|coat of arms||Germany map|
Coordinates: 51 ° 54 ' N , 8 ° 44' E
|State :||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Administrative region :||Detmold|
|Height :||179 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||42.18 km 2|
|Residents:||10,032 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||238 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||32832|
|Area code :||05237|
|License plate :||LIP|
|Community key :||05 7 66 004|
|LOCODE :||DE AGT|
|Address of the
|Pivitsheider Strasse 16
|Mayor :||Andreas Wulf ( CDU )|
|Location of the municipality of Augustdorf in the Lippe district|
Augustdorf ( Low German : Up'n Doiern ) is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany and belongs to the Lippe district . It is by one of the largest armed forces - army barracks in Germany as well as a military training area known.
Augustdorf is about ten kilometers southwest of Detmold, on the edge of the Senne and at the foot of the Teutoburg Forest . The Senne community borders on the Gütersloh district in the west (urban area of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock). From Detmold, one overcomes the Teutoburg Forest via the Dörenschlucht gorge with the striking limestone quarry.
Augustendorf lies in the Senne, the bottom of sandy meltwater deposits of Sanders of the ice sheet with residues of glacial till there. Individual dunes and dune fields were created by the wind . The other subsoil consists of solid rock. The rocks inclined to the west date from the early Middle Ages and come to the surface in the northeast. The rock deposits are clay marl , lime marl , marl lime and limestones from the Upper Cretaceous and sandstones from the Lower Cretaceous . Layers underneath are flat or folded red sandstone from the early Middle Ages and Devonian , carbon and Zechstein from ancient times .
The municipal area is largely suitable for the use of geothermal heat sources by means of geothermal probes and heat recovery through heat pump heating . Only isolated locations such as the areas in the southwest are not suitable (see the adjacent map).
Expansion and use of the municipal area
The community, classified as a “large rural community”, extends over an area of 42.18 km². The municipal area has a maximum extension in east-west direction of about ten kilometers and in north-south direction of eight kilometers.
according to type of use
Surface of water
|Area in km²||10.24||20.81||4.54||1.77||0.09||0.23||4.51|
|Share of total area||24.28%||49.34%||10.76%||4.20%||0.21%||0.55%||10.69%|
The comparatively high proportion of building, open and operational areas as well as areas for other uses results from the use of large parts of the Senne as a military training area. In total, around 60% of the municipal area is used for military purposes.
Neighboring municipalities are starting in the northwest, Oerlinghausen , located in the north, Detmold in the northeast, east and southeast, snakes in the South (all in the district of Lippe ) and Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock the southwest and west ( Gütersloh ).
1775 is Augustdorf's founding year. On December 11, 1775 signed Graf Simon of Lippe August a Meier letter of August Simon Struß legitimate, one on Dören Kolonat to put on and a pitcher. In 1779 the cultivation plan for the new settlement at Dören was decided, but the settlement was initially slow. In 1780 there were only four thatched-roof huts in the settlement. In 1789 the settlement at Dören was named "Augustdorf" - in memory of the count who died in 1782.
In 1890 the military administration of the German Reich decided on the Senne south of Augustdorf as the location of a military training area, which was put into operation in 1892 and initially covered around 50 km². Mainly unpopulated areas became restricted areas.
The square has been under British administration since the end of World War II. Today it is used by the British Army (Paderborn-Sennelager location) as well as by the Bundeswehr in Augustdorf and other NATO troops and is therefore one of the foreign military bases in Germany . Over the decades, Augustdorf has developed into a modern, large community, not just because of the Bundeswehr.
Due to the closure or limited use of large parts of the military area, a diverse flora and fauna that is unique in this form has been preserved there over the decades. In order to preserve this biotope , the area of the military training area should therefore be declared the Senne-Egge National Park after military use has been discontinued . A date for this has not yet been set.
On March 11, 1991, the Furlbachtal was declared a nature reserve by the Senne landscape plan, in which the municipality of Augustdorf has a large share with 84 of 205 hectares.
