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Cremlingen
Destedt Castle
Destedt Castle
Coat of arms of Cremlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Cremlingen within Wolfenbüttel district
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Cremlingen is located in Germany
Cremlingen
Cremlingen
Cremlingen is located in Lower Saxony
Cremlingen
Cremlingen
Coordinates: 52°14′56″N 10°39′15″E / 52.24889°N 10.65417°E / 52.24889; 10.65417Coordinates: 52°14′56″N 10°39′15″E / 52.24889°N 10.65417°E / 52.24889; 10.65417
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWolfenbüttel
Government
 • MayorDetlef Kaatz (SPD)
Area
 • Total59.25 km2 (22.88 sq mi)
Elevation
119 m (390 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,111
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38162
Dialling codes05306
Vehicle registrationWF
Websitewww.cremlingen.de

Cremlingen is a municipality in the district of Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany. It borders Lehre, Königslutter, Sickte, and Braunschweig. Parts of it are adjacent to the Elm hills.

History[edit]

Stone monument at the site of the former concentration camp

From May 8, 1944 until April 12, 1945 a concentration camp was established in the quarter Schandelah.[2] The camp was a subcamp to the Neuengamme concentration camp.

Until its deestablishment in 1974, the municipalities later merged into Cremlingen were part of the district of Braunschweig.

Traffic[edit]

The municipality has 2 train stations in the towns of Schandelah and Weddel at the railroad from Braunschweig to Magdeburg; Weddel is also served by trains towards Wolfsburg (Weddel loop).

The Federal Highway 1 crosses the municipality from east to west, and since the end of September 2006 Cremlingen has a connection point to the Federal Motorway (Bundesautobahn 39), which offers quick connections both to Wolfsburg and Braunschweig.

Division of the municipality[edit]

Cremlingen was established in 1974 by merging the former municipalities of

  • Abbenrode
  • Cremlingen
  • Destedt
  • Gardessen
  • Hemkenrode
  • Hordorf
  • Klein Schöppenstedt
  • Schandelah
  • Schulenrode
  • Weddel

Notable places[edit]

View from the Elm to the West
Historic farm building in Hemkenrode

Cremlingen hosts the Cremlingen transmitter, a major medium wave antenna used for broadcasting Deutschlandfunk.

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