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Coordinates: 51 ° 7 '  N , 9 ° 39'  E

Basic data
State : Hesse
Administrative region : kassel
County : Schwalm-Eder district
Height : 259 m above sea level NHN
Area : 97.7 km 2
Residents: 6046 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 62 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 34286
Area code : 05663
License plate : HR, FZ, MEG, ZIG
Community key : 06 6 34 024
City structure: Core city and 12 districts

City administration address :
Marktplatz 1
34286 Spangenberg
Website :
Mayor : Peter Tigges ( CDU )
Location of the city of Spangenberg in the Schwalm-Eder district
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Spangenberg is a small town in the northeast of Hesse in the Schwalm-Eder district . It has about 6000 inhabitants and a total area of ​​97.7 square kilometers. The city reached its current size after the administrative and territorial reform in Hesse , when the current districts were merged with Spangenberg in the years 1970 to 1974. Spangenberg was first mentioned in a document in 1261. In 1309, the Lords of Treffurt granted the town its town charter .

Above the town stands on the Schlossberg , the Spangenberg Castle . It was used by the Hessian landgraves for over two centuries as a residence and hunting lodge and then served as a prison and a Prussian forest school.

Spangenberg has been officially known as Liebenbachstadt since 2000 . The city is the center of the population in Germany.


Geographical location and geology

Spangenberg is located in the northeast part of the Schwalm-Eder district on the slopes of the Stölzinger Mountains in the southeast and Melsunger Bergland in the west, about 35 kilometers as the crow flies southeast of Kassel . It is located immediately northeast of the confluence of the Essebach , which flows through the city, into the Pfieffe , which also runs through it and flows westwards to the Fulda .

The center of the population of the Federal Republic of Germany has been about 3 km east of the town center since reunification . World icon

From a geological point of view, Spangenberg lies mainly on Buntsandstein , but also on Muschelkalk and Zechstein .

Neighboring communities

The neighboring communities of Spangenberg

In the north the city borders on Hessisch Lichtenau , in the east on Waldkappel (both in the Werra-Meißner district ), in the southeast on Rotenburg an der Fulda , in the south on Alheim (both in the district of Hersfeld-Rotenburg ) and Morschen and in the west on Melsungen (both in the Schwalm-Eder district).


In addition to the core city, the city includes the following twelve districts:


Spangenberg - Excerpt from the Topographia Hassiae by Matthäus Merian 1655

middle Ages

The first documented settlements in and around Spangenberg were dated to the eighth century AD. However, it took almost 200 years until Pfieffe was mentioned in a document as the first settlement in the surrounding area in 1037. A place called Meinbrateshusen was mentioned as early as 920 AD, but whether it was Mörshausen is not known.

The oldest preserved church in the Spangenberg area was built in Mörshausen in 1150. At the beginning of the 13th century, Count Ludwig I von Ziegenhain enfeoffed the Knights of Treffurt with rule over Spangenberg. In 1235 they began building the Spangenberg Castle .

In the centuries that followed, the Hessian landgraves who resided there carried out further modifications and extensions. The first mention of Spangenberg and its designation as civitas (city) is dated to the year 1261 AD. In the same year the construction of the city church of St. John began.

In 1309 the knights Hermann and Friedrich von Treffurt gave Spangenberg city rights according to Lippstadt law . The original document is in the Hessian State Archives in Marburg . The new town with the St. Elisabeth hospital and chapel was first mentioned in a document in 1338. The Treffurter sold city and Spangenberg Castle in 1350 for lack of funds and various family feuds for 8,000 pieces of silver to Landgrave Henry II. ; since then Spangenberg is Hessian. Spangenberg Castle was the residence of the Landgrave's son Otto der Schütz , who died there in 1366 and was buried. By merging the courts of that time, Morschen. Mörshausen, Schemmern and Auf der Landena with the rule of Spangenberg, the office of Spangenberg was established in 1350 .

The Carmelite Monastery of Spangenberg was founded in 1357 and in 1486 the monastery church, of which only remnants have survived after a major fire in October 1888, was completed. The construction of the town church, which began in 1261, was not completed until 1421. The construction of the town hall probably began in the 15th century. After the introduction of the Reformation in the Landgraviate of Hesse in 1526, the Carmelite monastery was dissolved in 1527.

