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community Niestetal
Coordinates: 51 ° 19 ′ 20 ″  N , 9 ° 33 ′ 3 ″  E
Height : 139 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 5500
Incorporation : August 1, 1972
Postal code : 34266
Area code : 0561

Sandershausen is a district of the municipality of Niestetal in the northern Hessian district of Kassel .

Geographical location

Sandershausen is located on the western foothills of the Kaufunger Forest and northwest of Heiligenrode , the second district of Niestetal. The district borders in the south and south-west on the Kassel district of Bettenhausen with the local situation Salzmannshausen and in the west on the lower reaches of the Losse on Kassel's district of Untereustadt . The Fulda forms another natural border in the north-west and north to the Wolfsanger / Hasenhecke district of Kassel on the other side of the river . The border to Heiligenrode is formed in the east by the course of the federal motorway 7 , from which Sandershausen can be reached via the Kassel-Nord junction . Other neighborhoods are Spiekershausen in the north and Landwehrhagen in the north-northeast, which belong to the municipality of Staufenberg in the district of Göttingen in Lower Saxony .

The Nieste flows through Sandershausen . The Haargraben (Umbachsgraben, Haar) flows along the western edge of the residential area and the Losse flows along the western edge ; all three are eastern tributaries of the Fulda , which, viewed downstream, flow in shortly after one another: Losse – Haargraben – Nieste.


In a Kaufunger deed from 1167, the village of Sandershausen was first mentioned by name as Sandrateshusen and was one of the place names derived from Sander . This place name could go back to a first settler with the Germanic name Sandarat . The noble family Sander von Sandershausen , also called von Sander , later resided in Lower Silesia, where it was owned by the city of Reichenbach .

On July 23, 1758 in a skirmish at Sandershausen, which consists of about 5250 Hesse and Hanoverians Corps of Hesse-Kassel rule General Count Johann Casimir of Isenburg-Birstein strong of an approximately 6800 man department of the French army corps de Broglie under whose command in combat beaten at Sandershausen .

The time of the "old Sandershausen" ended in World War II with the fateful destruction in October 1943 through air raids by the Allies, through which the historical face of Sandershausen was lost. The story of the "new Sandershausen" begins with the reconstruction after 1945. This was followed by a profound change in which the once rural village developed into today's industrial community.

The merger of the formerly independent communities of Heiligenrode and Sandershausen to form the community of Niestetal took place in the course of the regional reform in Hesse by means of state law on August 1, 1972.

Local peculiarities

The Sanderhouses were previously nicknamed "Cutthroat" (Sangershüser cutthroat).


Individual evidence

  1. Law on the reorganization of the districts of Hofgeismar, Kassel and Wolfhagen (GVBl. II 330-17) of July 11, 1972 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1972 No. 17 , p. 225 , § 1 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 1,2 MB ]).
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 401 .

Web links

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