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Hasselfelde is a town in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated in the eastern Harz, approximately 17 km south of Wernigerode. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Oberharz am Brocken. As of 1 January 2010 Hasselfelde has 2,390 inhabitants.

Hasselfelde
Stadtteil of Oberharz am Brocken
Town square with Saint Anthony Church
Town square with Saint Anthony Church
Coat of arms of Hasselfelde
Coat of arms
Location of Hasselfelde within Harz district
Hasselfelde in HZ.png
Hasselfelde is located in Germany
Hasselfelde
Hasselfelde
Hasselfelde is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Hasselfelde
Hasselfelde
Coordinates: 51°41′26″N 10°51′19″E / 51.69056°N 10.85528°E / 51.69056; 10.85528Coordinates: 51°41′26″N 10°51′19″E / 51.69056°N 10.85528°E / 51.69056; 10.85528
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictHarz
TownOberharz am Brocken
Area
 • Total74.28 km2 (28.68 sq mi)
Elevation
488 m (1,601 ft)
Population
 (2006-12-31)
 • Total3,072
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38899
Dialling codes039459
Vehicle registrationHZ
Websitewww.hasselfelde.de

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TransportEdit

The town has a railway station on the Selke Valley Railway, part of the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (HSB).

SightsEdit

Harz charcoal burning museumEdit

 
Charcoal burners

Along the road leading to Blankenburg is the Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus. This is an open-air museum that produces charcoal in the traditional way. The site includes a restaurant, the Köhlerhütte, built in 2012, and a souvenir shop.[1] The museum is checkpoint 60 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.[2]

Memorial Stone on the Town SquareEdit

A memorial stone dedicated "to those who suffered and lost their lives in wars and under terror and violence" is located in the northwest corner of the central town square. During socialist rule in East Germany, this stone had a much larger plaque stating "We Want Peace," which in 1993 was replaced by the present one. Judging by the number of holes drilled in the stone, and by their location, it is apparent that this same stone has had more uses in the past.

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Website der Schauköhlerei Stemberg, retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ Stempelstelle 60 / Stemberghaus Köhlerei at www.harzer-wandernadel.de. Retrieved 1 Nov 2017.