Altenau, Lower Saxony

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Altenau
Saint Nicholas Church
Saint Nicholas Church
Coat of arms of Altenau
Coat of arms
Altenau is located in Germany
Altenau
Altenau
Coordinates: 51°48′10″N 10°26′44″E / 51.80278°N 10.44556°E / 51.80278; 10.44556Coordinates: 51°48′10″N 10°26′44″E / 51.80278°N 10.44556°E / 51.80278; 10.44556
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Goslar
Municipal assoc. Oberharz
Subdivisions 2 districts
Government
 • Mayor Alexander Ehrenberg (SPD)
Area
 • Total 4.66 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,615
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38707
Dialling codes 05328
Vehicle registration GS
Website www.altenau.de

Altenau ([ˈʔaltənaʊ] ( )) is a town in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

It is situated in the middle of the Harz mountains, between Clausthal-Zellerfeld and the Brocken. It is part of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Oberharz.

Geography[edit]

City districts[edit]

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population statistics
Year Inhabitants
1821 1,244
1848 1,963
1871 2,179
1885 2,145
1905 2,091
1925 1,914
Year Inhabitants
1933 1,947
1939 2,505
1946 2,744
1950 2,717
1956 2,442
Year Inhabitants
1961 2,304
1968 2,209
1970 2,250
1975 2,500
1980 2,522
Year Inhabitants
1985 2,541
1990 2,405
1995 2,287
2000 2,146
2005 1,980

Sights[edit]

  • Saint Nicholas Church, a Protestant wooden church with three naves, was built in 1670[2]
  • The modern Catholic Saint Oliver Church of Altenau was built in 1976.
  • The former railway station of Altenau is a wooden building dating from 1914.[3]

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

2006 local elections:

  • SPD: 7 seats (54.16%)
  • CDU: 6 seats (45.84%)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, Fortgeschriebene Einwohnerzahlen zum 31. Dezember 2012
  2. ^ Josef Walz: Der Harz, p.83. Köln 1995
  3. ^ Evert Heusinkveld: Die Innerstetalbahn Langelsheim - Altenau, p.89. Nordhorn 2007