County of Hallermund

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County Hallermund (also Hallermünde or Hallermunt ) was an imperial county in the Hanoverian principality of Calenberg between the 12th century and the 15th century . In the 18th century the imperial county was rebuilt.


Cone-shaped elevation of the Hallermundskopf with the former location of Hallermund Castle in Saupark Springe , behind it the Kleine Deister

After a Count von Hallermund died in the Third Crusade in 1191 and the castle that had previously been pledged to the Bishop of Hildesheim was not redeemed, it fell to the Counts of Kevernburg in Schwarzburg . They founded a sideline in Hallermund.

The county consisted of allod and fiefdoms of the Hochstift Minden . It covered a domain of only 55 km². The core area lay between Springe (where the Haller rises) and Nordstemmen (where the Haller flows into the Leine ), with the main town Eldagsen . They also owned a farm in Heinde , which was transferred to Henning von Wallmoden when Agnes von Hallermund married . With Barneberg they were also wealthy. The seat of power was Hallermund Castle in Kleiner Deister .

Half of the county came to the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg through pledging in 1282 . The last count sold the rest of the property to the Principality of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel in 1411 .

Hallermund's castle was razed in 1435 after a feud . Then they made jump to their ancestral home.

In 1704 Franz-Ernst von Platen was enfeoffed with the property by the Electorate of Hanover . The county was rebuilt in 1706 when Platen was raised to the rank of imperial count. Since then the county has belonged to the Lower Rhine-Westphalian Empire . The von Platen family was a member of the Lower Rhine-Westphalian Imperial Counts College . After the end of the old empire, the area came back to Hanover and in 1866 fell to Prussia . Today it belongs to Lower Saxony .

The coat of arms of the city of Springe

Springer city ​​arms

The Springer city ​​coat of arms represents the three sources of Haller in the Deisterpforte . In each of the three corners of the coat of arms you can see a five-petalled rose: the shield and seal of the county of Hallermund, which existed from the 12th century.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Burgstemmen: History of the castle and county ( memento from January 15, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) on January 22, 2007