Blumenthal (Bremen)

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Surface: 22.672  km² 5/23
Residents : 32,241 9/23
Population density : 1,422 inhabitants per km² 16/23
Proportion of foreigners: 18.2% 10/23
Unemployment rate: 17.4% 3/23
Coordinates : 53 ° 12 '  N , 8 ° 34'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 11 '40 "  N , 8 ° 34' 0"  E
Districts: Blumenthal
Postcodes : 28777, 28779
District : North
Local office : Blumenthal
Website: Blumenthal local office
All area information as of December 31, 2014.

All demographic information as of December 31, 2016.

Blumenthal ( Low German Blomendal ) is a district of Bremen within the northern district of the city .

Geography and districts

The town hall was built in the years 1908-1910 and has been a listed building since 1994

Blumenthal is Bremen's northernmost district in the far northwest of the city and the only Bremen district that lies on both sides of the Weser . It borders the Vegesack district in the southeast , the Lower Saxony municipality of Schwanewede in the north and the municipality of Berne in the west .

The districts of Blumenthal are: Blumenthal, Lüssum-Bockhorn, Rönnebeck , Farge and Rekum .

The district is around 8.5 km long and 1.5 to 4 km wide.


Area: 4.05 km², 9600 inhabitants

History, sights and public facilities

Information for the Blumenthal district can be found on this page under the chapters History , Culture and Sights and Public Facilities of the Blumenthal District.


Area: 5.59 km², 2403 inhabitants

Rekum is Bremen's northernmost district. The Valentin submarine bunker is located here . The landscape of Rekum is characterized by the Rekumer Geest in the east, which slopes down relatively steeply to the marshland on the Weser. The street names Reeker Barg and Unterm Berg denote this structure. The settlement is based on the Geestrand in a north-south direction. The marshland south of the Valentin bunker is covered with bushes and trees. To the north there is agricultural grassland . Large areas on the Geest are used for arable farming. The so-called Farge oil handling facility is located on the Weser in the south of Rekum. It is connected to the Farge tank farm (see section Economy ) via pipelines .


Rekum was mentioned as early as the 12th century. It was the seat of a family of ministers. Archbishop Gebhard II had the Witteborg built here (near Rekum / near Farge) in 1220 on a hill on the Weser , which only existed for a few years. Around 1400 there was a mill at the Weser crossing.

Rekum belonged to the parish of Neuenkirchen, from 1604 to the parish of Blomendal. In 1956 the Evangelical Reformed Church was built in Rekum. Until 1980 the Rekum parish belonged to the common parish Neuenkirchen-Rekum, since then the ev.-ref. Parish in Rekum is an independent parish. It still belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church based in Leer , making it the only Evangelical parish in Bremen that does not belong to the Bremen Evangelical Church (BEK).

In Rekum were 1943-1945 forced labor for the construction of the bunker Valentin and marine tank farm in the Schwaneweder and Neuenkirchener Heide in a Arbeitserziehungslager the Gestapo , the concentration camp Farge housed and POW camps.

Rekum was originally a municipality in the district of Blumenthal and was incorporated into the neighboring municipality of Farge on August 1, 1923 . Rekum and Farge have been separate districts of Blumenthal since 1957.


Farge power station

Area: 5.46 km², 2937 inhabitants

In addition to residential development, the district is characterized by infrastructure facilities (tank farm, Farge power plant , sewage treatment plant) as well as industry and commerce (see section Economy ).


Farge has been an important industrial location since the middle of the 19th century. The Witteburg stoneware factory was founded in 1853 . Therefore, in 1867, the Farger Consumverein was established , which existed until 1944. In 1877 a school was built on Rekumer Straße, which had six classes around 1925 (today elementary school). In 1902 the volunteer fire brigade was established, which in 1924 had merged to form the Farge-Rekum volunteer fire brigade and was re-established in 1929. From 1911 to 1931 (passenger traffic) and 1938 (goods traffic) Farge was a transfer station between the Bremen-Farge-Bremen -Vegesack railway ( Farge-Vegesacker railway ) and the Niederweserbahn , the small railway line to Wulsdorf . The WiFo tank farm was built between 1935 and 1943.

Farge belonged to the Blomenthal office and was then a municipality in the Blumenthal district , which opened up in the Osterholz district in 1932 . Rekum and Farge were merged in 1923. Both places have been separate districts of Blumenthal since 1957.

