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City of Haldensleben
Hundisburg coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 14 ′ 40 ″  N , 11 ° 23 ′ 52 ″  E
Height : 72 m
Residents : 1060
Incorporation : June 1, 1994
Postal code : 39343
Area code : 03904
Panoramic view over Hundisburg from the castle
Section from the separation card

Hundisburg is a district of the city of Haldensleben in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt .


Hundisburg lies on the Beber and its tributaries Olbe and Garbe. Today Hundisburg covers an area of ​​about two square kilometers. The village also has around 1500 to 2000 hectares of meadows and agricultural land. Hundisburg has about 1060 inhabitants. The village is about 30 km northwest of Magdeburg.


The name of the village goes back to the Hunoldesburg from the 12th century. Here was initially a canon pen, later an archbishopric bailiwick. Below the castle there were several free tower courtyards of the castle men. The nearby village of Nordhusen existed until around the 15th century. Destruction by the Guelphs led to the settlement of Nordhusenern below the protective Hundisburg; the village of Hundisburg was created. Since 1453 the castle has belonged to the von Alvensleben family. At the beginning of the 19th century, the castle and the estate were passed to the Nathusius family. Both families built essential buildings in the place.

On September 30, 1928, the main part of the Hundisburg manor district was united with the rural community of Hundisburg. A small part of the manor district came to Althaldensleben.


On June 1, 1994, the previously independent municipality of Hundisburg was incorporated and has been part of Haldensleben since then. There is a local council in Hundisburg. Local mayor is Nico Schmidt.

Members of the local council:

  • André Franz
  • Axel Braumann
  • Elke Neubauer
  • Hagen Bergmann
  • Thomas Seelmann
  • Michael Pekok
  • Michael Hellwig
  • Thomas Herrmann

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on January 16, 1992 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.

Blazon : "In red a silver ruined church tower with black openings."

The church tower ruin shown is the only surviving structure in the village of Nordhusen, which had become desolate by the end of the Middle Ages. Nordhusen was the original settlement within what is now the Hundisburg district. Due to the relocation of settlement activities to the vicinity of the Hunoldesburg, the village of Hundisburg was probably only created in the 12th century. As a predecessor settlement, Nordhusen has a direct connection to today's village.

The silver tinging of the church tower ruin shown symbolizes the geological underground of Hundisburg, the Grauwacke. This rock has served as the primary building material of the place since the Middle Ages and still shapes the village image in the form of disused quarries and numerous historical buildings.

The red and white tinging of the coat of arms picks up the colors of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg, in whose area Hundisburg was located.

Culture and sights

The Näpfchenstein ( bowl stone ) of Hundisburg is located on the main street at the junction from Schackensieber Weg as a 2.5 meter high stone used as a war memorial, which has numerous bowls. The stone was found along with other stones at the Nordhusen ruin, in a desert area west of Hundisburg. The pots date from the Bronze Age and were associated with certain ceremonies. Cup stones are often the cap stones of megalithic systems . It can no longer be determined whether this was also the case here. The stone was placed here in 1913.



Significant Hundisburg buildings are the Hundisburg Castle , brickworks Hundisburg , St. Andrew church ruins Nordhusen and Boitzturm.

St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church in Hundisburg

The former heyday of Hundisburg can be seen most clearly in the construction work on the village church. The origin is a chapel built in 1218, which received a tower in 1266. The current appearance is shaped by the renovation and the furnishings from 1708. In contrast to the simple exterior design, the baroque interior with its stucco ceiling, galleries and pulpit is particularly representative due to its color. It is likely to have been created under the influence of the new palace building that was also being carried out. The organ of St. Andrew's Church was built by master organ builder August Troch (1817–1890), Neuhaldensleben . The most important work of art in the church is the grave monument created for Ludolph von Alvensleben, who died in 1596, and his family. The three church bells cast by Christian See in 1726 and 1731 (strikes: d 1 −e 1 −gis 1 ) are a masterpiece of bronze casting.

