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Coat of arms of the municipality of Königsmoor
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Coordinates: 53 ° 14 '  N , 9 ° 38'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Harburg
Joint municipality : Tostedt
Height : 39 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.01 km 2
Residents: 622 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 62 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 21255
Area code : 04180
License plate : WL
Community key : 03 3 53 022
Address of the
municipal administration:
Baurat-Wiese-Straße 93
21255 Koenigsmoor
Website : www.gemeindekönigsmoor.de
Mayor : Matthias Schuback
Location of the municipality of Königsmoor in the Harburg district
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Königsmoor is a municipality in the Harburg district in Lower Saxony .

Moor hall in Königsmoor
Koenigsmoor entrance
Typical dirt road near Königsmoor


Geographical location

Königsmoor is located northwest of the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park . The municipality belongs to the Tostedt joint municipality , which has its administrative seat in the municipality of Tostedt. The municipality is bordered by the Wümme in the north and west .

Neighboring communities

Community structure

Only the village of Königsmoor belongs to the municipality of Königsmoor.


POW camp in Koenigsmoor during the First World War
War sacrifice site in Königsmoor
Koenigsstein in Koenigsmoor

In 1722 the area was still called Todtholzmoor or Rieper Moor. When it was linked in 1860, most of the area passed to the Kingdom of Hanover and was given the current name of Königsmoor. In 1887 a moor experimental station was established , but it was abandoned in 1890. In 1910 a new bog test station was established, in which procedures for the reclamation of bogs were developed and tested until 1974. During the First World War , around 1200–1400 prisoners of war from Russia, Belgium and England were used for drainage. From around 1920 the first settler sites were sold for 1,000 RM (around 500 euros) per hectare.

A total of 18 dead from the First and Second World Wars rest in the cemetery of the moor research institute, which is now the Königsmoor site for victims of war (in the vernacular "Russenfriedhof"). They became victims of labor as prisoners of war in the moor experimental economy.

The municipality of Königsmoor was founded on April 1, 1957 in the Harburg district from parts of the municipalities of Todtglüsingen and Wistedt.


Municipal council

The municipal council, which was elected on September 9, 2016, is composed as follows:

(As of: local election on September 9, 2016)


The honorary mayor Matthias Schuback was re-elected on November 2, 2016.

coat of arms

Blazon : divided by green and silver, above a golden royal crown, below a black courting black grouse with red warts over the eyes.

Culture and sights


The amateur theater group Wümme-Königsmoor puts on a three-act Comedy every spring and a one-act Low German comedy in autumn for the Thanksgiving Festival . The premieres in Königsmoor are often followed by guest performances in neighboring towns.

Sports, art and music

The sports club Königsmoor 78 eV, founded in 1978, offers, among other things, table tennis , karate and judo .

The Tostedter artist Erwin Hilbert has been running the artist initiative “KÖMO-LAND!” Since 2015 with one time and myART art studio in the moor research station . “KÖMOLAND!” Stands for art, ecology, music & optimism. The initiative offers musicians and artists a quiet retreat and the opportunity to work undisturbed in various rehearsal rooms. Since June 2015, scout groups have had a "home" on the site of the former moor research institute. The cath. The “Hallimasch” tribe holds regular meetings there.

Regular events

Recently, the New Year's Eve party in the moor hall and the Christmas market organized by the sports club have become regular events.

Economy and Infrastructure

Königsmoor Wümmepark
Königsmoor cemetery chapel


  • The federal highway 75 leads north past the community.
  • The Königsmoor station, which was laid out in 1913, was shut down again in 1986 and replaced by the 4881 regional bus to the nearest station in Tostedt.
  • In addition, public school buses go to Tostedt and Buchholz (lines 4621 and 4640)

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. Memorial plaque at the Königsmoor war victims' site
  3. Königsmoor war victims site at Volksbund.de
  4. ^ Law on the reorganization of the Königsmoor community, November 2, 1956
  5. ^ Bianca Marquardt: Erwin Hilbert and his artist colony "Kömo-Land" in Königsmoor . Wochenblatt-Verlag Schrader GmbH & Co. KG. October 15, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

Web links

Commons : Königsmoor  - Collection of images, videos and audio files