In December of 2010, 366 people lived in the village. It is near the previous border with what was the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The castle ruins called the Gleichen are on two small mountains near the village. Almost all the working people who live in the village are farmers or work in the city of Göttingen, which is not far away. There is one church. It is the Lutheran church of St. Martin.
As of 1 February 2013, the mayor is Volkmar Büermann.