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Coat of arms of the municipality of Hagenburg
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Coordinates: 52 ° 26 '  N , 9 ° 20'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Schaumburg
Joint municipality : Sachsenhagen
Height : 40 m above sea level NHN
Area : 16.23 km 2
Residents: 4569 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 282 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 31558
Area code : 05033
License plate : SHG, RI
Community key : 03 2 57 010
Address of the
municipal administration:
Schlossstrasse 3
31558 Hagenburg
Website : www.hagenburg.de
Mayor : Dieter Eidtmann ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Hagenburg in the Schaumburg district
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Hagenburg Castle
The lock on the canal
St. Nicolai Church

Hagenburg is a spot in the northeast of the district Schaumburg in Lower Saxony , which the joint community Sachsenhagen belongs. It is located in the Steinhuder Meer nature park .


Hagenburg is located on the south bank of the Steinhuder Meer , between the Rehburg Mountains and the Neustädter Moor, west of Steinhude and north of Sachsenhagen . The federal road 441 leads through the place.

In 1970 the "Flecken Hagenburg" was created in anticipation of the state-wide regional and administrative reform from the two previously independent municipalities of Hagenburg and Altenhagen. The corresponding ordinance, which the Interior Minister of Lower Saxony signed in 1969, contains the sentence: "Districts are not formed." In 1974, Hagenburg became a member of the Sachsenhagen joint municipality .


The area around the Steinhuder Meer was settled in prehistoric times. In 1247 the Hagenhufendorf Altenhagen "Oldenhagen" was first mentioned in a document. Because of this linguistic reference, it can be assumed with certainty that the "Nienhagen" a few kilometers further south-west arose only a few years later. Thus the beginnings of Altenhagen and Hagenburg can both be found in the clearing phase of the 13th century.

Old names of the place are around 1378 Hagenborch, 1431 Haghenborch and 1560 Hagenburch.

The castle Hagenborch finally built by the Earl of Rhodes was in 1378 first mentioned. The street village , which is still recognizable today, developed in their Vorwerk . The Hagenhufenzeile "Nienhagen" along Schierstrasse is no longer recognizable.

After the place was devastated in the Thirty Years War , today's Hagenburg Castle of the Princes of Schaumburg-Lippe was built on the site of the castle in 1686 . At that time, Hagenburg was a post office until 1860, when the Steinhuder Meer Railway ran through the town. From 1765 to 1767, Count Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe had the island fortress Wilhelmstein built in the Steinhuder Meer . To do this, he had a branch canal dug from Hagenburg Castle to the lake shore.

In 1894 the shooting society gave itself statutes.

The establishment of a volunteer fire brigade had already been considered in Hagenburg around 1900. This project was delayed until 1910. Thanks to the initiative of the "old master tailor" Heinrich Schaer (1862-1924) it was possible that in April 1910 the Hagenburg volunteer fire department became the third rural fire department in the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe (after Bückeburg and Stadthagen ) Founded. In 1943 the Altenhagen fire fighting group was merged with the Hagenburg fire department.

In the recent past, Hagenburg has developed into an attractive residential location. Since around 1990, the population has increased from around 3000 to currently (2009) around 4600 inhabitants due to the designation of spacious residential areas. The infrastructure has also grown with it. Several supermarkets, doctors, dentists, kindergartens and elementary schools can be found on site, and the area also offers opportunities for trade and commerce. Tourism plays an increasingly important role. While in the neighboring Steinhude the tourism dominates the town center, offers Hagenburg walking and cycling.

Every year on the second weekend in July, a shooting festival is held in Hagenburg, organized by the shooting association of 1848 Hagenburg-Altenhagen eV on the fairground at the Försterteich. 80 musicians from the Bundeswehr offer a varied musical repertoire.


On July 1, 1970, the Altenhagen community was incorporated.


Hagenburg has been Protestant since the Reformation. Later on, families of Jewish faith also settled there. There was its own synagogue on Hainholzstrasse. Before expulsion and deportation in World War II , 17 Jews were still living in Hagenburg. Today around 3000 residents are Protestant and belong to the parish Altenhagen-Hagenburg with the St. Nicolai Church , the around 700 Catholic residents belong to the parish of St. Bonifatius in Wunstorf. The New Apostolic congregation in Hagenburg was attached to the congregation in Wunstorf.


Municipal council

2011 municipal election
Turnout: 55.76% (2006: 55.31%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2006
 % p
-0.34  % p
-3.03  % p
-1.22  % p
+ 3.63  % p.p.
+0.95  % p

The council of the municipality of Hagenburg consists of 15 council members.

