Bornhagen is a municipality in the district of Eichsfeld in Thuringia, Germany, located at the foot of the ruins of Hanstein Castle. The town district Rimbach is positioned directly south of the castle citadel at an elevation of 370 m. Bornhagen is located 22km south of Göttingen, 85km northwest of the state capital Erfurt and 270km southwest of Berlin. It is the westernmost settlement in Thuringia but does not contain the westernmost point which is 75km south near Geisa.

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Location of Bornhagen within Eichsfeld district
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Bornhagen is located in Germany
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Bornhagen is located in Thuringia
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Coordinates: 51°20′37″N 9°56′38″E / 51.34361°N 9.94389°E / 51.34361; 9.94389Coordinates: 51°20′37″N 9°56′38″E / 51.34361°N 9.94389°E / 51.34361; 9.94389
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictEichsfeld
Municipal assoc.Hanstein-Rusteberg
Government
 • MayorMario-Paul Apel
Area
 • Total6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total348
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37318
Dialling codes036081
Vehicle registrationEIC
Websitewww.vg-hanstein-rusteberg.de

Hanstein Castle was mentioned for the first time in official documents in the 9th century in Corvey Monastery, and is considered one of the largest castle ruins in central Germany. In the Middle Ages, the castle served as a prison. During the Thirty Years' War, it was partly destroyed by Swedish troops, after which it was no longer inhabited on a regular basis. Reconstruction work was begun on the castle in 1985 with the support of the local heritage society. The three-wing altar from the former castle chapel can be viewed in the Catholic Church in Rimbach.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.