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Cremlingen coat of arms
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Cremlingen highlighted

Coordinates: 52 ° 15 '  N , 10 ° 39'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Wolfenbüttel
Height : 119 m above sea level NHN
Area : 59.35 km 2
Residents: 13,073 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 220 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 38162
Area code : 05306
License plate : WF
Community key : 03 1 58 006
Address of the
municipal administration:
Ostdeutsche Str. 22
38162 Cremlingen
Website :
Mayor : Detlef Kaatz ( SPD )
Location of the municipality of Cremlingen in the Wolfenbüttel district
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Cremlingen is a municipality in the Wolfenbüttel district ( Lower Saxony ), east of Braunschweig . Cremlingen was the location of the medium-wave transmitter Braunschweig of the Deutschlandfunk , which was also occasionally referred to as the Königslutter transmitter .



The municipality lies in the transition between the North German Plain and the Central German mountainous region.


Schulenrode Hemkenrode Abbenrode (Cremlingen) Gardessen Klein Schöppenstedt Hordorf (Cremlingen) Destedt Schandelah Cremlingen (Cremlingen) Weddel

(Source: Cremlingen)


Historic farm in Hemkenrode

The approximately 60 square kilometers large community extends from the eastern edge of the regional center of Braunschweig to the northwestern Elm. The place has grown together from two communities, the village community with 65 and the manor community with seven houses. The ending ~ ingen indicates that the name originated around 500 years ago. However, the history of the settlement is much older, as evidenced by an urn grave field on the Ehlerberge southwest of the village. In 1302 Cremlingen was passed down as "Cremlinge", while it was documented as "Cremninge" in the 14th century.

The location on the old trade route that led from Cologne via Braunschweig to Magdeburg in the Middle Ages was advantageous for the development of the community . The main trade here was grain, which was also grown on the fields of Cremlingen. The lords of Veltheim and the Riddagshausen monastery , which received two tenth-free hooves and one word (yard) in 1308 , particularly benefited from the local grain industry . In addition, the land of the von Veltheim family was later added as a ducal fiefdom. The von Veltheim auf Destedt are still the owners of the manor in Cremlingen. Land had also been transferred as a fiefdom from the Halberstadt bishop, on whose diocesan territory Cremlingen lay.

Thermal spring

Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, the Central German Oil Drilling Association came across a thermal spring with water at 34 ° C at a depth of 410 meters. The healing power was discussed extensively in the press, and the dream of a medicinal bath came up. In the 1930s, the doctor Ernst Matheis from Cremlingen tried to organize the bathing business - plans that were thwarted by the Second World War. In 1973 the area was added to the (now disbanded) adjacent military training area . One tried in vain to seal the spring with sand: Even today, around 7600 liters gush unused into the landscape every hour. In the meantime, the nature conservation authority has declared the area a biotope worth protecting. There were massive cuts in the landscape with the construction of the “ Weddeler Loop ”, the A 39 motorway and the bypass road.

Fossil finds

The ammonite in the coat of arms already indicates fossil-containing rocks in the area around Cremlingen. In the course of earthworks for a new motorway, a collector discovered a prehistoric skeleton from the Mesozoic Era in May 2005 , which turned out to be a well-preserved Ichthyosaurus ( Acamptonectes densus ).


The community of Cremlingen was created on March 1, 1974 as a unified community through the legal merger of the former independent communities Abbenrode, Cremlingen, Destedt, Gardessen, Hemkenrode, Hordorf, Klein Schöppenstedt, Schandelah, Schulenrode and Weddel. On March 1, 1974, Hötzum was incorporated into the new municipality of Sickte.

Population development

year Residents
2007 12,739
2008 12,763
2009 12,816
2010 12,744
2011 12,899
2012 12,909
2013 13,000
2014 13,047
2015 13,056
2016 13,065
year Residents
2017 13,053

The data come from the information provided by the Lower Saxony State Statistical Office. They refer to December 31st of each year.