2011 7th 5 2 1 15 seats
2016 8th 4th 2 1 15 seats

Status: Local elections on September 11, 2016

Mayor / Administration

Dieter Eidtmann (CDU) has been mayor since November 2016. The council has appointed the mayor of the municipality, Jörn Wedemeier, as the municipality director.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved in 1965, previously the municipality simply used the district coat of arms. The coat of arms symbolizes the local castle. It was built in the 14th century by the Counts of Schaumburg and renovated from 1871–1873. The small shield shows the former coat of arms of Schaumburg-Lippe . The waves represent the nearby Steinhuder Meer . The two branches indicate that clearing of the forest was necessary for the establishment of the place in the 14th century.

Culture and sights



  • The Altenhagen mining museum with exhibits from stone and potash mining was opened in 1997 on the site of the Weser mine. The Weser shaft was opened between 1907 and 1912 for the extraction of potash salts. However, it later served as an extending weather shaft, in which warm pit air rises over a 2.5 km long connecting stretch from the Bokeloher Sigmundshall potash works .



  • The Hagenburg men's choir has existed since 1862.
  • The Liedertafel was founded in 1890, the association still exists, but the active business is suspended.
  • In 1961, from the Altenhagen men's choir “Amicitia” (founded in 1892), the Altenhagen mixed choir, later Altenhagen-Hagenburg “Meermusik”.
  • The children's choir of the Wilhelm-Bock-Grundschule was founded in 1986. It existed until 2007.
  • The rifle club from 1848 Hagenburg-Altenhagen has a marching band.
  • The parish has a church choir and a trombone choir, together with the parish Sachsenhagen under the name "Sachsenhagenburg".
  • There is also the Drum & Music Corps "Blue Bandits".

Economy and Infrastructure


The “Großes Moor” industrial park has developed on the Breiten Graben and north of it. First and foremost, companies have settled here that, given the densely built-up location, had no development opportunities. The retail trade is located on Hauptstrasse (Lange Strasse).

Public facilities

  • The Hagenburg-Altenhagen local fire brigade is one of two base fire brigades in the Sachsenhagen community and provides fire protection and general help, especially at the local level.
  • Sports hall and sports field
  • Tennis courts
  • Marina on the canal
  • modern rifle house


  • Two kindergartens are set up in the pre-school area.
  • Wilhelm-Bock-Schule (primary school), secondary schools are in Steinhude , Wunstorf, Lindhorst and Stadthagen .


  • The federal road 441 leads to Wunstorf , where further traffic connections (train station, motorway) are available.
  • There are bus connections to Bad Rehburg, the city of Rehburg, Sachsenhagen, Stadthagen and Wunstorf.


Honorary citizen

The place has four honorary citizens:

  • Wolrad Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe (born April 19, 1887 in Stadthagen, † June 15, 1962 in Hanover), German entrepreneur
  • Carl Krüger (born April 27, 1875 in Hagenburg; † August 3, 1971 there), master painter and long-time mayor
  • Heinrich Tieste, long-time councilor and joint councilor
  • Rudolf Nolte, longtime councilor and district council member

Sons and Daughters of the Spot

Connected with Hagenburg

  • Miguel Fernandez (* 1974), German author, cartoonist and comic artist lives here.
  • The writer Philipp Winkler (* 1986) grew up in Hagenburg.
  • Towards the end of the 19th century, the branch of the “Counts of Hagenburg” was created due to a marriage “under stand” in the former Schaumburg-Lippische princely family. Today you are at home in southern Germany.


  • Matthias Blazek: “A Brief History of Hagenburg”. Schaumburger Wochenblatt of July 31, 1991, August 3, 1991, August 7, 1991
  • Matthias Blazek: Insights into the local history of the villages of the Hessian county of Schaumburg as well as Bergkirchen, Hagenburg and Lindhorst . Fontainebleau 1998
  • Heinrich Munk: 600 years of Hagenburg: 1378–1978 . Hagenburg 1978
  • Heinrich Wulf: picture chronicle of Hagenburg . Stadthagen 1990
  • Heinrich Wulf: Collection of chronicles over 100 year old clubs . Hagenburg 1994
  • NN: 60 years of the Hagenburg volunteer fire brigade 1910–1970 . Hagenburg 1970

Web links

Commons : Hagenburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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. sn-online .
  3. General-Anzeiger of March 14, 1998. Up to 1910 there are no records.
  4. ^ Voluntary fire brigade Hagenburg 60 years, 1970, o. S. (p. 11).
  5. ^ 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. 200 .
  6. https://www.sachsenhagen.de/assets/wahlen/2011/hgb/00_tabelle.html
  7. https://www.sachsenhagen.de/assets/wahlen/2006/hgb/00_tabelle.html
  8. Geolife shaft Weser .