Modern times

The Spangenberg town hall

By swapping with Quentel , Schnellrode , Vockerode-Dinkelberg and Weidelbach came from the Hessisch Lichtenau office to the Spangenberg office in 1530. During the Thirty Years' War almost all the villages in the Spangenberg Office suffered severe damage and losses. Linen production played an important role for Spangenberg in the 18th century; In the years 1789/1790 the Spangenberg office was a leader in the production and export of shock leashes in the area of ​​the Hessian landgraves. As a result of an administrative reform in Hesse in 1821, districts were created, the Spangenberg office was dissolved and has since belonged to the Melsungen district .

The first clubs were founded in Spangenberg in the middle of the 19th century, including the Liedertafel men's choir in 1842 and the TSV 1863 Spangenberg in 1863.

In 1874 the economy in Spangenberg was given a boost by the construction of a section of the Leinefelde – Treysa railway . The Spangenberg train station was opened in 1879. At that time many Jewish citizens lived in Spangenberg, they were mainly active in business.

Heinrich Salzmann , son of the city and co-founder of the company Salzmann & Comp. , donated the Liebenbach monument in 1902 , it depicts the saga of Kuno and Else .

In 1910/11 the construction of the old city school at the Eulenturm, today's castle seat school , began.

On June 15, 1913, Kaiser Wilhelm II visited the town and the castle, which at that time served as a Prussian forest school.

In the 1930s, many Jews sold their properties to escape the Hitler regime . At Easter 1945 several houses and the castle were victim of American fire bombing attacks. The castle was completely destroyed. In the 1950s it was rebuilt with funds from the State of Hesse. The state of Hesse is still the owner of the castle today, it is administered and leased by the Hessian real estate management.

After the war, during the economic miracle in Germany, many companies were founded in Spangenberg, including the Wilhelm Kullmann saw factory, the city's largest employer.

The new building of the Burgsitzschule Spangenberg in the Winternot district was opened in 1972, thereby eliminating the constant shortage of space in the schools. Through the administrative and territorial reform in Hesse between 1970 and 1974, twelve formerly independent communities were merged with Spangenberg.

Also in 1974 the more than 100 years of passenger traffic on the Kanonenbahn , a section of the Berlin-Coblenzer Railway, was discontinued. A little later, the cessation of freight traffic followed. Only a few of the old track systems are still visible in the Spangenberg area; the rails have been removed. The old station building is since 1994 as kindergarten age Station used.

In 1975 the city was awarded the title of state-recognized climatic health resort . However, this was revoked in 2012.


On February 1, 1971, as part of the regional reform in Hesse, the previously independent communities Bergheim, Metzebach, Schnellrode and Vockerode-Dinkelberg were incorporated on a voluntary basis. On April 1, 1971, Mörshausen also volunteered. Elbersdorf, Herlefeld, Nausis and Pfieffe also followed voluntarily on December 31, 1971. The series of incorporations was completed with the compulsory incorporation in accordance with state law of Bischofferode, Landefeld and Weidelbach on January 1, 1974.

Population development

Source: Historical local dictionary.

• 1585: 270 households
• 1747: 235 households
Spangenberg: Population from 1834 to 2015
year     Residents
Data source: Historical municipality register for Hesse: The population of the municipalities from 1834 to 1967. Wiesbaden: Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt, 1968.
Other sources: 1939–2004 (i. A.); 1984 :; 1992 :;
The figures after 1970 contain the places incorporated into Hesse as part of the regional reform .

Religious affiliation

Source: Historical local dictionary

• 1885: 1519 Protestant (= 90.63%), 5 Catholic (= 0.30%), 22 non-denominational Christian (= 1.31%), 130 Jewish (= 7.76%) residents
• 1961: 2541 Protestant (= 87.92%), 284 Catholic (= 9.83%) residents


The town church of St. Johannes in Spangenberg

The majority of the Spangenberg population is Protestant . Spangenberg belongs to the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck . The evangelical parishes in Spangenberg (parish Pfieffe, parish Mörshausen, parish Spangenberg I and parish Spangenberg II) are assigned to the parish Melsungen in the Hersfeld district .

