The first known written mention of Hajen is said to be in a deed of donation from the year 826. In other works, a document from the year 1004 is cited as the first mention in which Heinrich II confirms the Kemnade monastery. In the Middle Ages, Hajen was the place of jurisdiction and the seat of a wood count , whose office is said to have been conferred on the Counts of Everstein according to a Corvey document from 1197 . From 1389 to 2010 a Weser ferry was operated in Hajen. Hajen was an independent municipality until January 1, 1973, and since then it has been incorporated into the municipality of Emmerthal as part of the village of Börry. On December 1st, 1910 Hajen had 565 inhabitants, since then the number of inhabitants has decreased to 444.
Culture and sights
In Hajen there is the volunteer fire brigade with a music train, a sports club, the MGV Harmonia choir and Hajen women's choir as well as a dog school.
A lime tree on the Ruhberg and the Hajener Hungerstein are designated as natural monuments . Both are on the left bank of the Weser.
The Evangelical Lutheran church is a late Gothic single-nave sandstone building that was significantly expanded in the 17th century. The massive western tower is only slightly narrower than the ship and has an almost square floor plan. The lower part of the tower would like the two subsequent in plan across rectangular yokes of the cross vault still from the mid-15th century originate. The two western vaults are designed as groin vaults with a sharp ridge, the two vaults of the nave and the choir adjoining to the east were built as ribbed vaults with gothic style during the expansion in 1653/1654, they have an almost square base area. In the east, the church ends with a flat, rounded apse . The church is built in quarry stone masonry made of red Solling sandstone , the side walls of the nave are supported on the outside by buttresses. The nave is with easy saddle roof covering, the established at least in the upper part in the extension 1653/1654 tower carries an acute octagonal in the upper part of the helmet; the roofing of the ship and tower consists of Solling sandstone slabs. Inside there is an altar wall with an east gallery from around 1600 and a pulpit of about the same age. The altar paintings show the crucifixion and below that the Holy Communion. The organ on the west gallery was built around 1880 in neo-Gothic form.
The manor in Hajen was built by Erich Behling from 1646. It is surrounded by a wall made of quarry stone and has a courtyard fountain next to the manor house , which is a specialty with its high-pointed crown canopy supported by six columns. The mansion was built in 1646 as a two-story half - timbered building, and in 1654 an extension was added to the south. The anatomist Karl von Korff comes from the estate .
Hajen is connected to the Grohnder Weser ferry and to the neighboring town of Daspe via county road 22 and to the neighboring town of Frenke via county road 23. The federal highway 83 , running on the opposite bank of the Weser, could be reached via the Hajener Gierseilfähre until 2010. This was shut down in 2010 and completely dismantled in 2011. The next ferry is in Grohnde, but it is only operated in the summer months; the next Weser bridges are in Daspe and Hagenohsen. The nearest train station is in Kirchohsen , on the railway line of the Vorwohle-Emmerthaler Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft on the opposite side of the Weser with the former Hajen am Ruhberg train station, passenger traffic was discontinued in 1982.
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