Lohne (Oldenburg)

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Lohne (Oldenburg)
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Coordinates: 52 ° 40 ′  N , 8 ° 14 ′  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Vechta
Height : 44 m above sea level NHN
Area : 90.8 km 2
Residents: 26,935 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 297 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 49393
Area code : 04442
License plate : VEC
Community key : 03 4 60 006

City administration address :
Vogtstrasse 26
49393 Lohne (Oldenburg)
Website : www.lohne.de
Mayor : Tobias Gerdesmeyer ( CDU )
Location of the city of Lohne (Oldenburg) in the district of Vechta
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Lohne (Oldenburg) is a medium-sized center and the second largest city in the district of Vechta in western Lower Saxony . Lohne is one of the oldest industrial locations in the Oldenburger Münsterland . Since 1994, Lohne has been a member of the city ​​quartet to which the cities of Damme , Diepholz , Lohne and Vechta have come together.


Geographical location

Geestrücken in Ehrendorf, viewed from the Pickerweg

Lohne is located in the Oldenburger Münsterland between Oldenburg in the north and Osnabrück in the south. The Weser-Ems watershed runs through the Lohner urban area from south to north between the catchment area of ​​the Hunte and thus the Weser in the east and the catchment area of ​​the Hase and thus the Ems in the west . It is formed by a ridge of geography which , as the foothills of the Dammer Mountains, lies east of the closed settlement area of ​​Lohnes. To the east of this is a moor landscape , in the west the terrain falls into the Vechtaer Mark in the north and the Quakenbrücker basin, a large lowland area, in the south of Lohnes. In the direction of Hase, Lohne is essentially drained via the Hopener Mühlenbach and the Bokerner Bach or the Aue , and in the direction of Hunte via the Dadau .

Assignment to natural areas

The largest part of the wages is assigned to the natural spatial main unit Bersenbrücker Land (585). The Geestrücken belongs to the natural area 585.03 (Dammer Berge), the northwest of Lohnes to the natural area 585.14 (Vechtaer Mark). The southwest Lohnes is part of the natural area 585.10 ( Artland ), of which the Dinklager basin forms the eastern part.

The east of Lohnes is assigned to the natural spatial main unit Diepholzer Moorniederung (584) and thus, like the Bersenbrücker Land, to the Dümmer-Geest-Niederung (58).

Protected areas and individual objects

Nature reserves

Südlohner Moor nature reserve

The Südlohner Moor (NSG WE 174) has been a nature reserve since 1986 . However, on the basis of Section 4 (1b) of the text of the ordinance on the "Südlohner Moor" nature reserve from July 18, 1986, peat plants may continue to mine peat until their mining permit expires.

In the Kroger part of the NSG Steinfelder Moor

In the east of the city there are two large moors, the Brägeler Moor and the Südlohner Moor, which extend to the border with the Diepholz district. The smaller northern part of the Steinfelder Moor , also on the border with the Diepholz district , which has also been under nature protection since 2007 (NSG WE 175), is located in the area of ​​the city of Lohne. It is located south of the federal highway 214 in Kroge-Ehrendorf .

In the far west, immediately adjacent to the A 1 federal motorway , Lohne has a small share in the Burgwald Dinklage nature reserve (NSG WE 291, existing since 2017).

Landscape protection areas

A moat belonging to the pastorate of St. Gertrud that is under landscape protection

In addition, fifteen areas are under landscape protection in the area of ​​the city of Lohne :

  • the Lohner section of the LSG VEC 00072 ("Geestrücken with its wooded areas between Vechta and Steinfeld", existing since 1986),
  • the wages part of the LSG VEC 00049 ("Burg Dinklage", existing since 1983),
  • the Lohner part of the LSG VEC 00075 ("Bockhorster Moor, Wilder Pool, Märschendorfer Teiche", existing since 1984)
  • the LSG VEC 00050 ("Klövekorns Helle", existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00051 ("moat around the pastorate of Lohne", existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00052 ("forest area around Gut Hopen", existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00053 ("moat and forest near Haus Brettberg", existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00054 ("stream with steep banks" west of Steinfelder Straße in Südlohne, existing since 1937)
  • the LSG VEC 00055 ("Bruchwald" south of Zerhusener Straße, existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00056 ("irregularly wide wall" southwest of Märschendorfer Straße, existing since 1937)
  • the LSG VEC 00057 ("Forest stock 'Im Fange'", existing since 1937),
  • the LSG VEC 00061 ("Mühlenteich Lohne", existing since 1955),
  • the LSG VEC 00062 ("Mühlenteich Krimpenforter Mühle", existing since 1937) and
  • the LSG VEC 00066 ("Klün-Pott", existing since 1955).
  • the LSG VEC 00072 ("Geestrücken with its wooded areas", existing since 1986)

