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|State :||Lower Saxony|
|Joint municipality :||Radolfshausen|
|Height :||248 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||7.9 km 2|
|Residents:||1263 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||160 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||37136|
|Area code :||05507|
|License plate :||GÖ , DUD, HMÜ, OHA|
|Community key :||03 1 59 035|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Johann-Karl Vietor ( CDU )|
|Location of the municipality of Waake in the district of Göttingen|
Waake is a municipality of the combined municipality of Radolfshausen in the district of Göttingen in Lower Saxony ( Germany ) with one of the few still preserved, once typical for this region, low places .
Waake is located about 9 km east-northeast of Göttingen in the northeast part of the Göttingen Forest . The brook Aue, a western tributary of the swell, flows through the community . It is traversed by a section of the B 27 , which connects Göttingen and Ebergötzen in a west-east direction .
Waake was first mentioned in a document in 1013 as an estate of the Marienkloster zu Hildesheim.
The Lords of Uslar pledged the village in the 14th century. However, the population also had to pay taxes to Lords von der Plesse and the Landgrave of Hesse.
A conflict between the city of Göttingen, striving for autonomy, and Waake arose in the 14th century, when Göttingen was threatened by Waake as a sovereign base. In a subsequent letter of reconciliation to the city council, Konemundus dictus de Hilckerode appears in 1312, who is considered to be the owner of the estate and house in Waake (in villa Wakene) and thus owned property in Waake. 1385 is reported in the documents of Bertold von Hildekerode, a supposed successor of Konemundus. At the same time, the von Waken family named themselves after the village. A representative of this family, Cunemund von Waken, founded the Magdalena Vicarie zu Nörten-Hardenberg in 1341 together with the scholaster Heinrich von Grone .
In 1700 the manor Waake with all rights of use was transferred as a fief from the Lords of Uslar-Gleichen to the Hanoverian forest and hunter Hartmann Ludwig von Wangenheim . Estate administrators in Waake and court administrators from Göttingen represented the nobility based in Hanover. The estate with its stables and the castle (to be seen today at the B 27 exit towards Göttingen) was the manorial and administrative center of the village. In the 18th century, the manor comprised almost 480 acres of arable land and 40 meadows. In the following years the estate was gradually enlarged, so in 1820 the Neuwaake Vorwerk and in 1823 the Kescheroe estate, which owned 285 acres of arable land and three meadows, was added. Furthermore, the tithe was claimed from the Kescheroe estate, which had an extent of 3500 farmland. The entire area of the Waake manor reached its maximum extent of 750 acres of land and 35 acres of meadows, excluding the Kescheroe manor, through constant acquisitions in the middle of the 18th century. Grains , pulses , potatoes and vegetables were grown and there was intensive cattle breeding. At that time the town of Waake had the character of a spinner and cloth maker village, which meant that a thousand-headed flock of sheep was kept on the economic area for wool production. A brewery and distillery are also attested for this period, but they were not crowned with success and quickly ceased operations.
With financial support from the Wangenheims, the Waaker nave was rebuilt in 1714.
In 1851 the estate became free property of the Wangenheim family, ten years later the family fideikommiss .
On January 1, 1973, the neighboring community of Bösinghausen was incorporated. On January 1, 1973 Falkenhagen was incorporated into the municipality of Landolfshausen.
Waake has been a member of the Radolfshausen joint municipality since the municipal reorganization in 1973.
|Parties and constituencies||
|SPD||Social Democratic Party of Germany||46.04||5||48.92||5||63.77||7th|
|GREEN||Alliance 90 / The Greens||28.51||3||18.59||2||-||-|
|CDU||Christian Democratic Union of Germany||25.45||3||24.36||3||25.06||3|
|FDP||Free Democratic Party||-||-||8.12||1||11.17||1|
|Voter turnout in%||69.05||64.06|
Local elections 2016:
- SPD: 5 seats
- CDU: 4 seats
- Alliance 90 / The Greens: 2 seats
badges and flags
The coat of arms was approved on December 4, 1989 by the senior district director of the Göttingen district. It is derived from the oldest known seal from the year 1370 of Hannes van Wakene de eldere from Waake, an old Göttingen councilor family. The symbol, a house or wall anchor is called the family's house brand. The colors gold and red indicate the first mention of Waake in a deed of donation from the year 1022 of the Michaeliskloster Hildesheim as well as the long affiliation to the Guelph domain and the district of Göttingen.
Description of the flag: "The flag has yellow and red stripes with a coat of arms in the middle."
Observation tower and refuge castle Hünstollen
The north-west of Bösinghausen in Göttingen Forest on the mountain Hünstollen , on the earlier one, surrounded by a ring wall Fliehburg existed standing observation tower is an excellent vantage point because from there parts of the lower Eichsfeld and the resin (including the chunk can be viewed).
Harzblick observation tower
The Harzblick observation tower , which is not far from the neighboring Landolfshausen -Mackenrode near the Mackenröder peak in the Göttingen Forest, is also a good vantage point with a view of the Harz Mountains.
The place can be reached via the federal road 27 (section Braunlage – Göttingen), which bypasses Waake north since August 2015. The old road is connected to the three-lane motorway - like bypass via the Waake-West and Waake-Ost junctions . The connection points are only laid out in one direction, so that it is not possible to get to the bypass from Waake. Bösinghäuser must continue to drive through Waake in the direction of Göttingen, where there is a connection to the federal motorway 7 .
Sons and daughters of the church
- Oscar Döring (1844–1917), German-Argentinian mathematician and agricultural meteorologist
- Adolf Döring (1848–1925), German-Argentine chemist, geologist and zoologist
- Armin Sowa (* 1959), basketball player
- Michaela Fenske : A village in turmoil. Waake in the 18th century. (= Hanoverian writings on regional and local history. Volume 13). Publishing house for regional history, Bielefeld 1999, ISBN 3-89534-246-7 .
- Official website of the municipality of Waake
- Official website of the municipality of Radolfshausen
- Official website of the Heimatverein Waake-Bösinghausen eV
- State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019 ( help ).
- Georg Heinrich Klippel: Göttingen and its surroundings. A paperback excellent for students and travelers . tape 2 . Rosenbusch, Göttingen 1824, p. 81 .
- Hans-Jürgen Gerhard: Prices in pre- and early industrial Germany: Food - Beverages - Spices - Raw materials and commercial products . Ed .: Hans-Jürgen Gerhard / Alexander Engel. Steiner, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-515-07291-8 , pp. 44 .
- 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. 208 .
- arms for the municipality of Waake
- Flag of the municipality of Waake