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Söhlde municipality
Two-part coat of arms with ears of corn on a red background and three drilling rigs on silver
Coordinates: 52 ° 13 ′ 1 ″  N , 10 ° 9 ′ 36 ″  E
Height : 85 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 130  (December 31, 2018)
Incorporation : March 1, 1974
Postal code : 31185
Area code : 05129
The location of Mölme in the municipality of Söhlde
Village center Mölme in the Kohlengasse
Village center Mölme in the Kohlengasse
Söhlde in the district of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony

The district Mölme is located in the northwest of the municipality of Söhlde on the L477 in the northeast of the district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony . With its 129 inhabitants, Mölme is the least populous district of the municipality after Steinbrück.


Early place names for Mölme were Muilnem (around 1260) or Molnem (1264) they changed several times over the years. It is first called Mölme on August 21, 1260, when Bishop Johann I transferred 20 Hufen land from the Mölmer Feldmark to the Loccum monastery . The Loccum Cistercians had made up for the previous owners with monetary payments. From then on, the farmers of the farms on this site had to pay their taxes to the monastery. In the following years the monks bought more land. As a result of a collegiate feud, this area came under the sovereignty of Brunswick for 120 years. When the Reformation was introduced in Hoheneggelsen in 1542, the inhabitants of Mölme accepted the evangelical creed.

With the regional reorganization Mölme lost its independence on March 1, 1974, became part of the new unified community Soehlde. Mölme celebrated its 750th anniversary in 2010.

Oil production

In 1935 crude oil was found in the Mölmer Feldmark at a shallow depth. The Elwerath union (now BEB Erdgas und Erdöl ) produced up to 50 oil pumps, but the deposits were exhausted and production was stopped in 1959. To commemorate this chapter of Mölmer's history, the place has three oil rigs on a silver background in the right part of the coat of arms. On the fiftieth anniversary of oil production in 1984, a memorial stone and a disused oil pump were donated to the site, which can be viewed as an industrial monument in the Kohlengasse.

As a reminder, the divided coat of arms of the municipality of Mölme shows grains in the left field and pictures of drilling rigs in the right part.


Election 2016
Participation: 92.4%
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a Mölme voter group

Local council

A local council was elected for the first time in Mölme with the local elections on September 11, 2016. According to the statutes of the municipality of Söhlde, this consists of five members. Four seats went to the Mölme group of voters and one seat to the SPD . In the constituent meeting of the local council on November 10, 2016, Klaus Retzak was elected as the new local mayor and the previous mayor , Arthur Rienas, passed away after 25 years in office.


  • Village center on the Kohlengasse with a chapel, the home parlor, the extinguishing water pond and the memorial
  • Remains of the Brigitta Elwerath plant on the north-eastern edge of the village and an oil pump as a memorial in the Kohlengasse

Associations and associations


  • Horst and Karl Schünemann: From Mulnehêm to Mölme: Contemporary history of a settlement in the Hildesheimer Land. Publisher: Köhler, Harsum 2010, 299 pages, ISBN 978-3-938385-33-3 .

Web links


  1. Numbers and statistics on the website of the municipality of Söhlde , accessed on March 17, 2019.
  2. soehlde.de History of Mölme
  3. ^ 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 and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 209 .
  4. Result of the local council election Mölme 2016 on the website of the municipality of Söhlde , accessed on October 2, 2016