Bruchstedt

Bruchstedt is a municipality in the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district of Thuringia, Germany.

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Location of Bruchstedt within Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district
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Bruchstedt is located in Germany
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Bruchstedt
Bruchstedt is located in Thuringia
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Bruchstedt
Coordinates: 51°10′0″N 10°46′0″E / 51.16667°N 10.76667°E / 51.16667; 10.76667Coordinates: 51°10′0″N 10°46′0″E / 51.16667°N 10.76667°E / 51.16667; 10.76667
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictUnstrut-Hainich-Kreis
Municipal assoc.Bad Tennstedt
Government
 • MayorWalter Tückhardt
Area
 • Total6.79 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Elevation
218 m (715 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total272
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
99955
Dialling codes036041
Vehicle registrationUH
Websitewww.badtennstedt.de

HistoryEdit

At the beginning of the 9th century Bruchstedt was first mentioned in a directory of the Patrimony of the Archbishop Lullus († 786), Hersfeld Abbey as Brutstede in context with Tennstedt. ( Dennistede )

Bruchstedt was affected in 1663 by the witch-hunt. Anna Maria Lorenzen got into a witch-hunt and was punished with banishment.[2]

1816 came Bruchstedt due to the Congress of Vienna to the Kreis Langensalza of the Prussian Province of Saxony.

On the night of 23 May to 24 May 1950, due to a severe weather a flash flood devastated the place. Water heights height up to 3.50 meters have been achieved. Eight citizens and most of the livestock were victims of the disaster. In a state-organized effort the place was re-built by 3000 workers within 50 days. Of the disaster night remembers a memorial stone with the names of the eight victims. Every year a party takes place in memory of the unique solidarity action.[3]

 
German Federal Archives, Bruchstedt, Information panel to new buildings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.
  2. ^ Ronald Füssel: Die Hexenverfolgungen im Thüringer Raum, Veröffentlichungen des Arbeitskreises für historische Hexen- und Kriminalitätsforschung in Norddeutschland, Band 2, Hamburg 2003, S. 255.
  3. ^ "60 Jahre Umweltkatastrophe von Bruchstedt" - Schriftenreihe der TLUG, Nr. 92