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Coat of arms of the city of Diepholz
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Coordinates: 52 ° 36 '  N , 8 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Diepholz
Height : 37 m above sea level NHN
Area : 104.48 km 2
Residents: 16,974 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 162 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 49356
Primaries : 05441, 05447
License plate : DH, SY
Community key : 03 2 51 012

City administration address :
Rathausmarkt 1
49356 Diepholz
Website : www.stadt-diepholz.de
Mayor : Florian Marré (non-party)
Location of the city of Diepholz in the district of Diepholz
Landkreis Diepholz Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Osnabrück Landkreis Nienburg/Weser Bremen Delmenhorst Landkreis Verden Landkreis Vechta Landkreis Oldenburg Landkreis Cloppenburg Stemshorn Lemförde Quernheim Brockum Marl Quernheim Hüde Lembruch Dümmer Diepholz Drebber Barnstorf Wetschen Dickel Rehden Hemsloh Barver Freistatt Wehrbleck Bahrenborstel Varrel Kirchdorf Wagenfeld Barenburg Barenburg Eydelstedt Sulingen Drentwede Scholen Ehrenburg Neuenkirchen Maasen Borstel Siedenburg Mellinghausen Staffhorst Schwaförden Asendorf Affinghausen Sudwalde Schwarme Martfeld Bruchhausen-Vilsen Twistringen Bassum Syke Weyhe Stuhrmap
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View from above on Diepholz with the castle in focus

Diepholz ( Low German : Deefholt ) is the district town of the district of the same name in the former administrative district of Hanover in Lower Saxony and the fourth largest municipality in the district. Since 1994 Diepholz has been part of the city ​​quartet to which the cities of Damme , Diepholz, Lohne and Vechta have come together.


Cottongrass blossom in the Diepholzer Moor

Geographical location

Diepholz lies almost exactly in the middle between Bremen (65 km in the north-east), Oldenburg (70 km in the north-west) and Osnabrück (50 km in the south-west). It is located northeast of the Dammer Mountains and north of the Dümmers , the second largest lake in Lower Saxony in the Diepholzer Moorniederung . Diepholz is with all districts the second largest city after Syke in the district of the same name.


Canoeists on the Lohne above the Münte

Several rivers flow from the south, starting from the Dümmer , through the moor and then through Diepholz. The city is tightly enclosed by the rivers Hunte (west of the city) and Strothe (east of the city). The city is crossed by the Lohne , which in the city center near the town hall is split into the front and rear wages. Both arms of the river reunite after a short distance. Behind the junction the river is called Flöthe .

The Grawiede flows a little further to the east . Another river close to the city is the Wätering , a tributary of the Hunte, which however retains its name for a short stretch of the route after its confluence with the Hunte. The river only bears this name again when it merges with the flute. From there the river is called continuously up to its confluence with the Weser Hunte.

Neighboring communities

The neighboring towns and communities include three towns and two communities in the district of Vechta.

15 km
8 km
65 km
Lingen (Ems)
80 km
Neighboring communities Nienburg / Weser
62 km
51 km
18 km
Lübbecke (via B 239 )
50 km

Furthermore, Diepholz borders on Drebber in the north, Steinfeld in the west, Wetschen in the east and Lemförde and Hüde in the south .

City structure

Diepholz consists of the core town of Diepholz (44.59 km²), which comprises several districts , as well as the incorporated districts of Aschen (32.01 km²), Sankt Hülfe (15.75 km²) and Heede (12.12 km²) since the municipal reform .


Temperate maritime climate influenced by humid northwest winds from the North Sea. On a long-term average, the air temperature in Diepholz reaches 8.5 - 9.0 ° C and around 700 mm of precipitation falls. Between May and August, an average of 20-25 summer days (climatological term for days on which the maximum temperature exceeds 25 ° C) can be expected.


Remains of a prehistoric moor path in the Aschen Moor

The origin of the city of Diepholz goes back to the noblemen de Thefholte , who in the 10./11. Century built a moated castle in the area. A settlement quickly developed under the protection of the castle.

