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Coordinates: 52 ° 37 '  N , 8 ° 48'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Diepholz
Joint municipality : Church Village
Height : 35 m above sea level NHN
Area : 16.39 km 2
Residents: 1239 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 76 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 27245
Area code : 04273
License plate : DH, SY
Community key : 03 2 51 004
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 12
27245 Kirchdorf
Website :
Mayor : Hermann Dencker ( non-party )
Location of the municipality of Barenburg in the district of Diepholz
Landkreis Diepholz Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Osnabrück Landkreis Nienburg/Weser Bremen Delmenhorst Landkreis Verden Landkreis Vechta Landkreis Oldenburg Landkreis Cloppenburg Stemshorn Lemförde Quernheim Brockum Marl Quernheim Hüde Lembruch Dümmer Diepholz Drebber Barnstorf Wetschen Dickel Rehden Hemsloh Barver Freistatt Wehrbleck Bahrenborstel Varrel Kirchdorf Wagenfeld Barenburg Barenburg Eydelstedt Sulingen Drentwede Scholen Ehrenburg Neuenkirchen Maasen Borstel Siedenburg Mellinghausen Staffhorst Schwaförden Asendorf Affinghausen Sudwalde Schwarme Martfeld Bruchhausen-Vilsen Twistringen Bassum Syke Weyhe Stuhrmap
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Barenburg ( Low German : Baarnborg ) is a town in the Diepholz district in Lower Saxony . The patch belongs to the municipality of Kirchdorf , which has its administrative seat in the village of Kirchdorf .


Geographical location

Barenburg is located between the Dümmer Nature Park and the Steinhuder Meer Nature Park, roughly halfway between Bremen and Minden , six kilometers south of Sulingen .

Neighboring communities

City of
Varrel municipality
Neighboring communities District of
Nienburg / Weser
Kirchdorf parish


From Barenburg, the Kleine Aue, coming from Sulingen, flows with the Große Aue to the east, to flow into the Weser south of Nienburg .


The community was first mentioned in a document in 1247. In 1285 a Barenburg castle appears in a document, which in 1338 passed with the rule of Altbruchhausen to the county of Hoya . The castle controlled the old Minden-Bremen road, which ran through a swampy valley here. In 1434 Duke Wilhelm zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg conquered the Barenburg. It was then pledged several times and finally expired. The later Hanoverian Amt Barenburg , which emerged from the Bailiwick of Barenburg and only encompassed the area, was administered from 1706 together with the Amt Ehrenburg and in 1823 it was merged with the Amt Ehrenburg-Barenburg. The town of Barenburg first appeared as a patch in 1530.


Municipal council

The local council from Barenburg consists of eleven councilors and councilors who all belong to the Barenburg electoral community. (Status: local election on September 11, 2016)


On February 21, 2018, Hermann Dencker was elected by the local council as honorary mayor of the Flecken Barenburg.

Previous incumbents:

  • 1952–1976: Heinrich Dencker
  • 1976-1991: Kurt Kothrade
  • 1991–2006: Heinrich Kammacher
  • 2006-21. February 2018: André Meyer
  • since February 21, 2018: Hermann Dencker

coat of arms

Blazon : The coat of arms of the municipality shows in blue on green ground a (heraldically) right-facing naturally striding, yellow and black spotted leopard.

Town view
Village church in Barenburg
Jewish Cemetery

Culture and sights

In the competition " Our village has a future ", Barenburg took 3rd place in the district of Diepholz together with the Syker district of Wachendorf .


Barenburg Church , with parts of the wall of the Chapel of the Holy Cross from the twelfth century

Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish cemetery in Barenburg is a cultural monument . It is one of eight well-preserved Jewish cemeteries in the Diepholz district. In the cemetery on the street “Zum Bahnhof” there are 49 gravestones from the years 1828 to approx. 1938 for the Jewish deceased.


In Barenburg is the oil field Barenburg of ExxonMobil .



The community is located directly on the federal highway 61 , which leads from Minden to Sulingen .

Rail transport

Barenburg has a rail connection to the Diepholz-Sulingen railway line . This is used by tankers for ExxonMobil ( petroleum ) based in Barenburg . The siding forms the rest of the formerly continuous Rahden-Sulingen-Bassum railway line . The tracks from Barenburg to Rahden were shut down in 1997 and are no longer passable today.


  • Rolf Kramer (* 1949), politician born in Barenburg, member of the Bundestag


Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).

Web links

Commons : Barenburg  - collection of images, videos and audio files