|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Management Community :||Koelleda|
|Height :||187 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||18.44 km 2|
|Residents:||476 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||26 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||99636|
|Area code :||036378|
|License plate :||SÖM|
|Community key :||16 0 68 041|
|Association administration address:||Markt 1
|Mayor :||Axel Thomas (independent)|
|Location of the municipality of Ostramondra in the district of Sömmerda|
Ostramondra is located on the southern edge of the Finn between Thuringian Gate and the northernmost wine-growing region Freyburg (Unstrut) . The district of Rettgenstedt belongs to Ostramondra . The Schafau brook runs through Ostramondra , into which the Litterbach flows from the north.
Ostramondra was first mentioned in 876. The place belonged to the county of Stolberg in fiefdom of the dukes of Saxony. The Counts of Stolberg enfeoffed Hans Knauth in 1461 with Ostramondra Castle including the manor, location and jurisdiction. The noble Knauth family owned Ostramondra until 1596/1612. It followed as the owner of the castle and manor which Tangels , 1708 Heinrich von Bünau , 1770 by Sperling , 1829 Schubert and last of Krosigk .
In April 1945 the US Army occupied the place. The castle was also occupied and Karl-Dedo von Krosigk and his sister Elisabeth were evacuated. After the Americans were replaced by the Soviet occupying power in early July 1945 , the Krosigks were expropriated without compensation.
The moated castle dates from the 18th century and was expanded after 1829. The manor covered 438 hectares and consists of very large and solid farm buildings. At the time of the GDR it housed a large sheep farm. In 2010 the buildings were largely empty. The castle has been restored and is privately owned with the park.
Development of the population:
Data source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics
The parish council from Ostramondra consists of 6 councilors and councilors.
- HV 1 seat
- FFW 2 seats
- Protect 1 seat
- Dance group 1 seat
- Sports club 1 seat
(As of: local election on May 26, 2019)
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The federal highway 176 leads through the place. The Finnebahn Laucha – Kölleda railway to the north , which had a stop on the Ostramondra, is no longer in operation. Today the Finne hiking trail runs along the disused route.
Culture and sights
- Ostramondra moated castle with park
- Evangelical Castle Church of St. Mary
- Farm building of the former manor
- Evangelical parish church St. Bonifacius in the district of Rettgenstedt
- Courtyard systems and portals
- Home parlor
- Tomb of the squire and Prussian major general Dedo von Krosigk (1856–1924) under a group of trees to the east of the estate park
- Georg Friedrich Kauffmann (1679–1735), organist and composer of the Baroque
- Hans Rudolf von Bischoffwerder (1741–1803), advisor to Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia
- Johann Wilhelm Fuhrmann (1750–1780), Protestant theologian and professor at the University of Kiel
- Dedo von Krosigk (1856–1924), landlord, Prussian major general, legal knight of the Order of St. John
- Kurt Ritter (1909–1944), communist and resistance fighter
- Population of the municipalities from the Thuringian State Office for Statistics ( help on this ).
- Thuringian Association of the Persecuted of the Nazi Regime - Association of Antifascists and Study Group of German Resistance 1933–1945 (Ed.): Local history guide to sites of resistance and persecution 1933–1945. Volume 8: Thuringia. VAS - Verlag für Akademische Schriften, Frankfurt am Main 2003, ISBN 3-88864-343-0 , p. 272.