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Ortsteil of Vogtei
Coat of arms of Niederdorla
Coat of arms
Niederdorla   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°9′N 10°27′E / 51.150°N 10.450°E / 51.150; 10.450Coordinates: 51°9′N 10°27′E / 51.150°N 10.450°E / 51.150; 10.450
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis
Municipality Vogtei
 • Total 14.64 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2011-12-31)
 • Total 1,352
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 99986
Dialling codes 03601
Vehicle registration UH

Niederdorla is a village and a former municipality in the Unstrut-Hainich district of Thuringia, Germany. It is the geographical center of Germany. Its nearest main city is Erfurt, which also is the capital city of Thuringia. Since 31 December 2012, it is part of the municipality Vogtei.

Geographical center[edit]

Niederdorla claims to be the most central municipality in Germany. A plaque was erected and a lime tree planted at 51°9′48.15″N 10°26′51.66″E / 51.1633750°N 10.4476833°E / 51.1633750; 10.4476833 after the 1990 German reunification.[1] The point was confirmed as the centroid of the extreme coordinates by the Dresden University of Technology. Niederdorla also comprises the centre of gravity (equilibrium point) about 4.5 km (2.8 mi) to the southwest.

People from Niederdorla[edit]

  • Matthias Weckmann, born Niederdorla ca. 1616, died 1674 in Hamburg. Baroque organist and composer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Niederdorla, German Wikipedia Retrieved 1 Nov 2011