The Catholic parish of Spangenberg-Morschen is part of the St. Brigida Schwalm-Eder-Fulda Pastoral Association, which belongs to the Fritzlar deanery in the Fulda diocese .

The former synagogue

The synagogue of the Jewish community was in today's Untergasse . It is still preserved as a residential building. The ritual objects were brought to the synagogue in Kassel before the Reichspogromnacht . Part of the Spangenberg Torah silver is in the Jewish Museum New York .

The memorial stone in the Jewish cemetery

In 1933, 109 people of the Jewish faith lived in Spangenberg. This corresponded to about 5.2% of the population. Due to an initiative of the NSDAP local group leader Theobald Fenner, all Aryan domestic workers were forcibly taken from the houses of Jewish families on the night of September 15, 1935 . That same night, the National Socialists' torchlight procession took place on the market square, during which many shops and apartments of Jewish families were devastated. This was also one of the reasons for the accelerated emigration of Jews from Spangenberg.

In 1981 the city of Spangenberg erected a memorial stone for the Spangenberg victims of the tyranny on the Jewish cemetery on Schlossberg . The initiative came from students from the Spangenberg castle seat school.

On April 29, 2008, Gunter Demnig laid seven stumbling blocks .

At present there are again Jews living in Spangenberg.


City Council

The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:

Distribution of seats in the 2016 city council
A total of 23 seats
Parties and constituencies %
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 48.5 11 58.8 18th 46.0 14th 54.3 17th
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 33.9 8th 33.9 11 36.5 12 26.4 8th
FDP Free Democratic Party 17.6 4th 7.4 2 3.7 1 5.7 2
BFB Citizens for Citizens - - - - 13.8 4th 13.6 4th
total 100.0 23 100.0 31 100.0 31 100.0 31
Voter turnout in% 53.1 57.2 57.0 63.1

The SPD lost its absolute majority and the SPD lost all of its votes to the FDP. The result of the CDU remained unchanged. Before the election, the city council decided to reduce the number of seats from 31 to 23.

Wilfried Dräger (SPD) was confirmed in office as head of the city council on April 14, 2016 with 15 to 8 votes. His deputies are Jörg Lange (CDU), Volker Grenzebach (SPD) and Klaus Zwolinski (FDP).

The party leader of the SPD is Dr. Ralf Hillwig. The CDU parliamentary group is led by Jörg Lange, the FDP parliamentary group is led by Söhnke Salzmann.

Two committees were formed. The main and finance committee, which is a mandatory committee, is led by Söhnke Salzmann (FDP). The second, the Building, Environment and Transport Committee, is chaired by Rolf Strieder (SPD).

The meetings of the city council usually take place on the first Thursday of the month in the Burgsitzschule Spangenberg . The village community houses in the districts are also used for the meetings.


In the constituent meeting of the city council on April 14, 2016, Michael Johne (SPD) was elected to the first city council. He is therefore the mayor's representative. In addition to Johne, the magistrate has two other city councilors from the SPD, two city councilors from the CDU and one from the FDP. The following table shows the composition of the magistrate.

A total of 7 seats
function Surname Political party place of residence
mayor Peter Tigges CDU Herlefeld
1. City Council Michael Johne SPD Core city
City council Werner Bechtel CDU Core city
City council Jörg Heinemann SPD Mörshausen
City council Uwe Bauer SPD Vockerode-Dinkelberg
City council Kai Ingo Niessing FDP Core city
City council Herbert Wicke CDU Mörshausen


In the mayoral election on November 29, 2009, incumbent Peter Tigges (CDU) narrowly won against his opponent Martina Werner (SPD). Tigges will remain mayor of Spangenberg for another six years. He achieved 50.4% of the votes cast in the election, his opponent 49.6% with a turnout of 66.4%. The last election took place on November 8, 2015. The electoral committee had approved two applications. Peter Tigges ran for a third term; he was challenged by Wilfried Dräger. With a turnout of 59.2%, Tigges was able to prevail with 59.5% of the votes.

