Oebisfelde

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Oebisfelde
Stadtteil of Oebisfelde-Weferlingen
Coat of arms of Oebisfelde
Coat of arms
Oebisfelde   is located in Germany
Oebisfelde
Oebisfelde
Coordinates: 52°26′N 10°59′E / 52.433°N 10.983°E / 52.433; 10.983Coordinates: 52°26′N 10°59′E / 52.433°N 10.983°E / 52.433; 10.983
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Börde
Town Oebisfelde-Weferlingen
Area
 • Total 152.64 km2 (58.93 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,437
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 39646, 39359
Dialling codes 039002
Vehicle registration BK
Website www.oebisfelde.info

Oebisfelde (German pronunciation: [øːbɪsˈfɛldə]) is a town and a former municipality in the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Oebisfelde-Weferlingen. It is accessed by Bundesstraße (German federal highway) 188.

Geography[edit]

Oebisfelde is in the Altmark/Magdeburg Börde area. It borders on Lower Saxony, across the Aller river. East of Oebisfelde is the Drömling Nature Park.

Subdivisions[edit]

  • Bergfriede
  • Breitenrode
  • Buchhorst
  • Gehrendorf
  • Lockstedt
  • Niendorf
  • Wassensdorf
  • Weddendorf

History[edit]

Between 1945 and 1990 the Oebisfelde railway station served as East German inner German border crossing for rail transport. In Oebisfelde's component village of Buchhorst there was an East German border crossing for inland navigation on the Mittellandkanal, only open for freight vessels. The traffic between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic, or West Berlin and the British zone of occupation (till 1949) and thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

Twinnings[edit]

Sites of interest[edit]

  • The 10th century Oebisfelde water castle
  • Naturpark Drömling

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