Schraplau is a town in the Verbandsgemeinde Weida-Land, part of the district of Saalekreis, in the State of Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Querfurt. It is also considered part of the Halle-Leipzig metropolitan area.

Schraplau
Coat of arms of Schraplau
Coat of arms
Location of Schraplau within Saalekreis district
Schraplau in SK.svg
Schraplau is located in Germany
Schraplau
Schraplau
Schraplau is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Schraplau
Schraplau
Coordinates: 51°26′11″N 11°39′54″E / 51.43639°N 11.66500°E / 51.43639; 11.66500Coordinates: 51°26′11″N 11°39′54″E / 51.43639°N 11.66500°E / 51.43639; 11.66500
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
Municipal assoc.Weida-Land
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorFrank Birke
Area
 • Total7.05 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Elevation
116 m (381 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,073
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06279
Dialling codes034774
Vehicle registrationSK

HistoryEdit

The village of Scrabanloch was founded in the 8th century, the exact year remains unknown. Soon after, a castle was built near the settlement. In the 11th century the village received a charter to become a city. Over the time Schraplau has had several names.

Town structureEdit

Schraplau includes Wilhelm-Fichte-Siedlung as well as the neighborhoods of Trautmanshoehe and Schafsee which are also incorporated but lie outside of the main urbanisation.

PoliticsEdit

The incumbent mayor is Frank Birke who has been serving since January 2012.

EducationEdit

Schraplau retains a public elementary school.

 
Limestone quarry

EconomyEdit

Most residents are not employed in Schraplau itself. Notable employers and important service businesses in the town are the Kalkwerk (lime work plant) and the Trink- und Abwasserzweckverband (water works). There is also a bakery, a drug store, and a public house.[2]

RecreationEdit

Schraplau offers a number of green parks and avenues for walking and cycling. A sports stadium is open to everyone and suitable for soccer and other sports. There is also a small church. A public pool, which was built in the 1950s, was renovated in 1994.

InfrastructureEdit

The town is served by public buses of the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund, that connect Schraplau with train stations in Röblingen am See and Querfurt.[3] From Querfurt trains leave for Merseburg, from Röblingen am See for Halle and Nordhausen. The nearest motorway is the new Bundesautobahn 38 Göttingen–Leipzig, which has an exit 3 km (2 mi) south of Schraplau. The railway tracks running through Schraplau are no longer used for public transport and are now only occasionally used for the transport of heavy goods.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ "New Pub in Schraplau". Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (newspaper). Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Liniennetz Region Saalekreis