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municipality Cremlingen
Local coat of arms of Destedt
Coordinates: 52 ° 14 ′ 16 ″  N , 10 ° 42 ′ 39 ″  E
Height : 145 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 1485  (December 31, 2017)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 38162
Area code : 05306
Location of Destedt in Cremlingen
Destedt Castle
Destedt Castle

Destedt , located on the western edge of the Elm , was the seat of the combined municipality of Destedt until 1974 and has been part of the municipality of Cremlingen in the Wolfenbüttel district , Lower Saxony , since then .


1306 the place is mentioned as Dezstede and Destede. 1308 it is written Dhestede, 1339 Destedt and 1349 Destidde. At the end of the 13th century the place was called Destede and in 1409 Destedde.


Destedt is about 18 kilometers east of Braunschweig , 6 kilometers west of Königslutter and 20 kilometers northeast of Wolfenbüttel . Not far to the east of the village, the residents have a connection to federal highway 1 .

The district lies on the northeast running foothills of the Elm . The height differences in the village are between 85 and 300 m on different soils.


Destedt around 1654/1658, engraving by Matthäus Merian

It is believed that in the 12./13. In the 19th century the Counts of Wernigerode owned a castle in the village and ruled over the village and the country. In 1356 the Lords of Veltheim took possession of the castle and land. In 1793 the local noble families of Veltheim ruled over Denkte , Erkerode , Hemkenrode , Cremlingen and a pond keeper's house in Weddel . In addition to the two castles with Vorwerk , 3 parishes , 3 widow's houses , 3 sacrificial houses and schools, 10 farms, 6 half- span farms , 65 Kothöfe , 54 brinker stations , 3 watermills and 1 grinding mill and a brickyard. In addition to agriculture, an important source of income in Destedt was yarn spinning .

On March 1, 1974 Destedt was incorporated into the municipality of Cremlingen.


The local council of Destedt consists of nine seats, three of which are occupied by the SPD , three by the CDU , two by Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and one by an independent candidate (as of 2016).

The local mayor is Matthias Böhnig (SPD).

coat of arms

The town of Destedt has taken over the coat of arms of the former municipality of Destedt. In the blue coat of arms above a golden Ammon's horn there is a beech branch of the same color with six leaves, see also Hemkenrode .

Culture and sights

  • The year of origin of the Wasserburg Destedt (often called "Gut"), from which the Destedt Castle emerged , is not known. It has been owned by the von Veltheim family since 1356 and 1388 respectively. In 1430 and 1432 it was captured by the Brunswick, destroyed and set on fire after being demolished. According to Merian, it is said to have been in ruins for centuries. In 1693, today's palace was built in the Baroque style . The Brunswick state master builder Johann Balthasar Lauterbach probably played an important role in the design.
  • Georg Philipp von Veltheim probably laid the foundation for the construction of the park in 1750 by purchasing the rectory by swapping land. The first trees were planted between 1750 and 1770. Even today, the complex has some special features, including the predominantly American trees. In 1970 the manor park was placed under landscape protection and has been open to the public ever since.



  • Georg Schmidt : Destedt. Halle on the Saale in 1916.
  • Otto Lüer (Ed.): Destedt in old views. European Library, Zaltbommel (Netherlands) 1986.
  • Otto Lüer: Destedt, the village in which we live. European Library, Zaltbommel (Netherlands) 1990, ISBN 90-288-4963-7 .
  • Jörg-Eckehardt Pogan: Destedt. History and stories. Chronicle of an Elm community over 700 years. Oeding Druck GmbH, Braunschweig 2006.

Web links

Commons : Destedt  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Cremlingen, population figures on December 31, 2017  ( 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.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. a b Jürgen Hodemacher : The district of Wolfenbüttel its cities and villages. Elm Verlag, Cremlingen 1986, ISBN 3-9800219-4-7 , p. 38.
  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 GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 267 .