Stolberg (Harz)

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Coordinates 51°34′N 10°57′E / 51.56667, 10.95Coordinates: 51°34′N 10°57′E / 51.56667, 10.95
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz District
Municipality Südharz
Basic statistics
Area 67.52 km2 (26.07 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m  (1116 ft)
Population 1,286  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 19 /km2 (49 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate SGH
Postal code 06547
Area code 034654

Stolberg is a town (sometimes itself called 'Harz' in historical references) and a former municipality in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz District, in the German Free State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated in the southern part of the Harz mountains, approx. 27 kilometers (17 mi) west of Sangerhausen, and 13 km (8 mi) northeast of Nordhausen. Since 1 September 2010, it is part of the municipality Südharz.

History Edit

Stolberg was established as a settlement for miners in the year 1000; use of this area for the mining industry can be traced back to the year 794, however. Iron, monel, silver, tin and gold were degraded. Town status was awarded to Stolberg (Harz) before 1300. Coins were stamped in Stolberg since the High Middle Ages. The flowering time of this handcraft was during the 16th century. Mining was discontinued in the 17th century.

Harz map

Harz region -- relief map

Stolberg was the residence and family seat of the medieval Counts of Stolberg. In 1548 it became the seat of Stolberg-Stolberg. In 1738 the counts of Stolberg were forced to recognize the suzerainty of the Electorate of Saxony. The town was awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia in the 1815 Congress of Vienna; Stolberg was subsequently administered in the Prussian Province of Saxony. In 1833, Stolberg had 2,392 inhabitants. At the beginning of the 20th century, Stolberg became a tourist town. In 1923, a railway to BergaKelbra was opened. The town has been a health resort since 1946.

Main sightsEdit

Stolberg (Harz), Rathaus am Markt

Town hall (left)

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