Leutersdorf (Thuringia)

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Leutersdorf (Thuringia)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Leutersdorf highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 31 '  N , 10 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Thuringia
County : Schmalkalden-Meiningen
Management Community : Dolmar salt bridge
Height : 325 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.39 km 2
Residents: 219 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 26 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 98617
Area code : 036949
License plate : SM, MGN
Community key : 16 0 66 039
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchberg 1
98617 Leutersdorf
Website : www.vg-dolmar-salzbruecke.de
Mayor : Frank Ehrenberger ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Leutersdorf in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen
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Leutersdorf is a municipality in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district in Thuringia . The municipality belongs to the administrative community Dolmar-Salzbrücke , which has its administrative seat in Schwarza . Leutersdorf lies in the Werra valley .

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Vitus


The place was first mentioned in 1057. The place initially belonged as an exclave to the possession of the Würzburg monastery in the county of Henneberg . In 1435 the Würzburg bishop pledged the places Leutersdorf and Vachdorf to the Counts of Henneberg -Schleusingen. The pledge was not redeemed until 1495. In 1542 Leutersdorf came to the Counts of Henneberg-Schleusingen as part of the Meiningen exclave in Würzburg . After their extinction, the town and the Meiningen office came to the Wettins in 1583 .

Leutersdorf has a fortified church . It stands on a small mountain spur on the high western edge of the village. A small gate tower and gaden as well as remains of the wall are still there.

Leutersdorf was affected by the persecution of witches from 1628 to 1685: seven people were indicted in the witch trials , at least three were executed, the outcome of three trials is unknown. In 1628, the first victim was Osanna, Barthel Herlein's wife.

From 1680 to 1918 the place belonged to the Duchy of Saxony-Meiningen and was in the Meiningen office until 1825 and then in the Maßfeld office until 1829 .



Municipal council

The municipal council from Leutersdorf consists of 6 councilors. The last local election took place on May 26, 2019. Template: future / in 3 yearsAs in the 2014 election, the composition of the municipal council was as follows:


The honorary mayor Frank Ehrenberger was elected on June 6, 2010 and confirmed in his office on June 5, 2016.


The federal highway 89 leads through the village from Meiningen (approx. 15 km northwest) in the direction of Themar (approx. 5 km east) and Hildburghausen (approx. 17 km southeast). Leutersdorf is close to the Eisenach – Lichtenfels railway line , but has no stopping point .

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Hans Schaub (–1685), a “poor boy”, grandson of pastor Wilhelm Schaub in Leutersdorf, beheaded in a witch trial .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Population of the municipalities from the Thuringian State Office for Statistics  ( help on this ).
  2. Michael Köhler : Thuringian castles and fortified prehistoric and early historical living spaces. Jenzig-Verlag Köhler, Jena 2001, ISBN 3-910141-43-9 , p. 173.
  3. a b Kai Lehmann : Innocent. Witch hunt south of the Thuringian Forest. Over 500 researched cases from the 16th and 17th centuries. Wehry-Verlag, Untermaßfeld 2012, ISBN 978-3-9813902-8-5 , pp. 191 f .; Kai Lehmann: Exhibition "Luther and the Witches". Leutersdorf area, Library Museum Schloss Wilhelmsburg Schmalkalden, 2012; Ronald Füssel: The persecution of witches in the Thuringian area (= publications of the working group for historical witchcraft and crime research in Northern Germany. Vol. 2). DOBU-Verlag, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-934632-03-3 , pp. 240–244, (at the same time: Marburg, University, dissertation, 2000).
  4. Announcement on the determination of the results of the municipal council election on May 25, 2014 , accessed on January 19, 2018
  5. Municipal council election 2019 in Thuringia - Leutersdorf. Thuringian State Office for Statistics, accessed on February 16, 2020 .
  6. Announcement on the determination of the result of the election of the honorary mayor on June 5, 2016 , accessed on January 19, 2018

Web links

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