Windhausen (Bad Grund)
Municipality Bad Grund (Harz)
|Height :||249 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.54 km²|
|Residents :||994 (Jun 30, 2013)|
|Population density :||281 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st of March 2013|
|Postal code :||37539|
|Area code :||05327|
Location of Windhausen in Lower Saxony
Half-timbered church St. Johannis
Windhausen is located both on the western edge of the Upper Harz and on the Harz nature reserve . It is located at Markau influx Schlungwasser . To the northeast is Bad Grund (Harz), to the south of Badenhausen , to the southwest of Eisdorf and to the northwest of Gittelde .
The settlement's earliest written evidence was created around 1221 and tells of the knight "Basilius de Winthusen". The etymology of the name remains speculative. As raw form would be a compound of Old Saxon Winith - and - husen imagine what with pasture settlement could translate.
On March 1, 2013, the member communities of the combined community Bad Grund (Harz) merged to form the new community Bad Grund (Harz). Windhausen was the administrative seat of the joint municipality and is now the administrative seat of the municipality of Bad Grund (Harz).
¹ as of December 31st
The local council consists of five council members (changes from 2013). In addition, there are two advisory members in the local council (both PRO Windhausen).
(Status: local election on September 11, 2016 )
coat of arms
The design of the municipal coat of arms of Windhausen comes from the Braunschweig head of studies , heraldry and graphic artist Wilhelm Krieg . The Windhausen municipal council approved the coat of arms on June 26, 1972. After the design of the coat of arms had been approved by the Lower Saxony State Archives on January 8, 1973, the coat of arms was approved by the regional president in Hildesheim on April 18, 1973 .
|Blazon : “ Divided by red and gold ; above three four-petalled golden roses , below a red lined blue helmet . "|
Justification of the coat of arms: On the website of the municipality of Bad Grund (Harz) is mentioned:
Banner and flag
|Banner: "The banner is red and yellow striped lengthways with the coat of arms above the middle."|
|Hoisted flag: "The flag has red and yellow stripes with the coat of arms in the middle."|
Culture and sights
- Village and local history museum in Schlungweg, visits on request
- Windhausen Castle , mentioned in a document since 1338, today the remains of the castle complex are used as a leisure and recreation facility.
- Half-timbered church St. Johannis (Evangelical-Lutheran) on the church square
Windhausen is in the immediate vicinity of the federal highway 243 , which leads from Osterode am Harz to Bad Gandersheim . The Windhausen stop was on the Gittelde – Bad Grund railway line . This is shut down.
Sons and daughters of the district
People who are connected to the district
- Friedrich Wilhelm von Reck, nobleman, bailiff in Windhausen, father of Philipp Georg Friedrich von Reck
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