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Erkerode municipality
Coordinates: 52 ° 12 ′ 19 ″  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 23 ″  E
Height : 135 m
Residents : 362
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 38173
Area code : 05305
Lucklum (Lower Saxony)

Location of Lucklum in Lower Saxony

Image by Lucklum

Lucklum is a district of the municipality of Erkerode west of the Elm ridge . Erkerode is a member of the Samtgemeinde Sickte in the Wolfenbüttel district (Lower Saxony). Lucklum also has an Aussiedlerhof located about 2 km west of the town center between Neuerkerode and Volzum .

The development of Lucklum, which was first documented in 1051 as Lucgenheim is mentioned is inextricably linked to the resident become in 1260 in German Order Coming Lucklum .


Place name

Lucklum was mentioned as follows, among other things:

  • 1051: Lvcgenheim
  • 1148: Luckenhem
  • 1180: Lukkenheim
  • 1247: Luckenheim
  • 1263: Luckenem
  • 1310: Luckenum
  • 1419: Luckelum
  • from 1616: Lucklum

The determinant Luck- is largely interpreted as a name Lu (c) ko , the document from 1247 shows the High German form Luckenheim - "home of Lucko".

Local history

(Order) church with the manor building
Merian engraving by Lucklum 1654 (detail)
Village street and property wall of the estate

Lucklum was on a trade route on the Elm and gained importance through the Teutonic Order . He settled in Lucklum around 1260 and, after various land acquisitions, set up the Teutonic Order Commander Lucklum, from which a Landkomtur administered the Teutonic Order's Ballei as one of the twelve sub-districts of the Teutonic Order. With the coming, all residents of the village became members of the knightly order; the originally resident farmers were moved to neighboring towns. The Lucklumer Church was converted into an order chapel and therefore a closed, fortified complex with a square floor plan was created in the 13th century, similar to the Teutonic castles in the Baltic Sea region.

It is thanks to the Landkomtur Gottlob Friedrich Wilhelm von Hardenberg, who ruled from 1774 to 1800, that the Ballei did not have to be given up due to the arbitrary and disorderly economic management. His nephew Friedrich von Hardenberg , who goes by the name of the writer Novalis , lived on the estate in Lucklum for about a year in 1784. Here he wrote some of his romantic poems.

The coming existed from 1287 until the secularization of the Teutonic Order in the Confederation of the Rhine in 1809 by Napoleon I. He transferred ownership to the respective sovereign, who for Lucklum was his youngest brother Jérôme of Westphalia . He sold the Lucklum domain to the Wahnschaffe family, from which domain and manor owners emerged for a long time. In 1831 the domain became a manor. More than 200 people were employed there in the late 1940s. On March 9, 2012, the manor with a size of 650  hectares was sold to the Wolfenbüttel Findel-Mast family, the owners of the Mast-Jägermeister company . In the 2000s, several small businesses formed on the manor.

On March 1, 1974 Lucklum was incorporated into the municipality of Erkerode. From 1977 to 1997 the legendary Schlucklum music pub existed in the village , the name of which was based on a mockery of the neighboring villages for the residents of the Lucklum day laborer settlement. They were considered poor swallowers .

Population development

development year Residents Remarks
2007 360
2016 327 March



So far, Gutshof Lucklum has been the location for the following films:

Regular events

See also


  • Hans Helmuth Rimpau: German order commander Lucklum . Edited by Hans Adolf Schultz, Braunschweig 1958
  • Hans Adolf Schultz : Castles and palaces of the Braunschweiger Land . Braunschweig 1980, Die Deutschordenskommende Lucklum , pp. 51–53.
  • Gesine Schwarz: The knight seats of the old country of Braunschweig. Göttingen 2008, pp. 85-92.

Web links

Commons : Lucklum  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kirstin Casemir: The place names of the district Wolfenbüttel and the city of Salzgitter . 2003, p. 205 f . ( [PDF; 7.1 MB ; accessed on September 23, 2018]).
  2. ↑ The Jägermeister family wants to buy the Lucklum manor in: Braunschweiger Zeitung from February 20, 2012.
  3. Florian Arnold: Schlucklum - It started 40 years ago in the Braunschweiger Zeitung on October 21, 2017.
  4. Erkerode - Samtgemeinde Sickte