The tank brigade 21 "Lipperland Brigade" with around 4,500 soldiers is stationed in the GFM Rommel barracks in Augustdorf . It was subordinate to the 7th Panzer Division ( Düsseldorf ) and moved in June 2006, as part of the transformation of the Bundeswehr, to the 1st Panzer Division ( Oldenburg ).
The Heidehaus youth settlement, sponsored by the paritätischen welfare association, is located in the western municipal area in the middle of the forest and is a home facility with educational and training opportunities for young people. First, the Heidehaus was built after the war for displaced, homeless young people. In 2007 the youth settlement celebrated its 60th birthday.
After the place was founded in 1775, the newly created settlement belonged to the Evangelical Reformed parish of Stapelage . To go to church, the settlers had to take the path to the Stapelager church. The first burials also took place in Stapelage. A first step towards having its own parish was made by donating a piece of land to the Augustdorf farmers in order to build a cemetery on this site. The funeral services still took place in the respective mourning houses at these times. In 1800 a simple half-timbered chapel was built on the site of the cemetery. This date is considered to be the founding date of the Evangelical Reformed parish of Augustdorf. After only a few decades it became necessary to replace the chapel with a new building. The current "Old Village Church" was built in 1875 by the domain building officer Merckel, who had built other churches in Schlangen, Leopoldshöhe, Bega and Almena in Lippe.
Up until the end of the Second World War, Augustdorf was a purely Protestant village of Reformed character. Initially, after the war, "ethnic German" refugees from the Baltic States and the Ukraine brought Catholic influences to Augustdorf. The newly founded Bundeswehr brought more people of other denominations to the village. People from other countries who found their work in Augustdorf and later their home, brought foreign religions to the Sennedorf. The last major influx came from the areas of the former Soviet Union , who are mostly Baptist or Mennonite . So today there are two military churches (Protestant and Catholic denominations) in addition to the Evangelical Reformed Church (old village church ). In addition to the houses of worship in the major churches, there are also houses of prayer and meeting places for Baptist, Mennonite and other free church communities, as well as a mosque for Islamic faith groups.
An indication of the current distribution of religions can be the denomination of the students in Augustdorf. According to this, in the school year 2006/2007 42.4% of the students stated Protestant, 8% Catholic and 12.1% Islamic as their religious affiliation. 33.2% said they belonged to another religion and 4.3% had no denomination.
In the discussion about the reorganization of the communities in North Rhine-Westphalia, there were initially considerations of incorporating Augustdorf into Lage or Detmold or uniting it with Stukenbrock. When the law on the reorganization of the municipalities was passed on November 11, 1969, it was clear: Augustdorf would remain an independent municipality. The military training area, the Teutoburg Forest and the district and confessional borders were hurdles that stood in the way of incorporation. Parts of the area of Hörste and Pivitsheide, Vogtei Lage came to Augustdorf on January 1st, 1970.
While growth to 12,000 to 15,000 inhabitants was forecast until the mid-1990s, the number of inhabitants has decreased slightly from year to year since 2002. According to the State Office for Data Processing and Statistics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 9721 people lived in Augustdorf on December 31, 2007. The soldiers of the GFM-Rommel-Kaserne are not included in these statistics.
Augustdorf belongs to the Lippe III (99) state electoral district , in which Dennis Maelzer (SPD) was elected as a direct candidate in the 2017 state elections . At the federal level, Augustdorf belongs to the federal constituency Höxter - Lippe II (137), in which Christian Haase (CDU) was elected as a direct candidate in 2017 .
The municipal council from Augustdorf currently consists of 26 councilors. In addition, the mayor is the council chairman. The following table shows the local election results since 1975:
1 Free community of voters
2 without taking into account rounding differences
The full-time mayor in office since October 2004 has been qualified engineer Andreas J. Wulf (* 1968) (CDU). He was able to achieve 71% of the votes cast and thus succeeded Peter Hufendiek (CDU), who did not run again. In 2009 Wulf was re-elected with 52.43%, in 2015 with 53.27%.
