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City of Mansfeld
Molmerswende coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 37 ′ 38 ″  N , 11 ° 15 ′ 40 ″  E
Height : 330 m above sea level NN
Area : 13.7 km²
Residents : 256  (December 31, 2007)
Population density : 19 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 6, 2009
Postal code : 06343
Area code : 034779
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Location of Molmerswende in Mansfeld
Molmerswende, view from the north
Molmerswende, view from the north
Molmerswende, part of the village street with the church
The monument erected in 1903
Molmerswende, Brandbergeiche

Molmerswende is a district of the town of Mansfeld in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz in Saxony-Anhalt .


Molmerswende is located approx. 17 km north of Sangerhausen on the edge of the Harzgeröder plateau at the beginning of a hollow that widens to the east and flows into the Einetal. The place is traversed by the Wiebeck , which flows into the Ein after about eight kilometers .


In 1136, Molmerswende was first mentioned as Averoldeswende as equipment 4 shillings pfennigs from 4 hooves of land of the chapel and hospital donated by Abbess Hedwig von Gernrode.

In 1324, the tithe in Malmerswende was mentioned as one of the estates that Count Burchard (VI.) Von Falkenstein owned by the Halberstadt Monastery .

In 1359 the Bishop of Halberstadt pledged the County of Falkenstein and with it Molmerswende to the von Rode brothers.

In 1400 the location in the Bannus nemoris (Harzbann) was called Malmeswende .

In 1449 and 1490 Mulverswende was mentioned as a Falkenstein accessory.

In 1553, Johann von der Asseburg initiated the re-establishment of Molmerswende and the neighboring Tilkerode, as the place was closed after 1330-1449. In 1564 24 landlords were named and in 1589 there were 34.

During the Thirty Years War , Molmerswende was plundered once by Colonel Wolf's dragoons in 1642.

In 1722 the church tower was rebuilt and in 1771 the nave was renewed.

On December 31, 1747, the poet Gottfried August Bürger was born as the son of the pastor at the time.

On March 6, 2009, Molmerswende was incorporated into Mansfeld.

coat of arms

Blazon : “Split by silver and green; in front two green linden leaves and behind a silver pen. "

Culture and sights


The Molmerswende Citizens Museum is usually located in Bürger's birthplace. For structural reasons, it was housed on the upper floor of the restaurant "Zur Tenne" in 2011 for an indefinite period.

Regular events

The sport and shooting festival is held every year in mid-June. The art days also take place every year in the Bürgergarten and Citizens Museum on the last weekend in May.


  • Gottfried-August-Bürger monument with relief by sculptor Arnold Künne (unveiled on July 26, 1903)
  • Natural monument Brandbergeiche in the Leinetal with a circumference of 6.96 meters at chest height.

The Molmerswender child murderer Elisabeth Voigtländer is said to have been braided onto her bike under this tree in 1779 after she was directed at the nearby raven heads.



Georg Langlotz: Between Selke and Wipper; Part: Vol. 2. Villages and cities of the Lower Harz, known and unknown about their history: a local history reading book , Dresden 2006, ISBN 3-00-020316-8 .

Georg Langlotz: Molmerswender Chronik 1995 , 2010.

Individual evidence

  1. UB Bishopric Halberstadt 1.153
  2. ^ Ledeburg Archive II (1830)
  3. Asseburg Document Book III
  4. Asseburg Chronicle
  5. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009
  6. (Berliner) Volkszeitung of July 29, 1903
  7. Brandbergeiche in the directory of monumental oaks . Retrieved January 10, 2017

Web links

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