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Semmenstedt coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 6 ′ 0 ″  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 59 ″  E
Height : 106 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.71 km²
Residents : 447  (December 1, 2016)
Population density : 38 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : November 1, 2016
Postal code : 38327
Area code : 05336
Semmenstedt (2014)
Semmenstedt (2014)

Semmenstedt is a district of the municipality of Remlingen-Semmenstedt in the Wolfenbüttel district in Lower Saxony .


Timmern (176 inhabitants) also belongs to Semmenstedt (500 inhabitants). The places are located in the wide and fertile loess loam and black earth areas between the Oker and Magdeburg .


Semmenstedt was probably founded in the pre-Carolingian, Old Saxon times.

Semmenstedt, located on the old Heerstraße Braunschweig-Halberstadt, has been mentioned in a document as Zemmenstidde since 1022 . In the following centuries the names changed quite frequently. The spelling Semmenstedt appeared for the first time in the inheritance register of 1569 . In 1802 there were 339 inhabitants in Semmenstedt.

A reconstruction of the former village center is no longer possible today. The houses were all light constructions made of wood, clay and straw and were repeatedly victims of violent storms or prey to the fire that destroyed the entire village not just once. The oldest street in Semmenstedt is Dorfstraße. The Leipziger Straße is probably older than the Dorfstraße because it is part of the old Heerstraße from Braunschweig to Halberstadt. Today's buildings along Leipziger Straße are clearly more recent than those along Dorfstraße.

After the Second World War , the Schlesierweg / Pommernweg housing estates were built in the south-east of the village, as well as several single-family houses west of Leipziger Strasse at the two exits. The new building area "Semmenstedt-West" has existed since 1995. There are two bells in the church tower, one of which was melted down during the First and Second World Wars. In 1954 the new bells could be consecrated.


The municipality of Timmern was incorporated into Semmenstedt on March 1, 1974. Timmern was a district of Semmenstedt until November 1, 2016.

As of November 1, 2016, the two municipalities of Remlingen and Semmenstedt were merged into a new municipality of Remlingen-Semmenstedt by resolution of the Lower Saxony state parliament .


The last municipal council from Semmenstedt consisted of 7 council women and councilors.

(Status: 2011 local elections)

The last honorary mayor was Johannes-Dietrich Arbogast (CDU).

coat of arms

Blazon : "Blue-gold (blue-yellow) split with a continuous cross in alternating colors".

Economy and Infrastructure

Public facilities

There has been a sports home in Semmenstedt since 1968 and on June 1, 1991, after 6 years of construction, the shooting club was inaugurated. It is used by the DRK, voluntary fire brigade , sports and rifle clubs.


The federal highway 79 ( Wolfenbüttel - Halberstadt ) runs directly through the town and crosses with the federal highway 82 , which leads from Schöppenstedt to Goslar .

On the route of the B 79, regular buses run to Wolfenbüttel every hour, so there is good transport links here. Cycle paths connect Remlingen, Hedeper and Roklum.

Web links

Commons : Semmenstedt  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the joint municipality of Elm-Asse ( Memento of the original from June 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed March 27, 2017 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  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, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 273 .
  3. Law on the reorganization of the community of Remlingen-Semmenstedt, Wolfenbüttel district of February 17, 2016. In: Niedersächsisches Gesetz- und Verordnungsblatt No. 2/2016 of February 25, 2016, p. 37