Integrated community Walkenried

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Integrated community Walkenried
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Coordinates: 51 ° 34 '  N , 10 ° 37'  E

Basic data (as of 2016)
State : Lower Saxony
County : Osterode am Harz
Area : 20.97 km 2
Residents: 4537 (Dec. 31, 2015)
Population density : 216 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : OHA
Association key : 03 1 56 5403
Association structure: 3 municipalities
Association administration address
Bahnhofstrasse 17
37445 Walkenried
Mayor of the municipality : Dieter Haberlandt (individual applicant)
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Location of the former joint municipality in the former district of Osterode am Harz

The combined community of Walkenried was on the edge of the southern Harz in the district of Osterode am Harz . You and the joint community of Hattorf am Harz were the two joint communities in the district. The entire community consisted of the communities Walkenried , Wieda and Zorge .

On November 1, 2016, the integrated community was transformed into the single community Walkenried . At the same time, the districts of Osterode am Harz and Göttingen were dissolved and a new district of Göttingen was formed.


The combined community of Walkenried with its three communities, Walkenried, Wieda and Zorge, was located in the triangle of federal highways 4, 27 and 243 on the southern edge of the Harz Mountains . Walkenried and Zorge are state-approved climatic health resorts , Wieda is a climatic health resort .

The originally wooded Walkenried marshland was converted from the 12th century by the monks of the adjacent Cistercian monastery Walkenried into a rich pond landscape with fertile farmland. 365 ponds were created by the monks in order, according to tradition, to have one pond available for fishing every day of the year. Today, however, only 50 of them are detectable. All ponds are in a nature and bird sanctuary. Some of the ponds are now managed by the local sport fishing association.

The area of ​​the municipality was between 280 and 710  m above sea level. NN .

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Walkenried was first mentioned in 1085 . The historical center is the Cistercian monastery Walkenried, built in 1127 .

A discussion held in 2014 about a voluntary amalgamation of the integrated community with the neighboring town of Bad Sachsa failed. Therefore, the voluntary conversion of the integrated community into the single community Walkenried was decided and implemented on November 1, 2016.


All municipal elections 2011
Turnout: 60.31%
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Joint council

The last joint municipality council consisted of 14 councilors from the following parties:

(As of: local election on September 11, 2011 )

Joint mayor of the municipality

After some quarrels, on January 20, 2013, the previous treasurer of the joint municipality Dieter Haberlandt was elected as a single applicant with 48.69% of the votes cast as the last joint municipality mayor.

Previous incumbent

  • 2012–2016: Dieter Haberlandt (individual applicant)
  • 1999–2012: Frank Uhlenhaut (SPD)

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms of the joint municipality Walkenried was composed of the main symbols of the coats of arms of its three member municipalities. The coat of arms was approved on May 14, 1975 by the Hildesheim district president. After the dissolution of the joint municipality of Walkenried, the municipality of Walkenried took over the coat of arms on November 1, 2016.

Coat of arms of the municipality of Walkenried
Blazon : "Under a blue shield head , in it a floating golden abbot's staff with silver velum and downward curvature, split by an ascending, curved golden tip , on the right in red a half- striding silver stag , on the left a red-silver boxed field."
Foundation of the coat of arms: Walkenried, famous for its monastery ruins, was once the center of a small spiritual state in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. That is why the golden abbot, which reminds of the abbots, plays the main role in the coat of arms that tells the history of Walkenried's territory. The half-striding silver stag reminds of the former affiliation to the county of Klettenberg , later to the county of Hohnstein- Klettenberg, which led the red and silver field in the coat of arms. The golden tip only serves to separate the two lower fields.


Rail transport

former SHE station Walkenried
former Walkenried state railway station

Walkenried is on the southern Harz line . Regional trains of the DB Regio to Northeim and Nordhausen stop every hour at the new train station in the town center . The old station is a short distance further in the direction of Northeim, where all passenger trains ended up to the turn. The meter- gauge narrow - gauge railway Walkenried – Braunlage / Tanne also began in Walkenried , but was later replaced by today's bus route 470. In 1963 the last section of the route was finally closed.

Public transport

Walkenried is connected to the surrounding area by 2 bus lines, but only line 470 runs on Sundays and public holidays. Line 470 also connects to the remote district of Zorge, while line 472 also connects to the remote district of Wieda. There are small bus stations at the train station and in the center of the former monastery . Both bus lines are operated by Hahne Reisen.

  • 470: Bad Sachsa - Walkenried - Zorge - Hohegeiß - Braunlage
  • 472: Bad Sachsa - Walkenried - Wieda


Priortich west of Walkenried
Ruins of the former monastery church

Web links

Commons : Samtgemeinde Walkenried  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Bill
  2. Article in the Harzkurier from March 19, 2014 , accessed on September 4, 2016.
  3. Article in the Harzkurier from June 17, 2014 , accessed on September 4, 2016.
  4. Samtgemeindewahl 2011. In: Website of the communal data processing center Südniedersachsen (KDS). Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  5. Samtgemeindebürgermeisterwahl 2013. In: Website of the communal data processing center Südniedersachsen (KDS). Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Arnold Rabbow: Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch . The coats of arms of the communities and districts in the urban and rural districts of Braunschweig, Gandersheim, Gifhorn, Goslar, Helmstedt, Peine, Salzgitter, Wolfenbüttel and Wolfsburg. Ed .: Braunschweiger Zeitung, Salzgitter Zeitung and Wolfsburger Nachrichten. Eckensberger & Co. Verlag, Braunschweig 1977, DNB  780686667 , p. 117 .
  7. Main statutes of the Walkenried community. (PDF; 130 kB) § 2 Coat of arms, flag, official seal. In: Website of the Walkenried community. November 10, 2016, p. 1 , accessed May 4, 2019 .