Allstedt

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Allstedt
Allstedt Castle
Allstedt Castle
Coat of arms of Allstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Allstedt within Mansfeld-Südharz district
Allstedt in MSH.svg
Allstedt is located in Germany
Allstedt
Allstedt
Allstedt is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Allstedt
Allstedt
Coordinates: 51°24′N 11°23′E / 51.400°N 11.383°E / 51.400; 11.383Coordinates: 51°24′N 11°23′E / 51.400°N 11.383°E / 51.400; 11.383
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictMansfeld-Südharz
Government
 • MayorJürgen Richter (CDU)
Area
 • Total149.77 km2 (57.83 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,685
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
06542
Dialling codes03464, 034652, 034659
Vehicle registrationMSH, EIL, HET, ML, SGH
Websitewww.allstedt.com

Allstedt (German pronunciation: [ˈalʃtɛt] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximatively 10 km southeast of Sangerhausen.

History[edit]

Town Hall
Mill

Allstedt is mentioned as the tithable place Altstedi in Friesenfeld in the Hersfeld Tithe Register, created between 881 and 899.

Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Allstedt was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Notable residents[edit]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1828)
  • Melchior Acontius, humanist and poet (1515–1569 in Allstedt)
  • Gottfried Arnold, Lutheran theologian, (1700–1704) court preacher in Allstedt
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749–1832), acted several years at Castle Allstedt
  • Thomas Müntzer, (c. 1489 – 1525), acted in 1523–1525 Allstedt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).