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municipality Cremlingen
Coat of arms of Gardessen
Coordinates: 52 ° 15 ′ 30 ″  N , 10 ° 42 ′ 30 ″  E
Height : 118 m
Residents : 590  (December 31, 2017)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 38162
Area code : 05306
Location of Gardessen in Cremlingen
View of Gardessen from the north

Gardessen is a village in the municipality of Cremlingen in the Wolfenbüttel district in Lower Saxony .


Gardessen is about 15 km east of Braunschweig . 607 inhabitants live on an area of ​​5.22 km², which results in a population density of 116 inhabitants per km². The Sandbach flows through the place.


The town of Gardessen was first mentioned in 1214 when the Bonifatiusstift in Halberstadt owned a farm here . The name Gardessen appears for the first time in 1315. Since March 1, 1974 Gardessen part of the unified community Cremlingen.


Local council

The local council of Gardessen consists of seven seats, three of which are occupied by the SPD, two by the CDU and two by WIWIG.

Local mayor is Burkhard Wittberg.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Gardessen has existed since November 14, 1983. In the split coat of arms there is a golden defense tower on the right on a blue background and a blue shell on the left on a golden background . There is a wavy band in the base of the shield .

The defense tower in the coat of arms is reminiscent of the Kiekelborch, a former watchtower against the Slavs who settled on the banks of the Elbe at that time , which according to tradition is said to have stood east of today's village church. The seashell indicates the limestone in the area where this fossil is often found. Gardessen was founded on the banks of the Hühnerbeek, now called Sandbach, as indicated by the wavy band in the base of the shield.

Web links

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. ^ 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 .
  3. ^ Local councilor Gardessen