- 1946 Heinrich Kanne
- 1946 Hermann Strate
- 1946–1948 Adolf Böger
- 1948–1952 August Büker
- 1952–1954 Heinrich Wiebusch
- 1954–1969 Adolf Rott
- 1969–1975 Willi Erfkamp
- 1975–1994 Kurt Wistinghausen (SPD)
- 1994–1998 Heinrich Wieking (CDU)
- 1998–2004 Peter Hufendiek (CDU)
- since 2004 Andreas J. Wulf (CDU)
coat of arms
With a document dated October 25, 1951, the Augustdorf community was given the right to use a coat of arms.
- Blazon : Under a red shield head, in it five fan-shaped golden ears of wheat, in a golden field two downward-facing diagonally crossed plague picks with red stems, in the corners above a red five-petalled rose with golden clusters and golden leaves and below a red beehive.
The symbols used on the coat of arms indicate the history of the municipality. Only rye could be grown on the dry sandy soils of the Senne, which is symbolized by the ears of wheat. Heath plagues, which were also used as litter for the cattle stalls, served as fertilizer. The pests were knocked off with the blows. The five-petalled rose is the symbol for the land of Lippe . The beehive refers to beekeeping in the Senne in earlier centuries. The heather provided enough food and many beekeepers brought their colonies to the Senne via the Teutoburg Forest .
On March 19, 1968, the Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia awarded the municipality the control of the banner and flag.
- Banner: red-gold 1: 1 striped lengthways with the municipal coat of arms above the center
- Flag: red and gold 1: 1 striped lengthways with the municipal coat of arms shifted from the center to the front .
On November 3, 1990, a partnership certificate was signed in Wanzleben ( Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt ). Even during the GDR times, Augustdorf tried to establish a partnership. Since the military training area in Augustdorf was expanded in 1937, many residents of the Haustenbeck district found a new home in the Blumenberg district of Wanzleben . The aim of the partnership is to promote encounters between citizens and the groups and associations of the communities.
From August 20, 1999 to June 30, 2015, the Augustdorf community was the godfather of the 215 armored artillery battalion, which was stationed in Augustdorf until it was dissolved. The declared aim was to promote cooperation between citizens and soldiers. Since September 24, 2015, the community has been sponsoring the 1st Company of Panzergrenadier Battalion 212. The battalion is stationed in the Generalfeldmarschall Rommel barracks in Augustdorf.
Culture and sights
The community of Augustdorf does not have a theater, but the Kulturkreis Augustdorf e. V. offers cabaret, comedy, concert evenings, readings and an annual variety event with international artists. Performances can also be held in the Witexhalle .
The local history association Augustdorf runs a small local history museum in the basement of the primary school in the Senne, which is open once or twice a year. In addition, there is a collection on military history within the barracks area, which can be viewed after registration.
The dance and costume group Augustdorf e. V. on the road internationally with folk dances from Augustdorf and Lippe. Other musical activities are offered by the Erika choir , the trombone choir of the ev.-ref. Parish as well as the Heimatverein with its music band.
The evangelical-reformed village church is the successor to a half-timbered chapel from 1800. The church was built in 1875 according to plans by the architect and construction officer Ferdinand Ludwig August Merckel , who also designed the churches in Leopoldshöhe, Almena, Bega and Schlangen. The "old village church" is a simple quarry stone hall building with a three-axis nave, raised transept and rectangular choir , it is a listed building . For the church jubilee, it was completely renovated in cooperation with the official monument preservation authority in the winter of 1999/2000. The interior was designed on the basis of old photographs and historical findings by trainees from the Academy Schloss Raesfeld eV restoration college
The Witexhalle on Inselweg is available as a multifunctional sports and event hall for local and regional events . It offers around 800 grandstand seats, a spacious foyer and an appropriate infrastructure for a wide variety of events. A total of 1200 people can be accommodated in the hall during an event.
