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[update] Hasselfelde has 2,390 inhabitants.
Stadtteil of Oberharz am Brocken
Town square with Saint Anthony Church
|Town||Oberharz am Brocken|
|• Total||74.28 km2 (28.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||488 m (1,601 ft)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Harz charcoal burning museumEdit
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. The museum is checkpoint 60 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.
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.