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City of Gardelegen
Miesterhorst coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 27 ′ 38 "  N , 11 ° 8 ′ 30"  E
Height : 57 m
Area : 22.64 km²
Residents : 626  (December 31, 2017)
Population density : 28 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 2011
Postcodes : 39646, 39649
Area code : 039006
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Location of the village of Miesterhorst in Gardelegen

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


The Altmark village Miesterhorst, a road Angersdorf with church, located 11 kilometers northeast of Oebisfelde in the lowland area of the Natural Park Drömling in nature reserve ear-Drömling . In the northeast the Bullengraben flows, in the southeast the Wilhelmskanal to the south to the Ohre.

Local division

The Miesterhorst district with the Am Bahnhof residential area , the former Miesterhorst station, the Birkhorst residential area , the former Birkhorst colony and the Miesterhorst colony , three kilometers east of the village, belong to the village of Miesterhorst . The Gardelegen district of Taterberg probably also belongs to the village of Miesterhorst, as it used to belong to the municipality of Miesterhorst.


Miesterhorst probably originated around the year 1000 as a colony of Mieste and was built on one of the eyries in Drömling. Miesterhorst was mentioned in 1367 in connection with a stick dam that led in a westerly direction over the Taterberg to Bergfriede.

The historian Peter P. Rohrlach cites the year 1541 as the first documentary mention of Miesterhorst as Horst . In 1554 it was called the village Horst , only in 1687 it was called Miesterhorst .

In 1725 the church was built in the center of the village. The post office building was built in 1928, which housed the community office until it was incorporated. The day care center was expanded in 1993. The development of the village is examined in detail by Ingeborg Engelien in her dissertation. The men's choir 1853 eV Miesterhorst was dissolved in 2011.


On January 1, 2011, the previously independent municipality with the district of Taterberg and the residential areas of the train station Miesterhorst, Colony Birkhorst and Colony Miesterhorst, together with 17 other municipalities, was incorporated into the Hanseatic City of Gardelegen by law. Before the incorporation, the municipality had 695 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2009) and an area of ​​22.64 km², of which the proportion of forestry area was 3.14 km².

Population development

year Residents
1734 184
1774 185
1789 290
1798 274
1801 283
1818 267
year Residents
1840 366
1864 583
1871 500
1885 584
1895 608
1905 720
year Residents
1900 0711
1910 0830
1925 0942
1939 0864
1946 1253
1964 1016
year Residents
1971 803
1981 803
1993 738
2006 721


The Protestant parish of Miesterhorst used to belong to the parish of Mieste together with Mieste and Sichau. In 2003, the parishes with Dannefeld were merged to the parish Mieste that today the parish area Mieste the church district Salzwedel in Propst Sprengel Stendal Magdeburg of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany belongs.



The last honorary mayor of the community was Edith Dreher. Grit Oelze has been the local mayor of Miesterhorst since 2014.

badges and flags

The coat of arms was approved on July 7, 1997 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.

Blazon : "In silver on a green lawn over a blue wave shield background, a green oak with eight golden fruits, the trunk surrounded by two upright, facing green ears with black awns and two leaves on each stalk."

The colors of Miesterhorst are green-silver (white).

The green base of the shield and the green ears of corn symbolize the pastures, meadows and forests of the Miesterhorst area and the rural character of the community, the fruit-bearing oak the “peace oak” of the place and the blue wave shield base stands for the many rivers and canals of the Drömling .

The coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg heraldist Erika Fiedler .

Economy and Infrastructure

Miesterhorst station

The station Miesterhorst is located on the railway line Berlin-Lehrte and is usually in hourly by regional trains the RB 35 of Abellio Rail Central Germany towards Stendal and Wolfsburg with Alstom Coradia LINT trains operated.

Miesterhorst is on the federal highway 188 ( Burgdorf - Wolfsburg - Stendal - Rathenow ). The Mittelland Canal is nearby, the next transshipment point is in Calvörde , 19 kilometers away. The Salzwedel-based passenger transport company Altmarkkreis Salzwedel mbH (PVGS) operates regular public transport in the core town of Gardelegen and the Miesterhorst district.

Culture and sights

  • The Protestant village church of Miesterhorst consists of a half-timbered long house from the mid-18th century and a brick tower from 1926.
  • In the center of Miesterhorst there is a memorial for those who died in the First World War, the war of 1870/71 and for one who died in the Napoleonic Wars. At the church there is a name plaque with the war dead of the Second World War.
  • The village cemetery is located at the northwest exit of the village.


  • FSV 77 Miesterhorst e. V.
  • Association of the volunteer fire brigade Miesterhorst e. V.
  • Jagdgesellschaft Miesterhorst e. V.
  • Rural riding and driving association Miesterhorst e. V.

Web links


Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Peter P. Rohrlach: Historical local lexicon for the Altmark (Historical local lexicon for Brandenburg, Part XII) . Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-8305-2235-5 , pp. 1478-1481 .
  2. Saxony-Anhalt viewer of the State Office for Surveying and Geoinformation ( notes )
  3. Main statutes of the Hanseatic city of Gardelegen (PDF; 39 kB)
  4. District directory of the state of Saxony-Anhalt (directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality), territorial status January 2014, State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), 2016
  5. Top50 -CD Sachsen-Anhalt, 1.50000, State Office for Land Surveying and Geoinformation, Federal Office for Cartography and Geodesy 2003
  6. ^ Franz Mertens: Home book of the Gardelegen district and its immediate surroundings . Ed .: Council of the Gardelegen district. Gardelegen 1956, DNB  1015184308 , p. 208 .
  7. a b Ingeborg Engelien: Prussian colonization and social policy in the Altmark from 1740 to 1850 in the field of tension between reasons of state and peasant resistance using the example of the Drömling . Bonn 2007 ( PDF; 32.4 MB [accessed on May 30, 2018]).
  8. Municipal reshuffle law for the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel
  9. StBA: Area changes from January 1st to December 31st, 2011
  10. Parish Almanac or the Protestant clergy and churches of the Province of Saxony in the counties of Wernigerode, Rossla and Stolberg . 19th year, 1903, ZDB -ID 551010-7 , p. 63 ( wiki-de.genealogy.net [accessed June 3, 2018]).
  11. Mieste parish area. Retrieved June 3, 2018 .
  12. State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, Miesterhorst community - Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, mayoral election on May 6, 2001
  13. Local council of the village of Miesterhorst. Retrieved March 27, 2019 .
  14. Thomas Hartwig: All Altmark churches from A to Z . Elbe-Havel-Verlag, Havelberg 2012, ISBN 978-3-9814039-5-4 , p. 675 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  15. Online project monuments to the likes. Miesterhorst at www.denkmalprojekt.org. April 2011, accessed June 3, 2018 .