Mühlenberg (Ostermunzel)

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High Saalfeld
The Mühlenberg is towered over by wind turbines.

The Mühlenberg is towered over by wind turbines.

height 67.5  m above sea level NHN
location at Ostermunzel ; Region Hannover , Lower Saxony ( Germany )
Dominance 2.1 km →  Kluth, southeast of Barrigsen
Notch height 12 m
Coordinates 52 ° 22 '36 "  N , 9 ° 29' 57"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 22 '36 "  N , 9 ° 29' 57"  E
Mühlenberg (Ostermunzel) (Lower Saxony)
Mühlenberg (Ostermunzel)
Development agricultural paths
particularities Boulder

The Hohe Saalfeld , often called the Mühlenberg after its many years of use , is about 67.5  m above sea level. NHN high elevation in the Barsinghausen district of Ostermunzel in the Hanover region of Lower Saxony . It became known regionally as the installation site of the " Colossus of Ostermunzel ".



The Hohe Saalfeld is located in the Calenberger Land about one kilometer north-north-west of Ostermunzel and 1.3 km south-east of Holtensen . With the exception of a small wood to the northeast of the summit, it is used as arable land. A wind farm extends from the Hohe Saalfeld to the north . The protection zone of the Forst Esloh waterworks lies on the northeast slope of the Hohe Saalfeld .

Natural allocation

The High Saalfeld belongs to the physiographic feature unit group Niedersächsische Börden (no. 52) in the main unit Calenberger Lößbörde (521) and in the subunit Hannoversche flange (521.0) for the natural environment Kirchwehrener hills (521.00).


At the summit of the Hohe Saalfeld there are several agricultural paths that are also used as cycle paths. There is a special Ostermunzel Mühlenberg stop that cannot be found in the Hanover Regiobus timetables , a bench and an insect hotel . A refuge was built in December 2016.


For a long time the Hohe Saalfeld was the location of a windmill . Your oldest evidence is the certificate of a lease extension from 1663. The mill was a compulsory mill for the farmers from Ostermunzel, Holtensen, Dedensen , Almhorst , Kirchwehren , Lathwehren , Döteberg , Stemmen , Barrigsen and Groß Munzel in the former office of Blumenau . It is marked as the Holtenser Windmill on the map of the Kurhannoversche Landaufnahme created in 1781 . The post mill , called Hohensahlsmühle in the 19th century, was sold in 1872, including the property, for 6,350 thalers . When the property was sold again in 1932, the mill had to be demolished.


The refuge and the Gneiss natural monument

In 2013, a boulder was found about one kilometer away on district road 253 between Ostermunzel and Dedensen . This was excavated in 2015, transported to Mühlenberg and erected there about 200 m east of the summit at the fork in the road at the end of the Mühlenbergweg. The boulder, also known in the press as the “ Colossus of Ostermunzel ”, was declared a natural monument in 2016 .

Web links

Commons : Mühlenberg  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b GeoLife. topographic map of the Mühlenberg. In: geolife.de. Retrieved November 5, 2019 .
  2. Landscape framework plan Natural structure of the Hanover region. (PDF; 4.52 MB) In: hannover.de. May 8, 2013, accessed November 9, 2019 .
  3. Handover of the refuge on the gneiss. In: barsinghausen.de. December 22, 2012, archived from the original on January 4, 2017 ; accessed on November 9, 2019 .
  4. a b Ostermunzel. In: barsinghausen.de. Retrieved November 9, 2019 .
  5. Kurhannoversche Landesaufnahme des 18. Jahrhundert, sheet HL122 Hannover , JPG (2.09 MB) in reduced resolution free of charge in the LGLN Internet shop; Retrieved November 26, 2016