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City of Mansfeld
Braunschwende coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 35 ′ 21 ″  N , 11 ° 14 ′ 32 ″  E
Height : 354 m
Area : 7.9 km²
Residents : 478  (December 31, 2016)
Population density : 61 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 6, 2009
Postal code : 06343
Area code : 034775
Abberode Annarode Biesenrode Braunschwende Friesdorf Gorenzen Großörner Hermerode Möllendorf Molmerswende Piskaborn Ritzgerode Siebigerode Vatterode Mansfeldmap
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Location of Braunschwende in Mansfeld

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


The village is located on the eastern edge of the Harz, about 25 km north of Sangerhausen .


On December 27, 1370, the place is first mentioned as Brunswende in a document issued by Friedrich von Hackeborn. The place was in the office of Rammelburg .

About one kilometer west of Braunschwende was in the Middle Ages, the desolate fallen Allrode .

On March 6, 2009, Braunschwende was incorporated into Mansfeld.



The local mayor is Holger Bolte.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was designed by the heraldist Lutz Döring.


the village church
Aerial view of Braunschwende
Aerial photo of the place (2017)

The church Maria Magdalena was built in the years 1781–1796 in baroque style and consecrated in January 1787.

Regular events

  • The village festival is held every year on the 2nd weekend in July.
  • The Children's Festival is celebrated on June 1st every year.
  • A retiree's birthday is held every year in August.
  • Every year in December all pensioners are invited to the Christmas party.

Miscellaneous (trivia)

Braunschwende is also called Pasching by the vernacular in Mansfeld. The residents are called Paschinger or pass shop. It is not known where this name comes from.


  • 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 .

Individual evidence

  1. H 9-2, 14 compartment 7 No. 3
  2. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  3. Chronik Biesenrode, p.167 (PDF; 1.2 MB)

Web links

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