Between 1937 and 1939, 40 residential buildings fell victim to the expansion of the military training area. These also include the Wagnerhof , Sigmarshof and Heimathof farms built by Bodelschwinghschen Anstalten . The last buildings were cleared for the military training area in 1963.
After the Second World War, the Lopshorn hunting lodge of the Lippe princes fell victim to an arson attack by prisoners of war. The ruins are almost invisible today and are located on shooting range A.
The Catholic garrison church Maria, Queen of Peace on Pivitsheider Strasse was built in 1959/1960 as the first Catholic garrison church in the Federal Republic after the Second World War and has been a listed building since 2013. Its structure is reminiscent of a guyed tent. It stands right next to the barracks fence and is therefore also a point of identification between the civilian population and the Bundeswehr, as stated in the justification for the monument value.
There is a park in the classic sense in Augustdorf below the youth center on Pivitsheider Straße.
Numerous hiking trails start in Augustdorf and lead through the heathland of the Senne. School classes and group travelers can use the offers of the GNS Senne (Society for Nature Conservation Senne), which operates an environmental education center in Augustdorf. The GNS offers hikes and activities around the Senne and nature conservation.
There are three nature reserves in Augustdorf. The largest of them is listed under the key number LIP-066 as the Eastern Teutoburg Forest . It has a size of 2,323.4736 hectares and extends over the communities Schlangen, Augustdorf, Detmold, Lage and Oerlinghausen. The Ölbachtal with Augustdorfer Dünenfeld (LIP-002) is significantly smaller . It has a size of 168.4737 ha. The gorges and moors on the upper Furlbach (LIP-018) extend over an area of 92.9690 ha and extend into the Gütersloh district.
The HSG Augustdorf / Hövelhof , which played in the 2nd Handball Bundesliga North from 2002 to 2007, has been playing handball in the major league since the 2009/2010 season. At the end of the 2013/14 season, the HSG was relegated to the association league. In the 2017/2018 series, the club played in the major league. Due to a cooperation with the Lemgo Youngsters (TBV Lemgo), HSG Augustdorf / Hövelhof will join the 1st team in the 3rd league as Team HandbALL (A = Augustdorf / L = Lippe / L = Lemgo) in the 2018/2019 season go to the start. The FCE Augustdorf 46/77 played in the 2008/2009 series after a forced relegation due to insolvency, football in the district league A Detmold in the football and athletics association Westphalia . The club played the home games of its senior and youth teams on the Heidesportplatz (artificial turf) and the Am Schlingsbruch sports field (natural grass). On February 3, 2009 the successor club FC Augustdorf eV was founded, which has taken over all sports law and technical obligations of FCE Augustdorf 46/77 and continues the game operation with all teams. FC Augustdorf eV played in the 2013/2014 series: with the 1st team after a successful promotion in the regional league . However, the class could not be held, so the club played in the district league again in the 2014/2015 season . After another relegation, the club played in the 2015/2016 series again in the district league A. At the end of this season, however, was again promoted to the district league. On January 21, 2018, FC Augustdorf won the renowned LZ-Cup as its greatest success in addition to promotion to the state league. This is a competition supported by several sponsors (including the Lippische Landeszeitung) in which football clubs from the FLVW districts of Detmold and Lemgo take part. The SC Augustdorf eV (founded in 2010) took part with a men's team after a promotion in 2012/2013 from the 2013/2014 season also in the game operations of the district league A in the football and athletics association Westphalia district Detmold. In the 2017/2018 season, however, the team had to accept a relegation to the district league B. On November 1, 2018, the team was deregistered from the game.
