|coat of arms||Germany map|
|State :||Lower Saxony|
|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|
|LOCODE :||DE BR5|
|Association administration address:||Rathausstrasse 12
|Mayor :||Hermann Dencker ( non-party )|
|Location of the municipality of Barenburg in the district of Diepholz|
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 .
Nienburg / Weser
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.
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.
- 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.
Culture and sights
Barenburg Church , with parts of the wall of the Chapel of the Holy Cross from the twelfth century
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.
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
- Nancy Kratochwill-Gertich: Barenburg. In: Herbert Obenaus (Ed. In collaboration with David Bankier and Daniel Fraenkel): Historical manual of the Jewish communities in Lower Saxony and Bremen . Volume 1 and 2 (1668 pp.), Göttingen 2005, pp. 159-164
- Helmut Hark [Hrsg.]: The history of the patch and the parish of Barenburg . Plenge, Sulingen / Hanover, 1970.
- BARENBURG. In: Georg Dehio : Handbook of German Art Monuments . Bremen Lower Saxony. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich / Berlin 1992, ISBN 3-422-03022-0 , p. 188
- State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019 ( help ).