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Traßdorf in the Ilm Valley
City Stadtilm
Coordinates: 50 ° 44 ′ 53 ″  N , 11 ° 0 ′ 54 ″  E
Height : 401 m above sea level NN
Residents : 240
Incorporation : 6th July 2018
Incorporated into: Stadtilm
Area code : 03629
Village church
Village church

Traßdorf is a district of the city of Stadtilm in the Ilm district ( Thuringia ) with about 240 inhabitants.


Traßdorf lies in a depression at about 400 meters above sea level in the northern foreland of the Thuringian Forest . To the east, the open landscape merges into the Ilm Valley , two kilometers away , while heather and pine forests follow to the west . Traßdorf is a square village .

Pond in the center of Traßdorf
Traßdorfer Berg (approx. 490 m)

The pond in the center of the village is a natural feature. It is one of only three German bodies of water that can be described as being free of so-called "Koi herpes viruses". If it is fished, many researchers or research institutes are present and examine the fish stocks. They hope to later be able to develop vaccines against the dangerous viruses, for example.


Traßdorf was first mentioned in a document in 1089. The place was an exclave of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha or Saxe-Coburg and Gotha until 1920 , which initially belonged to the Lords of Witzleben , from the middle of the 19th century to the office of Ohrdruf . From 1922 to 1952 the village belonged to the Arnstadt district . The district was divided in 1952 and from then on Traßdorf belonged to the Arnstadt district. In 1994 the Ilmenau and Arnstadt districts were reunited under the name Ilm District. On April 6, 1994, Traßdorf merged with other places in the area to form the municipality of Singerberg , which in turn became part of the Ilmtal municipality on June 1, 1996 . This in turn was incorporated into Stadtilm on July 6, 2018.

Economy and Transport

Agriculture plays a major role in Traßdorf.

Between 1998 and 2001, Traßdorf was the end point of the A 71 . That is why many people from Ilmenau and the surrounding area drove through the town every day . Since the village street was too narrow for large vehicles, a bypass was built in 1998. When the A 71 to Ilmenau was opened, the traffic load decreased, as the provisional motorway exit Traßdorf was closed. Today there is a direct motorway connection again (A71 junction Stadtilm (B90n)). The university town of Ilmenau and the district town of Arnstadt can be reached in a few minutes. Roads also lead to the Traßdorfer Kreuz on the B 87 in the south and to Branchewinda in the north (Landesstrasse 1047).

The Erfurt – Nürnberg ICE line runs parallel to the motorway, approx. 1 km west of the town.


Church at the northern exit of Traßdorf

The Traßdorf church dates from 1898. Some parts of the tower from the previous church from 1703. In Traßdorf there are three associations that organize many events in the village. The cultural highlight is the annual tent fair in late summer.


  • August Köhler (* 1821 in Traßdorf; † April 22, 1879), kindergarten teacher, successor to Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel

Individual evidence

  1. Municipalities 1994 and their changes since January 1, 1948 in the new federal states , Metzler-Poeschel publishing house, Stuttgart, 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 , publisher: Federal Statistical Office
  2. StBA Area: changes from 01.01. until December 31, 1996
  3. Thuringian Law and Ordinance Gazette No. 7 2018 of July 5, 2018 , accessed on July 6, 2018

Web links

Commons : Traßdorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files