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Municipality Wardenburg
Coordinates: 53 ° 2 ′ 14 ″  N , 8 ° 6 ′ 27 ″  E
Height : 14 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 559  (December 31, 2016)
Postal code : 26203
Area code : 04407
Benthullen (Lower Saxony)

Location of Benthullen in Lower Saxony

Building of the Evangelical Lutheran parish
Trunk of an oak that is over 5000 years old in the museum's outdoor area

Benthullen is a village in the Wardenburg municipality in the Oldenburg district in north-western Lower Saxony .


Benthullen is located in the northwest of the Wildeshauser Geest nature park south of the city of Oldenburg . In addition to the city of Oldenburg in the north, the next largest town in the Wardenburg community is Sandkrug . The Benthullener Moor is located north of the village .


The village of Benthullen was founded in 1934.

In 1933 Benthullen was still a swamp area. As a first step towards draining the area in which Benthullen is located today, trenches were dug. This was done by the voluntary labor service from the Saarland .

The Benthullen meteorite was found between 1944 and 1948. The exact date of discovery cannot be determined as the information on this varies. At 17.25 kg it is the second largest stone meteorite in Germany. It was formed 4.5 billion years ago and is one of the L- chondrites of group 6.

The Moor and Farm Museum has developed as a center of attraction for Benthullen . A provisional museum was set up in 1984 for the 50th anniversary of Benthullen's existence. Today's museum was founded on September 1st, 1997 and gives an insight into life in the past decades. Since 2013, an approximately 5000 year old oak, which was discovered in the moor of Charlottendorf-West, has been presented in the outdoor area of ​​the museum.

Population development

After 1945, Benthullen grew due to the influx of refugees and displaced persons. At the end of 2005 there were 615 inhabitants (main and secondary apartments) in Benthullen Ost and Benthullen West, at the end of 2013 there were 564 inhabitants, and by the end of 2016 the number had decreased to 559.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b population. Wardenburg community, accessed April 29, 2017 .
  2. Moor and Farmhouse Museum. Benthullen-Harbern. Benthullen-Harbern Moor and Farm Museum, accessed on May 3, 2017 .
  3. Sights. (No longer available online.) Wardenburg community, archived from the original on April 13, 2014 ; Retrieved April 9, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Dendrochronological report of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen . March 25.2013.
  5. Numbers - data - facts. Wardenburg community, archived from the original on November 7, 2007 ; Retrieved April 9, 2014 .
  6. Data and facts. Wardenburg community, accessed April 9, 2014 .