The name Diepholz is probably derived from the Old Saxon devern (to tremble, to quiver) and denoted the swaying movement of the wood-covered bog. The name changed from Thefholte to Deefholt to Diepholz .

see also Grafschaft Diepholz

1380 awarded Johann III. von Diepholz gave Osnabrück city rights to its citizens. In 1531 the Diepholz rulers took on the title of count after they had accepted the feudal sovereignty of the dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. The family that had provided the Counts of Diepholz died out in 1585. Therefore, the area fell to the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg . But not the Auburg office , which the Counts of Diepholz had given the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel as a fiefdom as early as 1523 . In the 18th and 19th centuries, Diepholz and Hoya formed a province of the Electorate of Hanover , later the Kingdom of Hanover .

Until the death of the last count, the castle was the residence of the noblemen. Built in the 10th century, it was partially destroyed in the Thirty Years War and later rebuilt by Duke Christian-Ludwig von Lüneburg-Celle. The 43 m high castle tower has been preserved to this day. Since 1852 the complex has been the seat of the local court .

Münte in Diepholz; today the seat of the district music school and youth club

The Münte is also of particular historical importance as a former count's mint.

It is not certain whether the mint of the noblemen and later self-appointed Counts of Diepholz also stood where the building called “Münte” stands today. What is certain is that coins with the coat of arms and the name of the Counts of Diepholz were minted. Such coins can still be found in coin collections today. They bear the coat of arms of Diepholz and name the count and their origin with MONETA DEPHOLT or MONETA WESTER (a secondary mint in Wester-Drebber, today's Mariendrebber).

The coinage began in the first third of the 14th century, when hollow pennies from Bremen were imitated. From the middle of the 14th century, sware was minted based on the coins of the bishops of Münster. In a second minting period, coins from Saxony, Bohemia and the Witte of the Wendish Mint Association were imitated. This minting period began around 1490 and ended around 1530 when the employed mint master Lambert Vlemynck left Diepholz again.

In 1938 the synagogue, which was built in 1835, was destroyed. In 1933 there were 48 Jewish z. T. very respected community members resident. Until 1942, the last of them were deported to Warsaw or Theresienstadt via Ahlem.

During the Second World War , the city was repeatedly targeted by Allied bombing attacks. After the war there was a strong population growth in the city as many displaced persons from the former eastern regions of Germany were settled here.

Over a long period of time, the Diepholz people oriented themselves as "Hanoverians" (in the kingdom or in the administrative district of Hanover ) in an eastward direction to Hanover, which is more than 100 km away . Since its accession to the city quartet in 1994 and reinforced by the resolution of the administrative districts in Lower Saxony in 2004, the city Diepholz tried to break away from the location disadvantage of the great distance to Hanover, by which between them Weser and Ems situated town, geographical location accordingly stronger Oriented towards Oldenburg, Bremen and Osnabrück. Diepholz lies in the middle of the railway line between Bremen and Osnabrück. Both cities, as well as Oldenburg, can be easily reached via motorways. Diepholz is located in the Northwest Metropolitan Region, which was founded in 2005 .

The discovery of the Egyptizing Diepholz mummy in 2013 caused a national sensation.


On March 1, 1974, the communities of Aschen, Heede and Sankt Hülfe were incorporated.


Sunset on the town hall tower of the new town hall
Diepholz Town Hall

City council

The mayor has one more vote, but the office was not up for election at the time. Status: Local elections on September 11, 2016


On June 10, 2018, Florian Marré was elected mayor of the city of Diepholz with 50.65% of the votes against his competitor in the runoff election as a non-party applicant, supported by the CDU and FDP parties . The swearing-in took place on June 14, 2018. He succeeds Thomas Schulze (first full-time mayor), who resigned from office on March 31, 2018 for professional reasons.

coat of arms

Blazon : The city has a coat of arms on a golden shield, a vertical, golden crowned, red lion.

Town twinning

Diepholz maintains good relations with its two partner cities Thouars (France) and Starogard Gdański (Prussian Stargard) (Poland).

Culture and sights


Diepholz Castle Tower

The Diepholz moated castle, built at the turn of the 10th to the 11th century, has undergone a number of renovations in the course of its centuries of history. The moated castle was built in a square floor plan with four wings.