The Evangelical Reformed Church Rönnebeck-Farge was built in 1904/05 according to plans by the architects August Abbehusen and Otto Blendermann .

Population development

  • 1821: 188 inhabitants
  • 1905: 1004 inhabitants
  • 1925: 2788 inhabitants
  • 2014: 2820 inhabitants


Area: 5.08 km², 12,094 inhabitants

Lüssum and Bockhorn were originally two communities in the Blumenthal district. The municipality of Lüssum was incorporated in 1907 and the municipality of Bockhorn was incorporated into the municipality of Blumenthal in 1908.

Lüssum-Bockhorn is a residential area. Part of the “Bremer Schweiz” golf course is also located in Bockhorn.

The parish of the Johann Heinrich Wichern Church in Lüssum-Bockhorn was established in 1961 after separation from the Lutheran parish of Blumenthal. In 1959 the Am Himmelskamp church was consecrated. The Lüssum parish was formed in 1977 as a split-off, the parish hall on Neuenkirchner Weg was inaugurated in 1973.

The school on Pürschweg was established in 1951 with extensions in 1957 and 1961. It was originally a primary and secondary school and is now just a primary school. Middle school centers are the SZ Lehmhorster Straße (this school has existed since 1963) and the SZ “Sandwehen”. For the upper school there is the SZ on Eggestedter Straße (built in 1970 as the Blumenthal grammar school).

The Bürgererverein Lüßum e. V.

The Lüssumer Heide has a population with a high proportion of migrant backgrounds and has therefore been promoted as a so-called WiN area (living in the neighborhood) since the 1990s . The House of the Future eV at Lüssumer Heide 6 is housed in a building planned by the architects Helmut Rabien and Ulrich Helpertz, which received the 1998 BDA award ( Association of German Architects ).

Population development

  • 1821: 214 inhabitants
  • 1858: 384 inhabitants
  • 1905: 3,721 inhabitants
  • 1995: 14,128 inhabitants


Christ Koenig Church in Rönnebeck

Area: 2.43 km², 4511 inhabitants


Rönnebeck originated in the area of ​​Lüssum. For a long time it was part of the Blomendal office and, since 1885, a municipality in the Blumenthal district. It belonged to the Diocese of Bremen and then from 1648 to 1714 to the Swedish-ruled Duchy of Bremen , then to the Electorate of Braunschweig-Lüneburg or the Kingdom of Hanover until 1866 and to the Prussian Province of Hanover until 1939. On November 1, 1939, Rönnebeck became part of Bremen and has been part of the Bremen district of Blumenthal since 1946 .

Rönnebeck belonged to the parish of Lüssum and from 1905 to the newly formed parish Rönnebeck-Farge.

Population development

  • 1813: 480 inhabitants
  • 1885: 694 inhabitants
  • 1905: 1,690 inhabitants
  • 1975: 4,671 inhabitants
  • 1995: 4,705 inhabitants

Politics, administration

Advisory Board election 2019
Turnout: 52.8%

Advisory Board

The Blumenthal Advisory Board meets publicly every second Monday of the month. The advisory board is made up of representatives directly elected at the district level. The advisory board elections take place every 4 years, at the same time as the elections for the citizens of Bremen. The advisory board discusses all matters of the district that are of public interest and makes decisions on this, which are passed on to the administration, the state government and the city citizens. Interested citizens can also submit oral applications. For its work, the advisory board forms specialist committees to which knowledgeable citizens can also belong.

Local office

The Blumenthal local office ( Landrat-Christians-Straße 99a) has been a local administrative authority since 1946. It supports the advisory board in its political work. It should participate in all local tasks that are of public interest. It is led by a local office manager proposed by the advisory board and confirmed by the Senate. The first head of office appointed by the US military government in 1945 was Wilhelm Ahrens (SPD). The current head of the local office has been Oliver Fröhlich since June 2020, succeeding Jörg-Peter Nowack.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Blumenthal

The former municipality of Blumenthal had a coat of arms awarded by the Stade District Government of the Province of Hanover from the 1920s until it was incorporated into Bremen.

