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City of Moringen
Behrensen's coat of arms
Coordinates: 51 ° 39 ′ 25 ″  N , 9 ° 54 ′ 11 ″  E
Height : 152 m above sea level NN
Residents : 236  (Jan 2020)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 37186
Area code : 05503
Behrensen (Lower Saxony)

Location of Behrensen in Lower Saxony

Behrensen is a village in the Northeim district in Lower Saxony ( Germany ), which is incorporated by Moringen . The head of the village is Gerhard Ude.


The place name goes back to the Old Saxon personal name Bernheri . In the Middle Ages, Behrensen was in the Leinegau . The written records of the place name are sometimes difficult to assign because there are several similarly named places. The year 1022 is often mentioned as the first written mention of the place, because two forged documents dated this year in the 12th century name a place Beringoteshusen or Bergoteshushen , which in the register of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica on Behrensen, in contrast to the desert Bergoldeshusen in the register of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica on Behrensen near Berwartshausen . Other similarly named places are the desert areas of Bernsen and Bernherssen in the vicinity of Adelebsen. The oldest written evidence that can be reliably assigned comes from the first half of the 13th century and names members of a noble family who named themselves after the place: Theodericus de Berneresheym or de Bernersen and Widikindus de Bernersem or de Bernersen . Theodoricus is mentioned as a member of the Teutonic Order in Bilshausen. A connection with the later verifiable property of the order in Behrensen is assumed. Settlement finds prove the existence of a deserted village north of today's location on the north side of the Ümmelbach in the 15th century. Whether it is an earlier location of today's village, which was then relocated, or whether the settlement area of ​​the village was earlier expanded in this direction and later became a more compact settlement is disputed. At the end of the 18th century, 39 fireplaces are recorded in Behrensen, from 1807 the place was under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Westphalia , then in 1813 it was run as a Lutheran church village and had 206 inhabitants spread over 36 houses. From 1827 the Moringen-Hardegsen office became tangible and Behrensen was incorporated into the same, with the population increasing to 272 people and the number of houses being 47. By 1939 the number of inhabitants had decreased to 232.

On March 1, 1974, Behrensen was incorporated into the city of Moringen.

coat of arms

Behrensen has a green coat of arms. A striking feature is a horse's head, which indicates the importance of agriculture for the place.


The active clubs include the rifle club , the volunteer fire brigade and the bachelor club, which, among other things, organizes the Easter fire and sets up the maypole.


Chapel in Behrensen


The Evangelical Lutheran chapel in Behrensen belongs to the parish of Hevensen-Lutterhausen in the parish of Leine-Solling , is a listed building and stands on the site of an older one from the time before the Thirty Years' War . This old chapel was so dilapidated around 1870 that it was demolished and today's chapel was rebuilt according to plans by Conrad Wilhelm Hase . The execution was carried out by master bricklayer Wenig from Nörten. The small rectangular hall has a retracted choir with a polygonal finish in the east and a conspicuous, central, narrow, round bell tower in the west, which tapers again at the level of the eaves of the chapel hall. The conical roof of the tower, like the entire church, is made of hewn red sandstone. It is enthroned on four slightly profiled pillars, between which the bell hangs, and is crowned by a sandstone cross. The design is characterized by the neo-Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid in 1870, the inauguration on November 19, 1871. The building was originally planned to be one yoke longer, but was shortened.

Natural monument

There is a pedunculate oak on Lindenweg, which has been designated as a natural monument since January 1, 1963. It bears the registration number ND NOM 039.

Web links

  • Behrensen on the website of the city of Moringen

Individual evidence

  1. Data and figures on the website of the city of Moringen, accessed on April 6, 2020
  2. ^ A b c Kirstin Casemir, Franziska Menzel, Uwe Ohainski: The place names of the district of Northeim . In: Jürgen Udolph (Hrsg.): Lower Saxony Place Name Book (NOB) . Part V. Publishing house for regional history, Bielefeld 2005, ISBN 3-89534-607-1 , p. 44-46 .
  3. ^ Gerhard Köbler : Historical Lexicon of the German Lands. The German territories from the Middle Ages to the present. 7th, completely revised edition. CH Beck, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-54986-1 , p. 365 ( limited preview in the Google book search).
  4. Erhard Kühlhorn: The medieval desolation in southern Lower Saxony , Volume 1: A – E. Publishing house for regional history, Bielefeld 1994. pp. 65–68
  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Harseim, C. Schlüter: Statistical Manual for the Kingdom of Hanover . Ed .: Friedrich Wilhelm Harseim, C. Schlüter. Schlütersche Hofbuchdruckerei, Hanover 1848, p. 76 .
  6. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Province of Hanover, district of Northeim. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  7. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 214 .
  8. Christian Weyers, in: Archiv für Diplomatik 2008 p. 104
  9. Hevensen-Lutterhausen parish. Retrieved April 1, 2018 .
  10. a b Christian Kämmerer, Peter Ferdinand Lufen: Northeim district, part 1. Southern part with the cities of Hardegsen, Moringen, Northeim and Uslar, the areas of Bodenfelde and Nörten-Hardenberg, the community of Katlenburg-Lindau and the community-free area of ​​Solling . In: Christiane Segers-Glocke (Hrsg.): Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony . tape 7.1 . CW Niemeyer, Hameln 2002, ISBN 3-8271-8261-1 , p. 161-162 .
  11. H. Wilh. H. Mithoff: Art monuments and antiquities in Hanover . Volume 2: Principalities of Göttingen and Grubenhagen along with the Hanoverian part of the Harz Mountains and the county of Hohnstein . In: Contributions to the history, regional and folklore of Lower Saxony and Bremen. Series A: Reprints , Volume 2. Verlag Harro v. Hirschheydt, Hannover-Döhren 1974. ISBN 3-7777-0813-5 . Original: Helwingsche Hofbuchhandlung, Hanover 1873. Page 8
  12. a b Conrad Wilhelm Hase (1818–1902) - work catalog. Retrieved March 24, 2011 .
  13. ^ Lower Saxony environmental maps. Retrieved on April 19, 2019 (subject “nature”, layer “natural monument smaller than 1 ha”).