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Hamersleben coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 3 ′ 49 ″  N , 11 ° 5 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 95 m
Residents : 1167  (1993)
Incorporation : July 1, 2004
Postal code : 39393
Area code : 039401

Hamersleben is a district of the municipality Am Großen Bruch in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt . The place is known for the Hamersleben monastery .

Place view


middle Ages

Hamersleben was first mentioned in a deed of donation from Emperor Heinrich II in 1021.

In Hamersleben is the church of the Hamersleben monastery , founded in 1107 , which was established as a former Augustinian canon monastery in the Halberstadt diocese . Here Hugo von St. Viktor received his first training before going to Paris.

In the High Middle Ages several farms in Hamersleben were owned by Countess Adelheid . She sold ten farms to the local monastery. Via their relatives, the Counts of Dassel and von Regenstein , the others were donated to the Marienthal Monastery , which they sold to the local monastery.

Modern times

From 1820 the lignite mines Friederike , Marie and Ludwig zu Hamersleben and from 1854 the colliery Columbus near Hamersleben were located. Since then, the place has been characterized by lignite mining. The north-east lying lake Herzspiel emerged from the collapsed shafts of the former United Friederike mine . The open-cast mine of the union Vereinigte Friederike was closed in 1924.

In 1856 a sugar factory opened , of which you can only see the residential building on Fabrikstrasse today. In 1857, Andreas Kremmling Senior (1818–1897) founded a bread and rusks factory, which resulted in the OKA special machine factory in 1927; This closed in 1939 due to a lack of material and relocated to Darmstadt in 1948 - the company still exists today. In addition, the master baker Wilhelm Kinkartz from Aachen was the managing director of the Kinkartz Vorweidener Kraftzwieback factory around 1936/37, the Kinkartz company also still exists today and is part of the Lambertz Group. On September 30, 1928, the Hamersleben monastery district was merged with the Hamersleben rural community. There was a motor mill on the Mühlenberg that burned down in the early 1950s.

The Hamersleben community was a member of the Hamersleben administrative community . As a result of the voluntary amalgamation of the communities Gunsleben , Hamersleben and Neuwegersleben , the new community Am Großen Bruch was created on July 1, 2004 .

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the monastery

The hammer is derived from the interpretation of the term "Hamer", which comes from Old High or Middle German. On the other hand, the hammer is also on coats of arms, which date from the years 1751 and 1766 and can be found on the monastery grounds. Also in the church seal, St. Pancras holds a hammer next to the spear. The colors correspond to those of the former Diocese of Halberstadt, to which Hamersleben once belonged.

The coat of arms was designed by the Heraldic Society "Black Lion" Leipzig. The coat of arms was approved on May 16, 1994 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.



  • The high Romanesque collegiate church of St. Pankratius contains a typical baroque high altar, a mighty organ and thirteen figures of the apostles. It is a station on the Romanesque Road .
  • The neo-Romanesque Petrikirche contains a Wilhelm Rühlmann organ.

Individual evidence

  1. Hugo von St. Viktor at newadvent.org (English), accessed on February 16, 2013
  2. ^ Georg Christian Friedrich Lisch : Document Collection , No. III. In: Yearbooks of the Association for Mecklenburg History and Archeology, Volume 20 (1855), pp. 246-272.
  3. Günter Peters: The Augustinian Canons' Monastery Hamersleben - the emergence and social environment of a double-monastery regular canon community in high medieval East Saxony . In: Yearbook for the History of Central and Eastern Germany , Volume 52 (2007), p. 36.
  4. OKA-Spezialmaschinenfabrik ( Memento of the original from September 19, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.kremmling.com
  5. ^ Official Journal of the Government of Magdeburg, 1928, p. 203.
  6. ^ The coat of arms of the Hamersleben community, documentation on the approval process , deposited in 1993 in the Magdeburg State Main Archives

Web links

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