Blazon : “In red under a raised silver (white) shield head in a 15-point tip cut (comb bar), covered with five eight-spoke blue comb wheels; above a wavy blue-silver (white) shield base, a three-masted silver (white) cog with billowing sails, silver (white) flags on the mast and stern and silver (white) pennants on the front and main mast. "

The cog and the wave shield stand for traditional seafaring and the location of the community on the Lower Weser . The comb stands for the former wool combing . The Kammräder stand on the one hand for Blumenthal as an industrial location and on the other hand for the districts of Rekum , Farge , Rönnebeck , Lüssum-Bockhorn and Blumenthal itself.


The Blumenthal office in the 17th century


  • Blumenthal means valley of flowers in the Auetal. It was called 1305 Blomendal , 1380 Blomendale , 1450 Blomendall and 1638 Blomenthall .
  • Bockhorn was called Borchhorn in 1032 and Bochorne in 1302 . Borch can be interpreted as a castle. Horn (e) comes from the Low German term for tip or spur .
  • Lüssum was 1492 Lusen then Lüszen and 1542 Lussen . The interpretation of the name from the documented name villa Liusci is not guaranteed.
  • Rekum was called Reken (e) around 1300 and Reeken in 1405 .

Lüßum and House Blomendal

House Blomendal

The oldest historical settlement in today's Blumenthal district was the village of Lüssum . The interpretation that according to an allegedly forged document from villa Liusci 832 Ludwig the Pious is said to have confirmed the fishing rights on the Weser is uncertain . The first reliable mention of Lüssen as Lussen took place in 1492.

The original settlement followed the Weser on the high Geestrücken. Shipbuilders, boatmen and fishermen settled on the Weser.

In the 13th century, the knights of Oumünde built the first Blomendal castle on the castle hill above the Au valley. 1305 was the first documentary mention of Blomendal , when the castle had to be demolished again due to the peace dictate of Bremen's Archbishop Giselbert and the knights. In 1354 the second house in Blomendal was built as a moated castle by the knights of Oumünde and Steding .

The saddle yard belonging to the first castle was mentioned as "Vorborch tho Blomendale" as early as 1304.

House Blomendal was the seat of the Prussian District Office from 1866 to 1932. During the Second World War it was used as a prisoner of war camp and then for refugee housing. From 1972 the Blumenthaler Heimatverein was housed in it.

In 1907, at the instigation of the community and the mayor Lüder Bömermann, Lüssum was connected to Blumenthal.

Bremen land ownership

Blumenthal around 1600

The Bremer Council bought in 1436 for 1,400 Rhenish guilders by the Knights of Borch Castle Blomendal with the Bailiwick and the Court Blomendal, which then became an administrative office and served as a retirement home of the mayor of Bremen. In 1469, Bremen acquired the Neuenkirchen court bordering to the north and added it to the Blomendal office.

The reformation of the Blumenthal parish took place in 1522. Of the old village church, only the tower from 1604 has been preserved. Around 1600 House Blomendal became the seat of two bailiffs who exercised administration and jurisdiction.

Sweden, Denmark, France and Prussia

After the First Bremen-Swedish War , Blumenthal came to the newly created Duchy of Bremen in 1654 under Swedish state sovereignty. However, some judicial and administrative rights remained with Bremen.

In 1712, Blumenthal briefly came to Denmark. It was sold in 1715 as part of the Duchy of Bremen to the Electorate of Braunschweig-Lüneburg , which was later referred to as the Electorate of Hanover. In 1741 Bremen lost the existing administrative rights over the Blumenthal office.

From 1806 to 1813 the region was under French rule. The Mairie Blumenthal also included Lobbendorf, Lüssum, Rönnebeck, Farge, Flethe, Hammersbeck and Rekum. From 1811 to 1814 the region was part of the canton of Vegesack in the French department of Bouches-du-Weser .

In 1814 the Electorate became the Kingdom of Hanover through the Congress of Vienna .

Blumenthal 1818/1819

In 1821 the Blumenthal parish with the villages of Bockhorn, Farge, Fähr, Hammersbeck, Lüssum, Rönnebeck and Schwankenforth and the parish of Lesum with the villages of Aumund, Beckedorf, Hünertshagen, Lobbendorf and Löhnhorst belonged to the Blumenthal office .

In 1862 the village of Flethe was incorporated into Blumenthal.

In 1866 Prussia annexed the Kingdom of Hanover and thus also Blumenthal, which became the seat of a Prussian district. Membership in the German Customs Union benefited Blumenthal's economic development. The Bremer Woll-combing was established because of the favorable and direct delivery of raw wool 1884th In 1898 it had around 2,300 employees.

