Walkenried

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Walkenried
Coat of arms of Walkenried
Coat of arms
Walkenried   is located in Germany
Walkenried
Walkenried
Coordinates: 51°35′13″N 10°37′08″E / 51.58694°N 10.61889°E / 51.58694; 10.61889Coordinates: 51°35′13″N 10°37′08″E / 51.58694°N 10.61889°E / 51.58694; 10.61889
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osterode am Harz
Municipal assoc. Walkenried
Government
 • Mayor Monika Prier (SPD)
Area
 • Total 12.23 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,317
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37445
Dialling codes 05525
Vehicle registration OHA
Website www.walkenried.de

Walkenried (German pronunciation: [valkənˈʁiːt]) is a municipality in the district of Osterode, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the southern Harz, approx. 15 km south of Braunlage, and 15 km northwest of Nordhausen.

Walkenried is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Walkenried.

The village was principally known as the location of Walkenried Abbey, the third Cistercian monastery established on German-speaking territory, founded in 1127 and secularised in 1668.

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