Schulenberg im Oberharz

Schulenberg im Oberharz (German pronunciation: [ˌʃuːlənbɛʁk ʔɪm ˈʔoːbɐhaːɐ̯ts]) is a village and a former municipality in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony, Germany. It has been part of the town Clausthal-Zellerfeld since January 1 2015.

Schulenberg im Oberharz
Schulenberg seen from the Oker Dam
Schulenberg seen from the Oker Dam
Coat of arms of Schulenberg im Oberharz
Coat of arms
Location of Schulenberg im Oberharz
Schulenberg im Oberharz is located in Germany
Schulenberg im Oberharz
Schulenberg im Oberharz
Schulenberg im Oberharz is located in Lower Saxony
Schulenberg im Oberharz
Schulenberg im Oberharz
Coordinates: 51°50′10″N 10°26′06″E / 51.83611°N 10.43500°E / 51.83611; 10.43500Coordinates: 51°50′10″N 10°26′06″E / 51.83611°N 10.43500°E / 51.83611; 10.43500
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGoslar
TownClausthal-Zellerfeld
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Area
 • Total1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation
490 m (1,610 ft)
Population
 (2013-12-31)
 • Total285
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
38707
Dialling codes05329
Vehicle registrationGS
Websitewww.samtgemeinde-
oberharz.de

HistoryEdit

The former Schulenberg was a mining and hut settlement from the 16th century. The place was divided into the districts of Ober- , Mittel- and Unterschulenberg . The pits of the Schulenberg mining district were located a little above the village , mainly silver, copper and lead were mined. With the abandonment of the pits, the last and most productive of which was the Juliane Sophia mine in 1904, the main branch of the economy in Schulenberg was timber construction. Unterschulenberg was finally abandoned in 1954 and the building was torn down to the ground to make way for the newly built Oker dam. The citizens found a new home on the Kleiner Wiesenberg to the west of their old home. Today's Schulenberg, about 60 meters above the reservoir, was built there, significantly influenced by the architect Carl Bauer . From 1956 the Oker dam was flooded. The status of a climatic health resort was given up at the end of 2010. On January 1, 2015, the community of Schulenberg in the Upper Harz was dissolved.

ReferencesEdit

Hotels im Oberharz