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City of Obernkirchen
Coordinates: 52 ° 15 ′ 1 ″  N , 9 ° 7 ′ 15 ″  E
Height : 175 m
Residents : 1300  (2019)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 31683
Area code : 05724
Krainhagen (Lower Saxony)

Location of Krainhagen in Lower Saxony

Krainhagen seen from above
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.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Localities and districts. City of Obernkirchen, accessed April 24, 2019 .
  2. Obernkirchen's history. (No longer available online.) City of Obernkirchen, archived from the original on October 28, 2017 ; accessed on April 24, 2019 .