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City of Petershagen
Coordinates: 52 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  N , 9 ° 3 ′ 15 ″  E
Height : 38 m above sea level NN
Area : 10.57 km²
Residents : 763  (Dec. 31, 2008)
Population density : 72 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1973
Postal code : 32469
Area code : 05768
Location of Heimsen in Petershagen

Heimsen is a district of Petershagen in the Minden-Lübbecke district in East Westphalia .


It is located northeast of the core city ; in the east Heimsen borders the town of Rehburg-Loccum in the district of Nienburg and the district Wasserstraße, in the north on the Weser (opposite is the district Schlüsselburg), in the west on the district Nienburg in Lower Saxony and the district Ilvese and in the south on the district Soul field .


Until the municipal reorganization on 1 January 1973 and was Heimsen km² an independent municipality with a total area of approximately 10.57 659 inhabitants (December 31, 1972) and belonged to the Office Windheim to Lahde in Minden . Heimsen had 763 inhabitants on December 31, 2008.


The population of Heimsen has been represented to the council and administration of the city of Petershagen since 1973 by a local mayor, who is elected by the council of the city of Petershagen on the basis of the election result. Currently (2013) Olaf Sprick is the local mayor.

Culture and sights

  • The Herring Catcher Museum consists of four buildings. Here, the cultural, social and economic relationships between the herring catchers recruited from this region since the end of the 18th century and their homeland are presented.
  • Heimsen, with his Wallholländer, is a location on the Westphalian Mühlenstrasse and a destination on the Mühlenroute . In 1873 the windmill was built as the successor to a ship mill and a post mill. The mill tower was built from masonry and plastered bricks on a broken stone base.
  • The Gut Neuhof is a former Gutsanlage with a mansion . It's private property. The facility is accessible to the public to a limited extent and is used as a fully stationary residential facility as part of the integration assistance.
  • The Heimser church was built in the early 12th century. The church tower was built in 1205. While three sides of the tower were erected freely, the fourth side was placed on the west wall of the church.
At the main entrance there is an arched field above the door from the time the church was built. The original interior ceiling was made of simple woods. The late Gothic groin vault , drawn in around 1510, turned out to be too heavy. In order to prevent the church from falling apart, external support pillars had to be installed.
The church was badly devastated during the Thirty Years War . The stalls were burned. The church pews, newly built in 1664, are still in use today.

Economy and Infrastructure

Heimsen is on the Nienburg – Minden railway line and is a depot . Scheduled trains pass Heimsen without stopping.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Bünermann, Heinz Köstering: The communities and districts after the municipal territorial reform in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1975, ISBN 3-555-30092-X , p. 117 .
  2. Herring Catcher Museum