The foundation of the monumental 16.50 m high round base of the tower made of granite blocks goes back to the construction period in 10/11. Century (980-1030) back. It has a diameter of 11.60 m and a wall thickness of 3.50 m at the bottom, which decreases towards the top. A twelve-sided brick storey with a roofed edge rises on the strong base above a cornice. This carries a similarly designed, but retracted half-timbered tower, which is crowned by a curved, twelve-sided slate - covered hood with graceful oriels and a weather vane. The castle has been structurally changed several times over the centuries.

Around 1550 the nobleman Rudolf († 1560) had it completely rebuilt before moving in with his wife, Countess Margarete von Hoya († 1596). A stone frieze inserted over the north door of the castle dates from that time; it shows the coats of arms of the two families of Diepholz and Hoya. When Spanish troops "jemerlych over" this area during the Dutch War of Independence , the government in Celle, which had been responsible for the county since the Diepholz counts died out (1585), had the festivities considerably strengthened.

During the Thirty Years War it proved itself several times as a protective and stronghold. Nevertheless, Danish troops were able to set it on fire in 1626 and Swedish soldiers under the Swedish Colonel Wilhelm Wendt called von Kratzenstein (after his ancestral seat) captured it in 1637 and destroyed it to the ground. Duke Christian Ludwig von Lüneburg-Celle had the palace restored around 1660.

The old foundation walls were preserved. In 1790 the south wing and parts of the west wing burned down. Apart from renovation work, the castle tower was given its present appearance around 1660 and the outbuildings around 1837 and 1877. With the extinction of the male line of counts, the castle was not a residence.

Until 1723 it housed the Landdrosten, later the bailiffs and other officials. It also served the dukes and electors of Celle and Hanover as a hunting lodge.

The judicial treasury took over it in 1852 and set up a district court , which is still housed here today. In 1885 the newly formed district office moved into the old knight's hall in the west wing, until the new district building was built on Niedersachsenstrasse in 1954.

Falkenhardt manor

View of the Falkenhardt manor

The Falkenhardt manor is located directly on Bundesstraße 69 in the district of the same name. The complex was built at the beginning of the 17th century as a manor and in 1619 became a country estate ( manor ). It changed hands several times. The distinctive towers of the entrance area were built in 1915.

In 1945 the Commander-in-Chief of the British occupation forces, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery , resided in the Falkenhardt manor for some time.


There is a touring theater in Diepholz with around 550 seats. The building is in the immediate vicinity of the vocational training center in the school center. The performances are mainly organized by the Diepholz cultural ring and mostly take place in the winter months. During the summer, the theater is used for other purposes from time to time. B. the discharge of high school graduates or the greeting of the new students of the Graf-Friedrich-Schule in the theater.

Old Town Hall

The old town hall in Langen Strasse

The old town hall in Langen Straße was built in 1904 on the site of a previous building from 1789. The building from the early 20th century represents an architectural advancement of the Prussian-German architectural style for train stations, schools, town halls, post offices and barracks of those years Later historicism can be seen, for example, in the reference to medieval forms such as five-pass , bay windows , turrets, brick Gothic gable ends, round arches, basket arches , moderate pointed arches, etc. The building lost its purpose as a town hall in 1985 with the inauguration of the new town hall on the town hall market.



The Müntepark with large lawns and a mini golf course is located at the Diepholz outdoor pool. Nearby is the castle park, in the middle of which is Diepholz Castle. In 2012, a rose garden was laid out in the castle park south of the castle wall.

Art in public space

Scattered, sometimes somewhat hidden, in the cityscape of Diepholz, there are a number of different sculptures and objects by artists from Diepholz and the region. These art objects are made from a wide variety of materials - bronze , stainless steel and natural stone:

  • a fountain near the town hall Magnetfeld 86 - Countdown 9-0 (stainless steel, 1986) by the Diepholz artist Hans-Albert Walter (1925–2005)
  • in the Diepholzer city center in the Gänsemarktpassage (Lange Straße) the bronze sculpture Diepholzer Gänse (1988) by Heike Walter, the Sumsestein and the elephant made of natural stone (1999)
  • at the Kreissparkasse der Gänsebrunnen (bronze, 1987) by Karl-Heinz Friedrich and the bronze sculpture Der Münzer (1990) by Hans Gerd Ruwe
  • a large stainless steel sculpture by Herbert Bodzin at the vocational school
  • at the Diepholz Clinic (formerly the district hospital) the fountain dynamic symbol (1991) made of stainless steel by Hans-Albert Walter
  • Between Diepholz and the Dümmer there have been several installations of the Diepholz / Dümmer sculpture trail, which can be used as a cycle path, since 2005 . A larger collection of sculptures stands west of the federal highway 51 on a dirt road directly on the left bank of the Watering. The gaps along the path are gradually being decorated with more sculptures. In 2016 the sculpture path was extended towards Lemförde along the Dümmer.
  • in the rose garden at Diepholz Castle the bronze sculpture "The Thinker" by Inka Uzoma (2015)

