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Coordinates: 51 ° 12 '  N , 11 ° 52'  E

Basic data
State : Saxony-Anhalt
County : Burgenland district
Association municipality : Unstruttal
Height : 152 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.56 km 2
Residents: 1009 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 69 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 06667
Area code : 03443
License plate : BLK, HHM, NEB, NMB, WSF, ZZ
Community key : 15 0 84 170
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Market 1

06632 Freyburg (Unstrut)

Mayor : Hilmar Panse (independent)
Location of the community of Goseck in the Burgenland district
Sachsen Thüringen Saalekreis An der Poststraße Meineweh Bad Bibra Balgstädt Droyßig Eckartsberga Elsteraue Elsteraue Freyburg (Unstrut) Finne (Gemeinde) Finne (Gemeinde) Finneland Gleina Goseck Gutenborn Hohenmölsen Kaiserpfalz (Gemeinde) Kaiserpfalz (Gemeinde) Karsdorf Kretzschau Lanitz-Hassel-Tal Laucha an der Unstrut Lützen Mertendorf (Sachsen-Anhalt) Molauer Land Naumburg (Saale) Nebra (Unstrut) Osterfeld (Sachsen-Anhalt) Schnaudertal Schönburg (Saale) Stößen Teuchern Weißenfels Wethau Wetterzeube Zeitzmap
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View from Schloss Goseck over the Saale towards Naumburg

The community of Goseck is located on the Saale and is part of the Unstruttal community in the Burgenland district of Saxony-Anhalt .


Geographical location

Goseck is located on the northern steep slope of the Saale, halfway between Naumburg and Weißenfels .

Expansion of the municipal area

Markröhlitz, two kilometers to the north, belongs to Goseck and was incorporated on July 1, 1950.


The first traces of human settlement date back to the Neolithic around 5000 BC. Evidence of this is provided by the Goseck circular moat , which was discovered through aerial photographs in the 1990s and uncovered since 2003 , and is the oldest solar observatory in Europe. It is a circular moat with a diameter of 75 meters from the Middle Neolithic period . It documents the beginning of a millennia-old tradition of early celestial studies, as shown on the Nebra Sky Disc , which was found in 1999 only 25 km away. By means of sighting devices, people could z. B. determine exactly the dates of the summer or winter solstice . The reconstruction of the observatory was opened at the winter solstice on December 21, 2005 with a light and fire spectacle.

The Goseck Monastery was secularized as a result of the Reformation in 1540 and converted into a manor and seat of the Goseck lordship . The main building was now called Goseck Castle . The place Goseck was created in connection with the foundation of the Goseck Castle. Until 1815 he belonged to the Freyburg Office of the Thuringian District in the Electorate of Saxony . The villages of Goseck, Dobichau , Kleingräfendorf , Pettstädt , parts of the villages Markröhlitz and Eulau belonged to the Goseck estate ; Lobitzsch was parish .

The decisions of the Congress of Vienna the place in 1815 came to Prussia and in 1816 the district Querfurt in the administrative district of Merseburg of the Province of Saxony assigned to which he belonged until 1944th


Mayor Hilmar Panse, elected for the first time in 2001, was re-elected in 2008 and 2015.

Association municipality

Goseck belongs to the Unstruttal community , which was formed on January 1, 2010.


Goseck itself can only be reached via an access road from the Markröhlitz district. This is located on the road from Naumburg, which at the nearby Pettstädt into the federal highway 176 leads.

Culture and sights

Regular events

International artists make guest appearances in the Gosecker Palace Concerts series .



  • Johann Martin Schamel: Historical description of the old Benedictine Closters Goseck between Naumburg and Weißenfels , Naumburg-Zeitz 1732
  • Carl Christian Küchler: Older and more recent history of Goseck from an ecclesiastical point of view: In addition to the sermon given there at the inauguration of the renewed castle church. Publishing house Klaffenbach, Naumburg 1822
  • Karl August Gottlieb Sturm: Goseck and its surroundings. History and description of the former county and Benedictine abbey Goseck an der Saale , with 6 lithographs, Naumburg 1844
  • Karl August Gottlieb Sturm: Guide through Goseck and its surroundings, or history and description of the former county and subsequent Benedictine abbey Goseck an der Saale , Weißenfels 1851
  • Karl August Gottlieb Sturm: History and description of the former county and Benedictine abbey of Goseck, now Counts of Zech-Burkersrodasche possessions on the Saale and its surroundings , Weißenfels 1861
  • Ludwig Puttrich : Goseck. In: Monuments of the architecture of the Middle Ages in Saxony , 1850 p. 29 ff.
  • Carl Peter Lepsius : The Execution of Saint Barbara, painting in the castle church in Goseck near Naumburg , In: Small writings: Contributions to the Thuringian-Saxon history , Volume 3, 1855, p. 149 ff.
  • O. Förtsch: Bronze Age Graves from Goseck , In: Annual journal for the prehistory of the Saxon-Thuringian countries , 1902, Vol. I, pp. 62–74
  • Paul Braun: From Goseck Monastery , 1927
  • 1100 years of Burgwerben , Goseck, Großkorbetha , Markwerben , Reichardtswerbe , Tagewerbe : 881–1981 ; On the occasion of the festival week from September 5 to 13, 1981, publisher Joint preparation committee for the 1100th anniversary of the municipalities, 1981
  • Walter Waldmüller: Goseck: Landscape and Castle in the Mirror of History , self-published, 1983
  • Reinhard Scheunpflug: The Gosecker-Palatinus Comes Gozecensis: Saxon Count Palatine in the 11th Century , GRIN Verlag, 2010
  • Reinhard Schmitt, Hans-Georg Stephan : Goseck: Burg, Kloster und Schloss , Verlag Stekovics, Halle 2011
  • Reinhard Scheunpflug: History and description of the former county and Benedictine abbey Goseck: Editing of the edition from 1861 (supplemented by a biography of the author Karl August Gottlieb Sturm ) , GRIN Verlag, 2012

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, population of the municipalities - as of December 31, 2019 (PDF) (update) ( help ).
  2. Places of the Prussian district of Querfurt in the municipality register 1900
  3. http://www.stala.sachsen-anhalt.de/wahlen/bm15/erg/gem/bm.15084170.20150419.ergtab.dr.html