Saint Joseph Church
|• Mayor||Marlies Cassuhn (Ind.)|
|• Total||54.28 km2 (20.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||126 m (413 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||BK, BÖ, HDL, OC, OK, WMS, WZL|
- 1009 first documentary mention
- 1274 Ruthger von Blumenthal appointed Vogt of Wolmirstedt
- 1348 the Emperor Charles IV stays in the town; issues decree releasing the burghers of Pritzwalk, Havelberg, Perleberg and Kyritz from their feudal duty to Louis of Bavaria.
- 1475 Dietrich von Quitzow's men raid the town.
- 1590 municipal law
- heavy destruction in the Thirty Years' War
Wolmirstedt was until 1994 district town of the Wolmirstedt District. In this year the districts Haldensleben and Wolmirstedt were united to form the Ohrekreis, with the seat of district administration in Haldensleben. In 2007, the Ohrekreis was merged with the Bördekreis district to form the Börde district.
- Historical town centre
- Castle and historical castle church (northern brick gothic)
In Wolmirstedt there is a large substation for 380kV. On the area of this transformer an HVDC back-to-back station with a transmission rate of 600 megawatts was planned, but this plan was canceled after the German reunification in 1990, because it was decided to synchronize electricity mains of East and West Germany. The 380kV line running from the transformer station Wolmirstedt to the shut-down nuclear power station Lubmin is the longest power line in Germany.
Sons and daughters of the cityEdit
- Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575–1612), Queen of Denmark
- Christian Wilhelm of Brandenburg (1587–1665), Markgraf
- Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten (1706–1757), the theologian at the Friedrichs-University Halle
- Friedrich Schrader (1865–1922), journalist and writer
- Hans Schmidt (1877–1953), theologian
- Gerd Domhardt (1945–1997), composer
- Steffen Wesemann (born 1971), cyclist
- Carlo Westphal (born 1985), cyclist
- Media related to Wolmirstedt at Wikimedia Commons