Hellingen

Hellingen is a village and a former municipality in the region Heldburger Land in the district of Hildburghausen, in Thuringia, Germany. Since 1 January 2019, it is part of the town Heldburg. It was the southernmost municipality in Thuringia, and the second-southernmost in what was formerly East Germany (following Bad Brambach in Saxony).

Hellingen
Ortsteil of Heldburg
Coat of arms of Hellingen
Coat of arms
Location of Hellingen
Hellingen is located in Germany
Hellingen
Hellingen
Hellingen is located in Thuringia
Hellingen
Hellingen
Coordinates: 50°15′0″N 10°40′59″E / 50.25000°N 10.68306°E / 50.25000; 10.68306Coordinates: 50°15′0″N 10°40′59″E / 50.25000°N 10.68306°E / 50.25000; 10.68306
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictHildburghausen
TownHeldburg
Area
 • Total44.55 km2 (17.20 sq mi)
Elevation
299 m (981 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)
 • Total991
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
98663
Dialling codes036871
Vehicle registrationHBN

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Hellingen was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

CultureEdit

Hellingen has got one of the last monuments dedicated to Lenin in Germany: a memorial stone placed in the Schiller Platz in 1970.[1]

ReferencesEdit

Norbert Klaus Fuchs: Das Heldburger Land – ein historischer Reiseführer (The Land of Heldburg – a Historical Guide); Bad Langensalza, Verlag Rockstuhl, 2013, ISBN 978-3-86777-349-2