City of Zerbst / Anhalt
|Height :||60 m|
|Area :||19.11 km²|
|Residents :||225 (Dec 31, 2008)|
|Population density :||12 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||January 1, 2010|
|Postal code :||39264|
|Area code :||03923|
Location in Saxony-Anhalt
Until December 31, 2009 Hohenlepte was an independent municipality with the associated districts Badetz, Kämeritz and Tochheim. 225 inhabitants lived in a community area of 19.11 km² (December 31, 2008). On January 1, 2010 the incorporation into Zerbst / Anhalt took place . The last mayor of Hohenlepte was Johannes Schäm.
The village of Hohenlepte four kilometers west of Zerbst extends from the lower Nuthe to the Elbe . The terrain of the municipality in the middle of the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve slopes slightly towards the Elbe. To the south of Hohenlepte are protected alluvial forests ( Steckby-Lödderitzer Forst ), which are home to beavers, among others .
On July 1, 1950, the previously independent municipalities Baditz and Kämenitz were incorporated.
coat of arms
The coat of arms was approved on February 15, 1996 by the Dessau Regional Council and registered in the Magdeburg State Archives under the coat of arms roll number 14/1996.
Blazon : "In red, a rooted silver linden tree in front of a lowered silver wavy bar."
The colors Hohenleptes are silver (white) - red.
Hohenlepte borders the Tochheim district on the Elbe , which shapes and decisively influences this landscape. According to local history, the linden tree has been a symbol of Hohenleptes since the 17th century. The corrugated bar symbolizes the Elbe, the red of the coat of arms symbolizes the fertility of the soil in this agricultural area.
The road connections from Zerbst to Calbe (Saale) and Barby lead via Hohenlepte. In the district Tochheim the wrong ferry Breitenhagen , one of the few still used greed rope ferry , according Breitenhagen in Salzlandkreis . The next train stations are in Güterglück or in Zerbst ( Magdeburg - Dessau-Roßlau line ).