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Ortsteil of Bad Harzburg
Harlingerode from the north with the Brocken in the further background, 2016
Harlingerode from the north with the Brocken in the further background, 2016
Location of Harlingerode
Harlingerode is located in Germany
Harlingerode is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 51°54′33″N 10°31′13″E / 51.90917°N 10.52028°E / 51.90917; 10.52028Coordinates: 51°54′33″N 10°31′13″E / 51.90917°N 10.52028°E / 51.90917; 10.52028
StateLower Saxony
TownBad Harzburg
 • Total9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
 • Total3,082
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05322
Vehicle registrationGS

Harlingerode (German pronunciation: [ˈhaʁ.lɪŋɘˌʁoːdɘ]) is a village in Germany and district of Bad Harzburg in the district of Goslar in Lower Saxony. As of December 31, 2017, Harlingerode had a population of 3,082.


Partial building of the Zinkhütte Harlingerode, 2009

Harlingerode was first mentioned as Gut Heregeltingerode (Estate of Heregeltingerode) on June 3, 1053 in a deed of donatio by Henry III and as Herlingerode in 1181. The stem Harl- is derived from a settlor Herilo, which is ultimately rooted in a Proto-Germanic stem *harjaz meaning "army", still visible in German "Heer" and obsolete English "here". -ingerode is a locally widespread ending around the northern Harz region that served as a generic suffix for town names derived by any personal names (compare Wernigerode and Elbingerode). Due to its interval of usage, it can be concluded Harlingerode was founded between the 9th and 11th century.[1]

The village gained further importance during the 1930s when activities of mining industry were drastically increasing, the Zinkhütte Harlingerode was built in 1934, which made up the technologically most modern zinc mill in Germany up to the 70's. The demand of housing space owing to the immigration of mineworkers caused to rebuild the abandoned village Göttingerode south of the main town in the same year, after a drastic decrease of profitability due to falling metal prices, said zinc mill dropped its main processing in 1970 and further secondary activities in 2000. Several succeeding companies of recycling and zinc oxide industry have settled down since the 1990s.

Harlingerode was incorporated into the city of Bad Harzburg in July 1, 1972.


The next important roads are the highway-like built Bundesstraße 6 and the Bundesautobahn 395. Harlingerode is penetrated by the railway Bad Harzburg–Oker.



  • Alfred Breustedt: 950 Jahre Harlingerode. 1053–2003. (Village chronicle) Harlingerode 2003, OCLC 249318716.


  1. ^ Gerhard Köbler: Bode in der deutschen Ortsgeschichte, 2016-12-21 on koeblergerhard.de, written on Dezember 21, 2016, called on September 13, 2017 [German]