TuSG Augustdorf offers 18 different sports options from tennis, mass sports, Lung Chuan Fa Kempo. A DLRG local group in Augustdorf enables children, adolescents and adults to learn to swim in the indoor pool of the GFM Rommel barracks and to take off (rescue) swimming badges on Thursday evenings. Furthermore, the RSV Schwalbe Augustdorf is known nationally in artificial cycling .
Every year the Easter fire of the volunteer fire brigade takes place on the Schlingsbruch. For many years the RSV Schwalbe Augustdorf organized a popular cycling event. However, this event was discontinued due to technical safety requirements that could not be met by the association. The autumn fair is on the second weekend in October. On the second weekend in December there is a Christmas market in Augustdorf .
The fixed annual program is supplemented by a variety show from the cultural group in the Witexhalle.
Under Lippischem Pickert one small cake goes from yeast , flour and potatoes , with currants and raisins are baked in the frying pan. The Pickert is eaten warm and coated with salted butter, turnip tops, jam or liver sausage.
Economy and Infrastructure
From Augustdorf it is approx. 9 km in a south-westerly direction to the A 33 , which connects Bielefeld and Paderborn . There is a connection to Detmold and Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock via Landesstraße 758. Via Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock you can also get to the motorway junction 22 of the A 33 Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock with connection to the A 2 (Hanover – Dortmund).
To the public transport Augustendorf 390 is connected (Stukenbrock-Detmold) at hourly intervals via the bus line. There is also a connection to the train station in Schloß Holte via bus route 84.
A car sharing company is active in Augustdorf as further support for local public transport . Members can share vehicles by the hour or by the day, which are initially stationed on the Ingenhaag site on Pivitsheider Straße.
The R1 cycle path leads through Augustdorf. This cycle route leads from France to Russia. Within Germany it is also known as D-Route3. An information board for cyclists traveling on this route is located at the town hall. A section of the Senne cycle path , which was opened in 2006, also leads through Augustdorf.
The nearest airport is Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport , about 40 kilometers south of Augustdorf.
The daily newspaper Lippische Landes-Zeitung and the weekly newspapers Lippische Latest News and Lippe aktuell appear in Augustdorf . The responsible local editorial office is based in Detmold . In addition, “Der Augustdorfer” appears every two months, an advertising-financed information magazine that is distributed free of charge to all households. Augustdorf belongs to the reporting area of the regional studio Bielefeld of the WDR and Radio Lippe , which it also covers in the reporting as local radio.
The community maintains a library with around 10,000 media in the basement of the community center. The facilities also include Internet access, which is available to visitors. The offer is supplemented by the cooperation with the libraries of the neighboring municipalities and the Lippische Landesbibliothek .
The Heidehaus youth settlement is the sponsor of the HOT Funkenflug . Open youth work is practiced in the house of open doors.
The outdoor pool on Inselweg has existed in Augustdorf since 1964, with a 341 m² non-swimmer pool and a 994 m² swimmer pool with 50-meter lanes. There is also a 3-meter diving platform. The outdoor pool is open from the beginning of June to the end of August. It has been closed since 2014 due to technical defects.
On Freizeitgelände Schlingsbruch , a barbecue area, which is in charge of FC Augustdorf eV, to be rented.
The municipal works of Augustdorf are responsible for the water supply and waste water disposal in the municipality. They are also active in water maintenance. The water supply is self-operated ; the wastewater disposal an in-house facility-like facility.
General education schools
In addition to six kindergartens and day-care centers, the municipality offers primary, secondary and secondary schools. These are the primary schools Auf der Insel (on Inselweg) and In der Senne , the Erich Kästner -Hauptschule and the Realschule Augustdorf. In 2007, a total of 1,300 pupils were taught at the community's general schools with 95 teachers, 42.3% of them at primary schools, 24.8% at Hauptschule and 32.9% at Realschule. The secondary school ends with the school year 2014/15. The school building will be transferred to other uses (including one of the day-care centers).
The youth welfare facility of the Heidehaus eV youth settlement also enables young people outside the facility to receive vocational training.