The records of the Spangenberg mayors go back to 1321. For the sake of clarity, only the incumbents after the Second World War are mentioned below . Previous incumbents after World War II were:

Term of office Surname Political party
1945-1954 Adam Schenk SPD
1954-1960 Georg Schanze SPD
1960-1973 Willy Schenk SPD
1973-1992 Hartmann Assmann SPD
1992-2004 Hans-Jürgen Köbberling SPD
since 2004 Peter Tigges CDU

Local councils

The districts each form local districts due to the main statute, local advisory boards are set up there. The local councils in Elbersdorf and Pfieffe consist of 7 people, the others from 5. The local council of the city center has 9 members. Below is a table with the mayors. (Note on the following table: GL stands for community list.)

District Members Surname Political party
Core city 9 Jörg Lange CDU
Bergheim 5 Dieter Beckmann GL Bergheim
Bischofferode 5 Bernd Deist SPD
Elbersdorf 7th Dr. Ralf Hillwig SPD
Herlefeld 5 Dieter Horn GL Herlefeld
Landing field 5 no mayor
Metzebach 5 Eva Claßen GL Metzebach
Mörshausen 5 Annelie Deist SPD
Nausis 5 Pure throat GL Nausis
Phew 7th Volker Jakob SPD
Schnellrode 5 Wilfried Hönig GL Schnellrode
Vockerode-Dinkelberg 5 Jens Schiller GL Vockerode-Dinkelberg
Weidelbach 5 Manuela Krug-Bettenhausen CDU

Coat of arms and banner

Banner Spangenberg
Spangenberg coat of arms
Blazon : "In the red shield in front an upright half golden (yellow) wheel, behind a golden (yellow) clasp that holds a bundle of golden (yellow) leaves and flowers together."
Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms is derived from a seal known since 1317. Half the wheel comes from the coat of arms of the local lords of Treffurt ; the clasp is speaking for the place name.

"The banner is red and yellow striped lengthways under a white banner head, in it the coat of arms with the signature" Spangenberg "."


The city of Spangenberg currently (summer 2012) has debts of just under € 30 million. In addition, there are debts from cash advances amounting to around € 15 million. This entitles the city of Spangenberg to participate in the Hesse municipal protective umbrella (KSH) . A debt relief amount of almost € 16 million is being discussed, which the state would take over through the KSH if the budget were to be consolidated. An application to participate has already been submitted. On February 7, 2013, the city council approved participation in the KSH. On February 13, 2013, the contract between the state and the city was signed in Kassel by State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Luise Hölscher , District President Walter Lübcke and Mayor Peter Tigges. According to the 22nd summary report of the Hessian Court of Audit, Spangenberg is the municipality in Hesse that belongs to the district and has the highest debt level per capita in Hesse at € 6,916.


Partnerships of the city of Spangenberg
Treffurt coat of arms Hit Thuringia 1990 Thuringia
Coat of arms of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron France 1997 FranceFrance
Pleszew coat of arms Pleszew Poland 1997 PolandPoland
Cariñena coat of arms Cariñena Spain 2018 SpainSpain

Spangenberg has had a partnership with the German city of Treffurt in Thuringia since 1990 . A triangular partnership has been maintained since 1997 with the French town of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron and the Polish town of Pleszew . On March 22, 2018, the city council decided to enter into a partnership with the Spanish municipality of Cariñena , a twin town of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron. The magistrate was instructed to make the necessary preparations. The partnership document was signed in Cariñena on September 22, 2018, so Spangenberg maintains another triangular partnership, consisting of Spangenberg, Cariñena and Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron. The partnership association Spangenberg e. V.

Culture and sights


The local history museum is located in the heart of the city on Brauhausplatz in the former castle seat where Margarethe von der Saale , a concubine of Philip the Magnanimous , once lived.


View from Melsunger Straße to Spangenberg Castle
Liebenbach Monument Spangenberg

The town's landmark is Spangenberg Castle , built in 1235 . The hunting and castle museum was located in his old armory until 2014, which had to be closed for financial reasons.

