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City of Einbeck
Holtershausen coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 51 ′ 41 ″  N , 9 ° 53 ′ 12 ″  E
Height : 228 m above sea level NN
Residents : 64  (Jun. 1, 2019)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 37574
Area code : 05561
Holtershausen (Lower Saxony)

Location of Holtershausen in Lower Saxony

Holtershausen (facing east)
Holtershausen (facing east)

Holtershausen is a small village and a locality of the city of Einbeck in the district of Northeim , has the smallest Feldmark in the city of Einbeck and today has only about 65 inhabitants in 17 houses. The place name is derived from the first document Haholdeshusen .


Holtershausen is located - between Hanover and Göttingen - in the Leinebergland between the mountain ranges of Selter in the north, Hube in the south and Hils in the west and has a connection to the federal highways B 3 and B 64 . The small village is located in a small valley on the slope (Lietberg) of the Hube ridge at about 230  m above sea level. NN .


Holtershausen (looking north-west)

A Saxon noble farm Haholdeshusen is said to have existed here as early as the 8th century, which was previously mistaken for the origin of Bad Arolsen . On June 29, 1148, Haholdeshusen appears again in a document from the Gandersheimer Stift , when Count Hermann II. Von Winzenburg 14 Hufen Land u. a. in Haholdeshusen and Brunessen ( Brunsen ) for the Schildberg Castle near Seesen . A Hahold de Ruden and Hahold de Burnham are listed as witnesses in this document . The village is thus used to be a foundation or owned by the Haholde been his (housing a Hahold) .

Not far from Holtershausen in the parcel "In der Mönchelieth" there was once a farm yard ( Grangie ) of the Cistercian monastery Amelungsborn , which was known as the so-called Abtshof . The origin of this abbot farm can be found in the village or the desert of Winenvelde , which came into the possession of the monastery through so-called peasant laying . In 1385 monks of the Augustinian monastery in Einbeck bought two Hufe of land at the Sattelhof and Steinwerk in Holtershausen, of which only remnants still exist today. On August 24, 1421, the Augustinian monks received the abbot farm near Holtershausen as a fief from Hans von Minnigerode (with princely consensus from Duke Erich von Grubenhagen ) and received it from him in 1436. There is evidence that the village of Holtershausen was sold piece by piece to the Augustinian monastery in Einbeck in the following decades, and in 1508 it also came into its entirety. Field names like monks Lieth, Monk width and Mönchenholzhausen still bear witness to this past.

In 1543 there was an extensive legal dispute between Duke Philipp I and Burchard von Salder over the village of Holtershausen and the former Abtshof and its accessories.

The development of the place name can be documented well from Haholdeshusen , Holdeshusen , Holdershusen to Holtershausen (spelling from the beginning of the 18th century ).

Until 1959 the place consisted of only 7 houses and in the past few decades it has expanded by another 10 houses and a village community center . An Aussiedlerhof belongs to the village .

Holtershausen was the second smallest independent municipality in the Duchy of Braunschweig .

Until 1974, Holtershausen in the Gandersheim district retained this independence; only on the occasion of the municipal area reform was the place incorporated into the city of Einbeck on March 1, 1974 and now also belonged to the district of Northeim .

Oldest known town view on a postcard from 1911
The village of Holtershausen in 1918 (complete view)
First color view of town on a colored postcard around 1925

Udo Strohmeier is the local caretaker . (As of Aug 2017)

Population development

year 1552 1858 1910 1925 1939 1946 1955 1995 2017
Residents 24 (including 6 men) 75 36 51 54 100 69 75 61


Local council

The Einbeck localities Bartshausen, Brunsen, Hallensen, Holtershausen, Naensen, Stroit, Voldagsen and Wenzen elect a joint local council, the so-called local council on the mountain .

The local mayor is Gerhard Mika (WG). The local representative is Marco Strohmeier. (As of Nov 2016) .

coat of arms

Blazon : In the divided shield above in blue three silver monks next to each other, below in gold a blue three-mountain raised almost to the center of the shield, covered with a silver draw well made of field stones including a bucket that grows from the base of the shield.

The coat of arms, which was introduced in 2000, indicates the former influence of the Augustinian monks, whose work in Holtershausen can be documented from 1385 to 1537. The mountain, here designed as a three-mountain for graphic reasons, is the common symbol of the villages “Auf dem Berge” . The tinging was chosen to indicate the former affiliation to the Duchy of Braunschweig . The draw well is reminiscent of a medieval well rediscovered in 1991 during sewer construction work in the middle of the village street, which was found in a completely intact condition.

Culture and sights

Village community center with fire brigade in the center of the village

Club life

From around 1850 to 2004 there was an inn in Holtershausen. The volunteer fire brigade, which was founded in 1955 and merged with the villages of Andershausen and Kuventhal to form the An der Hube fire brigade in 2020 , and the “Kultur- und Heimatverein Holtershausen eV” from 2006 are today the main cultural bearers in the village. The village community center and the village and barbecue area in the center of the village are used for various events in the village .

