Lutter am Barenberge

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Lutter am Barenberge
Coat of arms of Lutter am Barenberge
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Lutter am Barenberge   is located in Germany
Lutter am Barenberge
Lutter am Barenberge
Coordinates: 51°59′24″N 10°16′16″E / 51.99000°N 10.27111°E / 51.99000; 10.27111Coordinates: 51°59′24″N 10°16′16″E / 51.99000°N 10.27111°E / 51.99000; 10.27111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Goslar
Municipal assoc. Lutter am Barenberge
Founded 956
 • Mayor Karin Rösler-Brandt (SPD)
 • Total 33.29 km2 (12.85 sq mi)
Elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,357
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38729
Dialling codes 05383
Vehicle registration GS

Lutter am Barenberge is a market town (Flecken) located in the Goslar district of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Lutter am Barenberge


It is situated between the Harz mountain range in the south and the Hainberg hills in the north, approx. 13 km (8 mi) northwest of Goslar. The municipal area comprises the localities of Nauen and Ostlutter.


Lutter, named after a nearby creek, was founded by Emperor Otto I in 956 as a part of the Gandersheim Abbey estates within the Duchy of Saxony. A water castle was first mentioned in 1259, leased by the Bishops of Hildesheim to local nobles. In various times, it was claimed by the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg, but re-acquired by the Hildesheim bishops in 1323. Thereupon the denotation Bischofslutter appeared in order to differ it from nearby Königslutter. The name Lutter am Barenberge (i.e. the Harz mountains) is documented since the 14th century.

In the fierce Hildesheim Diocesan Feud of 1523, Lutter was again conquered by Duke Henry V of Brunswick and the Hildesheim prince-bishop John IV of Saxe-Lauenburg could only retain the locality of Ostlutter. During the Thirty Years' War, the Danish troops under King Christian IV retired to Lutter Castle, where they were defeated by Imperial and Catholic forces led by Count Tilly in the 1626 Battle of Lutter, a rout that changed the course of the Thirty Years' War.

According to the Final Act of the Vienna Congress, the former Hildesheim estates of Ostlutter in 1815 passed to the Kingdom of Hanover (Prussian Province of Hanover from 1866), while Lutter proper remained with the Duchy of Brunswick. Both parts were not re-united until an administrative reform of 1941.


Population statistics
Year Inhabitants
1821 1,840
1848 2,557
1871 2,618
1885 2,721
1905 2,558
1925 2,205
Year Inhabitants
1933 2,245
1939 2,209
1946 3,873
1950 3,795
1956 3,197
Year Inhabitants
1961 2,956
1968 2,792
1970 2,812
1975 2,681
1980 2,588
Year Inhabitants
1985 2,584
1990 2,612
1995 2,541
2000 2,529
2005 2,409


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