Natural monuments

Two English oaks by the pond near Hopen Castle

The list of natural monuments in the Vechta district has six locations in Lohne. Four oaks , a linden tree , two locations with dark berries and a wall hedge with king fern are protected as natural monuments . There are two locations south of Hopen Castle, two locations in Bokern and one each in Zerhusen and Südlohne. Inanimate objects in the city of Lohne are (so far) not officially classified as natural monuments or geotopes .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring municipalities are, starting from the north in a clockwise direction: -

Bakum (9 km) Vechta (8 km) Barnstorf (18 km)
Dinklage (8 km) Wind rose small.svg Drebber (13 km)
Holdorf (11 km) Steinfeld (9 km) Diepholz (12 km)

The distance information relates to the distance to the town center.


Lohne has the following districts:

  • Bokern East
  • Bokern West
  • Brägel
  • Brettberg
  • Brockdorf
  • Lark Valley
  • Wage proven
  • Marches Village
  • Meyerfelde
  • Moorkamp
  • Mühlenkamp
  • North wages
  • Rießel
  • Alarm sound
  • South wages
  • Vossberg
  • Vulhop
  • Wichel
  • center
  • Zerhusen


Temperate maritime climate influenced by humid northwest winds from the North Sea. On a long-term average, the air temperature in Lohne reaches 8.5 to 9.0 ° C and around 700 mm of precipitation falls. Between May and August, an average of 20-25 summer days (climatological term for days on which the maximum temperature exceeds 25 ° C) can be expected.

"Lohner Stein" in the city park


After Charlemagne built nine mission districts from 780 AD to Christianize the conquered Saxons , Abbot Gerbert Castus - the apostle of the Oldenburger Münsterland - founded the first parishes in the area from the Visbek mission cell . Lohne in Dersagau is also likely to have been founded in Visbeck.

Lohne was first mentioned in a document in 980, at that time still under the name "Laon". The outer boundaries of today's city of Lohne and thus its size (90.48 km²) were changed for the last time in 1826. At that time Kalvelage (now called Brockdorf) came from the glory of Dinklage to Lohne and thus to the Oldenburg office of Steinfeld .

Goose breeding in Brockdorf

Development into an industrial location began relatively early in Lohne. The goose breeding operations, especially in Brockdorf, have been supplying the raw material for the production of nibs since 1801, of which 50,000 were already made in Lohne in 1840. The production of paintbrushes and brushes was also made easier by the intensive animal husbandry in Lohne. In 1842 cork production started in Lohne . The plastics industry, which is dominant in Lohne today, developed from this branch .

In 1907, Lohne was divided into a 4.54 km² urban municipality and an 85.94 km² rural municipality. At the same time as this division, the center of Lohnes was elevated to the status of town. The rural community was integrated into the city of Lohne in 1933.

The population of the city of Lohne experienced a strong growth spurt after the Second World War . In 1946 alone, around 900 expellees were settled in Lohne, the majority of whom belonged to the Protestant denomination.

From 1963 to 1994, Lohne was a garrison : The 4th battery (called “Staffel” from 1988) of the anti-aircraft missile - Battalion 25 of the Bundeswehr was stationed in the Brägeler Moor; the associated barracks, officially called "Barracks at the Landwehr" since 1979, was on the mountain path. The season was relocated to Ahlhorn in 1994 and finally dissolved in 2005. The barracks in Lohne are used civilly today. In the position of Lohne from 1963 to 1979 atomic anti-aircraft missiles of the Nike type were stationed. Two versions were available on nuclear warheads . The smaller one, called B-XS, had an explosive force of 2 kilotons. The larger B-XL originally had 40 kT explosive power. The latter were exchanged for warheads of 20 kT each in the 1970s. A maximum of ten nuclear warheads were available per position, eight with the strength XS with 2 kilotons and two XL with 40/20 kilotons of explosive power.