St. Michael Church
Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus


The Protestant parish church in Cremlingen (Im Dorfe 13) was administered by the Archdeacon of the Bannes Lucklum . A parish priest is documented in 1302 with Lubertus quon-dam plebanus . The tower with a gable roof and eight-sided lantern and the nave show traces of the late Romanesque, while the choir is Romanesque. Since the patronage of the church was no longer known, it was named St. Michael in 1963 . Today the parish of Cremlingen belongs to the provost of Königslutter.

The Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus was located in Cremlingen from 1953 to 2014 . Today there is a Catholic church in the Weddel district.


Local election 2016
Turnout: 68.87% (+4.34)
Gains and losses
compared to 2011
 % p
-2.31  % p
+0.56  % p
-1.09  % p
+ 0.35  % p.p.
+1.31  % p.p.
+ 2.17  % p.p.

Municipal council

The municipality council of the municipality of Cremlingen consists of 30 councilors. This is the specified number for a municipality with a population between 12,001 and 15,000. The 30 council members are elected for five years each by local elections. The current term of office began on November 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2021.

The full-time mayor Detlef Kaatz (SPD) is also entitled to vote in the council of the municipality.

The last local election on September 11, 2016 resulted in the following:


Detlef Kaatz (SPD) is the full-time mayor of the municipality of Cremlingen. In the last mayoral election on May 25, 2014, he was elected with 50.5% of the vote. The turnout was 62.2%. Kaatz took up his post on November 1, 2014, replacing the previous incumbent Günter Eichenlaub (CDU), who was no longer a candidate.

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : The coat of arms of the municipality shows a blue Ammon's horn on a golden background in the divided heraldic shield, above a half, soaring golden lion with a red tongue and red claws on a blue background.

The lion comes from the coat of arms of the former district of Braunschweig , to which the village of Cremlingen and the other villages of today's municipality of Cremlingen belonged until 1974. The blue Ammonshorn refers to the fossil finds of ammonites from the limestone mountains Elm .

The flag of the municipality is blue and yellow.

Culture and sights

More than 500 members of the community of Cremlingen take part in a CD project called “How does Cremlingen sound?”. In several villages of the municipality there are several choirs dedicated to modern music in addition to the traditional choirs.

Economy and Infrastructure


Cremlingen is the seat of the telecommunications manufacturer Auerswald . In addition, Cremlingen is the headquarters and production site of the Weibler Confiserie Chocolaterie GmbH, which belongs to the Halloren chocolate factory . This operates a factory outlet there.


Near Cremlingen-Abbenrode the operational German Telekom AG since 1962 a large transmitter for medium wave that aired the program of the Germany radio. The transmitter was shut down on December 31, 2015 and demolished on January 29, 2018.


The BAB 39 near Cremlingen

In the area of ​​the community there are the Schandelah and Weddel stations on the Braunschweig – Magdeburg railway line ; Weddel is also served by trains in the direction of Wolfsburg (" Weddeler Loop ").

The federal highway 1 runs through the municipality , and since the end of September 2006 Cremlingen has had a junction of the same name with the A 39 , which has been continuously accessible to the Wolfsburg motorway junction since the beginning of 2009.


  • Heinz-Georg Keerl (born January 7, 1946 in Weddel; † February 23, 2011 in Reinbek), General of the Bundeswehr
  • Manfred Trojahn (born October 22, 1949 in Cremlingen), composer and conductor

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).
  2. Cremlingen / population figures January 1, 2018  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on , accessed on July 11, 2018.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  3. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 267 .
  4. ^ Lower Saxony Municipal Constitutional Law (NKomVG) in the version of December 17, 2010; Section 46 - Number of MPs , accessed on January 10, 2015
  5. ^ Composition of the Cremlingen Municipal Council , accessed on January 29, 2017
  6. Individual results of the direct elections on May 25, 2014 in Lower Saxony ( Memento of the original from March 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed January 10, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. a b Main statutes of the municipality of Cremlingen , accessed on January 10, 2015
  8. ^ Website of the Auerswald company, accessed on April 25, 2011 ( Memento of the original from June 6, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. ^ Website of the Weibler company, accessed on April 25, 2011