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Coordinates: 51 ° 55 ′ 28 ″  N , 10 ° 2 ′ 10 ″  E
Height : 197 m above sea level NN
Residents : 159  (Apr 2010)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 37581
Area code : 05382
Helmscherode (Lower Saxony)

Location of Helmscherode in Lower Saxony

Church in Helmscherode

Helmscherode is a village and part of the city of Bad Gandersheim in Lower Saxony .


Helmscherode is about eight kilometers north of the city center. It is located in the northeast of the Heberbörde, named after the Heber ridge .


The historical place names were 1382 Helmsingrode , 1401 Helmessingerode , 1427 Helmensingerode , 1435 Helmssingerode , 1480 Helmscherode , around 1510 Helmsirode , 1524 Helmeskerode , 1542 Helmscherode , 1678 Helmscherohda .

The village was in the Gandersheim office . The place of jurisdiction belonged to its higher jurisdiction, had no aristocratic justice and was not in the knight's register, but exercised the lower courts over the village and its field mark.

The manor that characterizes the townscape was subject to multiple changes of ownership. From the property of the Burchtorff family, it passed to Johann Gabriel Cleve (1653–1716) in 1701, then to his son Anton Ulrich Cleve (1702–1762). The allodification of the manor took place in 1796. At that time there was a school and 16 Kötner in the village. In 1803 a total of 27 campfire sites with 172 inhabitants were counted in the village.

The desert Goltorf was u. a. Mentioned in a document in 1149 and was probably located on the Holtersberg south of Helmscherode.

Near Helmscherode was fluorspar for use in the Wilhelmshütte promoted.

In 1904 joined Prussia the district Lamspringe from the district Helmscherode.

On March 1, 1974, Helmscherode was incorporated into the city of Bad Gandersheim.


The Helmscherode estate and the chapel are remarkable.



  • Georg Hassel , Karl Bege : Geographical-statistical description of the principalities of Wolfenbüttel and Blankenburg. Volume 2: Which contains the topography of the Schöningen, Harz and Weser districts, the Thedinghausen district, Communion-Lower Harz, the principality of Blankenburg and the Walkenried monastery. Commissioned by Friedrich Bernhard Culemann, Braunschweig 1803, p. 260, ( digitized version ).

Web links

Commons : Helmscherode  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hermann Kleinau : Historical place directory of Lower Saxony. Volume 1: A – K (= publications of the Historical Commission for Lower Saxony, Bremen and the former states of Hanover, Oldenburg, Braunschweig and Schaumburg-Lippe. 30, 1, ISSN  0933-3320 ). Lax, Hildesheim 1967, p. 269, No. 919. Helmessingerode. In: Richard Doebner (ed.): Document book of the city of Hildesheim. Part 3: From 1401 to 1427. Gerstenberg, Hildesheim 1887, p. 2, no. 4 . See listing in: Kirstin Casemir, Franziska Menzel, Uwe Ohainski: The place names of the district of Northeim (= Lower Saxon place name book. Part 5 = Publications of the Institute for Historical Research at the University of Göttingen. Vol. 47). Publishing house for regional history, Bielefeld 2005, ISBN 3-89534-607-1 , p. 184.
  2. Hassel, Bege: Geo-statistical description of the principalities of Wolfenbüttel and Blankenburg. Volume 2. 1803, p. 260.
  3. ^ Collection of laws for the Royal Prussian States. 1904, ZDB -ID 216932-0 , pp. 21, 220.
  4. ^ 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 / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 269 .