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Coordinates: 51°37′N 9°34′E / 51.617°N 9.567°E / 51.617; 9.567Coordinates: 51°37′N 9°34′E / 51.617°N 9.567°E / 51.617; 9.567
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Northeim
  Mayor Hartmut Koch (UWG)
  Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 3,176
  Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37194
Dialling codes 05572
Vehicle registration NOM

Bodenfelde is a municipality in the district of Northeim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Weser, approx. 35 km north of Kassel, and 30 km northwest of Göttingen at the southwest border of the Solling-Vogler Nature Park.

The Weser-river near Bodenfelde, the town is in the background


Bodenfelde was first mentioned in a document signed by Louis the Pious in 833. In the High Middle Ages Bodenfelde was a part of the county of Dassel. Amelith, Nienover, Polier and Wahmbeck are villages nearby Bodenfelde which were incorporated in 1974.

There used to be a Jewish community in Bodenfelde. with the impending oppression of the Nazi regime, they left. Having been sold to a farmer in 1937, the wooden synagogue from 1825 survived Kristallnacht when the owner defended it from vandals. In the early twenty-first century, the half-timbered building was dismantled and exactly re-constructed in nearby Goettingen, which had a Jewish community in need of a synagogue (the local one having been destroyed during Kristallnacht.[2]

In 2008 the murderer nicknamed the Black Widow was convicted. Over a period of two decades, she had seduced and killed or had killed four elderly men for their money.[3]

Notable Person

Jacob Freudenthal


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