The "Old Swede", a potential natural monument in Kroge

In March 2016 a field in Kroge a 2.50 meters wide, 3.60 meters long and 30 ton was granite gneiss - Findling recovered. The giant stone is one of the largest boulders in northwestern Lower Saxony and is therefore classified as a natural monument by the Lower Saxony State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG). The boulder is presented at the elementary school in Kroge. On May 30, 2016 the stone was officially named " Old Swede ".

Bronze sculpture "Two Moor Workers" in the Lohner city park

In 1966 the first labor migrants from Turkey (mostly from the Amasya province ) came to Lohne. It was discontinued by peat factories. Their wives also participated in the heavy physical labor in the Lohner moors. Most of the people of Turkish origin who now live in Lohne are descended from these “pioneers” and their relatives who have traveled afterwards. To honor the migrant workers who were deployed in the moors in the east of Lohnes from 1966 onwards, the bronze sculpture "Two Moor Workers" by Bernd Maro was set up in the Lohner City Park in 2020 .

Population development

year 1933 1939 1950 1977 1980 1990 2005 2008 2013 2016 2020
Residents 7,611 8,254 11,993 18,211 19.194 20,219 26,053 26,499 27,127 26,446 28,972


Denomination statistics

According to the 2011 census , in 2011 67.6% of the population were predominantly Roman Catholic , 15.8% Protestant and 16.7% were non-denominational , belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information. Currently (as of January 1, 2020) of the 28,972 inhabitants, 16,761 (57.6%) are predominantly Roman Catholic, 13.7% Protestant and 28.5% are non-denominational or belong to another religious community. The number of Protestants and Catholics has therefore decreased in the observed period.

Catholic churches

Lohne and its districts have the following Catholic churches:

Catholic churches of St. Gertrud (left) and St. Josef (right), viewed from the observation tower
  • Parish church St. Gertrud , eponymous for the parish of the same name
  • Filial church St. Josef
  • Filial church St. Maria-Goretti (Brockdorf)
  • Pilgrimage and Mercy Chapel of St. Anna Klus
  • Branch church Herz Jesu (Kroge / Ehrendorf)
  • Chapel Rießel

Protestant churches

  • St. Michaels-Kirche, eponymous for the parish of the same name



Rathaus Lohne in the anniversary year 2007

City council

The city ​​council of the city of Lohne should actually consist of 36 councilors and councilors. This is the specified number for a municipality with a population between 25,001 and 30,000 inhabitants. The AfD, which could have provided two seats, ran for election with only one candidate, so that the city council actually consists of 35 councilors. The council members are elected for a five-year term by local elections. The current term of office began on November 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2021.

The full-time mayor Tobias Gerdesmeyer is also entitled to vote in the city council .

The last local election on September 11, 2016 resulted in the following:

Political party  Proportional votes  Number of seats  Change seats
CDU 60.39% 22nd 0
SPD 17.23% 6th −1
AfD 6.20% 1 +1
LOHNER 5.65% 2 −2
Alliance 90 / The Greens 4.29% 2 +2
Individual applicants 2.86% 1 +1
The left 1.86% 1 +1
FDP 1.49% 0 −1

The turnout in the 2016 local elections was 57.93%, above the Lower Saxony average of 55.5%.


Mayor Tobias Gerdesmeyer

In the local elections on September 11, 2011, Tobias Gerdesmeyer ( CDU ) was elected full-time mayor with 68.7 percent of the vote. He took up his post on January 1, 2012 as the successor to Hans Georg Niesel (Mayor from 2001 to 2011, previously City Director from 1979 to 2001). With 89.15 percent of the vote, Tobias Gerdesmeyer was re-elected as mayor of the city of Lohne in May 2019. Gerdesmeyer's second term of office began on January 1, 2020. It will last until the local elections in 2026. Before that, Tobias Gerdesmeyer was general representative of the Lohner mayor from 2008 to 2011.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was awarded on January 3, 1912 by the Grand Duke of Oldenburg . The first and fourth fields (bars and cross) are identical to the same fields of the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg at that time. The second field reflects the character of the city and shows a church as a symbol for the local church, which was donated to the Memleben monastery in 980 by Emperor Otto II and which was the main church in the area. The third field shows a wing for the city's spring industry, which was important in the 19th century. A crown symbolizes the wages and prices of civil activity.

Town twinning

Mittelwalder Stein and Madonna's Cloak by Judith von Eßen

Lohne has had a partnership with the Alsatian town of Rixheim since 1987 and with Międzylesie (Mittelwalde) in Poland since 2010 . The partnership with Rixheim essentially goes back to the fact that the Lohner company Pöppelmann founded a foreign branch in Rixheim in 1966.

