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Barver parish coat of arms
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Coordinates: 52 ° 37 '  N , 8 ° 36'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Diepholz
Joint municipality : Rehden
Height : 37 m above sea level NHN
Area : 25.93 km 2
Residents: 1080 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 42 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 49453
Area code : 05448
License plate : DH, SY
Community key : 03 2 51 006
Association administration address: Schulstrasse 20
49453 Rehden
Mayor : Hans-Hermann Borggrefe ( WGB )
Location of the municipality of Barver 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
About this picture

Barver is a municipality of the integrated municipality Rehden (administrative seat in Rehden ) in the Lower Saxony district of Diepholz in Germany .


Barver is located northeast of the Dümmer Nature Park and the Rehdener Geestmoors and south of the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park , almost exactly in the middle between Bremen in the north and Osnabrück in the southwest. The place is located east of the Kellenberg on the western bank of the Wagenfelder Aue , a south-eastern tributary of the Hunte .


The place was in the 12./13. Century Bervere , 1350 Beruere , 1549 Bar sein and around 1700 Barver named.

The community was first mentioned in a document in 1203. In 1219 the noble family de Bervere was mentioned in connection with the history of the place. The place existed, therefore, already at the time when the abbey Corvey in the county Diepholz the tithe rose.

The old street east of the village is clearly recognizable. A railroad and the main road also cross the wetland near Barver, the “ferry station on the forest”.


Municipal council

Since the local elections on September 11, 2016, the local council from Barver has consisted of a councilwoman and ten councilors.

After two councilors have left, only 10 seats will be occupied by two councilors and eight councilors.


The honorary mayor Hans-Hermann Borggrefe was elected on November 14, 2016 . The municipal director is the mayor of the municipality, Hartmut Bloch.

previous incumbent
  • 1929–1951: Detlef Osterbrink
  • 1951–1954: Heinrich Holthus
  • 1954–1957: Heinrich Freitag
  • 1957–1972: Adolf Rohlfing
  • 1972–1976: Friedrich Schumacher
  • 1976-2001: Wilhelm Hollberg
  • 2001–2016: Detlev Osterbrink

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality of Barver shows a golden oak branch with three leaves and two acorns on a green background. Underneath a golden wave bar, which represents the floodplain , tributary of the Hunte. Underneath a golden millstone.

Community partnerships

A parish partnership with the French community of Lezay has officially existed since August 26, 1973 .

Culture and sights

Barver windmill


A well-preserved, albeit wingless Dutch windmill from 1865 is located near the L 344 (Barnstorfer Straße) in the direction of Barnstorf . This mill forms station 12 of the Lower Saxony mill road / region between Weser and Hunte.


Barver has a sports complex with a multi-purpose hall and an attached shooting range. These facilities are mainly used by the following local associations:

The Barver tennis club has two clay courts in the immediate vicinity. There is also a sport fishing club and a model flying club .

Economy and Infrastructure


The community is located to the north in the immediate vicinity of the federal highway B 214 , which leads from Diepholz to Nienburg / Weser . The local station on the Nienburg – Diepholz railway line has been closed.


There was a branch of the Rehden elementary school in Barver, but this was closed in 2018 and reopened as a daycare center in 2019.

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Otto Strecker (1851–1927), clergyman of the Protestant Association for Inner Mission


  • Wilhelm Hollberg: Barver - Our village and its inhabitants through the ages
  • Wilhelm Hollberg: Barver - A village changes its face

Web links

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

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 ).
  2. ^ Jürgen Udolph (research): The "place name researcher". In: website NDR 1 Lower Saxony . Archived from the original on December 28, 2014 ; accessed on August 3, 2019 .
  3. Book: Barver - Our village and its inhabitants through the ages