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Ortsteil of Bad Grund
Coat of arms of Windhausen
Coat of arms
Windhausen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°47′12″N 10°12′47″E / 51.78667°N 10.21306°E / 51.78667; 10.21306Coordinates: 51°47′12″N 10°12′47″E / 51.78667°N 10.21306°E / 51.78667; 10.21306
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osterode am Harz
Municipality Bad Grund
 • Total 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (2011-12-31)
 • Total 1,003
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37539
Dialling codes 05327
Vehicle registration OHA

Windhausen is a village and a former municipality in the district of Osterode, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 March 2013, it is part of the municipality Bad Grund.


Protestant St. John's Church in the centre of Windhausen is a very unusual half-timbered building with a flèche covered with slate. There are many well-preserved half-timbered houses in the middle of the village. Close to the village, the impressive ruins of Windhausen Castle (Burg Windhausen) are worth a visit.[1]

Protestant Church
Half-timbered houses, Obere Harzstraße
Half-timbered houses, Obere Harzstraße


  1. ^ Josef Walz: Der Harz, p. 305, Köln 1995