Gleichen, Lower Saxony

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Coat of arms of Gleichen
Coat of arms
Gleichen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 10°02′20″E / 51.46194°N 10.03889°E / 51.46194; 10.03889Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 10°02′20″E / 51.46194°N 10.03889°E / 51.46194; 10.03889
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
 • Mayor Heinz-Jürgen Proch (SPD)
 • Total 128.93 km2 (49.78 sq mi)
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,984
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37130
Dialling codes 05592, 05508, 0551
Vehicle registration

Gleichen is a municipality (in this case, a Gemeinde) in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Named after the two castles, Neuen-Gleichen and Alten-Gleichen on the twin peaks in the Gemeinde, it is situated about 10 km southeast of Göttingen, from which the peaks are visible. Its seat is Reinhausen.


Advanced crevice in the sandstone, former hermitage of monk Henry Hufnagel, 1385

The municipality of Gleichen is located southeast of Göttingen, west-southwest of Duderstadt and north-northwest of Heilbad Heiligenstadt. The River Garte flows through several of the villages in the municipality, as does the small Wendebach stream, which is impounded by the Wendebach Reservoir. Both streams are right, eastern tributaries of the Leine.


In the center of the municipality are Die Gleichen, a pair of hills 430 m high, that rise between Appenrode, Bettenrode and Gelliehausen. Both hills were once crowned by castles, whose ruins may still be seen.

The villages in the municipality may be accessed on state roads (Landesstraßen) branching eastwards off the B 27 federal road.

Gleichen Vogelsang UTafel.jpg


Obergut Appenrode

Besides Reinhausen, the villages in the municipality are:

Political situation[edit]

Currently, the community council of twenty-five (including the mayor) has eleven SPD, six CDU, five Greens, two BsP, and one SWG members.[2]

Cultural resources and attractions[edit]

The Akademie Waldschloesschen lies on the L568 between Reinhausen and Bremke.[3] In Bremke itself, there is the Waldbühne, an outdoor stage where, since 1949, fairy tales have been presented in the form of plays.[4][5]


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