City Archives

The Diepholz City Archive , Rathausmarkt 1, is the administrative archive of the city of Diepholz, in which the historical files of the city of Diepholz are archived - collected and made available for users to view. Files, cards , documents and bequests are available to everyone in the city archive .

Regular events

Appletree Garden Festival 2016
  • The Appletree Garden Festival takes place every summer in Diepholzer Bürgerpark .
  • The Diepholz wholesale market also takes place on the market area every September.
  • Count Sunday is celebrated on a Sunday in October every year . A medieval market has been held around the castle on this occasion since 2010 .
  • After the change of ownership in 2014, the former Falkenhardt manor was converted into an "event location". In 2016 an Oktoberfest and an Advent market took place there. These events should take place regularly in the future.


According to the 2011 census , a majority of 59.1% of the population were Protestant , 13.3% Roman Catholic and 27.6% were non-denominational , belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information. As of December 31, 2019, 47.3% of the 17,577 residents were Protestant, 18.9% Roman Catholic and 33.8% other denominations or without a denomination


St. Nicolai Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • St. Michaelis Church, Lüderstrasse 54
  • St. Nicolai Church , Lange Strasse 28
  • Kreuzkirche St. Hülfe / Heede, Kirchweg 10
Evangelical Free Churches
Roman Catholic Church

The Catholic parish was founded in 1945 by the Rhineland pastor Joseph Schmidt. The church community's church, the Christ-König-Kirche at Schloßstraße 15, dates from 1951; The choir and tower were built in the 1960s.

Other communities with a Christian background



Around 1000 Muslims live in Diepholz ; the vast majority are of Arab descent. In 2015 the At-Taubah Mosque was founded in Diepholz. The association is a member of the IVWP ( Islamic Association for Charitable Projects ).

Economy and Transport


Other companies:


Diepholz-Nordwest roundabout. In the front left it goes to Osnabrück ( B 51 ) and Lingen ( B 214 ), in the back right to Bremen (B 51) and Nienburg or Herford (B 214), in the back left to Vechta and Oldenburg ( B 69 ).


Diepholz is reached:

Fountain at Bremer Eck (before the bypass was built, the B 51 and B 214 ran in the background)

Diepholz has had a bypass road since 2003 . It connects the northern B 51 via a section with the B 69 which in turn is connected via a section with the southern B 51. The last, 2.8 kilometers long section to connect the B 214 from the direction of Nienburg was opened to traffic in 2008. Due to the downgrading and the partial dismantling of the former federal highways within the ring road, the districts of Diepholz are no longer separated from each other as much as they used to be; in particular, the areas north of the former B 214 in the inner city area will no longer be cut off from the city center.

On the highway A1 Diepholz is about the connection points Holdorf , Lohne - Dinklage and Vechta and Cloppenburg / Ahlhorner Heide reach.


Diepholz station is on the Wanne-Eickel-Hamburg railway line between the cities of Osnabrück and Bremen and has three platform tracks. It is a stop for Regional Express trains on the RE 9 line (Osnabrück - Bremen - Bremerhaven) with a regular schedule as well as individual Intercity ( see also: List of Intercity stations ). Diepholz used to have a direct rail link with Nienburg via Sulingen ( Nienburg – Diepholz line ). This route has not been used for passenger traffic since 1966. Today (2007) the section to Sulingen is used by freight trains for Exxon-Mobil in Barenburg and BTR-Logistik in Rehden. The Sulingen - Nienburg section has been closed since 1997.


The following DH-Bus bus lines serve Diepholz:

As in the trains, the tariff of the Bremen / Lower Saxony transport association applies.


