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Rural community Am Ettersberg
Coordinates: 51 ° 4 ′ 51 ″  N , 11 ° 12 ′ 34 ″  E
Height : 188 m
Area : 10.34 km²
Residents : 558  (December 31, 2017)
Population density : 54 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 2019
Postal code : 99439
Area code : 036452

Vippachedelhausen is a district of the rural community Am Ettersberg in the north of the Weimarer Land district .


Vippachedelhausen is located in the Thuringian Basin north of the city of Weimar and the Great Ettersberg and south of Kölleda . The state road 1054 from Neumark leads over the village to Sömmerda .


The burial mound on Palmberg was covered with graves in several periods. In 1868 archaeologists examined the place and found numerous skeletons from different epochs up to the older Roman imperial and early medieval times. The archaeologists interpreted this constant occupation of the site with burials with cultic traditions. The occupancy can also be associated with the nearby church.

The place was first mentioned in 1328. W. Kahl proves that it was first mentioned in a document on May 18, 876. Until the 16th century the place was called Videlhusen or Fiedelhausen. The name is derived from the settlement of Fidelo. A water castle is mentioned in a document in 1157. It was on the northern edge of the village, where you can find shards of the 9./10. and the 12th century found. The castle was besieged and stormed by troops of the landgrave in 1344. After the destruction, buildings were rebuilt. In the 20th century everything was built over in a modern way, so that nothing of the castle is recognizable.

In the Middle Ages the place was owned by the Counts of Weimar-Orlamünde . From 1346 onwards, a parish is documented under the patronage of the Counts of Weimar-Orlamünde. After the Count of Orlamünde died out in 1372, the place came to the Wettin Landgraviate of Thuringia and when Leipzig was divided in 1485 to the Ernestine Electorate of Saxony. There is evidence of a teacher in Vippachedelhausen since 1594. The place belonged to the part of the " Vogtei Brembach ", which in 1664 came to the office Großrudestedt . From 1672 this belonged to the Duchy of Saxony-Eisenach and from 1741 to the Duchy of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach .

Until 1945 there was only one teacher in town. The Vippachedelhausen reservoir of the same name is located near Vippachedelhausen .

On January 1, 2019, the municipality of Vippachedelhausen was merged with other municipalities of the administrative community of Northern Weimar to form the rural municipality of Am Ettersberg . In the north of the former community lies the district of Thalborn .


Church in Vippachedelhausen

The following objects of the place are under monument protection:

  • Church with a churchyard

The church is built in the Gothic style . In the east, the choir head extends in a polygonal shape. This is followed by the elongated, four-bay ship, which is bounded by the west tower. The tail cap and point are from 1669. The church contains several tombstones , epitaphs and portraits from the 17th to 19th centuries. A goblet from the 15th century is kept in the rectory.

  • Grave of a Yugoslav prisoner of war in the churchyard
  • Manor house, Mühlgasse 76

The estate has changed hands several times. In 1635 two goods are securitized, around 1765 the property was merged again. The mansion was built in 1795. From 1888 until his death in 1931 it was owned by the agricultural historian Max Güntz (1861-1931).

The adventure park “tirica” is located on the southwest edge of the village .


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Michael Köhler: Pagan sanctuaries. Pre-Christian places of worship and suspected cult sites in Thuringia. Jenzig-Verlag Köhler, Jena 2007, ISBN 978-3-910141-85-8 , p. 224.
  2. ^ Wolfgang Kahl : First mention of Thuringian towns and villages. A manual. 5th, improved and considerably enlarged edition. Rockstuhl, Bad Langensalza 2010, ISBN 978-3-86777-202-0 , p. 298.
  3. Michael Köhler: Thuringian castles and fortified prehistoric and early historical living spaces. Jenzig-Verlag Köhler, Jena 2001, ISBN 3-910141-43-9 , p. 258.
  4. ^ Johann Ernst Fabri : Geography for all estates. Part 1, Volume 4: Which contains the continuation and the resolution of the Upper Saxon Circle. Schwickert, Leipzig 1793, p. 82 f. ( ).
  5. Adventure world “tirica” Vippachedelhausen. On the website of the Deutsche Tierpark-Gesellschaft, accessed on April 12, 2012.