In 1878, 1890 and again in 1975 a volunteer fire brigade was founded with the fire brigades of Blumenthal, Lüssum, Neurönnebeck and Rönnebeck. From 1939 to 1951 there was a professional fire brigade.

In 1888 the place was connected to the railway network with the Bremen-Farge – Bremen-Vegesack railway.

The Bremer Vulkan shipyard was built in 1893 on the border between the Blumenthal district and Vegesack.

1900 to 1945

Blumenthal police and judicial prison

The power station was built in 1904 and a gas works was built in 1912.

Lüssum, Rönnebeck and Bockhorn were incorporated into the municipality of Blumenthal in 1907/08 and Neurönnebeck in 1923.

In 1908 the Blumenthal District Hospital was inaugurated, from which the Bremen-Nord Clinic emerged.

In 1910 the new town hall, today's local office building, was inaugurated.

The first bus route to Vegesack was set up in 1925. The Blumenthal sewerage system, the waterworks and the water tower were built from 1925 to 1927.

In 1932 the district of Blumenthal was merged with the district of Osterholz , so that Blumenthal lost its status as a district seat.

As a result of the Fourth Ordinance on the Rebuilding of the Reich on November 1, 1939, Blumenthal and Farge / Rekum changed citizenship from the Free State of Prussia in exchange for Bremerhaven, together with the rest of today's northern Bremen areas north of the Lesum (except for the city of Vegesack, which was already in Bremen) to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen .

The Valentin submarine bunker was built in Rekum from 1943 to 1945 . Thousands of forced laborers, prisoners of war and inmates were used for this purpose. Subcamps of the Neuengamme concentration camp were set up in Neuenkirchen (known as the Farge concentration camp ) and on the Bahrsplate .

Development after 1945

After the end of the war, Blumenthal received the status of a local office area in the course of the rebuilding of the administration in the state of Bremen.

The Bremer Woll-Kämmerei (BWK) was a large company in the 1950s with up to 5,000 employees in Blumenthal. The nearby Mühlenstrasse developed into a very busy shopping street with many restaurants. After the BWK had converted and reduced its operations at the Blumenthal site in the 1980s and finally closed it in 2009, Mühlenstrasse also increasingly lost its special importance.

Passenger traffic on the railway line from Vegesack to Farge via Blumenthal was suspended for almost half a century in 1961.

From 1967 the grammar school and then the Blumenthal school center was built on Eggestedter Straße.

The shipyard crisis of 1975 led to short-time working and the first layoffs at the Bremer Vulkan shipyard . The bankruptcy of Bremer Vulkan in 1996/97 had a significant impact on the Blumenthal district.

With the Living in Neighborhoods (WiN) program in Lüssum, improvements have been made since 1999 as well as with the House of the Future in Bremen.

In 2002, construction of a shopping center began in the Müllerloch area .

In December 2007, passenger traffic on the Vegesack – Farge line was resumed under the management of the NordWestBahn . In December 2011, the line was included in the network of the Regional S-Bahn Bremen / Lower Saxony , which went into operation in December 2010 .

Population development

Around 1830 the population of Blumenthal increased considerably because shipbuilders and boatmen settled there to transport goods between Bremerhaven and Bremen.

With the settlement of the wool combing and other industrial establishments, there was a strong increase in population, mainly due to Polish immigrants from the Prussian eastern provinces.

After the Second World War, Blumenthal's population doubled in a short time, initially mainly due to the influx of displaced persons and refugees from eastern Germany , and later also of guest workers from southern Europe and Turkey. New housing estates, especially in Lüssum, were built to accommodate the new residents. Numerous jobs have been lost in the last quarter of a century, especially at the Bremer Vulkan shipyard, which is partly in Blumenthal and partly in neighboring Vegesack , but also at the Bremer Wollkammerei. In connection with this, the number of inhabitants also fell again. In addition, the development of the district and district of Blumenthal in terms of population:

Town / district 1821 1885 1905 1975 1995 2007 2014
Blumenthal 282 1,644 10,670 10,103 9.612 9,552
Ronnebeck 480 694 1,690 4,671 4,705 4,565 4,264
Lüssum-Bockhorn 214 3,721 15,647 14,128 12,333 11,782
Farge 188 1.004 3,654 3,377 2,982 2,820
Recum 484 819 1.103 1,867 2,474 2,430 2,272
district 9,315 36,507 34,786 31,922 30,690

Rönnebeck and Rekum: information for 1821 from 1813

Culture and sights

Ev.-ref. Church in Blumenthal
Martin Luther Church in Blumenthal
Old tower of the ev.-ref. church
Wätjens Castle


  • The castle Blomendal ., Ff as a moated castle built in 1354 and restored after several modifications and use changes in the 1970s, is used for cultural purposes (exhibitions, concerts, readings, every two years Burgfest); Ceiling paintings from the Renaissance period have been preserved.
  • The evangelical reformed church with rectory on Landrat-Christians-Straße, neo-Gothic brick building, built according to plans by Johannes Vollmer from 1877 to 1879 as a replacement for the old Blumenthal village church that had been demolished.
  • The tower of the old church, a Renaissance building from 1604, has been used as a memorial to the fallen since 1933.
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Martin Luther Church , a neo-Gothic brick building, was built in 1901/02 according to plans by Karl Mohrmann .
  • The Catholic St. Mary's Church was built as a neo-Gothic brick building from 1858 in several sections.
  • The Blumenthal town hall from 1910 was built according to plans by the architects August Abbehusen and Otto Blendermann .
  • The Blumenthal water tower on Mühlenstrasse was built according to plans by Michael Fischer in 1927/28 as a brick building in simple expressionist forms. Its wing buildings are used as a day care center.
  • Wätjens Castle , built from 1858 to 1864 according to plans by the architect Heinrich Müller in neo-Gothic style as a country residence for the Bremen shipowner Christian Heinrich Wätjen ; The landscape park, which was created at the same time, based on plans by Isaak Altmann , has been reconstructed since 2005 from the point of view of garden conservation.
  • The riverside park Bahrsplate on the Weser with a memorial for the subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp that existed here during the Second World War .
  • The Valentin submarine bunker in the Rekum district, built from 1942 to 1945 according to plans by Agatz and Bock.
  • The Rekumer Mühle in the Rekum district, built in 1873.
  • In the House Captain Dallmann of 1850, Captain Dallmann 84, also lived the Captain Eduard Dallmann .
  • The district court of Blumenthal on Landrat-Christians-Straße was built from 1896 to 1899 and expanded in 1913/1914. The building took up new architectural reform tendencies, with a return to local building traditions.
  • The Protestant Paul Gerhardt Church in the Rönnebeck district, Lichtblickstraße 7, was built in 1955 according to plans by Ernst Becker-Sassenhof.
  • The Protestant church Bockhorn, Himmelskamp 21 by architect Jan Noltenius was built in 1959.
  • The curved residential development Rönnebecker Hafen from 1993 based on plans by the Rosengart und Partner architects' association is located at the port of Rönnebeck.

Monuments, art


  • Lüssumer Volksbühne
  • Farger Theater
  • 1999-2005 performances of the play " The Last Days of Mankind " took place in the submarine bunker Valentin.

Parks and green spaces

  • The Dillener Park in the Rönnebeck district is 1 hectare in size.
  • The Bahrsplate riverside park in the Blumenthal district on the Weser is 6 hectares in size.
  • The spacious Wätjens Park facility is located on the Geestrücken between Vegesack and Blumenthal in the southeast of the Blumenthal district. Immediately to the north of this is the “Löh Forest”.
  • The approximately 35.4 hectare nature reserve Eispohl, Sandwehen and Heideweiher is located in the districts of Lüssum-Bockhorn and Farge. Part of the nature reserve is part of the FFH area Heide and Heideweiher on the Rekumer Geest .

Public facilities

Blumenthal District Court 1899
Blumenthal volunteer fire department
Farge Volunteer Fire Brigade


  • The local office is located at Landrat-Christians-Straße 99 A.
  • The Blumenthal library from 1998 at Mühlenstrasse 70 is run by a support association.
  • The Blumenthal police station on Schillerplatz with the Farge and Lüssum police stations.
  • The volunteer fire brigade Bremen-Blumenthal, Heidbleek 8 at Schillerplatz, is supported by a support association.
  • The volunteer fire brigade Bremen-Farge from 1902. The building at Farger Straße 134 was built in 1939/40 in connection with the construction of the Wifo tank farm.
  • The District Court of Bremen-Blumenthal , Landrat-Christians-Strasse 65 to 69, is responsible for the northern district of Bremen. The district court is in a building from 1899, the land registry is housed in the annex building C.
  • The Bremen-Nord Clinic on Hammersbecker Strasse has around 500 beds and employs around 1000 people.
  • The DOKU Blumenthal , Heidbleek 10, in the former school building on Schillerplatz, has been a documentation center for past and present as well as a meeting place since 1988.


  • The Reepschlägerstrasse support center is responsible for special needs education.
  • The school on Wigmodistraße is a primary school in Blumenthal.
  • The Tami-Oelfken-Schule on Lüssumer Ring is an all-day primary school.
  • The school on Pürschweg is a primary school in Lüssum-Bockhorn.
  • The Farge school is a primary school with two locations in Farge and Rekum.
  • The Rönnebeck school is a primary school on Helgenstrasse.
  • The school center on Lehmhorster Straße is a school center for secondary level I as an all-day school with around 720 students in Lüssum-Bockhorn.
  • The Oberschule In den Sandwehen is a school center for secondary level I as an all-day school with around 980 students in Lüssum-Bockhorn.
  • The school center of the upper secondary level in Blumenthal with the departments of grammar school and vocational schools for housekeeping and social pedagogy is located on Eggestedter Straße.
  • The Free Waldorf School Bremen-Nord in Blumenthal.




  • Burgwall Stadium
  • Sports center on Bockhorner Weg
  • Löhplatz, Am Forst 1
  • Outdoor swimming pool in Lüssum


  • Blumenthaler Sportverein from 1919 (BSV); Castle ramparts 1
  • DJK Germania Blumenthal from 1957 (DJK) , Burgwall 1
  • Blumenthaler Turnverein from 1862 (BTV), Am Forst 1
  • Free Turner Blumenthal from 1907 (FTB), Heidbleek 10
  • Lüssumer Sportverein (LSV), Bockhorner Weg 10
  • Neurönnebecker TV from 1880 (NTV), Turnerstrasse 111
  • Gymnastics and sports club Farge-Rekum from 1890 (TSV), Rekumer Straße 2
  • Association for gymnastics and dance Farge-Rekum from 2014 (VTT)
  • Water sports club Blumenthal (WVBl), Boathouse Blumenthal
  • Golf Club Bremer Schweiz
  • Canoe Club Rönnebeck (KCR), Taklerstr. 64
  • Athletics Association Bremen-Nord (LG Bremen-Nord)
  • North Bremen Athletics Friends (NBL)

Churches, religious communities

Evangelical Reformed Church Rekum
Ev.-luth. Paul Gerhardt Church
Catholic Church of St. Mary


Mosques: There are two mosques in Blumenthal.

Buddhists There is a Buddhist meditation center in Bockhorn .

Economy and Transport


  • The Bremen-Nord Clinic on the border between Vegesack and Blumenthal is a hospital in the city of Bremen with around 488 beds and around 1,000 employees.
  • The largest employer in the industrial sector is the machine factory ThyssenKrupp Krause GmbH - location Johann A. Krause in Farge with around 1,000 employees.
  • The Bremer Woll-Kämmerei (BWK) was based in Blumenthal until 2009. The BWK employed up to 5,000 people in the 1950s. Two subsidiaries operated an evaporation and incineration plant. The received companies Brewa GmbH and Heizkraftwerk Blumenthal GmbH continue the operations for heat generation.
  • The Farge power plant is a hard coal-fired power plant with an output of 345 MW. It supplies the Lower Saxony area.
  • The TanQuid management mbH has the tank farm Bremen-Farge with a total capacity of 319,500 m 3 to decommissioning mid-2014 operated.
  • The geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH is a leading German rope factory with headquarters in Rönnebeck.
  • The Spinnbau GmbH in Farge manufactures textile machinery.
  • The EGERLAND Car Terminal GmbH & Co. KG operates loading center car at the West Pier Blumenthaler one. In 2008, 800,000 vehicles were shipped from here.

There is a weekly market at Landrat-Christians-Straße 144.


Route of the Bremen-Farge – Bremen-Vegesack railway with the "Bremen-Blumenthal" station


Since December 2007, the district has been accessible again by rail via the single-track Vegesack – Farge line with the stops Vegesack, Aumund, Klinikum Bremen-Nord / Beckedorf, Blumenthal, Mühlenstraße, Kreinsloger , Turnerstraße and Farge. After passenger traffic was discontinued in 1961, the line was only used for freight traffic for over 46 years . Under the management of the NordWestBahn , it is now served by modern electric multiple units as part of the regional S-Bahn Bremen / Lower Saxony every half-hourly. The train covers the Vegesack – Farge route in 18 minutes.

Parts of the Farge – Schwanewede naval railway are still operated by the Bundeswehr and the municipality of Bremen.

Public transport

Blumenthal is served by the bus routes 90 to 92, 94 to 96, 677, N7, N61 and N94 and connected to neighboring districts and surrounding communities.


Blumenthal is connected to the A 27 from Bremen to Bremerhaven via the 270 federal motorway. The Landrat-Christians-Straße is a historical and important road in east-west direction to Linde road leads and toward Vegesack parallel to the Weser. The Lüssumer road leading from the Landrat-Christians-Straße to the Schwaneweder road to Lüssum-Bockhorn and Schwanewede. The Rönnebecker Straße runs partly as the B 74 in an east-west direction from Blumenthal and in Rönnebeck towards Farge.

Biking and hiking trails

There are bike and hiking trails


Blumenthal jetty for the Blumenthal – Motzen ferry
  • There are ferry connections between Blumenthal and Motzen as well as Farge and Berne .
  • In the summer period, excursion boats operated by Halöver Reederei operate on the Unterweser between Bremen-Martinianleger and Bremerhaven-Seebäderkaje, which also moor in Blumenthal and Farge.


Sons and daughters of the place

  • Herbert Bellmer (1895–1950), teacher and writer
  • Eduard Dallmann (1830 in Flethe - 1896 in Blumenthal), captain and expedition leader
  • Johannes Degener (1889–1959), politician (CDU), Bremen senator and member of the Bundestag
  • Hinrich Dewers (1856–1941), entrepreneur (ship supplies, fittings) and mayor from 1889 to 1908 in Rönnebeck ( Hinrich-Dewers-Straße ).
  • Leo Drabent (1899–1944), machinist, communist and resistance fighter
  • Magdalene Ehlers (1923–2016), Low German poet and writer
  • Ulf Fiedler (* 1930), local historian, writer and painter
  • Harald Genzmer (1909–2007), composer
  • Jan von Harten, also Johann Nikolaus von Harten (1867 in Neurönnebeck – 1926 in Lobbendorf), educator, local researcher and collector of legends and stories from Bremen and Lower Saxony, ( Jan-von-Harten-Straße )
  • Albert Häusler (1899–1977), politician (KPD) and 1946 Senator from Bremen
  • Johannes Kühne (1889–1970), politician (CDU)
  • Bert Märkl (* 1953), President of the Lower Saxony School Inspectorate
  • Hansgünter Matuschak (* 1927), manager and company director
  • Tami Oelfken (1888–1957), writer and reform pedagogue
  • Diedrich Schierholz (1846 in Farge - 1917 in Farge), farmer and from 1884 to 1916 mayor of Farge ( Diedrich-Schierholz-Straße )
  • Norbert Schwontkowski (1949–2013), painter and university professor
  • Johannes Trüper (1855 in Rekum – 1921), educator and co-founder of curative education ( Johannes-Trüper-Straße ).

Other personalities who lived in Blumenthal

In alphabetical order

  • Wilhelm Ahrens , Mayor of Blumenthal 1945/46
  • Rainer Bensch (* 1964) MP (CDU) since 2011
  • Paul Berthold (1855–1917), Blumenthal District Administrator
  • Willy Dehnkamp (1903–1985), Blumenthaler Ortsamtsleiter, Senator for Education, President of the Senate
  • Erhard Eylmann (1860–1926), ethnologist and Australia researcher, in Farge from around 1920
  • Gustav Görsmann (1873–1942), chaplain in Blumenthal from 1898 to 1906
  • Manfred Hausmann (1898–1986), writer
  • Walter Kallweit (1921–2001), member of the Bremen Citizenship ( SPD )
  • Friedrich Karl Kürten, Mayor of Blumenthal from 1907 to 1933; he took care of the construction of many municipal facilities and roads.
  • Heinz Lilienthal (1927–2006), glass painter and design artist
  • Karl Lüneburg (1927–2014), member of the Bremen Citizenship (SPD) and local office manager (1975–1990)
  • Bruno Müller (1883–1960), 1918/19 co-chairman of the Workers 'and Soldiers' Council
  • Fritz Müller (around 1814 – missing 1861), ship's captain and marine painter in Bremen and the USA.
  • Hans Neumann (1908–1944), carpenter, communist and resistance fighter
  • Willi Vogel (painter) (1909–1987), painter of the 2nd generation in Worpswede, impressionist, holder of the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon
  • Alma Rogge (1894–1969), Low German poet and writer
  • Heinrich Steffens (1870–1934), earthenware turner and businessman who did a great job on the Farge town council; therefore Heinrich-Steffens-Strasse
  • Joseph Trentmann (1901–1964), educator and politician ( CDU ), member of the Bremen citizenship , middle school teacher and headmaster at the middle school on Wigmodistraße
  • Ernst Uhl (* 1932), Protestant theologian and former secretary of the Bremen Evangelical Church
  • Sabine Uhl (* 1945), social pedagogue, politician (SPD) in Blumenthal, member of the Bremen citizenship , senator in Bremen (1990–1995)
  • Christian Heinrich Wätjen (1813–1887), ran Europe's largest sailing shipping company

Honorary citizen

  • Otto Telschow (1876–1945) on August 20, 1933. The honorary citizenship of the then independent community of Blumenthal expired on November 1, 1939 when Blumenthal was incorporated into Bremen.


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 449-01: Floor area according to type of actual use
  2. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 173-01: Population by gender
  3. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 173-61: Foreign population by nationality group and gender
  4. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 255-60: Unemployed according to selected groups of people and unemployment rate
  5. a b c d e Statistical Yearbook 2009. (PDF; 4.0 MB) Statistisches Landesamt Bremen, pp. 9–11 , accessed on June 15, 2010 .
  6. ^ District government of Stade (ed.): Official Gazette of the government of Stade . Born in 1923. Item 30, July 28, 1923, ZDB -ID 563938-4 , p. 195 (approval of the incorporation of the rural community of Rekum into the rural community of Farge).
  7. Uli Schubert: German municipality register 1910. Retrieved on May 22, 2011 .
  8. ^ Golf Club Bremer Schweiz eV - Golf Club - Golf Course - Golf Courses - Bremen .
  9. Civic Association Lüssum .
  10. Local office Blumenthal - Blumenthal - Bremen's top - local office . ortsamt-blumenthal.bremen.d.
  11. Willy Dehnkamp: From the bottom up. The socialist labor movement in Blumenthal-Vegesack (Bremen-Nord) . Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, Bonn 1986, ISBN 3-87831-425-6 , p. 202 .
  12. City district portrait of Blumenthal. Retrieved March 28, 2015 .
  13. The Sattelhof - Burgwall . July 19, 2010.
  14. The shipyard was built in today's Vegesack district of Fähr-Lobbendorf and only reached Blumenthal through expansion in the second half of the 20th century.
  15. Fourth ordinance on the rebuilding of the empire .
  16. Architecture Guide Bremen: Evangelical Lutheran Paul Gerhardt Church
  17. Architecture Guide Bremen: Evangelical Lutheran Church Bockhorn and community rooms
  18. Architecture Guide Bremen: Residential development "Rönnebecker Hafen"
  19. Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism. A documentation, volume 1. Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0 , page 216
  20. ^ Die Norddeutsche from October 15, 2008
  21. Lüssumer Volksbühne .
  24. History on ( Memento of 22 May 2008 at the Internet Archive )
  25. swosh-media: architecture guide -bremen .
  26. swosh-media: architecture guide -bremen .
  27. ^ Parish of St. Marien Bremen-Blumenthal: Current information: Catholic parish of St. Marien Bremen-Blumenthal .
  29. Transcendental Meditation in the Ilse Eickhoff Academy, Bremen .
  30. TanQuid - German market leader in the tank storage business .
  31. ^ Osterholz: Farge tank farm is closed - Osterholz district .
  32. + egerland + - map .
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  35. Archive link ( Memento from May 7, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  36. Biography in the Prignitzlexikon ( Memento from June 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  37. Information from the State Archives Bremen
  38. ^ Local weekly newspaper Das FSVO of February 26, 2014.