Oschersleben is a town in the Börde district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The population in 1905 was 13,271, in 2005 about 18,000.

Nicolaikirche Oschersleben
Coat of arms of Oschersleben

Coat of arms
Location of Oschersleben within Börde district
Oschersleben in BK
Oschersleben is located in Germany
Oschersleben is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Coordinates: 52°1′N 11°15′E / 52.017°N 11.250°ECoordinates: 52°1′N 11°15′E / 52.017°N 11.250°E
 • MayorBenjamin Kanngießer (Ind.)
 • Total188.92 km2 (72.94 sq mi)
85 m (279 ft)
 • Total19,630
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
39387, 39398
Dialling codes03949, 039408
WebsiteStadt Oschersleben


Oschersleben is located near the river Bode, 24 miles southwest of Magdeburg in a region called Magdeburger Börde. The river Bode reaches its northernmost point outside the town. Oschersleben is the most important railway station of the Magdeburg–Halberstadt–Thale line.


On November 23, 994 Oschersleben was first mentioned in a document by the Emperor Otto III. In 1235 it was first referred to as a town. In the 17th century most parts of Oschersleben were destroyed by fires. In 1648 it came under Brandenburg's domination. Oschersleben became a district capital in 1816 and was connected to the railway system in 1843.

In the years prior to World War II Oschersleben expanded due to the AGO Flugzeugwerke aircraft factory that was founded there in 1916 and once again needed numerous workers. This military aircraft factory operated under the differing name of "Apparatebau GmbH Oschersleben" during the years of the Third Reich, to retain the AGO acronym. By 1941, AGO was acting as a prime subcontractor for the production of Kurt Tank's Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter, which made it a prime target for Western Allied strategic bomber forces, which attacked the town ten times.

During the period of the German Democratic Republic Oschersleben was a center of agriculture in the region. Besides some industrial establishments settled there, for example the still existing manufacturer of pumps as well as sugar refineries, iron foundries, breweries, machine shops, and brick works.

Since 2000, the Motopark Oschersleben race track is used in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), and other series. In 2005, the circuit was renamed Motorsport Arena Oschersleben because of an insolvency of the investors.

In 1992, a potato processing plant of the company Agrarfrost was built, that produces French fries and potato chips.[2] The plant processes about 140,000 tons of potatoes a year.[3]

Since 2009 it has included the village of Altbrandsleben.


The town lies in the temperate zone and in the rain shadow of the Harz. In this area the long-term annual rainfall average is 489 millimeters (20 inches). Most precipitation here falls in June, averaging around 58 millimeters (2.2 inches). The lowest monthly rainfall in February with 28 mm (1.1 inches).

Sankt Nikolai Oschersleben

St. Nicolai church in Oschersleben


statue in Oschersleben


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ homepage of Agrarfrost Archived 2012-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ State Administration Office Saxony-Anhalt Press Release No: 107/09 Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine

External links

1998 FIA GT Oschersleben 500km

The 1998 Oschersleben 500 was the opening round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Germany, on April 12, 1998.

1999 German Formula Three Championship

The 1999 German Formula Three Championship (German: 1999 Deutsche Formel-3-Meisterschaft) was a multi-event motor racing championship for single-seat open wheel formula racing cars that held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in two-litre Formula Three racing cars built by Dallara and Martini which conform to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 9 May at Sachsenring and ended at Nürburgring on 17 October after nine double-header rounds.

Opel Team BSR driver Christijan Albers became a champion. He clinched the title, winning six of 18 races. Marcel Fässler finished as runner-up with wins at Sachsenring, Oschersleben, and Hockenheim, losing 45 points to Albers. Thomas Jäger was victorious at Zweibrücken, Oschersleben and finished third. The other race winners was Robert Lechner, Yves Olivier and Timo Scheider, who completed the top six in the drivers' championship.

2004 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup

The 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup season was the fourteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Monza on 27 March and finished at Oschersleben on 18 September, after seventeen races.American driver Scott Speed scored eight victories at Hockenheimring, Brno, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Imola and Oschersleben during the season. He took the championship with a round to spare at the wheel of his Motopark Academy-run car, giving team based at Oschersleben their first Eurocup championship after double win on fellow circuit. Second place was not resolved until the final round, as Graff Racing's Simon Pagenaud and Jenzer Motorsport's Colin Fleming battled over the placing. Despite that Fleming was ahead of Pagenaud in both races of final round and scored more points, the French driver became runner-up.

