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Boelerheide is the name of a district in the independent city Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr .


The Boelerheide was uninhabited until the second half of the 18th century. A map from 1770 only showed a small farmstead whose owner was named Wilhelm in der Heide .

The Boelerheide, which belongs to the neighboring municipality of Boele, was then a forest and heather area . This was located between today's Hügelstrasse, Hagenerstrasse, Alexanderstrasse and Brinkstrasse and supplied the Boeler population with timber and firewood as well as pests for fertilization . In autumn, the pigs of the individual farms were driven to fattening in the oak and beech forests under a joint swineherd from mid-September to early November .

In 1772 the brand land was divided . The largest part went into the private property of Freiherr von Landsberg on the manor Niedernhof in Hengstey , who in turn gave twelve later sons from the Boele community about 3 hectares of land each  on a long lease.

With the construction of a Kötterhaus on the leased property, the twelve farmer's sons became the original settlers of today's Boelerheide district, which by 1800 already had 100 residents. After 1850, most of the hereditary tenants dissolved the lease by paying a transfer fee to acquire the kotten .

With the arrival of industrialization in Hagen and the surrounding area, the construction of a railway line running past Boelerheide and the construction of two large locomotive sheds on the corner of Grimmestrasse and Freiligrathstrasse, Boelerheide's actual settlement began after 1840. A large number of residential buildings were built on Malmkestrasse and Overbergstrasse for the workers and employees streaming on.

After the First World War , a small sports facility was built, consisting of an ash area . In 1928, the expansion of the sports facility began, which was completed with the completion of a gym in 1929. The earth excavated during the construction was used to create auditoriums. The arena Boelerheide became a regionally and nationally known sports facility. The current user of the facility is predominantly the Sportgemeinschaft Boelerheide von 1898 e. V.

As part of the municipal reorganization, the municipality of Boele including Boelerheide was incorporated into the city of Hagen on August 1, 1929.


Christ the King Church

To avoid going to church in Boele, a chapel, the St. Michael Chapel , was built in 1902 on the site of today's clubhouse. On January 2, 1927 the foundation stone of the Catholic Christ the King Church , today's Christ the King Church , was finally laid, which was consecrated on November 6, 1927. The church is built in the style of brick expressionism. The original expressionist painting is also worth seeing. A church tower was built in the late 1980s. With its six bells - a seventh bell is in the Vierungsturm  - the church has the biggest peal in Hagen. A Protestant church, the Paul Gerhardt Church , was built in 1952.


Between Overbergstrasse and Kapellenstrasse, in a small green area opposite the Christ-König-Kirche , there is a memorial for the victims of the First and Second World Wars , which was inaugurated on June 17, 1955. As early as 1926 there was a first initiative to erect a memorial in memory of the victims of the First World War, but this was never realized. The memorial consists of a sandstone block about three meters high with inscriptions on all sides (front: The dead of wars , left: 1914–1918 , right: 1939–1945 , rear: 1914–1918 dead, 117 / 1939–1945 dead, Bomb dead, missing ) are carved.


There are two primary schools and three secondary schools in Boelerheide . In 1894 Boelerheide initially received a one-class Catholic elementary school , the Overberg School , which was followed in 1898 by a Protestant elementary school, the Hermann Löns School . In the second half of the 20th century a secondary school , the Heinrich-Heine-Schule , a secondary school , the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule and a special school with a special focus on learning, the Fritz-Reuter-Schule , were established.

At the beginning of the 1983/1984 school year, the newly established Hagen-Nord secondary school (since 1997 Heinrich-Heine secondary school ) was put into operation. The school is basically an extension of the Realschule Boele , which originally taught in the Hilgenland building in Hagen-Boele. A new building became necessary due to the increased number of students.


In addition to the club with the largest number of members, Sportgemeinschaft Boelerheide von 1898 e. V. exist in Boelerheide the men's choirs MGV Heiderose Boelerheide 1896 and MGV Boelerheide 1913 , the Heimatverein Heidefreunde Boelerheide , the Schützenverein Boelerheide 1925 eV, the gospel choir Living Voices of the ev. Paul Gerhardt parish and the children's gospel choir MiniVoices founded in 2013 by the ev. Paul Gerhardt parish.

The Boelerheide association serves as the superordinate institution of these associations. Their task is to represent the affiliated clubs externally and to coordinate events internally. The association does not carry out its own activities.

The Förderring der Sportgemeinschaft Boelerheide supports the Sportgemeinschaft Boelerheide financially. He also maintains his own sports groups and organizes events.


  • Written documents from the Overbergschule Hagen
  • From the Boeler Heide to the Boelerheide district. In: The Boelerheide yesterday this morning.
  • Historical Center Hagen: Monuments in Hagen.
  • Internet presence of MiniVoices

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Stephanie Reekers: The regional development of the districts and communities of Westphalia 1817-1967 . Aschendorff, Münster Westfalen 1977, ISBN 3-402-05875-8 , p. 218 .
  2. ^ Ulrich Deimel and Petra Wittmar: Those twenties . Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2003

Coordinates: 51 ° 23 '  N , 7 ° 28'  E