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community Kneitlingen
Coordinates: 52 ° 9 ′ 47 "  N , 10 ° 43 ′ 36"  E
Height : 114-132 m
Residents : 189  (March 1, 2018)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 38170
Area code : 05332
Eilum (Lower Saxony)

Location of Eilum in Lower Saxony

Eilum is a part of the municipality Kneitlingen in the Lower Saxony district of Wolfenbüttel .


Geographical location

Eilum is located in the Schöppenstedter Mulde on the southern slope of the Olla (also Ollaberg ), which is about 170 meters in front of the Elm .

Neighboring places

Hachum and Gilzum Evessen Ampleben and Kneitlingen
Dettum Neighboring communities Samble life
Weferlingen Bansleben


The first written mention of Eilum is not entirely certain. In the year 888 it appears for the first time as Odenheim . However, the village of Ahlum, twelve kilometers away, also traces its origin back to this mention. The tumulus on the Zinterberg, about 300 meters north of the village, marked by an old oak, is remarkable.

Some legends have survived from Eilum. One tells of a cowherd who discovered a healing spring during the Thirty Years War that is said to have helped many people. When the village burned down during the war, the source is said to have dried up too. In the same war, the people of Eilum are said to have hidden a large copper kettle on the Zinterberg from the ardent war hordes - so that, if everything else has been destroyed, they could at least cook their plum jam again in autumn . A hollow-like depression on the Zinterberg is said to herald this cauldron hiding place even today.

Eilum is an agricultural village. In 1979, some environmental activists founded one of the region's first organic farms in Eilum. To this day, the farm sells its products in its own farm shop, at weekly markets and in other organic shops in the region.

In addition to the Romanesque village church, the former rectory is a sight. It is a listed building, as is the Schäferhof with its extinguishing water pond .

In 1974 Eilum lost its independence and was merged with the villages of Ampleben , Bansleben and Kneitlingen to form the municipality of Kneitlingen.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Samtgemeinde Elm-Asse: Population figures and area sizes ( Memento from June 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Location portrait on www.elm-asse-kultur.de
  3. ^ Village chronicle of Ahlum ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Location portrait on www.elm-asse-kultur.de
  5. Eilumer sagas on www.elmsagen.de
  6. ^ Website of the Lindenhof ( Memento from February 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive )