Helmstedt is a medium size city by German standards with a population of 28,000. It is located on the Autobahn leading from Hannover to Berlin. The city has a long and rich history, going back 2,500 years. An ancient grave site on the edge of the city is witness to that. Helmstedt is a town on the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the District of Helmstedt. The historic university and Hanseatic city conserves an important monumental heritage of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings, as well as numerous timber framed houses.
Helmstedt County, with a population of over 100,000 residents is a very close-knit community. Primary employment includes auto manufacturing (Volkswagen), coal and salt mining, mercantile and tourism.St. Ludgery Monastery.
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Sister City Date
May 29, 1983