A large part of the 900 displaced persons who were taken in 1946 in Lohne come from Mittelwalde (since 1945 Międzylesie) in Lower Silesia. The town twinning with Międzylesie goes back to an initiative of the councilor and painter Joseph Andreas Pausewang from Mittelwalde . Due to the high number of people who have moved to Lohne, the city has been a destination for meetings of former Mittelwalder from all over Germany every two years since the 1950s.

In the Mühlenkamp settlement, the “Mittelwalder Stone” and the bronze sculpture “Mantle Madonna” by the Silesian artist Judith von Eßen (1924-2004) from Varel were set up to commemorate the fate of the Mittelwalder people . The sculpture shows how the Virgin Mary protects the displaced under her coat. The city photo archive is located in the basement of the Lohner town hall, into which the "Mittelwalder Heimatstube" is integrated.

Entrance to the open-air theater

Culture and sights

Industrial museum
"Kunstverein Die Wassermühle" - watermill with extension

In September 2013, because of the work of Luzie Uptmoor , Lohne was declared the 21st “ Frauenort ” in Lower Saxony.


  • Lohne open-air theater
  • Musical AG of the Lohner High School
  • Theater group Schützenverein Bokern-Märschendorf
  • Theaterring Lohne e. V.


The Lohne Industrial Museum shows the industrial history of the region, especially the various specializations of Lohne's industry at that time. The Luzie-Uptmoor-Galerie has also been housed in the adjoining office building since autumn 2007. The works of the Lohner artists Luzie Uptmoor, Heinrich Klingenberg and Joseph Andreas Pausewang are presented here.


The art association “Die Wassermühle Lohne e. V. ”organizes regular exhibitions of works by contemporary German and international artists in the water mill in the city park. An extension was inaugurated on March 7, 2014.


  • St. Gertrud Church with an imposing high altar
  • St. Anna Klus (pilgrimage church) with healing spring
  • "Patoratsmühle" (historical water mill in the city park)
  • Windmill "Elbers Mühle"
  • Lookout tower in the city forest
  • Hopen moated castle
  • City villas (Villa Clodius, Villa Taphorn, Villa Trenkamp, ​​Villa Trenkamp and Bohmann, Haus Uptmoor)
  • The "Lohneum", a culture and sports center opened in 2018

Works of art presented outdoors

  • Sculpture "Gänseliesel" by Hans-Gerd Ruwe at the Kettelerschule ( bronze , 1978)
  • Sculpture "Encounter" by Holger Voigts at the Adolf Kolping Vocational School (bronze, 1986)
  • Fountain sculpture "EGOLOHNE 88" by Jürgen Goertz on the old market (pedestrian zone) ( granite , bronze, acrylic paint , plastic , 1988)
  • Sculpture "Mantelmadonna" by Judith von Eßen on Mittelwalder Strasse (bronze, 1991)
  • Sculpture "Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow" by the Alsatian artist Jacques Muhlenbach in the Lohner Stadtpark ( acacia wood , 1992)
  • Sculpture "Two Chairs-Throne" by Rudolf Kaiser in front of the town hall ( Anröchter Dolomit , 1992)
  • Sculpture "Lohner Wasserstein" by Wolf Bröll in the city park (Hessischer Diabas , 1992)
  • Sculpture "The brave little tailor" by Bernhard Kleinhans on the mountain path (bronze, 1992)
  • Sculptures by Wolfgang Roßdeutscher : "Liberated forms" in front of the town hall (burned clay , 1992) and "Magical Square" in front of the main entrance of the grammar school ( marble , 1993)
  • Sculpture "Disput" by Bernd Altenstein in front of the main entrance of the "House of Education" (bronze, 2009)
  • Sculpture "A lot of people" by Werner Berges on the roundabout Dinklager Straße / Südring (Stahl, 2012)
  • Sculpture by Alfred Bullermann in front of the “Lohneum” culture and sports hall on Vechtaer Strasse (Stahl, 2018)
  • Sculpture "Two Moor Workers" by Bernd Maro in the city park (bronze, 2020)
  • further sculptures throughout the city

Many sculptures were created at a sculpture symposium organized by the city of Lohne in 1992.

There are more than 100 courtyard and road crosses in the area of ​​the city of Lohne.

