Wallhausen, Saxony-Anhalt

Wallhausen is a municipality in the Mansfeld-Südharz district of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is located on the Helme river north of the Kyffhäuser mountain range and the border with Thuringia. Wallhausen is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Goldene Aue. The municipality consists of the 4 villages Wallhausen, Hohlstedt, Martinsrieth and Riethnordhausen. The former municipalities Martinsrieth and Riethnordhausen were absorbed into Wallhausen in July 2009.[3]

Wallhausen
Coat of arms of Wallhausen
Location of Wallhausen within Mansfeld-Südharz district
Wallhausen in MSH.svg
Wallhausen is located in Germany
Wallhausen
Wallhausen
Wallhausen is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Wallhausen
Wallhausen
Coordinates: 51°28′N 11°11′E / 51.467°N 11.183°E / 51.467; 11.183Coordinates: 51°28′N 11°11′E / 51.467°N 11.183°E / 51.467; 11.183
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictMansfeld-Südharz
Municipal assoc.Goldene Aue
Subdivisions4
Government
 • Mayor (2015–22) Udo Härtig[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)
Elevation
141 m (463 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,446
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
06528
Dialling codes034656
Vehicle registrationMSH, EIL, HET, ML, SGH
Websitewww.wallhausen-helme.de

In 909 Henry the Fowler, the son of Duke Otto I of Saxony, married Matilda at the Pfalz of Wallhausen, their son Otto was possibly born here in 912. King Otto III gave the castle to his aunt Abbess Matilda of Quedlinburg in 985. Wallhausen later was a possession of the Saxon Electorate, it became part of the Prussian Province of Saxony in 1815. Wallhausen Castle was owned by the House of Asseburg from 1414 until the expropriation in the Soviet occupation zone in 1945.

Wallhausen Castle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bürgermeisterwahlen in den Gemeinden, Endgültige Ergebnisse, Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt, accessed 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Gebietsänderungen vom 02. Januar bis 31. Dezember 2009, Statistisches Bundesamt