The Liebenbach monument , a fountain , donated by Heinrich Salzmann in 1902 is located on the market square . It shows the death scene of the legend of Kuno and Else .

In the summer months, every 2nd and 4th Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the square in front of the restored castle seat, the castle seat market with products and produce from the region takes place.

The Maschinenring Spangenberg strives for the preservation and restoration of valuable old farm machinery. Every year he organizes a tour with the old companions through the landscape around Spangenberg.

In September, the Spangenberg fair boys organize a fair on the “Teichwiesen” fairground. The highlight is the Sunday parade.

In August 2009 the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the town charter took place in Spangenberg.

Spangenberg is located on the Ars Natura art hiking trail , which - coming from Melsungen - runs to the Schnellrode / Retterode boundary.


The Liebenbachsportplatz

Every year an international horse show, the CSI *** Spangenberg , takes place in the city of Spangenberg .

Football is played in the following clubs:

  • TSV 1863 Spangenberg e. V.
  • TSV Jahn 1908 Pfieffe e. V.
  • TuSpo Elbersdorf e. V.

Shooting finds fans in and around Spangenberg at the following clubs:

  • Sportschützenverein Spangenberg e. V.
  • Rifle Club Lande 57 e. V.
  • Schützenverein Pfieffetal e. V.

In addition, sports such as table tennis, Ho-Sin-Do, gymnastics, swimming, handball and athletics are offered in clubs.

Economy and Infrastructure

Industry and business

There are good job opportunities in and around Spangenberg. Small craft businesses, medium-sized companies and larger companies shape the economic image of the city. The plastics industry is represented by the companies VolaPlast and Maplastic, among others.

Together with Melsungen , Felsberg , Morschen and Malsfeld , the Mittleres Fulda industrial area was founded in 2006 near the Malsfeld district of Ostheim .

The Edeka Group and Lidl operate hypermarkets in Spangenberg.

The Kreissparkasse Schwalm-Eder has a branch in the city as does the VR-Bank Spangenberg-Morschen .

Former companies

The pharmacist Max Woelm acquired a pharmacy in Spangenberg in 1907, which had been in existence since 1676. There he mainly produced products for human medicine and dentistry, narcotics in ampoules, preparations for other pharmacies and house specialties he developed himself. The Spangopharm company was founded in 1916 and production and sales relocated to a house at Langen Gasse 1. In 1930, 100 people were employed there. In 1935 the company was relocated to Eschwege . In 1946 sales were moved back to Spangenberg. The Woelm'sche Apotheke, which still exists today, was sold in 1971.

public safety

There is a volunteer fire brigade in every district and in the city center . The Hessian Police station in Melsungen is responsible for the entire Spangenberg urban area.

The District Association Schwalm-Eder of the German Red Cross operates in Spangenberg an ambulance station on a RTW is stationed. The ambulance is manned 24 hours a day.

The fire brigade and the ambulance are alerted via the central control center of the Schwalm-Eder district, which is located in the district town of Homberg (Efze) .

Road traffic

Spangenberg is on the B 487 . The different parts of the city are connected by state and district roads.

The A 7 is about ten kilometers away . The Malsfeld and Melsungen junctions can be reached via the B 487, B 83 and B 253 .

The A 44 is also under construction around ten kilometers from Spangenberg .


The city is a member of the North Hessian Transport Association .

Bus line 400 (Fritzlar - Hessisch Lichtenau) connects the city center and the districts of Mörshausen and Schnellrode with the surrounding area. Pfieffe, Bischofferode, Weidelbach, Vockerode-Dinkelberg, Landefeld, Herlefeld, Metzebach and Nausis are connected to the city center by bus line 440, where there is a connection to bus line 400.

In 1879, the Spangenberg station on the Leinefelde – Treysa railway line was opened in Spangenberg . There were stops in the districts of Mörshausen, Bergheim, Pfieffe and Bischofferode. The operation was maintained until 1974. The station building now serves as a kindergarten.

In neighboring Melsungen, there is a connection to rail traffic through the Melsungen train station on the Bebra – Baunatal-Guntershausen railway line .

