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Coordinates: 52 ° 2 ′ 50 ″  N , 11 ° 10 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 88 m
Area : 18.8 km²
Residents : 1818  (Aug. 18, 2014)
Population density : 97 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : July 1, 2009
Postal code : 39387
Area code : 03949

Hornhausen is a district of the city of Oschersleben (Bode) in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany).

Reiterstein von Hornhausen, approx. 700 AD


The district in the southwest of the Magdeburger Börde is 4 km northwest of the city of Oschersleben (Bode). The terrain here drops off by over 100 m from the Hohes Holz ridge to the valley of the Great Break . To the southwest of Hornhausen there is a large nature reserve on the Großer Graben , which connects the Bode with the Oker .


Village view from 1646

The place was probably founded in the 8th century, but was first mentioned in a document in 1072.

The logo of the State Museum for Prehistory of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle (Saale) is a stylized representation of the equestrian stone from Hornhausen from the 7th century . Since 2007 it has also been run by the Börde district, which was newly merged at the time.

A copper engraving of the village view from 1646 in the collection of contemporary history from the “ Theatrum Europaeum ” (Volume 5) by Matthäus Merian shows the world's first printed pictorial representation of a bookseller with a book stand.

On September 30, 1928, the Hornhausen manor district was merged with the rural community of Hornhausen.

The Oschersleben – Gunsleben railway line, which passed Hornhausen to the south, was shut down on July 1, 1997. A second railway line through Hornhausen was the Oschersleben-Schöninger Railway (OSE), which - interrupted from 1947 by the inner-German border - ran from Oschersleben via Hornhausen to Hötensleben until 1969.


Hornhausen was incorporated into Oschersleben (Bode) on July 1, 2009.


St. Stephen's Church
Holy Cross Church (2010)



  • The Protestant church “St. Stephani ”on Kirchstrasse received its present form in the 1880s. Your parish belongs to the Egeln parish of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany .
  • The Catholic Church " Holy Cross " was on the western edge of the village. After a parish of displaced people had formed, the foundation stone was laid in 1957 for the conversion of a barn into a church, and it was inaugurated on September 28 of the same year. A small, cross-crowned roof turret with a bell and a gallery in the interior were also built. The Protestant church was previously used. Most recently, the “Heiliges Kreuz” church belonged to the “ St. Marien ” parish with its seat in Oschersleben, but it has hardly been used in recent years. In 2012 it was profaned and sold, until today (as of October 2014) there has been no subsequent use.

Transport links

The district is connected to the city of Oschersleben (Bode) and the federal highway 245 via the federal road 246 , further road connections lead to the neighboring communities of Hamersleben , Ausleben and Wulferstedt . The Oschersleben – Schöningen railway line has been closed.



  • Reinhold Andert: The equestrian stone of Hornhausen . In: Der Frankische Reiter , Dingsda-Verlag Querfurt, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 3-928498-92-4

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Official Journal of the Government of Magdeburg, 1928, p. 203
  2. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  3. Catholic Church on the parish website , accessed on November 18, 2017.
  4. Historical pictures of the Catholic Church on the parish website , accessed on November 18, 2017.