Rural community of Nessetal
|Height :||375 m|
|Area :||7.44 km²|
|Residents :||457 (Dec. 31, 2017)|
|Population density :||61 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st January 2019|
|Postal code :||99869|
|Area code :||03621|
Remstädt is located on the northern outskirts of Gotha on the right bank of the flood ditch that comes from Gotha and flows into the Nesse northwest of Goldbach . To the southwest of the village lies the 431 m high Krahnberg , in the north the 316 m high Grenzberg, over which the district boundary to Warza runs. The nearby B 247 from Gotha to Bad Langensalza separates the town from the gravel pits on the other side of the road, the northern part of which is in Remstadt. The center of the village ( main street ) is 270 m above sea level. NN.
At the beginning of the 9th century Remstädt was mentioned as Rimistede in a list of the goods of the Hersfeld Monastery built by Archbishop Lullus († 786) of Mainz . The fact that the municipality of Remstädt is 1200 years old is particularly evident from the old buildings, such as the former manor and the building ensemble in Hauptstrasse. Numerous residential buildings are listed here.
According to Galletti , a nobleman named Christian von Remistete lived in Remstädt in 1265 . In 1322, a knight Gerhard von Remstedt gave the "Kreuzkloster" all goods and the right of patronage to the church. Like many villages in the vicinity of the duchies, Remstädt was a kitchen village that had to deliver food to the ducal court kitchen. During the Thirty Years War (1625) Pest killed almost half of the population. The place belonged to the Gotha office as early as 1421 , which from 1640 belonged to the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha , from 1672 to the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and from 1826 to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha . Since 1920 he was in the state of Thuringia .
In order to preserve the historically valuable architectural evidence and adapt it to a more modern way of life, the place was included in the village renewal program of the state of Thuringia after 1990 . In this context typical architectural styles adapted to the character of the village, such as the renewal of the old courtyard gates, half-timbered facades, windows and doors, were funded.
On January 1, 2019, the previously independent communities of Remstädt, Ballstädt , Bufleben , Friedrichswerth , Goldbach , Haina , Hochheim , Brüheim , Wangenheim , Warza and Westhausen were merged to form the rural community of Nessetal . Brüheim was a member of the Mittleres Nessetal administrative association .
Development of the population (December 31) :
- Data source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics
- The Church of St. Luke : In the 16th century, the old nave, which was connected to the church tower to the west, was demolished, and a new nave was built in the west of the tower, which is now entered through the tower. According to Galletti, the church was built from scratch in 1670 . The church, which is not particularly bright, now has a somewhat darkened painting. The artistic stencil painting of the gallery fillings is impressive, however. A simple, cup-shaped baptismal font stands in front of the altar. The dates 1406 * 1560 * 1670 * 1747 are carved into the step to the choir room. They remind of the different building eras of the church. Since October 31, 2008 ( Reformation Day ) three bells have been ringing in the tower again. Not all of the bronze bells withdrawn during the Second World War were found in the Hamburg bell cemetery. The parish belongs to the parish Goldbach .
- Remstädter Pond: Located on the southeastern outskirts of Remstädt, the pond represents a small local recreation area for the villagers. It is managed by the local fishing club. The pond is a fairly deep body of water that is fed by numerous springs. It was once one of the most valuable possessions of the Lords of Remstädt.
- See also: List of cultural monuments in Nessetal
- Bartholomäus Helder (around 1585–1635), composer and hymn poet, was pastor in Remstädt from 1616 until his death.
- Johann Friedrich Bachoff von Echt (1643–1726), landowner
- Conrad Ekhof (1720–1778), lived in April 1778 in the house at Hauptstraße 38 next to the church. A memorial plaque reminds of this.
- Galletti: History and Description of the Duchy of Gotha , Volume 3, p. 56