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Elend (Saxony-Anhalt) Overview

This part of the valley is known locally as Elendstal ("Elend's valley"). Elend is a municipality in the borough of Oberharz am Brocken in the district of Harz in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and lies at a height of 505 m above NN. Until 1990 it lay Elend close by the Inner German Border.

Things to See in Elend (Saxony-Anhalt)

Not far from Elend is the Helenenruh, a rocky ridge with outstanding views, which is checkpoint no. 21 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.

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More about the History of Elend (Saxony-Anhalt)

Walther Grosse mentions fields under the Elend Road (unter dem elendischen Wege) for the first time in a manuscript of field names in the Amt of Elbingerode for 1483. In a Vogtei account for the Amt of Elbingerode (Harz) dated 1506/07 there is an entry which states: "Income from the sawmill at Elend in the Forest XII March" (Innome von der Sagemoln zum Elende deß Forst XII Mar[k]). There are a lot of indications that this sawmill had existed for some time before that.

Elend lies in the Bode valley in the High Harz in central Germany.

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