Helga Maria Niessen

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Helga Maria Niessen (born September 19, 1954 in Trier ) is the former mayor of Kellinghusen and author of several books.


Niessen grew up with seven siblings. After training as an office clerk , she worked in the administration and secretarial area in southern Germany.

At first she sold her own books by self-publishing , then also as a sales representative for books from other authors and publishers. In her free time, she made a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago , about which she published several books.

From the unemployment out ran Niessen after over 600 unsuccessful applications for positions as independents successfully for the office of Mayor of Kellinghusen. She is the first and last full-time mayor of the place, from April 1, 2010 the position will only be filled voluntarily. She was the first woman in Kellinghusen in this office. In 2008 she was honored by the school commander for her collaboration with the infantry school in Hammelburg.


  • Women in politics - in a marathon to become mayor. Strategy to achieve goals to be imitated recommended. BOD, Norderstedt 2008, ISBN 978-3-8370-6437-7 .
  • We take our time. Slow pilgrimage on the Way of St. James in Switzerland from Constance to Friborg. BOD, Norderstedt 2009, ISBN 978-3-8391-1280-9 .
  • Now I continue on my pilgrimage. On the Way of St. James from Ulm to Constance. BOD, Norderstedt 2008, ISBN 978-3-8370-6086-7 .
  • Then we go on a pilgrimage. The Way of St. James from Schwabach to Ulm or from Altdorf via Schwabach to Ulm. BOD, Norderstedt 2008, ISBN 978-3-8370-4069-2 .
  • 30 minutes for creative experience trading. Gabal, Offenbach 2002, ISBN 978-3-89749-280-6 .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Re: Helga Maria Nießen , taz, March 7, 2009.
  2. Helga Nießen, mayor and author , Landesschau, SWR TV, January 15, 2010, 6.45 p.m.
  3. Joachim Möller and Gisela Tietje-Räther: Antipathy, excursion, award . Norddeutsche Rundschau, October 15, 2008