Bad Suderode is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2014, it has for administrative purposes been included as part of the municipality of Quedlinburg.[1] It is situated in a valley in the northern part of the Harz mountains, on the road from Quedlinburg to Friedrichsbrunn.

Bad Suderode
Stadtteil of Quedlinburg
Spa building
Spa building
Coat of arms of Bad Suderode
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Suderode
Bad Suderode is located in Germany
Bad Suderode
Bad Suderode
Bad Suderode is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Bad Suderode
Bad Suderode
Coordinates: 51°44′N 11°7′E / 51.733°N 11.117°E / 51.733; 11.117Coordinates: 51°44′N 11°7′E / 51.733°N 11.117°E / 51.733; 11.117
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictHarz
TownQuedlinburg
Area
 • Total8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Elevation
199 m (653 ft)
Population
 (2012-12-31)
 • Total1,735
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06507
Dialling codes039485
Vehicle registrationHZ
Websitewww.bad-suderode.de

The place is one of several spa resorts in the area. The local spring water is noted for its exceptionally high concentrations of calcium.

HistoryEdit

It was only in 1914 that Suderode was renamed Bad Suderode.

Between 1 January 2011 and 19 February 2013, Bad Suderode was also part of the municipality of Quedlinburg. However, the 2011 municipal merger was, in 2013, declared invalid by the judicial decision of a constitutional court. The leading judge explained the court decision which was based on the over-riding importance of legal clarity. The 2011 merger lacked legal clarity because of the failure of the responsible council leaders to comply with time-lines regarding a two-month notification period, which they had themselves included as a requirement for the process.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Final decision Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt Archived 2014-01-04 at the Wayback Machine, 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ Gesetz über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden im Land Sachsen-Anhalt den Landkreis Harz betreffend[permanent dead link] (GemNeuglG HZ, §3)
  3. ^ Ingo Kugenbuch (20 February 2013), "Drei Gemeinden sind nach Gerichtsurteil wieder selbstständig", Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (in German), Quedlinburg, retrieved 2013-07-09