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Langewiesen
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Description

Langewiesen is a town in the Ilm-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Ilm, 4 km southeast of Ilmenau.

Country: Germany | State: Thuringia | District: Ilm-Kreis | Area: 27.51 km˛ | Population: 3,600 (December 2008)

History

Chronicle of Events

Jul 25, 1198
Sep 17, 1204

1408

1408
1421

1500

Langewiesen is mentioned for the first time
Bohemian troops take control over Stadtilm and Langewiesen.
The devastated the area and burn the village Langewiesen
Carl Günther XXXII von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen sell the village Langewiesen
to the Knights of Witzleben
A fire broke out and destroyed, among others, the church and the Council building
The Counts of Schwarzburg-Leutenberg sold his share in Langewiesen Heinrich XXIV
von Schwarzburg
Count Balthasar II von Schwarzburg-Leutenberg sold his share in Langewiesen to
Günther XXXIX., Herrn zu Arnstadt

1503
1533
1536

Langewiesen becomes an appointed "spots"
The first school is established in Langewiesen
The first pastor is hired

1611
1625-1638
May 15, 1675

1677
May 5, 1678
Jul 23, 1681
Jan 29, 1697

With the introduction of an order of the fire extinguishing system started in Langewiesen
The church is robbed of its jewelry when looting in the 30-year war
A large fire destroyed 154 houses, 200 barns and stables, the church, the parsonage and the
school building
Barbara Kramer was executed for witchcraft
The reconstruction of the burned Rathaus (Town Hall) began
A fire destroyed 75 houses
The municipality bought a house in the Ratsgasse, which was used as a school with three classes

Nov 28, 1706
Jun 19, 1722
1723
Mar 15, 1728
Jan 24, 1736
Oct 21, 1742
Feb 16, 1746

Oct 9, 1755
1770
Jul 31, 1771
Jul 19, 1772
Dec 5, 1774
Jun 28, 1776

The new organ in the church will be reviewed by the Arnstadt organist J.S. Bach
The new cemetery was officially opened
Founding of the Schützengesellschaft
Öhrenstock got its first teacher and separated itself from the school of Langewiesen
The last Oehrenstöcker in Langewiesener is buried at the cemetery
46 houses and barns are destroyed in a fire
Johann Jacob Wilhelm Heinse was baptized.
His most widely read novels are Ardinghello and Hildegard von Hohenthal
The newly repaired Peterskirche is inaugurated
178 people died in a great famine
76 houses, including the rectory and the school burn down
In another fire 47 houses, the Rathaus (town hall) and the school buildings are destroyed
The newly built school for boys in the Ratsgasse is inaugurated
The knob of the Town Hall tower is placed

1803 22. June
1832
1835
1840
1848
1849
Feb 8, 1855
1864/1865
1865
1864-1866
1867
1879
Dec 12, 1881
1896

Johann Wilhelm Heinse died in Aschaffenburg
Founding of the Musikverein
Founding of the singing club
The construction of a training school and the kindergarten begins
Langewiesen makes an application to open a post office
Peterskirche receives a new organ
Langewiesen receives its town charter
Langewiesen get a post office 3rd Class
The first organized fire department of the members of the Athletic Club was founded
Years of immigration and emigration
Construction of a new school building on Hauptstraße (Main Street)
There are eight standpipes in In Langewiesen
The opening of the railway line Ilmenau-Langewiesen-Gehren
The factory " Max Muth " thermometer-maker was founded

1902
1908
Feb 28, 1910
1921
Dec 9, 1924
1925
1926
Oct 12, 1931
1932

Langewiesen is connected to the high-pressure water pipe
The Langewiesener corridor has 39 ponds
The inn " Deutscher Kaiser " in the Petersstraße burns down
Tere is emergency money in Langewiesen t
The first electric light burning in Langewiesen
The high school is opened
The inn "Ehrenburg" burns down
The Rathaus (town hall) is burning
The new building of the Rathaus is on for a Schwammbefall

Notable Residents

Johann Jacob Wilhelm Heinse, German writer and librarian
Wilhelm Höpflinger, inventors in the field of ball bearings
Oscar Schlegelmilch, founder of the eponymous Porcelain Factory

 

Bach Connection

In Langewiesen J.S. Bach had to examine the organ in the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) on November 28, 1706.

After a couple of fires the late gothic building was replaced in the years between 1675-1680. The northern tower is from 1731/1732, the windows were altered in 1817. In 1991 the church was renovated last.

Source: Reisewege zu Bach - Travelling Ways to Bach (Michael Imhof Verlag, 2003), p. 70

Events in Life History of J.S. Bach

Date/Year

Event

Arnstadt (1703-1707)

Nov 28, 1706

Organ examination at Langewiesen, near Gehren

Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works: None.

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: None.

 

Features of Interest

Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
Rathaus

Information & Links

Tourist-Information Langewiesen
Ratsstraße 9
98704 Langewiesen
Tel.: 03677 807720 | Fax: 03677 807777
e-mail: touristinformation@langewiesen.de

Stadt Langewiesen (Official Website) [German]
Tourist-Information Langewiesen [German]
Cityreview: Thüringen > Langewiesen [German]
Langewiesen (Meinestadt) [German]
Langewiesen (Wikimedia) [Photos]

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March 2004 - December 2009)

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