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City of Burgwedel
Großburgwedel coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 29 ′ 31 ″  N , 9 ° 51 ′ 24 ″  E
Height : 61 m above sea level NHN
Area : 21.63 km²
Residents : 10,306  (Jan. 1, 2007)
Population density : 476 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 30938
Area code : 05139
Großburgwedel (Lower Saxony)

Location of Großburgwedel in Lower Saxony

Old school from 1907
Old school from 1907

Großburgwedel ( Low German Groten Boorwee ) belongs to the city of Burgwedel in the Hanover region of Lower Saxony and is its largest district and administrative center.


In the Middle Ages, Großburgwedel formed the parish of Burgwedel together with Kleinburgwedel , Oldhorst , Neuwarmbüchen and Fuhrberg . The church registers are preserved from 1661.


In the course of the regional reform in Lower Saxony , the municipality of Großburgwedel lost its political independence on March 1, 1974 and became part of the new municipality of Burgwedel.

Population development

year 1885 1910 1925 1933 1939 1950 1956 1973 2007
Residents 1,175 1,309 1,566 1,531 1,735 3,616 3,420 6,737 10.306


The Protestant St. Petri Church, after which the parish is named, is a partly Romanesque, partly Gothic church, which was probably built around 1200. The St. Petri Congregation is part of the Evangelical Church in Hanover. In addition to the church and the parish hall, this also maintains the rectory and the parish kindergarten in Mitteldorf. In addition, Großburgwedel is the seat of the Burgdorfer Land church district office, which is responsible for the Burgdorf and Burgwedel-Langenhagen church districts.

The Catholic St. Paul parish is part of the Hannover deanery . Your hexagonal church building at Mennegarten was consecrated on February 5, 1966 by Hildesheim Bishop Heinrich Maria Janssen on the patronage of the Apostle Paul .

The New Apostolic Church is located in the immediate vicinity of St. Paulus Church in the Osterwiesen residential area.

Since autumn 2005 there has also been an evangelical free church under the name “Freistil”.


Local council

The local council of Großburgwedel consists of two councilors and seven councilors from the following parties:

(Status: local election September 11, 2016)

Local mayor

Rolf Fortmüller (CDU) is the local mayor of Großburgwedel. His deputy is Jürgen Ocker (CDU).

coat of arms

The design of the municipal coat of arms of Großburgwedel comes from the heraldist and coat of arms painter Gustav Völker , who designed all coats of arms in the Hanover region. The municipality was awarded the coat of arms on June 1, 1955 by the Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior .

Großburgwedel coat of arms
Blazon : Divided by a tin cut , on top in gold with three red hearts , a striding red armored , blue lion . Below are five silver windmills in redin the position (3: 2). "
Justification of the coat of arms: Großburgwedel was an accessory for centuries and at times the center of the Grafschaft Burgwedel, a free county that is to be regarded as the forerunner of the later Burgwedel District Bailiwick and which up until the 19th century held certain special rights for the free farmers of this area. As a sign of the free county, similar to the 14 communities of the "Great Free" in the southern part of the Burgdorf district, a lion is included in the coat of arms. According to old descriptions, Großburgwedel had no fewer than five windmills around 1800.

Culture and sights


Großburgwedel is home to the town hall of Burgwedel and other city facilities such as the library, a hospital in the Hanover region, the building yard and the outdoor swimming pool.

  • The St. Petri Church was built around 1200. (see under: Religion )
  • A large number of half-timbered houses, some of them very old, adorns the townscape, which is complemented by a mostly adapted, more modern development.

Architectural monuments

Economy and Infrastructure

Rossmann headquarters


Großburgwedel is the seat of the drugstore chain Rossmann and the company KIND Hörgeräte . There is also a branch of the furniture chain IKEA and the headquarters of Pickert in Großburgwedel . In the Großburgwedel industrial area there are also branches of Fiege Logistics , Biotec and Steinlen GmbH . There is a McDonald’s near the motorway entrance .