Nordhusen church ruins

The imposing church ruins still bear witness to the great importance of the former village of Nordhusen . Soon after the construction of the west transverse tower of the former church in the 12th century, the residents of the village increasingly moved to the flourishing Burgmannensiedlung Hundisburg, until Nordhusen became a desert in the late Middle Ages. Only the watermill located on the Beber (also called Obermühle) still existed until 1848. The tower ruins, which can also be found in the coat of arms of the former municipality of Hundisburg, consists of the nearby Grauwacke, the oldest rock in the region, and indicates the for Romanesque buildings on typical architectural forms. Today the Nordhusen ruins are a breeding ground for numerous birds and a stop on the Romanesque Road .


Boitzturm in Hundisburg
Old rectory

In terms of its origins, Hundisburg is not a farming village, but a Burgmann settlement. Initially, the knights entrusted with the protection of the castle settled down below the Hunoldesburg in the 13th century and built stone towers on their courtyards. Originally there were six such tower courtyards. To this day, however, only one residential tower built around 1250 has survived. This tower, with its thick walls, battlements and locking bars, served as a defense. With a decorative window, fireplace and lavatory bay, it was also a representative apartment. By the late Middle Ages, Hundisburg grew into a considerable area with fortifications and three gates, with the Magdeburg gate still in place today.

Rectorate and school museum

In 1560 Ludolph von Alvensleben founded the first school in Hundisburg. In 1705 the current school building, known as the Rectorate, was built. Further schools were built elsewhere, called Kantorat and Thieschule. A large part of the original half-timbered building of the rectorate is still preserved today. Only the classroom was rebuilt and expanded several times. A school museum has been located here since 1988. A complete classroom furnished in the style of the previous turn of the century and documentation of the school history can be viewed.


Landscape park

The landscape around Hundisburg is shaped by the valleys of the Garbe, Olbe and Beber streams. The course of the Bebertal corresponds to the northern border of the Magdeburg Börde with its fertile loess soils. Many of the often steep valley slopes are covered with dry grass and steppe plants. Between Hundisburg and Althaldensleben, the Beber valley was transformed into an extensive landscape park in the 19th century. The owner of the Althaldensleben monastery and the Hundisburger Schloss Johann Gottlob Nathusius created an ideal landscape of particular beauty here. Today a natural and historical nature trail leads through the park and, among other things, familiarizes you with the rich history of this area.

Gallows Mountain

One of the barrows on the Gallows Hill

Hundisburg and the surrounding area are rich in diverse cultural monuments from prehistoric times. Already in the Ice Age, Paleolithic hunters and gatherers lived here 250,000 years ago, their stone tools and the remains of large mammals such as the mammoth and woolly rhinoceros were found in the park gravel pit. On the Beberberg, one of the more than 80 large stone graves belonging to the historical square mile has been preserved. It documents the presence of the first arable farmers and ranchers 4,500 years ago in the Neolithic Age. The oldest burials on the Galgenberg not far from the brickworks are just as old. However, only the 13 burial mounds from the Bronze Age are visible above ground.



  • Andreas I von Alvensleben (* 1495 in Hundisburg, † 1565), lord of the castle Calvörde and lord of the castle Eichenbarleben and Randau castle .
  • Friedrich Förster (born February 13, 1908 in Hundisburg; † March 29, 1999 in Reutlingen), physicist and entrepreneur, namesake of the Professor-Friedrich-Förster-Gymnasium in Haldensleben.
  • Ulrich Hauer (* 1953 in Hundisburg), excavation technician, local politician and museum director


Hundisburg was on the Haldensleben – Eilsleben railway line . Passenger trains ran here until 1999. This line has been closed since 2000.


  • Kurt Bartels: Hundisburg family book (district Börde), 1655-1815. Leipzig: AMF 2009 (= Central German local family books of the AMF 49)

Web links

Commons : Hundisburg  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Land use plan of the city of Haldensleben with the districts Hundisburg, Satuelle, Uthmöden and Wedringen - submission for the decision of August 1, 2012 , city of Haldensleben (publisher), 2.4.2. Development of the localities, p. 10
  2. Administrative region of Magdeburg (Ed.): Official Gazette of the Government of Magdeburg . 1928, ZDB -ID 3766-7 , p. 226 .
  3. Constanze Treuber: Cast diversity . Hinstorff, Rostock 2007, p. 69.