Water supply to the city and districts

In the Middle Ages there was a shortage of water in Spangenberg. Over the centuries, more and more springs have been tapped, eliminating the water shortage.

By establishing a network system, the water supply could also be ensured in the city districts.

A sewage treatment plant for Vockerode-Dinkelberg and Wickersrode was built together with Hessisch Lichtenau in the district of Vockerode-Dinkelberg .

Education and child care

The castle seat school

The Burgsitzschule Spangenberg is a cooperative comprehensive school in the Melsungen school association . Its sponsor is the Schwalm-Eder district .

The “Schlossberg” Protestant day-care center run by the Spangenberg Protestant parish and the city's old station kindergarten , which is housed in the old station building, are located in the city center. A branch of the kindergarten was set up in Landefeld. The city council decided on February 3, 2011 to close the branch in Landefeld.

Health care

Currently (as of January 2018) there are three general practitioners working in Spangenberg. The closest primary care hospitals are in Melsungen and Rotenburg an der Fulda. The closest maximum care hospital is the Kassel Clinic . With the orthopedic clinic in Hessisch Lichtenau and the cardiovascular center Rotenburg ad Fulda, there are nationwide well-known specialist clinics in the vicinity. There is also a pharmacy as well as three dentists and two nursing services.


sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who have worked on site

Honorary citizen

Spangenberg has made the following residents honorary citizens:

  • 1900 Friedrich von Marschall
  • 1928 Georg Salzmann (for his many years of service in municipal bodies)
  • 1954 Friedrich Heinlein (for his many years of activity as an educator and local researcher)
  • 1954 Max Woelm (for his services to the economic development of the city and the promotion of the school system)
  • 1972 Fritz Jütte (for his services to the development of cultural life)
  • 1972 Heinrich Schuchhardt (for his services to homeland care)
  • 1999 Eduard Lederer (founder of the local history museum)
  • 2005 Wilhelm Kullmann (founder of the saw band company WiKus)
  • 2009 Hermann Herchenröther (inter alia district choirmaster in the Heiligenberg singing group)


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  • Dieter Vaupel : @Spangenberg. Journeys of discovery into history. Gajewski [publisher cannot be determined], Ringgau 2000, ISBN 3-930342-15-4 (192 pages, illustrations, maps).
  • Hans Joachim Bodenbach: The history of chem.-pharmaz. Factory M. Woelm [founded in Spangenberg] in Eschwege on the Werra. With an appendix: Personnel of a chemical-pharmaceutical factory using the example of M. Woelm and Woelm Pharma, Eschwege. In: Eschweg history sheets. 16/2005, Eschwege 2005, ISSN  2197-6163 , pp. 89-104 (with 17 illustrations).
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  • Literature on Spangenberg in the Hessian Bibliography .

Web links

Commons : Spangenberg  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Spangenberg  - travel guide

Individual evidence

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  3. ^ A b Claus Stephan Rehfeld: The German center. He's lying around near Spangenberg. In: Deutschlandradio . November 5, 2004.
  4. ^ Geological overview map of Hesse. Historical atlas of Hessen. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
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  11. ^ Magistrate of the city of Spangenberg: The changing history of use of the Spangenberg Castle. In: 700 years of the city of Spangenberg. 2009, pp. 50-56.
  12. ^ A b c d Magistrate of the city of Spangenberg: Working in Spangenberg. In: 700 years of the city of Spangenberg. 2009, p. 36.
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  14. 78th meeting of the specialist committee for health resorts, recreational areas and healing fountains in Hesse on November 15, 2012 . In: State pointer for the state of Hesse . No. 7 , 2013, ISSN  0724-7885 , p. 309 .
  15. ^ Municipal reform: mergers and integration of municipalities from January 20, 1971 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1971 No. 6 , p. 248 , item 328, para. 42 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 6.2 MB ]).
  16. Law on the reorganization of the districts Fritzlar-Homberg, Melsungen and Ziegenhain (GVBl. II 330-22) of September 28, 1973 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1973 No. 25 , p. 356 , § 15 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 2,3 MB ]).
  17. ^ 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 / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 404-406 .
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  19. Population figures in the city of Spangenberg ( Memento from July 21, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
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