In Diepholz there is the Diepholz military airfield , which is also used as a sports airfield by the Aero-Club Diepholz eV. It offers an asphalt runway 1283 meters long and 45 meters wide. The callsign for pilots is Diepholz Info and is to be sparked at the frequency 122.525 MHz.

Public facilities and infrastructure


  • Town hall, Rathausmarkt 1
  • The Diepholz volunteer fire brigade, with its locations in Diepholz, Aschen, Heede and Sankt Hülfe, provides fire protection and general help. Fire-fighting training and general youth work is practiced in three youth fire departments.


Media library Diepholz, in the background the general high school



Further educational offers

Social facilities

  • Ten kindergartens; 3 cribs
  • The youth leisure center (JFZ), Bahnhofstrasse 16
  • Anna Margareta retirement home , von-Hünefeld-Straße 33
  • Assisted living Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund , Schömastraße 9
  • The Caritas Senior Center Diepholz , Steinstrasse 18, was founded in 1946 as the St. Josef retirement home in Falkenhardt by Pastor Schmidt.
  • Diepholz Clinic, Eschfeldstr. 8, belongs to the St. Ansgar Clinic Association .


Diepholz has the sports field in the school center and the sports field at the Mühlenkamp school. There are two more sports halls in the school center. The indoor pool Delfin is closed during the summer months, instead the outdoor pool, heated by a solar system, is opened.

There is also a sauna and sports paradise as well as fitness and wellness clubs.

There was and still is motor sport in Diepholz, as well as in the district of Diepholz, in the form of airfield races at the air base in Diepholz, where DTM and Formula 3 races were held well into the 1990s, as well as sand track races in Wagenfeld, Rahden and the grass track races in Swarms.

The SG Diepholz are active as sports clubs with 16 departments and around 2000 members. The handball game community Barnstorf / Diepholz is a game community from Barnstorf and Diepholz.


RV park

The mobile home site in Diepholz offers space for 20 mobile homes or caravans and has the option of disposing of wastewater and faeces free of charge. There is a drinking water supply and a free WiFi connection.

District media center

One of the two district media centers (Diepholz media library) is located in Diepholz. The district media centers have a stock of films as well as various audio and video equipment, which they lend free of charge to schools and non-profit associations.

Diepholzer Moorschnucke

The meat of Diepholzer Moorschnucke PDO bred in the region is registered in the EU under this name as a protected designation of origin and may be labeled with the corresponding seal.

Measuring point

One of the approx. 2000 measuring points of the radioactivity measuring network of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) is located in Diepholz, through which the so-called local gamma dose rate is determined.


Honorary citizen

  • XV Irmgard Ulderup (1922-2011)
  • XIV Günter Roberg (1921-2014)
  • XIII Herbert Major (1910-2009)
  • XII Horst Schöttler (1926–1998)
  • XI Emil Johannes Guttzeit (1898–1984)
  • X Bernhard Langhorst, former mayor (1913–1996)
  • IX Gustav Brüning, former mayor, city director (1882–1969)
  • VIII Karl Tangemann (1845–1945)
  • VII Heinrich Kläning (1848–1927)
  • VI Siegfried Fontheim (1854–1937)
  • V Henry Nennecke (1847–1915)
  • IV Adolf Prinzhorn (1847–1913)
  • III Friedrich Plate (1858–1948)
  • II Heinrich Lübkemann (1821-1896)
  • I Hans Ernst Bütemeister (1750–1837)

