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Friedensau, an economic factor in a rural area

Friedensau, an economic factor in a rural area

Friedensau in Magdeburg / Germany, 28.03.2012/APD. The district of Friedensau belongs to the city of Möckern close to Magdeburg. “Friedensau is definitely an economic factor in the rural area of Saxony-Anhalt”, said the Chancellor of the Adventist Theolog

March 28, 2012 | H.Bodenmann APD-CH.


Friedensau in Magdeburg / Germany, 28.03.2012/APD. The district of Friedensau belongs to the city of Möckern close to Magdeburg. “Friedensau is definitely an economic factor in the rural area of Saxony-Anhalt”, said the Chancellor of the Adventist Theological Seminary Friedensau, Roland Nickel. Since 1990, about 100 million euros have been invested in construction and maintenance of Friedensau.


The village is mainly inhabited by Seventh-day Adventists. Located next to the university, there is a retirement and nursing home belonging to the church plus a local kindergarten. The population of the village is about 500, not including the students. “The population

doubled, encouraged by the trend in East Germany”, said Nickel. Friedensau employs 150 people. Each year about 6,000 rooms are registered as used in the guest house of the college, in fact, 12,000-18,000 people come to visit annually. Scouts from all over Germany gather in Friedensau each year for tent camps.
In 1899 Adventists bought the Village defined as the "rattling mill". It was first mentioned in 1306 as a possible location for a theological seminary. Friedensau College has been nationally recognized since 1990. There are now 180 students enrolled from 29 countries, studying mainly Theology and Christian Social Work. The Friedensauer Retirement and Nursing Home has 122 single rooms and there is a facility available for "assisted living".

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