers (as the crow flies) east of the district town of Mühlhausen / Thuringia . The place belongs to the group of the nine Heilingen places ( Kirchheilingen , Issersheilingen , Neunheilingen and the deserts Altenheilingen, Appenheilingen, Ottenheilingen, Wolfsheilingen, and Wünschheilingen) around the Heilinger Heights on the northwestern edge of the Thuringian Basin .

The Galgenberg ( 309.4  m above sea level ) in the north is the highest elevation in the hallway and an old courtroom. The chain of hills Gotternscher Herzberg ( 241.5  m above sea level ), Bothenheilinger Herzberg ( 230.2  m above sea level ) and Welsbacher Herzberg ( 230.5 m above sea level ) form a step of  about 100 meters above sea level to the southern foreland with the Unstruttal . The heights consist of more resistant shell limestone , the adjoining area to the south is made up of more easily weathered Keuper rock .

The agricultural village is surrounded by pastures, corn and vegetable fields. The brook "Grundgraben", which the villagers call "Ölbach", flows through the village. It rises northwest of the place.


In 1931, when they were investing in a rent, farmers found a deposit of six swords from the younger Bronze Age that came from south-western European countries. It is believed to be a laid treasure.

Bothenheilingen was first mentioned in a document in 1143. Until 1815, the place under the sovereignty of the Electorate of Saxony belonged as an exclave to the Amt Ebeleben in the subordinate rule of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen . In 1816, Bothenheilingen came to the Langensalza district of the Prussian province of Saxony as a result of the Congress of Vienna .

On December 31, 2019, the municipality of Bothenheilingen merged with other municipalities to form the city and rural community of Nottertal-Heilinger Höhen. The communities were previously united in the Schlotheim administrative community, which was dissolved at the same time.


Former councilor

The Bothenheilingen municipal council consisted of 6 council members and the honorary mayor.

Former mayor

The last honorary mayor André Hettenhausen (non-party) was elected on June 19, 2016 (runoff).

Individual evidence

  1. Official topographic maps of Thuringia 1: 10,000. Eichsfeldkreis, LK Nordhausen, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Kyffhäuserkreis . In: Thuringian Land Survey Office (Hrsg.): CD-ROM series Top10 . CD 2. Erfurt 1999.
  2. Michael Köhler : Pagan sanctuaries. Pre-Christian places of worship and suspected cult sites in Thuringia. Jenzig-Verlag Köhler, Jena 2007, ISBN 978-3-910141-85-8 , p. 124.
  3. ^ Hessian Historical Commission (ed.): Mainzer Urkundenbuch. 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. Self-published by the Hessian Historical Commission, Darmstadt 1968, (44).
  4. Thuringian Law and Ordinance Gazette No. 11/2019 of October 18, 2019, p. 385 ff. , Accessed on January 14, 2020

Web links

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