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community Niemetal
Coat of arms of Löwenhagen
Coordinates: 51 ° 31 ′ 13 ″  N , 9 ° 42 ′ 13 ″  E
Height : 236 m
Residents : 305  (December 31, 2016)
Incorporation : 1st January 1973
Postal code : 37127
Area code : 05502

Löwenhagen is a district of the community of Niemetal in the integrated community of Dransfeld in the district of Göttingen .


Niemetal-Löwenhagen, "Castle", seat of the Stockhausen Forest and Castle Administration

Löwenhagen is a village in the valley of the Nieme and on the German Fairy Tale Route , 5 km west of Dransfeld . The Weser flows 7 km west of Löwenhagen.


middle Ages

The first church in Karolinger Maßen was built before 1318. In a document dated September 22, 1318, the village of Löwenhagen is first mentioned in a document. In 1333 Albert von Stockhausen sold his properties in Löwenhagen to the Bursfelde monastery for 15 marks. In 1360, the iron ore deposits in the "Eisenkuhle" were exhausted. The conquest of Bramburg by Landgrave Wilhelm of Thuringia took place in 1458 (⇒ origin of the legend of Löwenhagen)

Modern times until today

In 1622 Löwenhagen received its own pastorate and in 1658 the second (baptismal and burial) church was built in Löwenhagen in Calenberger Maßen ( Principality of Calenberg ). In 1689 there were 25 residents on Gut Löwenhagen and 74 in the village of Löwenhagen. In the Seven Years' War there was a battle near Löwenhagen in 1760, in which France and its allies fought against Hanover, Braunschweig and the English. In 1792 construction began on the third church in Löwenhagen, which is still standing today.

In 1904 the manor house of the von Stockhausen family was built . Four years later, construction began on a new school on Bekeplatz.

In 1950 the Löwenhagen volunteer fire brigade was founded. In 1956 the sewer system was built . A new fire station in connection with a warehouse of the savings and loan fund was built in 1963. In 1970 the village had 233 inhabitants. In the course of the administrative reform, the community of Löwenhagen lost its independence. On January 1, 1973, it became part of the new community of Niemetal and the integrated community of Dransfeld . In 1987 Löwenhagen received a kindergarten that was set up in the former school. The conversion of the warehouse of the savings and loan fund into a village community room took place in 1991. In 2006 the sewer system was renewed. In 2008 the swimming pool was closed. The campsite has been privately operated since 2009.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Löwenhagen
Blazon : “Divided by silver (white) and red; at the top a sloping trunk at the top with a black oak leaf hanging down on each side; below a striding, looking, blue-armed and -tongued golden (yellow) lion. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The oak branch comes from the coat of arms of the von Stockhausen family , the lion is reminiscent of the family coat of arms of the old miller family Böttger, who provided several mayors in the community.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ 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. 213 .
  2. Löwenhagen coat of arms

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