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Coordinates: 53 ° 2 ′  N , 10 ° 25 ′  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Uelzen
Joint municipality : Bevensen-Ebstorf
Height : 70 m above sea level NHN
Area : 27.27 km 2
Residents: 5383 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 197 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 29574
Area code : 05822
License plate : UE
Community key : 03 3 60 006
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Lindenstrasse 12
29549 Bad Bevensen
Website : www.ebstorf.de
Mayor : Heiko Senking ( UWG )
Location of the municipality of Ebstorf in the district of Uelzen
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Ebstorf is a monastery town in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath in the Lower Saxony district of Uelzen . The municipality of Ebstorf belongs to the joint municipality of Bevensen-Ebstorf .

Community structure

The patch Ebstorf, lying on fertile Kleiboden , consists of the place Ebstorf and the independent place Altenebstorf and Tatendorf until the regional reform in 1972 . Until October 31, 2011, it was a member community and seat of the combined community Altes Amt Ebstorf , which became part of the joint community of Bevensen-Ebstorf on November 1, 2011.


In the year 880 an army of Vikings defeated a Saxon army under the Saxon Count Brun near Ebstorf . The Saxon army suffered a terrible defeat. The duke fell in battle; with him Bishop Theoderich von Minden , Bishop Markward von Hildesheim , the eleven Counts Wigmann, Bardo, Bardo and Bardo, Thiotrich and Thiotrich, Gerrich, Liutolf, Folkward, Awan, Liuthar, as well as the 14 ministerials known by name Bodo, Aderam, Alfuin, Addasta , Aida, Aida, Dudo, Wal, Halilf, Humildium, Adalwin, Werinhard, Thiotrich and Hilward.

Since June 24, 2010 the place officially bears the name Klosterflecken Ebstorf.


On July 1, 1972, Altenebstorf was incorporated into the Ebstorf area.

Place name

Old names of the place are 1084 Ebbekestorp, 1131 Ebbikesdorp, 1136 Ebbekesthorp, 1152 Ebbekesdorf, 1156 Ebbecstorp, 1195 Dingelstide, 1196 Ebekestorp, 1212 Ebbikestorp, 1225 Ebbekestorp and 1270 Ebekestorp. Both names contain the Low German "t (h) orp" for "village, settlement" and a personal name "Eb (b) ek-", a diminution, kosing (element "-ek-") from a base "Ab-" (originated from diminutions of Adal-, Athal-, Adel-).

Culture and sights

Ebstorf Monastery

Ebstorf Monastery, view of the inner courtyard

Before 1150, the Premonstratensians founded a canon double pen for men and women, but after a fire the men left Ebstorf to help build the Ratzeburg Cathedral . From 1197 at the latest, Ebstorf was a Benedictine convent. In 1565 the Protestant Reformation finally prevailed in Ebstorf Monastery . Even today the monastery is inhabited and preserved by Protestant conventual women as part of an independent corporation under public law within the association of the Hanover Monastery Chamber founded in 1818 . Most of the current monastery buildings date from the 14th and 15th centuries. The conventual women offer tours through the monastery, during which they also show numerous items of equipment such as: B. Sculptures, glass paintings, textiles, paintings, furniture and altarpieces mainly from the Middle Ages; The most famous sight is a replica of the Ebstorf world map burned in 1943 .

Ebstorf world map

Ebstorf world map

The Ebstorf world map was a round map 3.57 m in diameter on 30 sheets of parchment with Jerusalem as the center. It is said to be an imitation of a Roman world map from the fourth century. It is the largest cycling map and representation of the world from the Middle Ages. It is named after the place where it was found, the Ebstorf Benedictine monastery. There she was found in a storage room in 1830; two parts of the map were destroyed by mouse feeding, including the area of ​​today's Brandenburg. In addition, a 50 × 60 cm large piece of map in the upper right half in the area of ​​today's India was cut out shortly after the rediscovery for unexplained reasons.

Architectural monuments

Natural monuments

"Royal Oak" with a chest height of 8.5 m and a height of 34 m determined in 2016. Asa natural monumentdesignated (ND UE 00037) and in theprominent list and old tree specimensregisteredEnglish oakis considered the highest known oak in Germany


Municipal council

The council of the municipality of Ebstorf consists of 17 councilors.

