Dransfeld is a town in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km west of Göttingen.

Dransfeld
St Martini Church in Dransfeld.
St Martini Church in Dransfeld.
Flag of Dransfeld
Flag
Coat of arms of Dransfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Dransfeld within Göttingen district
Dransfeld in GÖ.svg
Dransfeld is located in Germany
Dransfeld
Dransfeld
Dransfeld is located in Lower Saxony
Dransfeld
Dransfeld
Coordinates: 51°30′N 9°46′E / 51.500°N 9.767°E / 51.500; 9.767Coordinates: 51°30′N 9°46′E / 51.500°N 9.767°E / 51.500; 9.767
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGöttingen
Municipal assoc.Dransfeld
Government
 • MayorRolf Tobien (SPD)
Area
 • Total28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation
302 m (991 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,367
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37127
Dialling codes05502
Vehicle registrationGÖ, HMÜ, DUD, OHA
Websitewww.dransfeld.de

Dransfeld is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Dransfeld.

InfrastructureEdit

TrafficEdit

Bundesstraße 3 runs through Dransfeld connecting it to Göttingen and Hann. Münden and to Bundesautobahn 7, one of the most important motorways in Germany. Bundesautobahn 38 to Halle and Leipzig is also nearby.

Local bus line 120 runs from Göttingen to Hann. Münden up to every 30 minutes and there are several other lines to nearby villages.

The nearby train station in Göttingen is part of the Schnellfahrstrecke Hannover/Würzburg and has regular ICE stops and multiple daily connections to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Basel.

TourismEdit

There is an outdoor pool including a camping area south of the town.

Born in DransfeldEdit

 
JohannesJeep in 1613
  • Johannes Jeep, (1581/1582 – 1644), German organist, choirmaster and composer

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