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Coordinates: 51 ° 5 ′ 42 ″  N , 11 ° 50 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 137 m
Residents : 99  (December 31, 2003)
Incorporation : October 1, 1991
Postal code : 06618
Area code : 034466
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Location of Wettaburg in Naumburg (Saale)

Wettaburg is a district of Naumburg (Saale) and is located in the Burgenland district in Saxony-Anhalt .

Wethautalstrasse with the church in the background


Wettaburg is about 6 km before Naumburg and about 8 km before the Osterfeld motorway exit. The place is surrounded on three sides by the Wethau coming from Großgestewitz .


The name Wethau or Weitaha in the oldest traditional form, "-aha" means Bach in Old High German, shows the presence of the Teutons. Since the place name refers to the brook, it is much younger. The part of the name “-burg” did not appear until the Carolingian period. From the middle of the 7th century, Sorbian immigrants settled on the Wethau. When they organized themselves into a small tribe, they named themselves after the body of water. But they were first mentioned as Weta in 981.

Wettaburg was first mentioned in 766. The Frankish king Pippin the Younger defeated Slavic tribes at the Weidahaburc that year . These were most certainly not the Wetha, they were probably true to the franc and much too small for an uprising, but rather larger groups that had penetrated the hollow. If one takes into account that the chroniclers only reported on the events in retrospect, it is also not certain whether a castle existed here as early as 766. It should have had the shape of a classic ring wall. Rather, it seems more realistic that King Pippin could have built a castle here from the experience of an attack that took place. This is supported by the more modern rectangular shape of the traces found on a plateau a kilometer northeast. The chronicler then used this known castle to describe the battle site. The entire complex consisted of a front and core castle, which had been erected as a rectangular building. Both parts of the complex were separated from each other by a neck ditch. Three more trenches surrounded the entire castle complex. A further development of the castle in the High Middle Ages can be seen from its structure. In 1432 it is reported that the stones of the ruined castle were used to build a mill, the manor mill.

When the place itself came into being is not known, at least after the castle to which the name refers. It is certain that a church, a fortified church, was built on the Kirschberg in the 10th century. When the Zeitz diocese was founded in 968, Wettaburg was transferred to the same by the emperor. A mention of the pagus Vedu in 1012 and again in 1018 shows that the Wettaburg was the center of a castle guard and a settlement in the vicinity is therefore fairly safe. Whether Sorbs from the Wetha tribe lived here, as in the neighboring town of Beuditz, or Franks, as in the nearby Mertendorf, cannot be deduced from the place name.

Wettaburg was ravaged by the plague several times in the 17th century . This was also the case in 1611 and 1613. Wettaburg was largely destroyed during the Thirty Years War . In 1752 and 1774 there were major floods in Wettaburg. In 1774 the local school was completely destroyed. After the rectory was destroyed by fire in 1776, it was decided to build a new school on the site. At the same time, an apartment was set up for the pastor in the building.

In 1790 Wettaburg belonged to the Electoral Saxon Office of Tautenburg as an exclave . With the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the place came to the Prussian district of Naumburg in the province of Saxony . In 1822 there were 137 residents in 24 houses. Not far from the village at that time there was a small forest called the rooster.

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent municipality of Meyhen was incorporated.

On October 1, 1991, Wettaburg was incorporated into Naumburg together with Beuditz .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ MGH, SS, Lamperti Annales, p. 16
  2. ^ Karlheinz Blaschke , Uwe Ulrich Jäschke : Kursächsischer Ämteratlas , Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-937386-14-0 ; P. 34f.
  3. ^ Places in the Prussian district of Naumburg