City of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen
|Height :||95 m|
|Area :||16.94 km²|
|Residents :||2018 (December 31, 2011)|
|Population density :||119 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||January 1, 2010|
|Postal code :||39356|
|Area code :||039061|
Weferlingen lies on the Aller and on the northeast edge of the Lappwald . It is a neighboring town of Grasleben in the Lower Saxony district of Helmstedt . Other neighboring towns in Saxony-Anhalt are Seggerde , Siestedt , Döhren , Walbeck , Hödingen and Eschenrode .
About one and a half kilometers from the town center, a good 500 meters from the edge of the building, the zone boundary between the Soviet and British occupation zones and since 1949 the inner-German border has been located west of Grasleben .
The following are identified as living spaces in the Flecken Weferlingen district :
- New mill
- Pump mill
- Pumping station
At the time of the first documentary mention in 1239 as Bleck , the village was comparatively far advanced in its settlement development. From the 14th century to 1648 it was under the jurisdiction of the Halberstädter Stift , but was fought over by Braunschweig, Brandenburg and Magdeburg. The Weferlinger castle and other goods in the village belonged to the von Honlage family in 1241. After the castle was conquered by Duke Albrecht von Braunschweig in 1316, it is later proven again as a fiefdom of von Honlage and came under the administration of the Halberstadt bishop at the beginning of the 16th century. As a sovereign office, it was often given as pledge, for example from 1650 to 1662 to the Swedish General von Königsmarck . The Swedish general was soon replaced by Prince Friedrich II of Hesse-Homburg , the equestrian general known as Prince von Homburg , to whom the extensive reconstruction of the Weferlinger Castle can be traced back.
It was not until 1701 that Weferlingen became a sovereign domain office again after the pledge had been repaid. Five years later, as part of the Schönberg Treaty , King Friedrich I gave the town to Margrave Christian Heinrich von Bayreuth-Kulmbach , who came from a Hohenzollern branch, in return for relinquishing the relatively vague inheritance claim to the margraviate Brandenburg-Bayreuth at the time . The agreement lifted the sons of the late Marquis, with the support of the Frankish Empire circle already in 1722 in agreement with Frederick William I again. In 1716, Georg Friedrich Karl von Bayreuth gave up Weferlingen as the place of residence, which then came back into state administration. In 1751 it was leased as a sovereign domain including the office of Georg Wilhelm Wahnschaffe and managed by the Wahnschaffe family until 1861. The domain office then became the property of von Spiegel in Seggerde .
For a long time, Weferlingen was considered to be a patch that did not have its own fortifications or a more pronounced self-administration. With the potash mining started at the end of the 19th century , Weferlingen gained in importance. In 1877 a sugar factory was built and in 1895 it was connected to a branch line to Helmstedt . The population was around 3,600 in 1910 and rose to around 4,800 by 1946.
By means of a territorial change agreement, the municipal councils of the municipalities of the city of Oebisfelde (on May 27, 2009), Bösdorf (on May 26, 2009), Eickendorf (on May 28, 2009), Etingen (on May 26, 2009), Kathendorf (on May 19 , 2009) May 2009), Rätzlingen (on May 27, 2009), Eschenrode (on May 28, 2009), Döhren (on May 28, 2009), Hödingen (on May 20, 2009), Hörsingen (on May 27, 2009), Schwanefeld (on May 25, 2009), Seggerde (on June 26, 2009), Siestedt (on May 28, 2009), Walbeck (on May 28, 2009) and the Flecken Weferlingen (on May 19, 2009) that their communities dissolved and to be united to a new city Oebisfelde-Weferlingen. This contract was approved by the county as the lower local supervisory authority and came into effect on January 1, 2010.
After the implementation of the unification agreement of the previously independent area of Weferlingen, Weferlingen became part of the new town of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen. For the included municipality, the local constitution was introduced according to §§ 86 ff. Of the municipality code of Saxony-Anhalt . The Weferlingen area became part of the new town of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen. In the village of Weferlingen a local council with 14 members including the local mayor was formed.
In the town hall of the place is a branch of the city administration.
Hans-Werner Kraul ( CDU ) was mayor of the former municipality from May 6, 2001 to December 31, 2009 and until his election as full-time mayor of the city of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen, the local mayor of Weferlingen. The local council elected Dirk Kuthe ( SPD ) from among its members as the new local mayor.
