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Halberstadt

(häl`bərshtät), city (1994 pop. 43,030), Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany. It is an industrial center and rail junction and has sugar-refining, metal-processing, and engineering plants. Manufactures include machinery, rubber, and processed food. Halberstadt was made an episcopal see in 814. It was burned (1179) by Henry the Lion; after Henry's fall (1180) the bishopric of Halberstadt was given in temporal fief to the bishops by Emperor Frederick I. The city became (13th–14th cent.) a flourishing trade center. In 1648 it was annexed by Brandenburg. Halberstadt was severely damaged in World War II. Noteworthy buildings include the Cathedral of St. Stephen (13th–17th cent.) and the Liebfrauenkirche, a 12th-century church.

Halberstadt

 

a city in the German Democratic Republic, in Magdeburg District, on the Holtemme River, in the northern foothills of the Harz Mountains. Population, 46,800 (1973). Halberstadt produces furniture, industrial rubber goods, and machinery, including diesel engines and agricultural equipment. It also has a food-processing industry. The city has the Heineanum museum, which is devoted to birds.

Important examples of architecture include the Romanesque Church of Our Lady (12th century) and the Gothic town hall (14th—17th centuries). Many new residential and public buildings have been constructed; notable are the apartment houses on Rathenau Strasse (1957, architects E. Schulze, R. Mueller, and others).

REFERENCE

Doering, O. Die Kirchen von Halberstadt. Augsburg, 1927.

Halberstadt

a town in central Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt: industrial centre noted for its historic buildings. Pop.: 40 014 (2003 est.)
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