Woltersdorf, Lower Saxony

Woltersdorf is a municipality in the district Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Woltersdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Woltersdorf within Lüchow-Dannenberg district
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Woltersdorf is located in Germany
Woltersdorf
Woltersdorf
Woltersdorf is located in Lower Saxony
Woltersdorf
Woltersdorf
Coordinates: 52°57′N 11°13′E / 52.950°N 11.217°E / 52.950; 11.217Coordinates: 52°57′N 11°13′E / 52.950°N 11.217°E / 52.950; 11.217
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc.Lüchow (Wendland)
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorClaudia Hennings (CDU)
Area
 • Total27.97 km2 (10.80 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total895
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29497
Dialling codes05841
Vehicle registrationDAN

The municipality Woltersdorf includes the villages Woltersdorf, Klein Breese, Lichtenberg and Thurau.

Famous sites around Woltersdorf are the Brautstein ("stone of the bride") and the Feldkirche ("church on the field"). Both of them can be seen in the coat of arms of Woltersdorf. Former is a formation of ancient boulders left there by glaciers in the ice-age and has a legend to it, latter has a little stone in its walls which was taken from the Slavic population and was built into the church. The stone shows a face that the Slavic population obviously prayed to. The Christians built it into their church to show their superiority.

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