The Mönchelieth


The so-called Mönchelieth begins on the Lietberg (up to 287.7 m) above Holtershausen . Their original size can be found in the Greener Heritage Register from 1548, which says:

" Monnichelait. It goes on after the sun rises ... and belongs to the Greene house up to the Garlebsche Feld and the Einbecker Landwehr, ... it extends ... the Holdershausischer Acker down to Braunsen down to the Einbecksche Heerstrasse and after noon it stretches up to the Einbecksche Wendfeld and has young oaks and beeches and is a young mast wood…. The prince has sovereignty in all the trees, he also owns the hunt . "

Today a display reminds of the history of the village and the importance of the Mönchelieth (see section History ) in earlier times. The space adorned by a large wooden cross is regularly used for church services. From Lietberg you have a nice overview of the area.

Remains of a historical stone work

In the center of the village there are the remains of a historical stone work , which can be documented in 1385. Today only large stone blocks and remains of walls bear witness to this former stone structure that shaped the townscape many centuries ago. An information board attached there reminds of this stone work and explains its former function.

Information board on the remains of a stone work

Deer jump

Between Holtershausen and Greene , in the Greener Forest, there is the so-called Hirschsprung memorial stone , which refers to a special event during a ducal hunt in 1606.


A legend connects Holtershausen with the district town of Hameln in the Weserbergland . In the book Lower Saxon Legends and Fairy Tales by Georg Schambach and Wilhelm Konrad Hermann Müller , published in 1854, a report is made about a farmer from Holtershausen, whom a dream leads to the Hamelin Bridge and thus helps to a treasure on the Mönchelieth. The interesting thing about this legend is that a real core can be documented in 1793.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b number of inhabitants. (PDF) City of Einbeck, August 9, 2017, accessed on August 10, 2017 .
  2. ^ A b Casemir, Menzel, Ohainski: The place names of the district of Northeim . VRG, Bielefeld 2005, ISBN 3-89534-607-1 , p. 201 .
  3. Marianne Jedicke: Arolsen: ... a small work of art . 2nd revised edition 2003 Ed. Waldeckischer Geschichtsverein eV, Arolsen, 2003, (p. 7)
  4. Udo Strohmeier: Ortschronik von Holtershausen Einbeck-Holtershausen, 1998, paperback (p. 4–5)
  5. a b Timeline of the local history of Holtershausen
  6. Origines Guelficae Volume 3
  7. See: Karl Steinacker: Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler des Kreis Gandersheim . Zwissler, Wolfenbüttel 1910 (p. 456)
  8. How the Wendfeld at the Hube came to Einbeck
  9. ^ History of the Principality of Grubenhagen, Part Two, G. Max 1863
  10. See: Cal.Or 100 Einbeck, Augustiner Urkunde No. 37 & No. 56, 1421 and 1436 in the main state archive in Hanover
  11. The Abtshof behind the Hube in Einbecker Morgenpost from September 15, 2012 ( Memento from April 20, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Certificate NLA WO 26 Alt No. 2051 from 1543
  13. Frank Bertram: Local researchers find evidence of an abbot farm near Holtershausen. (No longer available online.) In: www.einbeck-city.de. June 21, 2016, archived from the original on August 4, 2017 ; accessed on April 3, 2018 . 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.einbeck-city.de
  14. a b Holtershausen. Local website Holtershausen, 1995, accessed on August 13, 2017 .
  15. ^ 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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 207 .
  16. a b c Chronicle Holtershausen . S.  44 .
  17. Municipal directory Germany 1900. - Duchy of Braunschweig - Gandersheim district. Uli Schubert, 2014, accessed on April 13, 2017 .
  18. ^ A b Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Gandersheim district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  19. Population statistics October 2010. (PDF) (No longer available online.) Stadt Einbeck, October 2010, formerly in the original ; Retrieved March 22, 2011 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) @1@ 2Template: Toter Link / einbeck.de
  20. ^ Klaus Gehmlich: Book of arms for the Northeim district . Papierflieger, Clausthal-Zellerfeld 2001 (p. 93) ISBN 3-89720-496-7
  21. Cal.Or. 100 Augustinian document No. 17 dated March 12, 1385 from the Hanover State Archives
  22. ^ "Remembrance of old stone works", in Einbecker Morgenpost from July 19, 2014
  23. Lower Saxony sagas and fairy tales - collected from the mouths of the people, Schambach & Müller, Göttingen 1854 page 108
  24. / ref Weserbergland-Sagen, Der Schatzsucher auf der Weserbrücke , Podcast by Wolfhardt Schlaszus ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 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. (MP3; 898 kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.weserbergland-podcast.de
  25. cf. Wolfenbüttel State Archives Document No. 28 Alt No. 1711 Oberforstämter 1793/94