Westfeld

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Westfeld
Ortsteil of Sibbesse
Coat of arms of Westfeld
Coat of arms
Westfeld   is located in Germany
Westfeld
Westfeld
Coordinates: 52°02′N 09°55′E / 52.033°N 9.917°E / 52.033; 9.917Coordinates: 52°02′N 09°55′E / 52.033°N 9.917°E / 52.033; 9.917
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Municipality Sibbesse
Area
 • Total 13.36 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)
 • Total 895
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31079
Dialling codes 05065
Vehicle registration HI

Westfeld is a village and a former municipality in the district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 November 2016, it is part of the municipality Sibbesse.

Sights[edit]

Westfeld consists of two villages, Westfeld and Wrisbergholzen. Wrisbergholzen, the smaller village, has various sights to offer.

  • Wrisbergholzen Castle which was built 1740 to 1745 is famous for its Faience Hall dating from 1752. Its walls are covered with about 800 faiences with words in Italian, Latin and French.
  • The former Faience Manufactory which was founded in 1736 as a "Porcellain Fabrique" can be visited opposite the castle.
  • Saint Martin's Church is a Protestant church dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, a French saint. The church tower was built in the 12th century. Inside the church there are various baroque paintings and an interesting wooden vault ceiling. The wooden pulpit dates from 1612 and the stone baptismal font dates from the end of the 16th century. The retable was painted in 1734.[1]
  • The Parsonage opposite the church is a large half-timbered house which was built in 1603. The eastern part was added in 1728.
  • There are several well-preserved and interesting half-timbered houses in the High Street and in the Market Place which were built in the 18th century. In some facades colourful wood carvings can be seen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georg Dehio: Handbuch der deutschen Kunstdenkmäler - Bremen, Niedersachsen, p. 1416. München 1992