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community Meissner
Coordinates: 51 ° 13 ′ 25 ″  N , 9 ° 55 ′ 2 ″  E
Height : 245 m
Area : 2.04 km²
Residents : 160
Population density : 78 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1974
Postal code : 37290
Area code : 05657

Wolfterode is the northernmost and smallest district of the municipality of Meißner in the Werra-Meißner district in northern Hesse .

Geographical location

The village lies in the foothills of the Hoher Meissner at the confluence of the Hollenbach and Ziegenbach rivers.


Wolfterode was created by clearing in the 10th century. The village was first mentioned in 1195. The church was built in 1334 and is in the center of the village. In 1901 it was restored with the help of Gustav Schönermark . It contains pre-Reformation wall and ceiling paintings .

On January 1, 1974, was in the course of administrative reform in Hesse powerful state law until then independent municipality Wolfterode in the neighboring large village Meissner incorporated .


The head of the village is Heinz Schönewolf (ÜWG). As of March 2017

Culture and sights

Church and Anger

The Church and the Anger.

The first written mention of the Protestant parish church of Wolfterode dates back to 1334. The three-sided closed choir was consecrated in 1515. The interior of the church surprises with a rich star vault and figural keystones that depict scenes from the Apocalypse of John . The sculptures of Landgravine Anna von Hessen and her son are just as noteworthy as the Gothic baptismal font and the altar bar . Below the church is the walled meadow with a preserved stone table from the former court. In addition to the linden tree , which was designated as a natural monument in 1936 , there are other surrounding linden trees on the square. Because of its artistic, historical and urban significance, the entire ensemble is a listed building.

Natural monument

Millstone (Wolfterode)


Individual evidence

  1. Wolfterode, Werra-Meißner district. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of May 24, 2018). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
  2. Law on the reorganization of the districts of Eschwege and Witzenhausen (GVBl. II 330-21) 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. 353 , § 6 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 2,3 MB ]).
  3. ^ 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. 389 .
  4. Quoted from: Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. - Cultural monuments in Hessen. Werra-Meißner district I, old district Eschwege. Peer Zietz in collaboration with Thomas Wiegand. Braunschweig, Wiesbaden: Vieweg. 1991. ISBN 3-528-06240-1 . P. 297 f.
  5. Court of Justice in Wolfterode. Courts in Hesse. (As of January 15, 2016). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).

Web links

Commons : Wolfterode  - collection of images, videos and audio files