CDU SPD Green UWG Free list of citizens Ebstorf total
2011 5 (30.0%) 4 (24.3%) 1 (7.1%) 3 (18.0%) 4 (20.6%) 17 seats
2016 5 (28.1%) 4 (24.1%) 2 (9.3%) 4 (23.8%) 2 (14.7%) 17 seats

Last local election on September 11, 2016

Mayor / Administration

Mayor is Heiko Senking (UWG). He was elected to succeed Uwe Beecken (FBE) in November 2016.

The municipal administration is located in the building of the old town hall at Hauptstrasse 30. The new municipal administration also maintains a citizens' office here.

Economy and Infrastructure


Ebstorf is a location of the Georgsanstalt .


railway station

Ebstorf has a train station on the Uelzen – Langwedel railway line , which is served by Erixx's RB37 line . The reception building, which opened on April 15, 1873, is the monument of the American line and is open for special events.

Ebstorf is connected to the medium- sized centers of Uelzen and Lüneburg via the state roads L 250 and L 233 . Many motorists use this Melbeck – Uelzen route as an alternative route to the heavily trafficked federal highway 4 .


The Evangelical Lutheran Mauritius parish is located in Ebstorf, and its services are held in the St. Mauritius Church of the Ebstorf Monastery on the church square. The parish belongs to the west region of the parish of Uelzen, and in addition to Ebstorf it also includes the localities Altenebstorf, Haarstorf, Linden, Luttmissen, Melzingen, Oetzfelde, Stadorf, Tatendorf, Wessenstedt and Wittenwater.

Around 1918 a Roman Catholic chapel was set up in a residential building on the main street. The building was demolished in 1966 and the Roman Catholic Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary , which still exists today, was built in its place in 1967 . Since 2006 she has been part of the parish of the Divine Redeemer in Uelzen.

The Ebstorf monastery is one of the six Lüneburg Heath monasteries .



  • Lutz Mohr : February 2, 880: The Viking Battle of Ebstorf or Hamburg. In: Carfunkel Combat. The annual special on military history ... Wald-Michelbach, No. 2/2006, pp. 4–6.
  • Wilhelm Spangenberg, Sophia Wichelmann: Ebstorf. From the chronicle. 6th, expanded edition. Becker, Uelzen 1982.
  • Sophia Wichelmann (Ed.): Ebstorf. From the history of the monastery town. Becker, Uelzen 1994, ISBN 3-920079-34-5 .
  • Michael Wolfson: A tour of Ebstorf Monastery (= The Blue Books ). Recordings by Jutta brothers. Langewiesche, Königstein im Taunus 2001, ISBN 3-7845-2403-6 .
  • Heinrich Porth, Dieter Boe: The families and residents of the parish Ebstorf. Local family book 1627-1875 and study of population history. To the places Altenebstorf, Ebstorf, Haarstorf, Linden, Luttmissen, Melzingen, Oetzfelde, Stadorf, Tatendorf, Verhorn, Wessenstedt and Wittenwater (= sources and representations on the history of the city and district of Uelzen. Vol. 4). Museum and local history association of the Uelzen district, Uelzen 2005, ISBN 3-929864-07-X .

Web links

Commons : Ebstorf  - Collection of Images

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. ^ Friedrich Winterhager : Latin lessons for nuns in the Ebstorf monastery around 1490 under the influence of the Bursfeld reform movement. In: Medical historical messages. Journal for the history of science and specialist prose research. Volume 34, 2015 (2016), pp. 79–85, here: p. 79.
  3. Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon Theoderich http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienT/Theoderich_Dietrich_von_Minden.htm on March 18, 2007.
  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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 236 .
  5. ^ Jürgen Udolph (research): The "place name researcher". In: Website NDR 1 Lower Saxony . Archived from the original on December 3, 2016 ; accessed on August 4, 2019 .
  6. ^ Entry in the directory of monumental oaks . Retrieved January 10, 2017
  7. ^ Result of local elections 2011
  8. ^ Result of local elections 2016
  9. https://www.az-online.de/uelzen/ebstorf/mit-einem-lachen- gehts-leichter- 6960529.html
  10. America Line Depot Monument , accessed February 12, 2018.