Walkenried

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Walkenried
Hexentanzplatz Walkenried.jpg
Coat of arms of Walkenried
Location of Walkenried within Göttingen district
Walkenried in GÖ-2016.svg
Walkenried is located in Germany
Walkenried
Walkenried
Walkenried is located in Lower Saxony
Walkenried
Walkenried
Coordinates: 51°35′13″N 10°37′08″E / 51.58694°N 10.61889°E / 51.58694; 10.61889Coordinates: 51°35′13″N 10°37′08″E / 51.58694°N 10.61889°E / 51.58694; 10.61889
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGöttingen
Municipal assoc.Walkenried
Government
 • MayorDieter Haberlandt
Area
 • Total12.23 km2 (4.72 sq mi)
Elevation
275 m (902 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,321
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
37445
Dialling codes05525
Vehicle registrationGÖ, OHA
Websitewww.walkenried-tourismus.de

Walkenried (German pronunciation: [valkənˈʁiːt]) is a municipality in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the southern Harz, approx. 15 km south of Braunlage, and 15 km northwest of Nordhausen.

Walkenried was the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Walkenried, which was abolished in November 2016 when Wieda and Zorge were incorporated into the municipality.

The village was principally known as the location of Walkenried Abbey, the third Cistercian monastery established on German-speaking territory, founded in 1127 and secularised in 1668.

The former Abbey Walkenried

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