The Adult Education Center (VHS) Lippe West is responsible for adult education. In addition, the environmental education center of the GNS Senne is located in the village.
There are around 550 businesses in the Augustdorf community; The economic focus is on mechanical engineering, metal processing and finishing, glass production as well as plastics and wood processing. The industrial area is located in the west of the municipality and extends over 69 hectares.
The Albert Freise GmbH maintains a sorting and composting facility for waste disposal and recycling. It looks after over 900 skips in Lippe. The Ferrum Edelstahlhärterei GmbH exists since 1975 and is by his own admission pioneer in modern tool treatment. Teuto Glas has existed since 1980 . With 170 employees, mainly insulating glazing is produced in two shifts on six production lines. Windmöller Flooring Products WFP GmbH (formerly Witex) has been manufacturing hard floor coverings in Augustdorf since 1978. In 1991 the product range was expanded to include laminate floors . WS Holzproduktion GmbH is a supplier for special parts in the kitchen, bathroom and office furniture industry. The company was founded in 1987; In 1990 the company was able to move into the 15,000 m² site. The production halls, in which 50 employees work, are 9,500 m² in size.
- Ludwig Altenbernd (1818–1890), local poet
- Manfred Böcker (* 1940), deputy principal of the secondary school and council member (1970–1989) in Augustdorf
- Dirk Backen (* 1960), former commander of the tank brigade 21
- Wotan Wilke Möhring (* 1967), German actor
- Tujamo (* 1988, actually Matthias Richter), internationally known DJ and producer
- Lippischer Heimatbund: Augustdorf 1775–1975 , May 1975
- Lippischer Heimatbund: Augustdorf 1975–2000 , June 2000
- Lippischer Heimatbund: 200 years of the Protestant church in Augustdorf. Social reality and diaconal mission of a parish in Lippe , September 2000
- Topp + Müller: Lopshorn. A chronicle. Values of tradition. Building blocks for the future , August 19, 2004
- Official website
- Augustdorf in the Westphalia Culture Atlas
- The official website of the Heimatverein Augustdorf
- Current structural data from the State Office for Data Processing and Statistics (PDF) (71 kB)
- ↑ Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 . ( Help on this )
- ↑ http://www.plattdeutsch-niederdeutsch.net/name.htm
- ↑ Archive link ( Memento from February 7, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Geological Service NRW: Using geothermal energy - Geothermal study provides planning basis ( Memento from September 14, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 369 kB)
- ↑ a b ( page no longer available , search in web archives: State Office for Data Processing and Statistics North Rhine-Westphalia: municipal profile Augustdorf )
- ↑ augustdorf.de: military training area ( memento from June 13, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) , accessed on January 7, 2011
- ↑ On the situation in the 1953 camp, see the autobiography of the Belgian Hélène Jeanty Raven: Without frontiers. TB Hodder & Stoughton, London 1966, pp. 203 - 217 (first 1960) = chap. 25th
- ↑ State Office for Data Processing and Statistics: Students at general education schools in North Rhine-Westphalia according to religious affiliation
- ↑ Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 104 .
- ↑ State database NRW; Election results for the municipality code 05766004
- ^ State Office for Information and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia: Local elections
- ↑ Augustdorf (LIP) city / municipality results as of September 14, 1999
- ↑ Coat of arms, banner and flag ( Memento from July 4, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Burkhard Meier: 200 years of the Evangelical Church in Augustdorf. Social reality and diaconal mission of a parish in Lippe. (= Contributions to the history of Diakonie in Lippe , Volume 4.) Lippischer Heimatbund, Detmold 2000, ISBN 3-92631181-9 .
- ^ Sven Koch: Augustdorf garrison church is placed under monument protection. First government-funded military church. In: Neue Westfälische from April 18, 2013. ( online )
- ↑ http://www.der-augustdorfer.de/
- ^ Youth settlement Heidehaus eV