JD Motorsport's Reinhard Kofler took fourth place with one victory at Valencia and took three further podium finishes to confirm fourth. Fleming's team-mate Pascal Kochem won race at Imola and completed the top-five. Cram Competition's Pastor Maldonado won both races in opening round at Monza on his way to eighth place. Other races were won by French drivers Patrick Pilet and Yann Clairay who completed the top-ten. Guest Formula Renault 2000 UK driver Mike Conway claimed win at Donington Park.

2005 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

The 2005 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season was the fifteenth Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. The season began at Zolder on 30 April and finished at Monza on 22 October, after sixteen races.Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi scored six victories at Bugatti Circuit, Oschersleben, Donington Park, Estoril and Monza during the season, he took the championship at the wheel of his Prema Powerteam-run car. Red Bull-backed driver Michael Ammermüller who competed with Jenzer Motorsport was the only Koboyashi's rival for championship title was not resolved until the final round, and Ammermüller finished in series' standings just eight points behind Japanese driver, winning races at Zolder, Valencia, Bilbao and Oschersleben. SG Formula's Yann Clairay amassed three wins on his way to third place in the series standings. Motopark Academy's Filipe Albuquerque completed the top five, despite missing Le Mans round.

2005 FIA WTCC Race of Germany

The 2005 FIA WTCC Race Of Germany was the seventh round of the 2005 World Touring Car Championship season. It was held at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Andy Priaulx took his first win of the season in the first race for BMW, and the second race was won by Alex Zanardi, also for BMW, at a track close to the one where he lost his legs in a crash in 2001.

2006 FIA GT Oschersleben 500km

The 2006 FIA GT Oschersleben 500 km was the third race for the 2006 FIA GT Championship season. It took place on July 2, 2006.

2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours

The 2008 FIA GT Oschersleben 2 Hours was the fourth round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Germany, on June 6, 2008.

2009 FIA WTCC Race of Germany

The 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Germany was the ninth round of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship season, and the fifth running of the FIA WTCC Race of Germany. It was held on 6 September 2009 at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben near Oschersleben, near Magdeburg in Germany. The races were won by BMW drivers Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus.

2009 Oschersleben Formula Two round

The 2009 Oschersleben Formula Two round was the sixth round of the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship season. It was held on 5 and 6 September 2009 at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben at Oschersleben, Germany. The first race was won by Andy Soucek, with Mirko Bortolotti and Kazim Vasiliauskas also on the podium. The second race was won by Mikhail Aleshin, with Andy Soucek and Julien Jousse also on the podium.

2010 German Formula Three Championship

The 2010 ATS F3 Cup was the eighth edition of the German F3 Cup. The season consisted of nine race weekends, totalling eighteen races, beginning on 10 April at Oschersleben and ending on 3 October at the same venue.

HS Technik driver Tom Dillmann became the first French driver to win the championship title after a title battle with Van Amersfoort Racing's Daniel Abt. Dillmann, who won six races during the season had held a seven-point championship lead into the final race over Abt, who won the opening race at Oschersleben to go with his other win at Assen, which meant that Abt had to finish in the top two placings to have a mathematical chance of overhauling Dillmann, but a broken lambda sensor eliminated Abt from challenging Dillmann. Also resolved at the final round was the battle for third place between Motopark Academy rookie and three-time race winner Kevin Magnussen and Abt's Van Amersfoort team-mate Stef Dusseldorp, who won races at Oschersleben and Assen. Magnussen had led Dusseldorp by two points with one race to run, but Dusseldorp lost the opportunity for third place after failing to start the final race; he stalled at the first start and was rammed from behind by Magnussen's team-mate Jimmy Eriksson and accident damage prevented from restarting. Despite finishing behind Abt in the overall championship, Magnussen's consistent finishing won him the rookie championship.

