Eberholzen

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Eberholzen
Ortsteil of Sibbesse
Coat of arms of Eberholzen
Coat of arms
Eberholzen   is located in Germany
Eberholzen
Eberholzen
Coordinates: 52°03′N 09°51′E / 52.050°N 9.850°E / 52.050; 9.850Coordinates: 52°03′N 09°51′E / 52.050°N 9.850°E / 52.050; 9.850
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Municipality Sibbesse
Area
 • Total 9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Elevation 309 m (1,014 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)
 • Total 564
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31079
Dialling codes 05065
Vehicle registration HI

Eberholzen is a village and a former municipality in the district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 November 2016, it is part of the municipality Sibbesse.

Half-timbered houses in the village center.
Village shop.
Protestant church.
Stone coffin at the church.
Half-timbered houses in the village center.

History[edit]

Eberholzen is a very old village. The first mention of the village, which was originally called Eilbereholthusen, was in a document which was written in 1240.[1] According to this document Eberholzen was tributary to a monastery in the nearby village of Escherde.

Sights[edit]

The tower of the Protestant church dates back to the 12th century. A medieval stone coffin can be seen in front of the church. According to a legend, it belonged to Ritter von Eberhardt, a knight who was banned and not buried on the cemetery of Eberholzen. Several well-preserved half-timbered houses are sightworthy in the middle of the village.

Infrastructure[edit]

Unlike many villages in Lower Saxony, Eberholzen has still a traditional village shop. There is also a well-known butcher's shop. There is a bus service to Hildesheim and Alfeld, with several trips each day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung: p.21, 27 February 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Eberholzen at Wikimedia Commons