Recreation areas

  • city ​​Park
  • City forest by the observation tower
  • Burgwald Hopen
  • Runebrock
  • Brägel Forest
  • Biotope Hamberg (paths in the edge area)

Tourist routes

Pickerweg with viewing platform in the Hamberg-Südlohne area

The holiday routespit stop route ”, “ Niedersächsische Mühlenstrasse ” and “ route of industrial culture in the north-west ”, which are part of the network of the European route of industrial culture, run through the area of ​​Lohne . The Pickerweg also runs through Lohne as part of the network of the Way of St. James and thus the oldest European cultural route . Furthermore, the western branch of the bridge cycle path between Bremen and Osnabrück runs through Lohne.


The most important clubs in which sport is practiced in the city of Lohne are the " TuS Blau-Weiß Lohne ", the sports clubs "Grün-Weiß Brockdorf 1930" and "Schwarz-Weiß Kroge-Ehrendorf 1947" and the football club " Amasya Spor" , the tennis club “TC Lohne 1980 e. V. "and the" Golfclub Gut Brettberg Lohne e. V. ". Overall, the homepage of the city of Lohne lists eighteen "sports clubs".

Regular events

  • New Year's Concert (beginning of January)
  • Tramp picnic, Rießeler Dorfplatz (May 1st)
  • Culture days (every two years in May)
  • Lohner Marathon (mid May)
  • Schützenfest Bokern-Märschendorf (around Ascension Day)
  • Spring fair (weekend after Corpus Christi)
  • Shooting festival of the rifle club Lohne (around the second Sunday in July)
  • Vossberg Settler Festival (fourth weekend in July every year)
  • City Festival (second weekend in September)
  • Autumn fair (second weekend in October)
  • Cycle race around the Lohner lookout tower (second half of October)
  • Festival of Lights in the City Park (last Sunday in October)
  • Town hall concerts
  • Master concerts

Economy and Infrastructure

As the “City of Special Industries”, Lohne has also made a name for itself nationwide. As early as 1900, there was an injection molding factory in Lohne, a machine factory, two brush and brush factories, a mechanical weaving factory, a sausage factory, several brick factories with a cement product industry, a peat litter factory, a cardboard box factory and a large number of other production facilities. At that time, the industry in Lohne was less characterized by its size than by its specialization. The plastics industry has been the mainstay of the Lohner economy since the 1950s. Today, companies in metal processing, machine and equipment construction, packaging and cardboard packaging, cork production as well as the food industry, agriculture and the building trade ensure a wide variety of industries in Lohne.

Weekly market on the old market

The fact that Lohne, as a middle center, is on a par with the middle center of Vechta , the district town, shows u. a. because most of the district's vocational schools are located in Lohne.

Every Thursday and Saturday there is a weekly market on the Alter Markt, and occasionally also on Rixheimer Platz.

Established businesses

Plastic processing companies

Pöppelmann Plant I (Lohnerwiesen)
  • ATKA plastics processing
  • delo Dettmer packaging
  • Franz Henke plastics factory & toolmaking
  • Kronen-Hansa-Werk
  • Nowack
  • Polytec Rießelmann
  • Pöppelmann
  • RPC Bramlage GmbH

Other companies

Citizen wind farm Krimpenfort in the making

Lohne has a wide range of small, medium-sized and large companies. These are u. a .:


Lohne train station (view from the forecourt)

The city is located on the A 1 motorway ( European route E 37 ) between Bremen and Osnabrück and can be reached via the Lohne / Dinklage exit.

Lohne train station (view from the train tracks)

The station is on the Delmenhorst – Hesepe line , which is operated by the NordWestBahn . Trains run every hour at Lohne station as the RB 58 to Osnabrück and Bremen. The Lohne – Dinklage small railway was operated until 1999, and passenger traffic ended here as early as 1954. In the meantime, most of the route has been converted into a cycle path . In November 2013 the “ Moobilplus Vechtadial-a- bus system , which includes Lohne, was put into operation in the Vechta district . Since then u. a. There is an hourly bus to Dinklage and the Märschendorf district of Lohner.

However, buses also run on weekends , including those from Weser-Ems-Bus , for example to Damme and Diepholz .

Plans that had existed since the 1920s to lay a canal called the Hansakanal , which was supposed to connect the Rhine-Ruhr region with the German seaports of Bremen and Hamburg , through the middle of Lohne, were finally abandoned in 1950.

