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City of Hemmingen
Coat of arms of Hemmingen-Westerfeld
Coordinates: 52 ° 19 ′ 36 ″  N , 9 ° 43 ′ 19 ″  E
Height : 56 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.32 km²
Residents : 6677  (Jun. 30, 2011)
Population density : 1,255 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 30966
Area code : 0511
Hemmingen-Westerfeld (Lower Saxony)

Location of Hemmingen-Westerfeld in Lower Saxony

Chapel in Hemmingen-Westerfeld
Chapel in Hemmingen-Westerfeld

Hemmingen-Westerfeld is a district of the city of Hemmingen in the Hanover region in Lower Saxony .



The Hemmingen manor was referred to as the “Adelshof von Alten ” on the map of the Calenberg Office from 1784 and has been in the possession of this family for about 600 years.

Near Hemmingen was the medieval settlement of Klein Hemmingen , which had existed since around the 10th century and fell into desolation from the 14th century . Settlement remnants were discovered in 2014 during earthworks at the Carl Friedrich Gauß School and archaeologically examined.

Hemmingen was on the Seniebach on the Leinemasch. This old village of Hemmingen, in the middle of which is the Hemmingen chapel, which was built in the 16th century , is today the easternmost part of the Hemmingen-Westerfeld settlement area. During the Thirty Years' War, the almost windowless fortified chapel served to protect the villagers and valuable belongings, such as seeds. It was later converted into a small hall church, for example by removing the false ceiling and installing windows.


A stronger structural development was evident as early as 1935 to 1939. The "settlement" was built between the village area of ​​Hemmingen and Bundesstraße 3 , and the residential area Westerfeld next to Bundesstraße 3. The population increased from 558 in 1925 through 1881 in 1935 to 3438 in 1950.

In 1956, the council and community director of the community of Hemmingen-Westerfeld began a far-sighted measure that attracted attention in Germany and abroad: From 1958 to 1962, the area "town center" with almost 400 own homes and 300 rental apartments in 3- and 7- storey buildings created. At the same time a shopping center was created with shops from all sectors. With the ev.-luth. Church and the town hall, it formed the center of the village of Hemmingen-Westerfeld. The population increased from 3,997 in 1960 to 7,222 in 1973.

Further building areas continued the development and made Hemmingen-Westerfeld a preferred residential area. New types of living were offered at an early stage and met with approval. This applies to garden courtyard houses as well as to a terrace house. The senior citizens' residence "Am Rosengarten" was built in 1992 in a new building area on Berliner Straße.

In 1957 GESPO KG was founded for the production of devices and signal systems for road traffic.

On March 1, 1974, Hemmingen-Westerfeld was incorporated into the new municipality of Hemmingen. Until December 31, 2004, Hemmingen belonged to the former Hanover administrative district , which, like all other Lower Saxony administrative districts, was dissolved.


City Councilor and Mayor

Hemmingen-Westerfeld is represented at the municipal level by the City Council of Hemmingen.

coat of arms

The design of the municipal coat of arms of Hemmingen-Westerfeld comes from H. Verhey .

  • The coat of arms was awarded on August 2, 1950 by the Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior .
  • The municipality of Hemmingen, newly formed by law on March 1, 1974, took over the coat of arms of the previous municipality of Hemmingen-Westerfeld, which was approved by the district president in Hanover on May 9, 1974.
  • The city of Hemmingen, which was newly formed by law on March 1, 1999, took over the coat of arms of the previous municipality of Hemmingen, which was approved by the district of Hanover .
Coat of arms of Hemmingen-Westerfeld
Blazon : "Sevenupright, red diamonds lined upas a strip on a silver background,eachcovered with a golden nail head ."
Reasons for the coat of arms: The coat of arms is a variant of the coat of arms of the von Alten family based in Hemmingen (diamonds from top right to bottom left).

Culture and sights

St. John Bosco Church


  • The chapel from the 16th century is the focus of the original village of Hemmingen. The Evangelical Lutheran Trinitatis parish in Hemmingen belongs to the Laatzen-Springe parish of the regional church of Hanover . In addition to the historic chapel, the parish also includes the modern church on Kirchdamm. The chapel community in Devese is also assigned to her today.
  • The Catholic Church of St.  Johannes Bosco is located on Berliner Straße. It was built from 1971 to 1973 and consecrated on March 3, 1973 by Bishop Heinrich Maria Janssen . Since November 1st, 2006 the church belongs to the parish of St. Augustinus in Hanover-Oberricklingen .

Architectural monuments

See: List of architectural monuments in Hemmingen-Westerfeld

Nature reserves

The ruined mausoleum of the von Alten family , which was completed in 1842, is located in the Sundern nature reserve .


The Carl Friedrich Gauß School is located in Hemmingen-Westerfeld as a Cooperative Comprehensive School (KGS).


People connected to the place

  • Friedrich Bartels (1903–1973), Lutheran theologian and Vice President of the Hanover Regional Church Office, moved in
  • Wolfgang Kilian (* 1939), lawyer and university professor, moved in
  • Gernulf Garbe (* 1940), sports medicine specialist and university professor, moved in
  • Martin Cordes (* 1942), Lutheran theologian and university professor, moved here

Web links

Commons : Hemmingen-Westerfeld  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Brochure for new residents - area and population figures in the city of Hemmingen. (PDF; 6 MB) In: Website City of Hemmingen. June 30, 2011, p. 9 , accessed on August 14, 2017 (p. 11).
  2. The Hemmingen Chapel. Dr. Horst-R. Marten writes about the Hemmingen chapel. In: kirchenkreis-laatzen-springe.de. Retrieved December 9, 2016 .
  3. Facts & Figures. In: Website City of Hemmingen. Retrieved November 22, 2019 .
  4. ^ 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.  196 .
  5. ↑ Designs of coats of arms by H. Verhey. In: Wikimedia Commons . Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  6. a b Coat of arms of the city of Hemmingen. In: Website City of Hemmingen. Retrieved August 11, 2017 .
  7. a b c Hanover district (ed.): Wappenbuch Landkreis Hannover . Self-published, Hanover 1985, p. 176-177 .