City of Schmalkalden
Location of Haindorf in Schmalkalden
Partial view (2012)
The village of Haindorf is a district of the university town of Schmalkalden in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen and is located in the lower Schmalkalden valley in Thuringia. Today, about 290 people live in the village. Significant is the former pilgrimage church, whose construction was begun in 1444.
Haindorf was first mentioned in a document in 1335. Throughout the centuries, the village was dominated by agriculture. The former pilgrimage church has been used since the Reformation as a parish church for the villages of Haindorf and Mittelschmalkalden, as well as for Aue and Volkers over long periods of time. The village belonged to the Schmalkalden office of the Hessian Schmalkalden dominion.
Today Haindorf is a district of the town of Schmalkalden. It lost its independence on 1 July 1950, when it was incorporated together with Aue into Mittelschmalkalden. On 1 June 1994, Mittelschmalkalden was incorporated into the town of Schmalkalden.
- Robert Eberhardt: Chronicle of the Lower Schmalkalden Valley. Haindorf, Mittelschmalkalden, Aue, Volkers, Möckers. R. Eberhardt, Schmalkalden 2007.
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- Federal Statistical Office: Municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new Länder. Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7.
- StBA: Changes in Germany’s municipalities, see 1994