Crawinkel

Crawinkel is a village and a former municipality in the district of Gotha, Thuringia, Germany. Since 1 January 2019, it is part of the town Ohrdruf. Crawinkel was first mentioned in 1088.

Crawinkel
Ortsteil of Ohrdruf
Market square
Market square
Coat of arms of Crawinkel
Coat of arms
Location of Crawinkel
Crawinkel is located in Germany
Crawinkel
Crawinkel
Crawinkel is located in Thuringia
Crawinkel
Crawinkel
Coordinates: 50°47′0″N 10°47′0″E / 50.78333°N 10.78333°E / 50.78333; 10.78333Coordinates: 50°47′0″N 10°47′0″E / 50.78333°N 10.78333°E / 50.78333; 10.78333
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictGotha
TownOhrdruf
Area
 • Total25.27 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Elevation
469 m (1,539 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)
 • Total1,446
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
99330
Dialling codes03624
Vehicle registrationGTH
Websitewww.crawinkel.de

After the Armistice with France in 1940, during World War II, German forces took numerous memorials from the forest of Compiègne, where the Armistice with Germany that ended World War I was also signed, as prizes to Crawinkel. These included the actual railway carriage where both armistices were concluded. In 1945, the car was dynamited and its pieces buried. Since the German reunification in 1989, numerous artifacts have been recovered and returned to France.

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