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community Eilsleben
Wormsdorf coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 7 ′ 59 ″  N , 11 ° 11 ′ 23 ″  E
Height : 138 m
Area : 13.69 km²
Residents : 537  (March 1, 2010)
Population density : 39 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 2010
Postal code : 39365
Area code : 039409

Wormsdorf is a district of the Eilsleben community in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt .


There are two sources of the Aller in the district of Wormsdorf in the north of the Magdeburg Börde . Near the district of Gehringsdorf, the wooded ridge of Hohes Holz in Edelberg reaches 209 m above sea level. NN . The city of Seehausen is approx. 10 km, the Lower Saxony city ​​of Helmstedt approx. 18 km from Wormsdorf.

The Gehringsdorf district, 3 km south of Wormsdorf, belonged to the former municipality of Wormsdorf. To the southwest of this is the small forest area Pröbstling .


Excavations in 1938 show that the area was settled 6000 years ago. In 1022 the place appears for the first time in a document of the St. Godehard monastery in Hildesheim as Warmestorp (= reference to the water sources).

The Wormsdorf Church was built around 1200. It is made of sandstone that has been quarried in and around Wormsdorf for many centuries. Many buildings in the cities of Braunschweig , Helmstedt , Magdeburg and Hildesheim were made from this building material and even Frederick the Great asked for Wormsdorf sandstone for the Sanssouci Palace . The workers in the quarries came from Switzerland, Tyrol and southern Germany.

There are also many sandstone buildings in Wormsdorf (the typical four-sided courtyards, archways, stables, barns and houses).

Field marshal and army reformer August Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau was buried in the Wormsdorf church in 1832 - after the construction of the tomb with marble monument and watchman's house in Swiss style, which had been delayed by various circumstances, his body was transferred to his Sommerschenburg estate in 1841 .

The provisional crypt in the Wormsdorf church was the target of a break-in by the well-known robber chief Rose in 1835 .

On January 1, 2010, the previously independent municipality of Wormsdorf was incorporated into Eilsleben.

Population development

year Residents 1
2003 580
2004 574
2005 562
2006 549
2007 559
2008 529
2010 537

1 Population up to 2008 on December 31st, 2010 on March 1st.
(Sources: State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, 2010: Eilsleben municipality)


coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on October 5, 1993 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.

Blazon : "Divided by red over silver, inside a lindworm in mixed up colors."

The Lindwurm is supposed to symbolize the place name as a "talking element". The colors of the former municipality are red and white.

The coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg heraldist Erika Fiedler .


The flag was approved on July 15, 1997 by the Magdeburg Regional Council.

The two-striped flag is cross-striped in the colors red and white (longitudinal flag / hoisting flag also cross-striped) with the heraldic symbol (Lindwurm) applied without a shield in mixed up colors.

Transport links

The community of Eilsleben, 2 km away, is on the federal highway 245 ( Haldensleben - Halberstadt ), there are other road connections to Helmstedt , Ausleben and Seehausen . The Eilsleben motorway junction ( A 2 ) is approx. 10 km from the community. The nearby Eilsleben railway station is on the Magdeburg – Braunschweig railway line .

Individual evidence

  1. StBA: Area changes from January 01 to December 31, 2010

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