Felix Rosenqvist finished best of the rest for Performance Racing, winning two races at Assen along with six second place finishes for a fifth place championship finish. Eriksson at EuroSpeedway Lausitz, the third Van Amersfoort car of Willi Steindl in the final Oschersleben race and Brandl Racing's Nico Monien in a one-off appearance at Hockenheim also won races during the season. In the secondary Trophy class, twelve class wins in sixteen races enabled Riccardo Brutschin to take a dominant championship win, as he finished 21 points clear of Aleksey Karachev, who took his only class win at the final race of the season in which Brutschin was absent as he competed in the Cup class. Aki Sandberg also won at Oschersleben as he finished third in class. Aleksi Tuukkanen and Daniel Aho both took two victories in part-seasons, while Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion Mikhail Aleshin made a guest appearance in the class at Oschersleben, taking two on-the-road victories but was ineligible for championship points.

2010 Oschersleben Formula Two round

The 2010 Oschersleben Formula Two round was the eighth round of the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship season. It will be held on September 4 and 5, 2010 at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Oschersleben, Germany.

2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season was the 31st German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 16 April at Oschersleben and finished on 16 October at Hockenheimring after eight double-header meetings, It was a support championship for the ADAC GT Masters Oschersleben round and Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season.

2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

The 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season wasthe 33rd German Porsche Carrera Cup season. It began on 14 April at Oschersleben and finished on 23 September at Hockenheimring after six double-header meetings, It is a support championship for the ADAC GT Masters.

AGO Flugzeugwerke

AGO Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company from 1911 until 1945. The initials AGO had a variety of meanings (such as Aktiengesellschaft Otto) during the company's lifetime, but in its final version stood for Apparatebau GmbH Oschersleben. At its peak, the company employed around 4,500 people.

Adolf Strauss (general)

Adolf Strauß (6 September 1879 – 20 March 1973) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. As with all German armies on the Eastern Front, Strauß's 9th Army implemented the criminal Commissar Order.As commander of the II Army Corps, Strauß participated in the German Invasion of Poland. On 30 May 1940, he was appointed commander of the 9th Army in France. Strauß participated in Operation Barbarossa with Army Group Centre. In January 1942 he was replaced in command of the 9th Army by Walter Model following the initial breakthrough of the Soviet forces during commencement of the Rzhev Battles. He died on 20 March 1973 in Lübeck. Mentioned by Sven Hassel in wheels of terror

FIA WTCC Race of Germany

The FIA WTCC Race of Germany is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, which originally was held at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany.

The race was run at Oschersleben every year since the return of the series in 2005 season to 2011. It was left off the 2012 calendar. The event returned to the calendar in 2015, this time hosted at the Nürburgring Nordschleife as part of the 24 Hours Nürburgring weekend. The races are three laps each.

FIM Endurance World Championship

Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) is the premier worldwide endurance motorcycle racing championship. The championship season consists of a series of endurance races (with a duration of eight, twelve or twenty-four hours) held on permanent racing facilities. The results of each race are combined to determine three World Championships, riders, teams and manufacturers.

Until 2016, the championship is held on a yearly basis, but in order to take advantage of the winter break in MotoGP and Superbikes season, since September 2016 it runs from September to July, with the European races held in September, and then spring and summer of the next year.

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is 3.667 kilometres (2.28 mi) long race track with a width of 11–13 meters and elevation changes of 23 metres. The circuit is located in Oschersleben, Börde (approximately 30 km from Magdeburg), Germany. Its fairly flat contours create a smooth, fast circuit.Opened on 25 July 1997 as Motopark Oschersleben, it was Germany's fourth permanent racecourse, after Nürburgring, Hockenheimring and Sachsenring.

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben was a venue for FIA's European Touring Car Championship from 2001 to 2004 and the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 to 2011.

Wolfenbüttel–Oschersleben railway

The Wolfenbüttel–Oschersleben railway runs through the border area of the German states of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony. It was opened in 1843 and was one of the oldest long-distance railways in Germany. All traffic from Berlin and Central Germany ran over it to Hanover and the Ruhr area until the beginning of the 1870s. Afterwards it lost importance, but remained an important line for East-West traffic.

After 1945, the line between Jerxheim and Gunsleben was interrupted by the inner German border. The section of line remaining in East Germany between Oschersleben and Gunsleben was downgraded to a branch line, but traffic ended on it in 1992. Only the section from Wolfenbüttel to Schöppenstedt has remained in operation since 2007.

Towns and municipalities in the district of Börde


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