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Coat of arms of the community of Hohenhameln
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Coordinates: 52 ° 16 '  N , 10 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Torment
Height : 101 m above sea level NHN
Area : 69.42 km 2
Residents: 9286 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 134 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 31249
Area code : 05128
License plate : PE
Community key : 03 1 57 002
Address of the
municipal administration:
Marktstrasse 13
31249 Hohenhameln
Website : www.hohenhameln.de
Mayor : Lutz Erwig ( SPD )
Location of the community Hohenhameln in the district of Peine
Hohenhameln Ilsede Lengede Vechelde Peine Wendeburg Edemissen Landkreis Peine Niedersachsen Braunschweig Landkreis Gifhorn Landkreis Wolfenbüttel Salzgitter Landkreis Hildesheim Region Hannovermap
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Hohenhameln is a municipality in the district of Peine in Lower Saxony (Germany).


Community structure

The municipality of Hohenhameln consists of the following districts:


The name Hohenhameln can probably be traced back to "Hoher Hagen ", which means "terrain enclosed with a high hedge".

On March 1, 1974, as part of the regional reform in Lower Saxony, the until then independent municipalities of Bierbergen, Bründeln, Clauen, Equord, Harber (until then in the district of Burgdorf ), Hohenhameln, Mehrum, Ohlum, Rötzum, Soßmar and Stedum (incl. Bekum settlement) combined to form the newly created community of Hohenhameln.

After the municipality of Bekum was merged with Stedum in the 1960s, their name disappeared from the political map for around 50 years. Since the territorial reform of the 1970s, both villages have formed the village of Stedum within the municipality of Hohenhameln. The village was only renamed Stedum-Bekum on January 1, 2016.


Municipal council

The Council of the Municipality Hohenhameln Council consists of 24 women and councilmen. This is the specified number for a municipality with a population between 9001 and 10,000 inhabitants. The 24 council members are elected by local elections for five years each. The current term of office began on November 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2021.

The respective full-time mayor is also entitled to vote in the council of the municipality.

The last local election on September 11, 2016 resulted in the following result (change compared to the local election on September 11, 2011 ):

  • SPD : 11 seats (± 0)
  • CDU : 8 seats (−1)
  • GREEN 2 seats (± 0)
  • FDP : 2 seat (+1)
  • Independent 1 seat (+1)

Local election on September 11, 2011  :

  • SPD : 11 seats (-1)
  • CDU : 9 seats (± 0)
  • GREEN 2 seats (± 0)
  • FDP : 1 seat (± 0)
  • LEFT : 1 seat (+1)


The full-time mayor of Hohenhameln is Lutz Erwig (SPD). In the last mayoral election on May 25, 2014, he was re-elected as incumbent with 63.6% of the vote. The turnout was 60.1%. Erwig began his further term on November 1, 2014.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality of Hohenhameln shows a double-helmeted church tower with crosses on balls in gold (village church tower).

The coat of arms of Hohenhameln is based on the two towers of the Protestant church in Hohenhameln.

Coats of arms of the districts

Community partnerships

The twin towns and communities of Hohenhameln are:

Culture and sights


Regular events

  • May 1st: traditional maypole erection
  • July: Shooting Festival
  • September: Soap box race
  • Saturday before the first Advent: Hohenhameln Advent Mile
  • monthly: senior cinema

Economy and Infrastructure


A large and at the same time one of the last Nordzucker AG sugar factories is located in the Hohenhameln district of Clauen . The Mehrum coal-fired power station also belongs to the Hohenhameln community . The traditional company Steinbach had its headquarters in Hohenhameln . It produced wooden fancy goods (including nutcrackers , smokers , music boxes, etc.) by hand for the Christmas season and other seasons. The wood used came mainly from the nearby Hämeler Forest , as so-called colored wood (wood from deciduous trees ) was preferred. In October 2015 Steinbach had to file for bankruptcy.

In the district of Stedum-Bekum is the waste disposal center (AEZ) of the district of Peine with recycling yard , interim storage for harmful substances , collection point for old electrical equipment as well as residual and bulky waste acceptance .


In traffic is on local roads links to the continuous east-west direction, the local area federal highway 65 and state road 494 , which Hohenhameln with Peine and Hildesheim joins
the waterway of the Central Plateau channel can at the port Mehrum be dispatched.



Web links

Commons : Hohenhameln  - 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. ^ 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 GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 217 .
  3. ^ Peiner Allgemeine Zeitung, November 18, 2015 , accessed January 4, 2016
  4. ^ Lower Saxony Municipal Constitutional Law (NKomVG) in the version of December 17, 2010; Section 46 - Number of MPs , accessed on December 26, 2014
  5. election result 11.09.2016. Retrieved March 22, 2017 .
  6. Individual results of the direct elections on May 25, 2014 in Lower Saxony ( Memento of the original from March 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed December 26, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.landeswahlleiter.niedersachsen.de
  7. Main statutes of the Hohenhameln community , accessed on December 26, 2014
  8. Entry about the partner communities on the homepage of the Hohenhameln community.Accessed on May 10, 2019, 3:25 pm
  9. Information from the factory tour (on October 26, 2007)
  10. Süddeutsche Zeitung, October 12, 2015, p. 20.