sons and daughters of the town

Other personalities


  • Wilhelm von Hodenberg (ed.): Diepholzer document book. Hanover 1842 (reprint Osnabrück 1973)
  • Wilhelm Kinghorst: The county of Diepholz. Diepholz 1912. (Reprint Diepholz 1979)
  • Emil Johannes Guttzeit : Diepholz and its streets. Diepholz 1954.
  • Emil Johannes Guttzeit: History of the city of Diepholz. Part I: From the beginnings to the first decade of the 17th century. Ed .: City of Diepholz. Diepholz 1982.
  • Klaus Giesen: The coins from Diepholz. Osnabrück 2001.
  • Hans Gerke : Chronicle of the community Drebber. Ed .: Drebber municipality. Diepholz 1979.
  • Hans Gerke: Historical-regional excursion map of Lower Saxony. Sheets Diepholz and Rahden. (= Publications by the Institute for Historical Research at the University of Göttingen; 2, part 5). Ed .: Erhard Kühlborn, 1977.
  • Hans Gerke: 50 years Diepholz District Hospital. 1979.
  • Hans Gerke: Do you know Diepholz? Ed .: Kreissparkasse Diepholz. Diepholz 1985.
  • Hilmar Kurth (Ed.): Günter Roberg remembers. Diepholz 1998, ISBN 3-89728-022-1 . (concerning the former Jewish cemetery and the former Jewish community Diepholz)
  • Wilfried Gerke : Where the moor used to be the border - a story by Diepholz. Diepholz 1999, ISBN 3-89728-031-0 .
  • Wilfried Gerke: Diepholz in old views. Zaltbommel / Netherlands, ISBN 90-288-6504-7 .
  • Wilfried Gerke: From ladies and maids. The fate of women from five centuries between Diepholz and Sulingen. Diepholz 2001, ISBN 3-89728-046-9 .
  • Falk Liebezeit, Herbert Major : On the trail of Jewish history in Diepholz. With a complete list of the members of the Jewish community in Diepholz. Diepholz 1999.
  • Nancy Kratochwill-Gertich, Antje C. Naujoks: Diepholz. In: Herbert Obenaus (Ed. In collaboration with David Bankier and Daniel Fraenkel): Historical manual of the Jewish communities in Lower Saxony and Bremen . Volume 1 and 2, Göttingen 2005, pp. 468–478.
  • Wilfried Gerke: Diepholz. (= Row of archive images). Sutton, Erfurt 2009, ISBN 978-3-86680-494-4 .
  • Falk Liebezeit, Reinald Schröder, Peter Sobetzki-Petzold: Stations of Jewish life in Diepholz. A city tour. Diepholz 2010, ISBN 978-3-89728-125-7 .
  • Burckhard Bode, Reinald Schröder: The castle tower museum in Diepholz. Diepholz 2012, ISBN 978-3-89728-126-4 .
  • Wilfried Gerke: Diepholz - a district town through the ages, the story from the beginning until today. Diepholz 2010, ISBN 978-3-89728-066-3 .

Web links

Commons : Diepholz  - collection of images, videos and audio files
 Wikinews: Diepholz  - in the news
Wiktionary: Diepholz  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wikivoyage: Diepholz  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).
  2. ^ Carl Heinrich Nieberding: History of the former Niederstift Munster and the adjacent counties , first volume, 1840, p. 233.
  3. Kreiszeitung.de
  4. ^ 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. 190 .
  5. https://www.kreiszeitung.de/lokales/diepholz/diepholz-ort28581/florian-marr-offiziell-buergermeister-diepholz-9950779.html
  6. Rittergut Falkenhardt as a place for events . District newspaper . 15th September 2015
  7. ^ Fritz Schnitgerhans: The old town hall
  8. Hauke ​​Gruhn: Diepholz - the manageable unknown . Weser courier . September 8, 2010.
  9. Inauguration at the castle tower festival with the "Oll'n Handwarkers ut Worphusen". Much praise for Rosengarten am Schloss Kreiszeitung . June 20, 2012
  10. "The Ark" takes shape . Kreiszeitung.de. August 23, 2010
  11. "The Thinker" in the rose garden at Diepholzer Castle . Kreiszeitung.de. 19th October 2015
  12. ^ Stadtarchiv Diepholz on the website of the city of Diepholz
  13. ^ Stadtarchiv Diepholz ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) in the ANKA -Handbuch, archive.org, March 4, 2016.
  14. ^ City of Diepholz: Count Sunday
  15. ^ City of Diepholz Religion , 2011 census
  16. City of Diepholz Figures Data Facts , accessed on May 5, 2020
  17. Internet presence of the Baptist Congregation Diepholz ; viewed on May 3, 2020
  18. ^ Homepage of the city of Diepholz: Directory of religious communities ( Memento from July 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ); Accessed September 20, 2010.
  19. ^ Kreiszeitung.de: Moved from Oldenburg to Diepholz: PHWT course now in the new ZME , accessed on January 10, 2019
  20. Hans-Helmut Gerstenhauer wrote aviation history in 1945 when he first crossed the English Channel in a helicopter. Helicopter pioneer from Diepholz on Kreiszeitung.de on August 20, 2014, accessed on September 4, 2014