Iden, Saxony-Anhalt

Iden is a municipality in the district of Stendal in Saxony -Anhalt ( Germany ). It belongs to the municipality Arneburg - Goldbeck.

  • 4.1 traffic
  • 4.2 Education


Iden is on the edge of the Altmark in Brushes, about ten kilometers away from the river Elbe and about 13 kilometers east of the town Osterburg ( Altmark).

Identity consists of the main village and the hamlets Ides Busch, Büttnershof, Germer Location, Kannenberg and Rohrbeck.


Iden, bush and Rohrbeck were originally farming villages with manor and a small number of artisans, by the end of the 19th century came a noticeable economic development through steam air, rail, sugar beet cultivation and animal breeding. It originated with the estate a recognized pattern operation. Beginning in 1945, agricultural science was operated in Iden; the former estate was handed over for research purposes of the University of Halle. Teaching and training were operated, scientists moved into the community to work here. In 1962, the experimental farm Ides then became the Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry of the German Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Berlin. 1972 called it the Institute for cattle production with a focus on technology.

In the course of municipal reform the then independent municipality Sandauerholz was incorporated into Iden on 1 July 2009.


In the local elections on 14 June 2004, it gave the following results:

  • IoM: 38.1%
  • Free Wählergemeinschaft Iden: 26.9 %
  • Wählergemeinschaft Rohrbeck: 10.6%
  • Individual candidates: 9.8%
  • The Left: 6.4%
  • CDU: 5.1%
  • SPD: 3.1%

Coat of arms

Blazon: " From quartered silver and green; Field 1, a black cow head, an open field 2 silver book, box 3 three silver spikes, field 4 a black gear. "

As early as 1984, when Iden committed his 650 - year celebrations, a local coat of arms has been developed. There was neither legal principles to municipal coat of arms used in the GDR still taken into consideration by the government on heraldic rules of a coat of arms, was developed as the "coat of arms " are also performed over the years in common law.

Originally the coat of arms of Iden was a three pass with bovine head, ears and an open book on which all kinds of graphics ( Gaussian bell curve, etc. ) could be seen. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, when there were local to crest again legal liabilities, the community then handed a one gevierten shield. He included the symbols cow head ( cattle ), book ( research and teaching ), ears ( crop production ) and gear ( technology). As several deficiencies on the part of the reviewers of the Landeshauptarchiv were objected to, the Kommunalheraldiker Jörg Mantzsch from Magdeburg received in March 2002 by the local council commissioned associated with Flag and Seal to develop a correct and legally valid heraldic coat of arms. This coat of arms was adopted unanimously at the council meeting on 12 March 2002 after previous discussion.



From Ides of lead country roads in the surrounding towns Osterburg (Altmark ) Advertise (Elbe ) and the Elbe ferry to Sandau (Elbe ). The nearest train stations are in Osterburg and Goldbeck at the track Magdeburg- Wittenberg; on the Ides leading light railway Goldbeck -Advertise (Elbe ) was decommissioned in 1971.


In Iden is the center for technology and animal husbandry, which serves to educate resident farmers. So today is a resident of the Ides Teaching and Research Institute of Animal Husbandry and Technology of the State of Saxony- Anhalt. Crop production, cattle breeding and science and teaching are therefore continue to be represented in the city and give it his face.

Furthermore, there is a primary school and a kindergarten.

Culture and sights

At the birthplace of the 1943 murdered communist miner, working athlete and fighter Spain Franz Zielasko there is a commemorative plaque. In Ides, there is also a church from the 9th century. In the district Büttnershof is the from the time around 1750 originating Manor Büttnershof.