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Coat of arms of the municipality of Sickte
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Coordinates: 52 ° 13 '  N , 10 ° 38'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Wolfenbüttel
Joint municipality : Sank
Height : 94 m above sea level NHN
Area : 25.27 km 2
Residents: 6118 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 242 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 38173
Area code : 05305
License plate : WF
Community key : 03 1 58 030
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Am Kamp 12
38173 Sickte
Website :
Mayor : Ingo Geisler ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Sickte in the Wolfenbüttel district
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Sickte is a municipality in the Wolfenbüttel district ( Lower Saxony ). It is a member municipality and at the same time the administrative seat of the Sickte municipality .


Neighboring communities

Starting in the northwest and clockwise, Sickte is bordered by the city of Braunschweig , Cremlingen , Veltheim (Ohe) , Erkerode , Evessen , Dettum and the district town of Wolfenbüttel .

Community structure

The municipality of Sickte consists of the districts of Apelnstedt , Hötzum , Sickte (merged in 1999 from the districts of Ober- and Lower Sick) and Volzum . The village of Neuerkerode belongs to the Sickte district.


Gradually a farming village developed from Lower Sick whose courtyards are Central German three-sided and hooked courtyards with house shapes of the Erkeröder house type.

The manor was founded in 1638 by amalgamating several farms. Heinrich Schrader, Chancellor August the Elder J., had received land and rights in 1636 and used the latter in such a way that the peasants who were forced to labor tried the uprising. The mansion was built around 1710 by the Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel privy councilor and later Chancellor Urban Dietrich von Lüdecke by the master builder Hermann Korb . After several changes of ownership, it came to Veltheim. It was last used as a Vorwerk until it was partially dissolved and sold in 1957. In 1982, a support association was founded to maintain the beautifully proportioned baroque building with the knight's hall . With its characteristic arcade openings, it shows a close connection between sophisticated manor architecture with traditional rural building methods and newer European styles. Today it is the seat of the joint municipality administration.


Sickte mansion in Lower Sick
Shopping center in Sickte
Disused and now demolished flour mill in the center of Sickte

Obersickt has also developed steadily as a farming village, with 210 inhabitants in 1751. The Church of St. Petri has a Gothic church tower of rectangular shape with a saddle roof; this is followed by a newer nave. On the road to Schöppenstedt there is a farmhouse with a gallery running around the building in an open square. In the garden of the complex is the place of the very old judicial linden tree (the "Kalandslinde"). In 1944, all of the farm's buildings were placed under monument protection. These include a 19th century house, a barn and two stable buildings with a continuous wooden gallery in the courtyard. This farm was built in the Thuringian-Lower Saxony style. It is also known as the Franconian Vierseithof and is mentioned in the inheritance register as early as 1566.


An unusual community in the Wolfenbüttel district is the Neuerkerode district east of the core town . A whole village with 2.49 km² for people with intellectual disabilities goes back to the "Idioten-Anstalt zu Erkerode" founded in 1868. In addition to the residential groups with around 840 residents (2014), the Evangelical Foundation Neuerkerode maintains a technical school for curative educators . With 920 employees, the foundation is the largest employer in the Wolfenbüttel district.

Some of the buildings in today's Neuerkerode complex (Wabehaus, Bergmannsche paper mill, girls 'house on the Heerberge, parish widow's house Erkerode, what later became the “boys' house”) were important long before the “Neuerkeröder Anstalten” were founded. Neuerkerode has old trees and a trout stream - the honeycomb - that crosses the site.


The Sickte has a long, narrow strip shape with heights of 82 to 190 m. Already in 888 there is a mention of this place as Kikthi . The name belongs to the oldest name layer. The settlement as such could be even older, because in two places remains from the younger Stone Age and Iron Age have been uncovered. In 1042 they wrote Sicudi , 1060 Xikthi and Xicthe , 1200 Tsikthe and 1264 Zickede , until they were divided into lower and upper Tzicte in 1315 . Both villages belonged to the Evessen Bailiwick.

There was already a water mill in Sickte in the 15th century , which was first mentioned in a document in 1453. A flour mill was in operation on Bahnhofstrasse until 2005, but was demolished in 2011. Another shopping center, which opened in 2013, was built on the vacated site.


On March 1, 1974, the municipalities of Apelnstedt, Hötzum, Lower Sick, Upper Sick and Volzum were incorporated into the new municipality of Sickte.


Municipal council

Due to the local elections on September 11, 2016, the seats in the Sickte local council are distributed as follows:

CDU and FDP form a group in the local council. The group spokesman is Kai Jacobs (CDU).


Ingo Geisler (CDU) from Apelnstedt has been mayor of the municipality of Sickte since April 15, 2020. Deputy mayors are Manfred Bormann (CDU) from Sickte and Klaus-Dieter Arndt (SPD) from Apelnstedt.

Community director

Marco Kelb has been the community director since April 15, 2020. Andrea Schubath has been the deputy municipal director since April 15, 2020.

coat of arms

On the coat of arms a sword and a linden leaf can be seen: the inclined linden leaf tells of the rotten Kalandslinden that fell in 1941 and under which justice had been pronounced for centuries. The sword of execution also reminds of this.

The judicial linden tree

In a report from the ducal district office of Riddagshausen dated August 2, 1831 to the “Highly Commendable State Tax Collegium hieselbst”, it was stated: “On August 1, 1831, around 2:00 in the morning, the house and the barn of Kothsaßen and Master carpenter Conrad Rabke ... totally cremated ... “. His successor, Heinrich Heronimus Peggau, then bought the farmstead with the associated farmstead on July 13, 1832. At the time, the Dorfstrasse ran across the present courtyard from southwest to northeast and led to Lindenplatz (Kalandlinde Tumulus). With the planning of a connection to Cremlingen, the course of the old village street in the so-called Ostendorf was changed, which led to a completely new construction and in 1850 enabled the construction of the two stable buildings including the barn.

With the construction of the new Chaussee, the Peggau'sche Garten was enlarged and Lindenplatz was included. In the Recess von Obersickt it is stipulated: The owner of farm No. 8 is obliged to leave the ... old linden tree standing, and the same may only be with the approval of the local authority or the Herzogl. Remove district headquarters in Braunschweig. The official description of the district of Braunschweig says about this linden tree: "In Oberseckt there was an execution court in 1386, due to the Cyriakus monastery in Braunschweig, whose court is said to have been at the so-called Kalandslinde in the southeastern part of the village". The free court in Sickte was definitely there before the founding of the Duchy of Braunschweig , i.e. before 1235. On June 21, 1217, Count Konrad von Wernigerode held a count's court near Gicchenthe (Sickte). Here, Emperor Otto IV gave the noble Hermann and Otto von Harbke the castle Harbke with all accessories to fief .


The civil servant and politician Wilhelm Erdmann Florian von Thielau was born in Lower Sick , as was the Deutsche Bank board member and politician Ludwig Roland-Lücke (1855–1917).

The writer Julius Hundiker (1784-1854) was pastor in Apelnstedt and Volzum when he wrote his novels. The doctor Julius Bockemüller lived and practiced in Sickte. He was convicted by the People's Court and executed in 1943. The Dr.-Bockemüller-Ring was named after him. The artist Karl Schaper (1920–2008) lived and worked in the Apelnstedt district .

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).
  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. 267 .
  3. Sickte: CDU / FDP group is filling new leading positions . ( [accessed on October 17, 2017]).
  4. Bormann replaces Fenner as deputy mayor . ( [accessed on October 17, 2017]).

Web links

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