Leinefelde-Worbis

Leinefelde-Worbis is a town in the district of Eichsfeld, in northwestern Thuringia, Germany. The town was formed on March 16, 2004, from the former independent towns Leinefelde and Worbis along with the municipalities of Breitenbach and Wintzingerode. In July 2018 the former municipality of Hundeshagen, and in January 2019 Kallmerode was merged into Leinefelde-Worbis. The population before the amalgamation was 14,387 for Leinefelde, 5,541 for Worbis, 1,021 for Breitenbach and 614 for Wintzingerode. The 10 parts of Leinefelde-Worbis are Leinefelde, Worbis, Breitenbach, Kirchohmfeld, Birkungen, Beuren, Hundeshagen, Kaltohmfeld, Wintzingrode, Kallmerode and Breitenholz.

Leinefelde-Worbis

Coat of arms
Location of Leinefelde-Worbis within Eichsfeld district
Leinefelde-Worbis
Leinefelde-Worbis
Coordinates: 51°23′0″N 10°20′0″E
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictEichsfeld
Subdivisions10
Government
  MayorMarko Grosa (CDU)
Area
  Total110.18 km2 (42.54 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total20,124
  Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37327, 37339
Dialling codes03605, 036074
Vehicle registrationEIC, HIG, WBS
Websitewww.leinefelde-worbis.de

Transport

Leinefelde station is located on the Halle–Hann. Münden and the Gotha–Leinefelde railways.

Bear sanctuary

Since 1997 Worbis has become known for its bear sanctuary, the Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis, which is operated by the German animal welfare organisation Aktion Tier – Menschen für Tiere (formerly Deutsches Tierhilfswerk).

People

Leinefelde is the birthplace of Johann Carl Fuhlrott, the discoverer of Neanderthal man.

Worbis is the birthplace of Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), the London second-hand bookseller and publisher, and of Barbara Saß-Viehweger (born 1943), a German politician, lawyer and civil law notary.

References

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