City of Obernkirchen
|Height :||175 m|
|Residents :||1300 (2019)|
|Incorporation :||March 1, 1974|
|Postal code :||31683|
|Area code :||05724|
Location of Krainhagen in Lower Saxony
Krainhagen seen from above
Krainhagen is a town in the town of Obernkirchen in the Schaumburg district with around 1300 inhabitants in Lower Saxony . Krainhagen is about 13 km east of Minden and 6 km south of Stadthagen . Krainhagen can be reached via the B 65 .
The first mention of a place called "Krekenhagen" comes from the time around 1220, when a clearing tithe was levied for newly cleared land. After that, further information is missing, so that it can be assumed that the place fell desolate . Only in the second half of the 16th century does a place called “In den Spreckern” or “Kreyenhagen” appear again in the documents, which was largely inhabited by small farmers.
In the 19th century, Krainhagen developed into a place of residence for miners, glassmakers and basket makers, who were mainly employed in the Obernkirchen mines and glassworks. In the 1920s these workers were predominantly organized in a social democratic and communist manner. After the Second World War , Krainhagen was systematically developed into a sought-after place of residence under Mayor Ernst-August Kranz .
As part of the regional reform in Lower Saxony , the previously independent municipality of Krainhagen was incorporated into the city of Obernkirchen on March 1, 1974.
Distribution of seats in the local council (electoral period 2016-2021):
Hermann Albers (SPD) has been the local mayor of Krainhagen since 2018.
The brass orchestra of the TSV Krainhagen has developed into a nationally known orchestra.
- Gudrun Husmeier: Historical place directory for Schaumburg . Schaumburger Studies, Vol. 68, Bielefeld 2008, pp. 301-303.