Neu-Eichenberg

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Neu-Eichenberg
Coat of arms of Neu-Eichenberg
Coat of arms
Neu-Eichenberg  is located in Germany
Neu-Eichenberg
Neu-Eichenberg
Coordinates: 51°23′N 09°53′E / 51.383°N 9.883°E / 51.383; 9.883Coordinates: 51°23′N 09°53′E / 51.383°N 9.883°E / 51.383; 9.883
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Werra-Meißner-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Fischer
Area
 • Total 27.53 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Elevation 205 - 290 m (−746 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,848
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37249
Dialling codes 05542 (Eichenberg),
05504 (other districts)
Vehicle registration ESW
Website www.neu-eichenberg.de

Neu-Eichenberg is a community in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Neu-Eichenberg lies near the three-state common point shared by Hesse, Thuringia and Lower Saxony between Kassel (45 km) and Göttingen (12 km).

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Neu-Eichenberg borders in the north on the community of Friedland (in Lower Saxony’s Göttingen district), in the east on the communities of Hohengandern and Bornhagen (both in Thuringia’s Eichsfeld district) and in the south and west on the town of Witzenhausen (Werra-Meißner-Kreis).

Constituent communities[edit]

Neu-Eichenberg is made up of seven places named Berge, Neuenrode, Eichenberg Bahnhof, Eichenberg Dorf, Hebenshausen (administrative seat), Hermannrode and Marzhausen, but its five Ortsteile are Berge (Berge and Neuenrode), Eichenberg (Bahnhof and Dorf), Hebenshausen, Hermannrode and Marzhausen.

History[edit]

The community of Neu-Eichenberg came into being in the course of municipal reform in Hesse on 1 February 1971 through the willing merger of the formerly self-administering communities of Berge, Eichenberg, Hebenshausen, Hermannrode and Marzhausen.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:

Parties and voter communities %
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 30.7 5 31.7 5
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 53.9 8 58.9 9
GREENS Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 15.4 2 9.4 1
Total 100.0 15 100.0 15
Voter turnout in % 66.7 71.5

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Eichenberg railway station

Eichenberg’s railway station is a junction of the old North-South line and the Halle-Kassel line. There are connections to Kassel, Göttingen, Erfurt and Fulda. These are served by regional trains of Deutsche Bahn, cantus and Erfurter Bahn.

The community earned special importance through the Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit (German Unity Transport Project) number 6 (rail), which saw the reconnection of the Eichenberg-Halle line formerly severed by the Inner German Border between East and West Germany.

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