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municipality Suderburg
Coordinates: 52 ° 54 ′ 45 ″  N , 10 ° 29 ′ 1 ″  E
Height : 50 m above sea level NN
Area : 7.44 km²
Residents : 229  (2014)
Population density : 31 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : July 1, 1972
Postal code : 29556
Area code : 05826

Holxen is a village in the Suderburg municipality in the Suderburg municipality in the Uelzen district , Lower Saxony .

Historic watermill


Holxen is located at the confluence of the Stahlbach in the Hardau , which then flows into the Gerdau , Stederau and Ilmenau . The village is about 50% forested and is crossed by terminal moraines . The Gelber Berg hill north of the village is 66  m above sea level. NHN high.


The foundation will certainly have been well before the first documentary mention as "Holekessen" (?).

In the early days there were only individual farms in Holxen. Only in modern times was Holxen settled as a settlement for people working away from home. Around 1900 almost all of the courtyards and houses that existed at the time fell victim to a fire. The place was then completely rebuilt. Today's older buildings date from this time.

On July 1, 1972, Holxen was incorporated into the Suderburg community.

At the beginning of 2003 there was also a flood in Holxen that filled the cellars of the houses on the Stahlbach.

Population development

  • 1933: 246 inhabitants
  • 1939: 244 inhabitants
  • 1961: 282 inhabitants
  • 1970: 311 inhabitants
  • 2003: 265 inhabitants
Catholic Church Maria Rast


The Catholic chapel "Maria Rast" is in Holxen (29556 Suderburg ) and belongs to the Catholic Caritas Association . Since 1958, the “Maria Rast” farm has included the “Maria Rast” chapel, which celebrated its inauguration that same year. Theo Scholten was the builder and founder of the Maria-Rast-Chapel, whereby the actual court "Maria Rast" was mentioned for the first time in 1147.

The Maria Rast farm often changed hands. The first known owners were the Wienecke family in 1606. In 1628 Jürgen Dittmer took over the farm, after which in 1644 the farm returned to the Wienecke family, to Jürgen Wienecke. In 1679 Peter Wienecke took over the farm and bequeathed it to Jürgen Wienecke in 1682. Johannes Jürgen Wiencke in turn took over the farm in 1730. In 1855 Henricke Wienecke was the last of the family to receive it. Henriecke Friederike Besenthal took over the Hof Maria Rast in 1868, then Dorothe Besenthal (née Wienecke), who owned the farm from 1900 to 1917, before she sold it to Bernhard Kalischer. From this point on, the farm went to the AOK , where it was used as a rest home for AOK insured persons. Then the farm went to the German Reich / National Socialist People's Welfare (NSV) and was used again as a welfare home (1941–1950). The tuberculosis home under the British military government (1947) was the next owner of the farm after the NSV; the care was taken over by the St. Viti Hospital. Then in 1950 the farm went back to the AOK. Last but not least, the Catholic parish “Zum Divine Redeemer” acquired the Maria Rast farm. In 1958 the Caritas building application for the construction of the “Maria Rast” chapel was submitted.

The Caritas Association and the parish “Zum Götlichen Erlöser” are both subordinate to the Diocese of Hildesheim, so the Caritas Association was able to submit the building application to the parish, whereupon in 1959 the inauguration and completion of the “Maria Rast” chapel was celebrated. The parish vicarie Holxen, which was founded in 1960, belonged to the parish of Uelzen and was dissolved again on July 1, 1997; The Catholic parish "Zum Götlichen Erlöser" (Alewinstrasse 27, 29525 Uelzen) was the owner of the Maria Rast chapel and then transferred it to the Caritas Association on November 17, 2006 and gave an additional 10,000 euros to maintain the chapel. The chapel has been officially closed for parish services since 2006 and is now used as a seminar and meditation room. Maria Rast is used today for various youth events as well as for the annual farmers bill.

The inside of the chapel is newly furnished. It is kept relatively subtle, whereas the window paintings create a bright, colored contrast to the white walls. The chapel consists of one large room. In addition, there is a small confessional in this room, which has space for two people and the priest. A stone figure, which shows a donkey carrying Mary with the newborn Jesus in her arms, serves as further attention. This stone figure stands to the left of the ambo and the grandstand.


Politically, Holxen is part of the Suderburg community and has not had its own administration since the local government reform in 1972.

Every year a citizens' meeting , the so-called peasant bill , takes place. At this citizens' meeting, the council and administration of the Suderburg community are available to answer questions from the citizens.

In the 2001 local elections , multiple votes were cast. Results: CDU 16 (68%), SPD 18 (27%), Greens 2 (3%), FDP 3 (2%), REP 1 (0%).

Culture and sights


House Maria Rast

Holxen is located on the Lower Saxony Mühlenstrasse .

  • The historic watermill is located at the tributary of the Stahlbach into the Hardau. It was first mentioned in 1321. In 1950 operations were stopped. The mill was renovated in 1983. It is privately owned and can be viewed by appointment.
  • In the village there is the youth and leisure center "Haus Maria Rast", which has been operated by the Caritas Association Uelzen since 1997. The house is a former convalescent home of the St. Viti Hospital Uelzen, which was initially purchased by the Catholic Church for the pastoral care of refugees.
  • The Hardau Bridge , which is a listed building, was repaired in 1828–1832 with split boulders .

Green spaces and recreation

There is a "green path" between Holxen and Hamerstorf to explain the surrounding fields.


There was a shooting club in Holxen .

Regular events

Once a year the farmers' bill , the children's carnival and the Easter bonfire take place.

Economy and Infrastructure

Public facilities

The Holxen volunteer fire brigade provides fire protection and general help, especially at the local level.


The district road K 27 leads from Holdenstedt to Hamerstorf through Holxen (and is called Im Dorfe there).

Another road leads to Klein Süstedt.

There is a local public transport bus stop in the village .



  • Rolf Hillmer: History of the Suderburg community. Bahnsen, Böddenstedt, Graulingen, Hamerstorf, Hösseringen, Holxen, Oldendorf I, Räber (= writings on Uelzen local history. No. 6, ISSN  0941-1666 ). C. Becker, Uelzen 1986.

Web links

Commons : Holxen  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://suderburg.de/verwaltung/einwohnerstatistik.htm
  2. a b c 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 and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 239 .
  3. Watermill Holxen on the website of the Lower Saxony Mill Road
  4. Willi Stoffers: Diocese of Hildesheim today. Hildesheim 1987, ISBN 3-87065-418-X , pp. 128-129.