The Großburgwedel grammar school, which emerged from the general high school, has a long history in which it also sometimes changed rooms: After the Second World War, it first moved to the primary school at that time, which is now the Großburgwedel elementary school. Due to a lack of space, the new building was built at the current location, which was opened on May 12, 1965. Soon, due to the growing number of students, the premises of the secondary and secondary schools (see below) had to be used. In the 1970s it was the largest grammar school in Lower Saxony with just under 1900 students.

In the immediate vicinity are also the former secondary and secondary school, which will be converted into a secondary school from the lower grades up to the 2016/17 grades; From this year the secondary school becomes an IGS . In 1972 the premises there were completed, but some of them had to be transferred to the grammar school (see above). After the now abolished orientation level found space in the building, classes from the grammar school are currently being housed in the building again. There is also the Albert Schweitzer School with a focus on learning as a special needs school at the school center.


Großburgwedel has a junction (54) on the federal motorway 7 , which leads past the place to the west. The state roads L 381 and L 383 run through the village . There are bypasses between L 383 and L 381, L 381 and district road K 113 and between K 113 and L 383 .

Großburgwedel is on the Hanover – Hamburg railway line and is served hourly by the Metronom Railway Company's trains. The route from Langenhagen an der Heidebahn to Celle, also known as the "Hasenbahn", which began in 1913 , was only opened on May 15, 1938. Since then, it has been possible to run the trains from Hamburg to southern Germany without going through Lehrte and head-to-head in Hanover. Since November 2, 1964, the line has been open to two tracks. Until 1956, line 17 of the Hanover tram also ran to Großburgwedel.


Sons and daughters of the place

People connected to the place


Web links

Commons : Großburgwedel  - Collection of images
Wikivoyage: Großburgwedel  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Figures, data, facts. In: Website of the city of Burgwedel. January 1, 2007, accessed October 6, 2017 .
  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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p.  221 .
  3. ^ A b c d Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Burgdorf district ( see under: No. 24 ). (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  4. Ulrich Schubert: Community directory Germany 1900 - Burgdorf district. Information from December 1, 1910. In: January 5, 2020, accessed July 6, 2020 .
  5. a b Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (ed.): Official municipality register for the Federal Republic of Germany - 1957 edition (population and territorial status September 25, 1956, for Saarland December 31, 1956) . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1958, p.  172 ( digitized version ).
  6. Lower Saxony State Administration Office (ed.): Municipal directory for Lower Saxony . Municipalities and municipality-free areas. Self-published, Hanover January 1, 1973, p. 35 , Burgdorf district ( digitized [PDF; 21.3 MB ; accessed on July 6, 2020]).
  7. a b Local council Großburgwedel. In: Website of the city of Burgwedel. Retrieved July 15, 2017 .
  8. ^ A b Landkreis Hannover (ed.): Wappenbuch Landkreis Hannover . Self-published, Hanover 1985, p. 112-113 .
  9. ^ Urban Friedrich Christoph Manecke: Topographical-historical descriptions of the cities, offices and aristocratic courts in the Principality of Lüneburg . tape 2 . Capaun-Karlowa Verlag, Celle 1858, p. 303 .
  10. ^ History of the Großburgwedel grammar school. In: School website. Retrieved April 24, 2018 .
  11. Martin Lauber: IGS in Burgwedel comes from August 2016. In: Website Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung . December 13, 2015, accessed April 24, 2018 .
  12. Burgwedel High School. In: Archived from the original on April 2, 2015 ; accessed on July 6, 2020 .
  13. ^ Matthias Blazek, Wolfgang Evers: Construction of the Reichsbahn line Celle-Langenhagen . "Hasenbahn" was double-tracked 35 years ago / Most of the line runs dead straight - First World War put an end to the construction work for the time being . In: Sachsenspiegel No. 21 and 22 . Cellesche Zeitung , May 29 and June 5, 1999.
  14. Information about Marcel Bertram. In: Retrieved April 24, 2018 .