Gittelde

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Gittelde
Ortsteil of Bad Grund
Flag of Gittelde
Flag
Coat of arms of Gittelde
Coat of arms
Location of Gittelde
Gittelde is located in Germany
Gittelde
Gittelde
Gittelde is located in Lower Saxony
Gittelde
Gittelde
Coordinates: 51°48′01″N 10°11′15″E / 51.80028°N 10.18750°E / 51.80028; 10.18750Coordinates: 51°48′01″N 10°11′15″E / 51.80028°N 10.18750°E / 51.80028; 10.18750
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGöttingen
MunicipalityBad Grund
Area
 • Total12.55 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2011-12-31)
 • Total1,926
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37534
Dialling codes05327
Vehicle registrationOHA
Websitewww.gittelde.de

Gittelde is a village and a former municipality in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 March 2013, it is part of the municipality Bad Grund.

History[edit]

Gittelde was founded in the 10th century. In a document dating from 953 the place was mentioned for the first time, and a few years later market and mint rights were awarded in 965.[1]

Sights[edit]

There are many well-preserved half-timbered houses in the center of the town, e.g. in Breite Strasse street, a comparatively broad street which might have been an oblong market as the town has never had a rectangular market place like other market towns. Lange Straße is another historic street with traditional half-timbered houses. Some houses have doors with colourful wood carvings.

St. Mauritius Church, which was founded in the Middle Ages, has a neoromanic nave dating from the 19th century. Its spire was built in a baroque style around 1700. Inside the church a gothic altar with wood carvings can be seen.[2] St. Johannes Church which was possibly founded in the 10th century has a spire dating from 1660.[3]

The railway station of Gittelde on the Herzberg–Seesen railway line is a historic wooden building in the southeast of the town.

The ruins of Stauffenburg Castle are worth a visit as well. The castle was founded shortly after 1050. It was used as a prison until 1778 and as a quarry afterwards.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josef Walz: Der Harz, p. 304. Köln 1995
  2. ^ G. Ulrich Großmann: Hannover und Südniedersachsen, p. 189. Köln 1999
  3. ^ Josef Walz: Der Harz, p. 305. Köln 1995
  4. ^ G. Ulrich Großmann: Hannover und Südniedersachsen, p. 190. Köln 1999