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City of Spangenberg
Coordinates: 51 ° 8 ′ 17 ″  N , 9 ° 43 ′ 3 ″  E
Height : 305 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.29 km²
Residents : 152
Population density : 29 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st February 1971
Postal code : 34286
Area code : 05663
Ev. Church in Vockerode-Dinkelberg

Vockerode-Dinkelberg is a district of Spangenberg in the north Hessian Schwalm-Eder district .

Geographical location

Vockerode-Dinkelberg is about 4.2 km (as the crow flies ) northeast of the center of the core town of Spangenberg. It is surrounded by forest and, after the small Weidelbach flows into it, the Vockebach flows through it. The state road  3249 runs through the village. West of the village lies the 15.03 hectare nature reserve Wacholderheide near Vockerode-Dinkelberg (NSG-Nr. 166111).


Vockerode was first mentioned in 1266, Dinkelberg in 1368. As early as 1400, both villages merged to form Vockerode-Dinkelberg. The village came in 1530, along with Schnellrode and Weidelbach , in exchange for Quentel from office Lichtenau for office Spangenberg .

The municipality of Vockerode-Dinkelberg was incorporated into the city of Spangenberg on February 1, 1971 as part of the regional reform in Hesse . At that time the place had 152 inhabitants, today about 160 people live in the village.

The local advisory board consists of 5 people, all of whom were on the list of the Vockerode-Dinkelberg community list. The turnout in the local elections in Hesse in 2011 was 82.0%. The head of the village is Jens Schiller.

regional customs

The residents of Vockerode-Dinkelberg have two nicknames:

  • Dinkelberg: The Dinkelbergers are called "ink bags" because they used to go for "the hats" of blueberries.
  • Vockerode: The Vockeroders are called "Kloppestocks" because the church on the Kirchberg was to be rebuilt and the Vockerode wanted to prevent this, since the Kirchberg belonged to Dinkelberg, the timber was stolen at night. The Dinkelberger in turn tried the following night to get this wood again, which the Vockeröder with flails and the like. knew how to prevent.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Vockerode-Dinkelberg, Schwalm-Eder district. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of February 27, 2014). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
  2. ^ The location on the city of Spangenberg's website , accessed in March 2016.
  3. Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  4. ^ 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 ]).
  5. ^ 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 and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 404 .
  6. ^ List of the mayors of the Spangenberg districts

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