The nearest international airports are Bremen Airport (80 km north) and Münster / Osnabrück Airport (80 km south). Small airfields nearby are the airfield Diepholz-Dümmerland and airport Damme .

At the motor park at the Lohne / Dinklage exit there are fast charging stations of the Tesla Supercharger type .

As in other regions of north-west Germany, bicycles are often ridden in Lohne by German standards. There are numerous bike paths.


The Oldenburgische Volkszeitung (Vechta) and the Nordwest-Zeitung (Oldenburg) appear on working days . At the weekend, the Sunday paper and the OV am Sonntag are published. The "Lohner Wind" appears monthly.

education and parenting

Lohner school center
Entrance of the "House of Education" with the sculpture "Disput"
9 day-care centers, including three with day-care facilities
1 school kindergarten
6 primary schools (Franziskusschule, Gertrudenschule, Kettelerschule, Von-Galen-Schule, Brockdorf and Kroge)
1 secondary school ( Stegemannschule )
2 secondary schools (secondary school on Meyerhofstrasse and Albert Schweitzer secondary school)
1 general high school ( Gymnasium Lohne )
2 vocational schools: Adolf Kolping School ( technical grammar school and vocational school), commercial training institutes Lohne ( business school , commercial school and vocational school)
1 special school (Marienschule)
1 school for educational assistance (Von-Stauffenberg-Schule)
1 nursing school (at St. Franziskus Hospital)
1 music school (Music School Lohne e.V.)
1 family education center (in the "House of Education")

A special feature of the Lohner school system is that all four primary schools in the core area of Lohne are Catholic denominational schools run by the city of Lohne. A proposal to transform the primary schools into schools for pupils of all confessions was rejected in all schools in October 2015 by the majority of the parents voting.

The subject of public disputes was the “Closed Intensive Therapy Residential Group” (GITW) of the Caritas Social Service , which opened in 2010, for dissocial and / or highly delinquent male children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 years. The coalition agreement of the red-green state government of Lower Saxony from 2013 envisages "developing the closed children's home in Lohne into a non-closed, intensive educational youth welfare facility." , since 1998 an “intensive youth residence” (JWHI) with regular and intensive therapy area for male and female children and adolescents.


The Catholic hospital was founded in 1856.


Honorary citizen

The honorary citizenship is the highest appreciation of the city Lohne. The city has awarded the following people:

  • Helmut Göttke-Krogmann (born March 31, 1919, † July 31, 2008), former honorary mayor (1972 to 1991)
  • Hans Diekmann (* 1938), former honorary mayor (1991 to 2001)
  • Hans-Georg Niesel (* 1944), former city director (1979 to 2001) and full-time mayor (2001 to 2011)
  • Benno Dräger (* 1949), former high school teacher, honorary museum director

