Bortfeld (Wendeburg)

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Municipality Wendeburg
Bortfeld coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 17 ′ 38 ″  N , 10 ° 24 ′ 17 ″  E
Height : approx. 76  (70-77)  m above sea level NHN
Residents : 2611  (Aug 2016)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 38176
Area code : 05302
Location of Bortfeld in Wendeburg
Marina Bortfeld
Marina Bortfeld
Official Atlas of the Principality of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel by Gottfried Mascop, 1574
The first cartographic representation of Bortfeld in the official atlas of the Principality of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel by Gottfried Mascop , 1574

Bortfeld is a district of the municipality Wendeburg in the district of Peine in Lower Saxony .

Geographical location

Bortfeld is located about three kilometers northwest of the city of Braunschweig , south of the federal highway 2 and west of the federal highway 214 , at 76 m above sea level. NN.

Neighboring places

Sophiental Wendeburg Völkenrode (Braunschweig)
Neighboring communities Chancellor Field (Braunschweig)
Vechelade (Vechelde) Wedtlenstedt (Vechelde) Lamme (Braunschweig)


The first written mention of the place is proven for 1308. The gentlemen von Bortfeld , who were wealthy there for a long time, named themselves after the place . On March 1, 1974, the village was incorporated into Wendeburg. The 800th anniversary celebration took place in 1983.

coat of arms

Two diagonally crossed red lilies in the silver field were the coat of arms of the von Bortfeld family, whose ancestral seat was on a hill west of the church. Berthold von Bortfeld was Heinrich the Lion's ministerial officer. The last of the family, Kurt, fought against the Turks in Venetian service far from home and died in 1685 on the journey home. The community expressly wished to keep the memory of the gentlemen from Bortfeld alive, and therefore adopted the lily wands as the community coat of arms, but in alternating colors in a gold-blue split shield. The Braunschweig national colors reminded of the centuries of belonging to the state of Braunschweig and at the same time to the district of Braunschweig, to which Bortfeld belonged as an independent municipality until it became part of the municipality of Wendeburg in the district of Peine in 1974. The municipal council decided on May 27, 1964, and the Braunschweig administrative president approved it on September 4 of the same year. Design: Wilhelm Krieg.

Infrastructure, religion and customs

There is a primary school and the Marina Bortfeld , a harbor for privately used sport boats and sailing boats with access to the inland waterways . The new development area around the Marina Bortfeld , which has been developed since 2009, is considered an upscale residential area , which is also due to the very different, sometimes avant-garde architectural styles. The farmhouse museum, which was inaugurated in 1911, and the church of St. Georg, which belongs to the Vechelde priory and whose nave dates from 1721, with an older tower are worth seeing .

St. George
Costume Plate (farmer from Bortfeld near Braunschweig) LACMA M.83.161.102.jpg
Bortfeld farmer's wife
Costume Plate (Bauer from Bortfeld near Braunschweig) LACMA M.83.161.101.jpg
Bortfeld farmer

Club life

There is the volunteer fire brigade, the volunteer men's fire brigade and other voluntary organizations, associations and groups.

Well-known regular events are the election of the Bortfeld Mettwurst King, the flag hunt and the folk festival.

Sons and daughters of the village


  • Rolf Ahlers : Bortfeld hit it on October 24, 1940. The bombing in World War II (= Wendeburg local history. 25). Krebs, Wendeburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-932030-37-6 .
  • Rolf Ahlers: The Gesundbrunnen in Bortfeld in 1737 (= Wendeburg local history. 12). Krebs, Wendeburg 1998, ISBN 3-932030-06-0 .
  • Wilhelm Bornstedt : The "venerable Mooshütte" and the "Wehmersche four-column hall house" in Bortfeld (= the city home keeper for the city of Braunschweig. Building blocks. 2, ZDB -ID 2225989-2 ). Kedding, Braunschweig 1982.
  • Wilhelm Bornstedt: The Brunswick village of Bortfeld and its rural architectural monuments. With special consideration of the home of the Braunschweig district (= Braunschweig district. Preservation of monuments and district history. 11, ZDB -ID 260135-7 ). District of Braunschweig, Braunschweig 1969.
  • Wilhelm Bornstedt: The "Low German Hall House" in Bortfeld No. ass. 50, today the farmhouse museum (= the city home nurse for the city of Braunschweig. Building blocks. 4). Kedding, Braunschweig 1982.
  • William Lane Graffam: Bill, an American for Germany. Graffam, Wendeburg / Bortfeld 2006, ISBN 3-930210-36-3 .
  • Edeltraut Hundertmark : Bortfeld: Development and structure of a village in the area of ​​influence of the big city. In: New archive for Lower Saxony. Vol. 12, 1963, ISSN  0342-1511 , pp. 282-289.
  • Rudolf Paes: Chronicle of Bortfeld. W. Feuge, Bortfeld 1983.
  • Mechthild Wiswe : The Bortfeld Farmhouse Museum (= publications of the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum. 10, ISSN  0174-660X ). Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Braunschweig 1976.

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures in the Wendeburg community
  2. ^ 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 / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 268 .
  3. History of the villages
  4. Enter “Bortfeld” as the search term

Web links

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