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For the village in Lower Saxony, see Elbingerode, Lower Saxony.
Stadtteil of Oberharz am Brocken
Elbingerode (Harz) 1900.jpg
Coat of arms of Elbingerode
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Elbingerode   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°46′10″N 10°48′11″E / 51.76944°N 10.80306°E / 51.76944; 10.80306Coordinates: 51°46′10″N 10°48′11″E / 51.76944°N 10.80306°E / 51.76944; 10.80306
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Harz
Town Oberharz am Brocken
 • Total 80.74 km2 (31.17 sq mi)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 5,591
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38875
Dialling codes 039454
Vehicle registration HZ
Website www.elbingerode.de

Elbingerode is a town in the Harz district, in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Oberharz am Brocken. Elbingerode has 3,672 inhabitants (1-1-2010).


It is situated in the eastern Harz mountain range, approximately 8 km south of Wernigerode. The municipality consists of Elbingerode proper and the villages of Königshütte and Rübeland.

The area around Elbingerode had been a feudal hunting ground since the Middle Ages. King Henry the Fowler stayed several times at the Bodfeld, a royal hunting lodge or Königspfalz, demonstrably in 935, as did his successors of the Ottonian and Salian dynasty. Emperor Henry III died here on 5 October 1056(1056-10-05) on an excursion with Pope Victor II. The town itself was first mentioned as Alvelingeroth in a 1206 deed, when Pope Innocent III granted it to Gandersheim Abbey.

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