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City of Aschersleben
Coordinates: 51 ° 43 '2 "  N , 11 ° 31' 59"  E
Height : 115 m
Area : 6.11 km²
Residents : 514  (Dec. 31, 2007)
Population density : 84 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 2008
Postal code : 06449
Area code : 03473
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Location of Drohndorf in Aschersleben

Drohndorf is a district of the city of Aschersleben in the Salzlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt . Until it was incorporated into Aschersleben on January 1, 2008, Drohndorf was an independent municipality with 514 inhabitants (December 31, 2007) on an area of ​​6.11 km² in the administrative community of Aschersleben / Land . The council was last elected on June 13, 2004 and consisted of eight council members, four of whom each belonged to the CDU and SPD parliamentary groups . The last mayor of the community was Manfred Topf.


The place is in the Wippertal between Hettstedt in the Mansfelder Land and Aschersleben, the gateway to the Harz Mountains. The region is mainly used for agriculture, but can also boast a large wind farm. Drohndorf is on the Güsten - Sangerhausen and Halle - Halberstadt railway lines , about seven kilometers southeast of the city of Aschersleben . The Drohndorf-Mehringen station is on the Halle-Halberstadt railway line. The closest train station on the Güsten-Sangerhausen line is only in Sandersleben (Anhalt), where both lines also cross. 519 inhabitants live in Drohndorf (as of December 31, 2006).


Bell in the village church of St. Marien, around 1100

The first documentary mention can be found in a document by Albrecht the Bear from 1155 .

In the Romanesque village church of the place, hanging next three larger, one of the oldest bells in Germany. The bell, which weighs around 100 kg and is about 52 cm wide, is dated to the year 1098, but according to experts, due to its rib construction, it can be regarded as a work of the early 12th century.

In addition to the old bell in the church (1079), there is also the Lutherhaus in Drohndorf, which Johann Luther once lived in and which is still owned by a direct descendant of the family today.

Until the 1930s, plaster of paris was mined underground on three levels outside the village in the adjacent forest area. Due to poor profitability, operations were then closed. The former gypsum hut is still there today.

Drohndorf was occupied by US troops on April 21, 1945 against strong resistance . After the occupation changed at the beginning of July 1945, it became part of the Soviet occupied zone of the SBZ and from 1949 of the GDR.


The clubs and associations in Drohndorf include the Tanzverein Edelweiß eV, which organizes the carnival celebration every year, the hiking club, the volunteer fire brigade, the football club FSV Drohndorf Mehringen eV and the Ascension Society 1980.


Individual evidence

  1. StBA Area: changes from 01.01. until December 31, 2008
  2. Constanze Treuber u. a .: Cast diversity. Bells in Saxony-Anhalt. Hinstorff, Rostock 2007, ISBN 3-356-01180-4 , p. 35.

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