Herzberg am Harz

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Herzberg am Harz
Coat of arms of Herzberg am Harz
Coat of arms
Herzberg am Harz  is located in Germany
Herzberg am Harz
Herzberg am Harz
Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 10°20′28″E / 51.65750°N 10.34111°E / 51.65750; 10.34111Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 10°20′28″E / 51.65750°N 10.34111°E / 51.65750; 10.34111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osterode am Harz
 • Mayor Lutz Peters (CDU)
 • Total 71.88 km2 (27.75 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,140
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37412
Dialling codes 05521, 05585
Vehicle registration OHA
Website www.herzberg.de

Herzberg am Harz is a town in the Osterode district of Lower Saxony, Germany.


Herzberg castle was first mentioned in 1154. The town was part of the state of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, and the castle was for some time used as a residence by the dukes. Herzberg became a city in 1929.


In the past, important industries of Herzberg have included the founding and turning of metal, agricultural machinery, and boot making.


Herzberg is the location of the Interkultura Centro Herzberg (Esperanto for Intercultural Center of Herzberg), a club that promotes the international auxiliary language Esperanto. In 2006, the city council decided to advertise Herzberg as die Esperanto-Stadt ("the Esperanto city").[2]


City council[edit]

Results after the local elections on 10 September 2006:

Results after the local elections on 11 September 2011:

Twinning cities[edit]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Resident companies[edit]

  • Pleissner Guss GmbH
  • Smurfit Kappa Herzberger Papierfabrik and Wellpappe (Production of paper and corrugated cardboard)
  • Jungfer Druckerei und Verlag (Printing and publishing)
  • PEMA GmbH (Truck rental)
  • Kliniken Herzberg und Osterode GmbH (Clinic, also in Osterode)
  • ANDIA International GmbH


Grundschulen (German for primary schools):

Secondary Schools: Ernst Moritz Arndt-Gymnasium

  • Haupt- und Realschule Herzberg am Harz (Elementary and secondary school Herzberg am Harz)


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Other personalities who represent the city in connection with[edit]

  • Eva Herman (*1958 in Emden, author and former television presenter, spent most of her childhood in Herzberg and attended the Ernst Moritz Arndt-Gymnasium)

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