Gadegast is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Zahna-Elster. The municipality belonged to the administrative municipality (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Elbaue-Fläming.
Ortsteil of Zahna-Elster
|• Total||11.15 km2 (4.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||77 m (253 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gadegast lies about 17 km east of Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Gadegast had its first documentary mention in 1385. In 1508, the name was written Gathegast, and in 1550 Gategast. The community lay until 1815 in the Saxon Amt of Seyda, whereafter it became Prussian.
In 1550, 32 men who owned property lived in the community, among them 18 gardeners who were directly under the Amt's authority. The village had its own court seat and judge. Moreover, it had its own parish church.