Neuendorf Monastery

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Neuendorf Monastery
City of Gardelegen
Coordinates: 52 ° 31 ′ 31 ″  N , 11 ° 27 ′ 46 ″  E
Height : 58 m above sea level NHN
Area : 19.84 km²
Residents : 452  (December 31, 2016)
Population density : 23 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : July 1, 2009
Postal code : 39638
Area code : 03907
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Location of the village of Kloster Neuendorf in Gardelegen

Neuendorf Abbey is a town and part of the Hanseatic town of Gardelegen in the Altmark district of Salzwedel in Saxony-Anhalt .


The Altmark church village of Kloster Neuendorf is located around four kilometers east of the old town of Gardelegen am Laugebach and on the B 188 on the northern edge of the Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide .


Church in Neuendorf Monastery

The eponymous Neuendorf monastery was first mentioned in a document in 1232 and was a monastery of the Cistercians . In the 14th century, the monastery was one of the largest landowners in the Altmark .

The historian Rohrlach names three rulers for the village. One part belonged to the monastery, another part was a free property and the third part on "Service and camp on the monastery of Neuendorf poor people" belonged to the von Alvensleben rulership of Erxleben and the Vogtei Gardelegen and to the Chüden before 1535 until after 1598 and Pauermeyer lent on.

In 1232, Margrave Johann donated nine hooves from the village to the newly founded monastery ecclesie videlicet sancte Marie in Niendorp . 1233 then the rest of the village with all rights, mills, pastures and forests. The last provost of the monastery named Schütte was dismissed in 1544. Hieronymus von Drübsdorf becomes the monastery captain, who in 1545 transfers the administration of the monastery to the bailiff from the office (monastery) Neuendorf. The monastery was finally closed in 1579. It continued to exist as an evangelical fräuleinstift until 1810. The number of nuns was set at 18. The domain was dissolved in 1831 and the estate was sold to the bailiff Wagenknecht in 1831 or 1834. From 1872 to 1945 it belonged to the von Veltheim family .

The estate was originally owned by the widow Amtmann Wiehe, née Finkenberg. In 1737 it came to the Heidereiter Martin Lüdecke zu Jävenitz, in 1737 to his daughter and her husband, the wood scribe Conradi. 1759 then to their son. In 1785, jurisdiction was transferred from the Stendal Higher Court to the Neuendorf Office (monastery). In 1818 the free space belongs to the landowner Bruns.

In 1910 734 inhabitants lived in Neuendorf Monastery.

Until 1971, Neuendorf Abbey was served by passenger trains on the Haldensleben – Gardelegen route.

Land reform

During the land reform in 1945, the following were recorded: one property over 100 hectares with 643 hectares, 124 properties under 100 hectares with a total of 468 hectares, two small properties with a total of five hectares, one municipal ownership with one hectare. 643 hectares were expropriated, of which 221.4 hectares were divided. 91.9 hectares went to 25 poor farmers with property under 5 hectares, 111.6 hectares to 19 landless farmers and small tenants, 17.8 hectares to 21 industrial workers, and 382 hectares of forest to the community.

In 1959 the first type III agricultural production cooperative, the LPG “Neuer Weg”, was established.


On October 20, 2008, the municipality council of Kloster Neuendorf decided by means of a territorial change agreement that the municipality of Kloster Neuendorf should be incorporated into the Hanseatic city of Gardelegen. This contract was approved by the county as the lower local supervisory authority and came into effect on July 1, 2009.

After incorporation of the previously independent municipality of Neuendorf Monastery, Neuendorf Monastery became part of the Hanseatic city of Gardelegen. The local constitution was introduced for the incorporated municipality in accordance with §§ 86 ff. Municipality code of Saxony-Anhalt . The incorporated community of Kloster Neuendorf and the future district of Kloster Neuendorf became the locality of the receiving Hanseatic city of Gardelegen. A local council with six members including the local mayor was formed in the incorporated municipality and now the village of Kloster Neuendorf .

