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City of Mansfeld
Coordinates: 51 ° 34 ′ 2 "  N , 11 ° 21 ′ 10"  E
Height : 361 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 350
Incorporation : January 1, 2005
Postal code : 06343
Abberode Annarode Biesenrode Braunschwende Friesdorf Gorenzen Großörner Hermerode Möllendorf Molmerswende Piskaborn Ritzgerode Siebigerode Vatterode Mansfeldmap
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Location of Gorenzen in Mansfeld
View from Ludwigstrauch to Gorenzen
View from Ludwigstrauch to Gorenzen

Gorenzen is a district of Mansfeld and is located in the Mansfelder Land in the southern Harz . The place has about 350 inhabitants.


Gorenzen village church

Today's Gorenzen consists of two formerly independent settlements. The part north of the church was once the village of Schönbeck. The Wendish settlement of Gorenzen was south of the church . The latter is said to have been created around 1000. In the vicinity of the village there was once the Riddagsburg , which today has fallen into desolation .

Originally, the Schönbeck-Gorenzen double settlement did not have its own church. The villagers first went to church in Rigdagsburg. The village church was built in 1270. Since the Reformation , the parish of the place was then parish to Annarode . In the course of time Schönbeck lost its name and was only viewed as part of Gorenzen.

In the Gorenzen district, the large landowner Carl Wentzel had a hunting lodge in which he hid his persecuted friend Carl Friedrich Goerdeler after the attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944 was unsuccessful. Goerdeler escaped and the Gestapo arrested Wentzel ten days after the fact, presumably after denunciation by Ludolf Hermann of Alvensleben , and set it on 20 December 1944 in Berlin back. Today the hunting lodge is a youth hostel .

On January 1, 2005 Gorenzen was incorporated into the city of Mansfeld.


As a starting point for day tourists, the place offers hiking opportunities through the woods to a game reserve with red and fallow deer and to a charcoal burner hut on the Kohlenstraße / Pferdekopf. This coal road with the so-called horse head for changing horses is an ancient road system from the Bronze Age for transporting the charcoal that was needed for mining in the Mansfeld.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Erich Neuss : Wüstungskunde der Mansfelder Kreis (Seekreis and Gebirgskreis) , second issue, pp. 336–337. Hermann Böhlaus successor publisher, Weimar 1971.
  2. http://www.mansfeld.eu/?p=gorenzen page mansfeld.eu
  3. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2005