Schöppenstedt

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Schöppenstedt
Timber framed house in Schöppenstedt
Timber framed house in Schöppenstedt
Coat of arms of Schöppenstedt
Coat of arms
Schöppenstedt   is located in Germany
Schöppenstedt
Schöppenstedt
Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 10°46′42″E / 52.13306°N 10.77833°E / 52.13306; 10.77833Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 10°46′42″E / 52.13306°N 10.77833°E / 52.13306; 10.77833
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Wolfenbüttel
Municipal assoc. Schöppenstedt
Government
 • Mayor Karlheinz Mühe (SPD)
Area
 • Total 39.65 km2 (15.31 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,445
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38170
Dialling codes 05332
Vehicle registration WF

Schöppenstedt is a town in the district of Wolfenbüttel, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated southwest of the Elm, approx. 17 km east of Wolfenbüttel, and 21 km southeast of Braunschweig. Schöppenstedt has a population of 5,800 (as of 2005).

Schöppenstedt is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") of Schöppenstedt, which has a population of 10,400.

Notable sites[edit]

St. Stephen's Church

A main landmark is the St. Stephen's Church with its famous leaning tower of the 12th century. The interior contains remarkable stone pillars with depictions of animal figures and human heads, including Wotan and his ravens, the Fenris Wolf, the Midgard Serpent and the Ash Ekdrasül (black and white illustration). These ornate pillars have been constructed with the introduction of Christianity as a monument to the ancient gods of faith - the ornaments could go back to the time mentioned in the first documentary of Schöppenstedt (1051).

Schöppenstedt has a museum dedicated to Till Eulenspiegel.

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