Population development

year Residents
1772 097
1790 251
1798 206
1801 146
1818 234
1840 418
year Residents
1864 620
1871 578
1885 606
1895 635
1905 641
1925 622
year Residents
1939 695
1946 876
1964 628
1971 613
1981 575
1993 515
year Residents
2006 510


The Protestant parish of Neuendorf Monastery used to belong to the parish of the same name. Since 2000 the parish has belonged together with Hottendorf, Jävenitz and Trüstedt to the parish of Kloster Neuendorf. Today the parish to parish area of Neuendorf belongs church district Salzwedel in Propst Sprengel Stendal Magdeburg of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany .

Until 1998 the parish belonged to the parish of Gardelegen.

In 1901 the villages of Jävenitz and Zienau with the Zienau Barrier were parished to Neundorf Monastery. The mater vagans Ipse with the Dröge and Hoppenmühle also belonged to the parish . The church book tradition begins in Kloster Neuendorf in 1597, in Jävenitz and Zienau 1766, in Ipse 1667th


Culture and sights

Reubke organ in the former monastery church
  • The former monastery church of St. Marien, Benedikt and Bernhard has been the evangelical parish church of the village since the Reformation in 1587.
  • The Reubke organ was reconstructed in the 1980s and sold by the Nicolaikirche in Oebisfelde to the church in Neuendorf Monastery in 1988. This was made possible by donations from the Netherlands, which were collected at organ concerts by organist Jan Teeuw in Rotterdam.
  • The manor park is a listed building.
  • In the center of the village there is a memorial to the fallen of the First World War, an obelisk surrounded by an iron fence.

Web links


  • Peter P. Rohrlach: Historical local dictionary for the Altmark . In: Historisches Ortslexikon für Brandenburg (=  publications of the Brandenburg State Main Archives ). Part XII. Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2018, ISBN 978-3-8305-2235-5 , pp. 1559-1563 .
  • Wilhelm Zahn: Local history of the Altmark . Edited by Martin Ehlies based on the bequests of the author. 2nd Edition. Verlag Salzwedeler Wochenblatt, Graphische Anstalt, Salzwedel 1928, p. 202-203 .
  • JAF Hermes, MJ Weigelt: Historical-geographical-statistical-topographical handbook from the administrative districts of Magdeburg . Topographical part. Ed .: Verlag Heinrichshofen. tape 2 , 1842, p. 411 ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive ).

Individual evidence

  1. Saxony-Anhalt viewer of the State Office for Surveying and Geoinformation ( notes )
  2. ^ Hermann Krabbo: Regesta of the Margraves of Brandenburg from Ascanic house . Ed .: Association for the history of the Mark Brandenburg. 1. Delivery. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1910, p. 133 , No. 608 ( ).
  3. Rudi Fischer: 800 years of Calvörde - a chronicle until 1991 , Calvörde and its desert villages
  4. a b c d e Peter P. Rohrlach: Historical local lexicon for the Altmark (Historical local lexicon for Brandenburg, Part XII) . In: Publications of the Brandenburg State Main Archives . Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2018, ISBN 978-3-8305-2235-5 , pp. 1559-1563 .
  5. Municipal directory from 1910
  6. Official Journal of the District No. 2/2009 Pages 42–44 ( Memento of November 14, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 397 kB)
  7. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  8. ^ A b parish almanac or the evangelical clergy and churches of the province of Saxony in the counties of Wernigerode, Rossla and Stolberg . 19th year, 1903, ZDB -ID 551010-7 , p. 62 ( [accessed May 13, 2018]).
  9. Neuendorf parish area. Retrieved May 16, 2018 .
  10. Ernst Machholz: The church books of the Protestant churches in the province of Saxony (=  communications from the Central Office for German Personal and Family History . 30th issue). Leipzig 1925, p. 7 ( [accessed on May 16, 2018]).
  11. ^ Lutz Wille: The Reubke organ building workshop in Hausneindorf am Harz and their instruments 1838-1884 . State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology Saxony-Anhalt, State Museum for Prehistory, Halle (Saale) 2017.
  12. Andreas Puls: A life for church music . For 60 years Christa Markert has been playing the church organ in Neuendorf Abbey and in the surrounding areas - an occasion for a festive church service. In: Volksstimme Magdeburg . November 2, 2015 ( A Life for Church Music ).
  13. Online project monuments to the likes. Neuendorf Monastery at 2016, accessed May 1, 2018 .