sons and daughters of the town

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. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN): Landscape profile 58500 Bersenbrücker Land
  3. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN): Landscape profile 58400 Diepholzer Moorniederung
  4. ^ Sofie Meisel: Geographical Land Survey: The natural spatial units on sheet 70/71 Cloppenburg / Lingen. Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1959. → Online map (PDF; 7.0 MB)
  5. District of Vechta: Overview of the nature reserves. As of January 1, 2009
  6. Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal Protection and Nature Conservation: "Südlohner Moor" nature reserve
  7. Mysterious moor railways . Südwestrundfunk. April 16, 2016, 25'55 - 28'50
  8. Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal Protection and Nature Conservation: "Steinfelder Moor" nature reserve
  9. Michael Bönte: Abbot Gerbert Castus - A missionary from the second row. Church site ((former) online newspaper of the Münster diocese). October 29, 2004 ( Memento of May 3, 2015 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved from the web archive on October 3, 2017.
  10. ^ Oldenburg official district . Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  11. Clemens Pagenstert: Soil conditions and related matters . 1927
  12. Technik @ tlas Lower Saxony: Industrialization of South Oldenburg
  13. Heimatverein Lohne: Wappenstein is back in Lohne ( Memento from August 1st, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ). Sunday paper on July 23, 2006
  14. Overview of the USAREUR
  15. IPPNW : Lohne - former nuclear weapons location, Germany . Nuclear weapons AZ.info
  16. A billion year old boulder recovered from Focus Online on March 18, 2016.
  17. NDR.de: Experts examine boulders weighing tons from March 18, 2016.
  18. Christoph Floren: 50 years of Turkish guest workers in Lohne . nwzonline.de. May 28, 2016
  19. ^ City of Lohne (Oldenburg) Religion , 2011 census
  20. City of Lohne number table 2020 statistics , accessed on March 20, 2020
  21. List of parishes on the official website of the city of Lohne ( Memento from May 10, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  22. ↑ Parish of St. Michael Page of the parish . Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  23. Islamic Cultural Association Lohne e. V. Page of the cultural association. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  24. ^ Lower Saxony Municipal Constitutional Law (NKomVG) in the version of December 17, 2010; Section 46 - Number of MPs , accessed on February 3, 2017.
  25. a b City of Lohne - overall results of the 2016 municipal council election , accessed on February 3, 2017
  26. The CDU gets the most votes nationwide. September 12, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017 .
  27. ^ City administration of Lohne: The second term of office of Mayor Gerdesmeyer officially begins. In: City of Lohne. City administration of Lohne, January 6, 2020, accessed on July 15, 2020 .
  28. ^ Official website of the city of Lohne: The Mayor ( Memento from May 10, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  29. Geschichts @ las Niedersachsen: "It was even worse for the evangelicals" - memories of contemporary witnesses Horst and Joachim Buchaly ( memento from December 27, 2014 in the Internet Archive ). 2006
  30. ^ Parish of St. Gertrud Lohne (ed.): Wegzeichen - Glaubenszeichen. In the parish of St. Gertrud Lohne . Rewards. 2011, p. 178f. ( online. pdf ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ))
  31. ^ Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE): Heimatstube Mittelwalde
  32. Networking center for equality, women's and equality officers : The FrauenORTE initiative in Lower Saxony
  33. Linda Braunschweig: Lohne becomes "Frauenort" . Oldenburgische Volkszeitung , September 9, 2013
  34. Homepage of the industrial museum
  35. Friends of Luzie Uptmoor e. V .: Luzie Uptmoor 1899-1984
  36. Friends of Luzie Uptmoor e. V .: Heinrich Klingenberg 1868-1935
  37. Friends of Luzie Uptmoor e. V .: Joseph Andreas Pausewang 1908-1955
  38. Homepage of the art association "Die Wassermühle"
  39. Mühlenstrasse working group of the Mühlenvereinigung Niedersachsen-Bremen e. V: Watermill Pastoratsmühle Lohne
  40. Franz-Josef Tegenkamp: Mills in Lohne . In: Yearbook for the Oldenburger Münsterland 1989 . Vechta 1988, pp. 247-267
  41. Mühlenstrasse working group of the Mühlenvereinigung Niedersachsen-Bremen e. V: Windmill "Moorkamper Mühle", Lohne
  42. Lookout tower in the city forest on the Nordkreis Vechta website
  43. Colorful figure for Lohner Kreisel ( memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ). Rundschau on Wednesday , November 21, 2012
  44. Peter Linkert: A six-meter sculpture decorates the entrance of the multi-purpose hall . nwzonline.de . June 1, 2018
  45. ^ Parish of St. Gertrud Lohne (ed.): Wegzeichen - Glaubenszeichen. In the parish of St. Gertrud Lohne . Rewards. 2011 ( online. Pdf ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ))
  46. Map of the pit stop route ( Memento from October 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  47. Lohner stations on the pit stop route ( memento from October 29, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  48. Map of the mills in the Vechta district
  49. Metropolitan Region Bremen-Oldenburg in the Northwest e. V .: Route of industrial culture in the northwest. Station 4: Industrie Museum Lohne ( Memento from August 3, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  50. Map of the Way of St. James
  51. ^ City of Lohne: Sports clubs
  52. VideoLexikon: Modernization and population growth of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg: Industrialization ( Memento from November 26, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  53. ^ City of Lohne: Majority in favor of preserving the denominational schools ( memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ). October 13, 2015
  54. Caritas-Sozialwerk St. Elisabeth: Closed intensive therapeutic residential group ( Memento from December 5, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  55. Closed accommodation in Lohne: Behind the Wall . Photo gallery. Spiegel online , August 19, 2012
  56. Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration: Answer to the oral question: Future of the closed intensive therapeutic residential group in Lohne . June 21th 2013
  57. ^ SPD Lower Saxony: coalition agreement 2013-2018 . P. 35
  58. Caritas-Sozialwerk St. Elisabeth: Residential group for young people aged 14-18 ( Memento from February 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  59. ^ Lohner historian receives honorary citizenship in Oldenburgische Volkszeitung on October 25, 2019

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