According to the last local election on June 7, 2009, the council had 14 members. Due to the founding of the city of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen, the local council automatically became a local council. The turnout was 44.9%. The choice brought the following result:
In 2014, a local council with nine members was elected. The local mayor is also a member of the local council as chairman.
badges and flags
The coat of arms was approved on July 19, 1996 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.
Blazon : "In blue a rooted golden oak with silver fruits and golden capsules."
The coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg heraldist Erika Fiedler .
Until 1996 Weferlingen had a different coat of arms, a green oak on a silver shield.
The flag is striped yellow-blue (1: 1) and has the coat of arms in the center.
Culture and sights
- The Protestant church “St. Lamberti ”, named after Lambert von Lüttich , is located on the church square. The organ of St. Lamberti Church was built in 1857 by master organ builder August Troch (1817–1890) from Neuhaldensleben . The Protestant parish belongs to the Haldensleben-Wolmirstedt parish in the Provostspengel Stendal-Magdeburg .
- The Catholic Church “St. Joseph et al. St. Theresa of the Child Jesus ” , named after Josef von Nazaret and Therese von Lisieux , is located on the corner of Friedrichplatz and Thälmannstrasse. Her consecration took place in 1929, and since 2010 the church has belonged to the parish “St. Christophorus ”based in Haldensleben .
- At the local cemetery remember tombs of two unknown concentration camp inmates of a death march from the satellite camp "Gazelle" of the Buchenwald concentration camp , in April 1945 by SS men were killed.
Economy and Infrastructure
- Weferlingen primary school
To the federal highway 1 , which connects Braunschweig with Berlin , it is approx. 12.5 km to the south. The junction Helmstedt- West (61) of the federal highway 2 is reached after 9.5 km. The L20, L42 and L43 intersect in the village.
Weferlingen was on the Helmstedt – Oebisfelde railway line opened in 1895 . The Haldensleben – Weferlingen railway line was opened in 1907. The inner-German border changed the situation. The traffic to Helmstedt and Oebisfelde was stopped in 1945, the line was only used for train journeys. There was only a rail connection in the direction of Haldensleben. In 1995 the line towards Helmstedt was rebuilt, since then it has only been used for freight traffic. The line to Haldensleben is now only used by the Lappwaldbahn for freight traffic. Passenger trains ran here until May 29, 1999; From 1945 to 1961 they connected Döhren station to the inner-German border via Weferlingen on the Reichsbahn line towards Oebisfelde .
Sons and daughters of the place
- Casimir Wilhelm von Hessen-Homburg (1690–1726), Prince of Hessen-Homburg
- Friedrich Christian (1708–1769), Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
- Sophie Christine Luise of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1710–1739), Princess of Thurn and Taxis
- Friedrich III. (1711–1763), Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
- Carl Wilhelm Heinrich Hildebrandt (pseudonym: Carl Norden , 1796–?), Theologian and writer
- Reinhold von Werner (1825–1909), vice admiral and military writer
- Max Peiffer Watenphul (1896–1976), painter and student at the Bauhaus
- Hans Böttcher (* 1940), football player
- Angela Voigt (1951–2013), track and field athlete and Olympic champion
- Rüdiger Barton (* 1954), keyboardist and composer for the German rock band Silly
- Antje Lauenroth (* 1988), handball player, U-20 world champion, German champion with SG BBM Bietigheim
Personalities who have worked in the place
- Margareta Brahe (* 1603; † 1669 Weferlingen), Swedish countess
- Luise Elisabeth von Kurland (* 1646; † 1690 Weferlingen), princess
- Christian Heinrich (Brandenburg-Kulmbach) (* 1661; † 1708 Weferlingen), Hohenzoller
- Manfred Semper (* 1838; † 1913 Weferlingen), architect
- Heinrich Nebelsieck (1861–1950), superintendent
- Main statute of the city of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen . September 29, 2015 ( verwaltungsportal.de [PDF; accessed December 22, 2018]). (PDF; 6.1 MB)
- District directory of the state of Saxony-Anhalt (directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality), territorial status January 2014, State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, Halle (Saale), 2016
- Rudi Fischer: 800 years Calvörde - a chronicle until 1991 .
- Administrative region of Magdeburg (Ed.): Official Gazette of the Government of Magdeburg . 1928, p. 230 . ,
- Official Gazette of the District No. 45/2009 page 1-5 (PDF; 3.5 MB)
- 2014 election results (PDF), accessed on June 27, 2018
- Andreas Gottfried Schmidt : Gallery of German pseudonymous writers, excellent of the last decade . Verlag des Verlags-Comptoirs, Grimma 1840, p. 142.