Rose garden (Harburg district)

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Coat of arms of the municipality of Rosengarten
Rose garden (Harburg district)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Rosengarten highlighted

Coordinates: 53 ° 24 '  N , 9 ° 53'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Harburg
Height : 112 m above sea level NHN
Area : 63.68 km 2
Residents: 13,672 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 215 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 21224
Primaries : 04108, 04105, 040
License plate : WL
Community key : 03 3 53 029
Community structure: 10 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Bremer Strasse 42
21224 Rosengarten
Website :
Mayor : Dirk Seidler (independent)
Location of the community Rosengarten in the district of Harburg
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Rosengarten ( Roosengoorn in Low German ) is a unified municipality located south of Hamburg in the Harburg district in Lower Saxony ( Germany ).


Geographical location

The municipality of Rosengarten, which borders Hamburg in the north, is located north of Buchholz and roughly in the center of the Harburg mountains .

Neighboring communities

Rosengarten borders the following neighboring communities (clockwise, starting in the north): Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (own federal state ), Seevetal , Harmstorf , Bendestorf , Jesteburg , Buchholz in the Nordheide and Neu Wulmstorf (all district of Harburg in Lower Saxony).

Community structure

Structure according to chronological contexts:

  • Villages on the Dethweg
    • Tötensen with the district of Westerhof
    • Leversen with the districts of Neu-Leversen and Sieversen

The municipal administration is located in Nenndorf.


On July 1, 1972, the communities Eckel, Ehestorf, Emsen, Iddensen, Klecken, Leversen, Nenndorf, Sottorf, Tötensen and Vahrendorf were merged to form the unitary community Nenndorf.
(→ See also: Territorial reform in the Harburg area )

On July 18, 1973, the name of the community Nenndorf was officially changed to Rosengarten .


The unemployment rate in Rosengarten is around three percent. Of the 12,871 residents, 2,290 residents are under 18 and 2,720 residents are over 65 years old. More than 97% of the Rosengarten residents are German citizens. Less than three percent have a foreign nationality. 8.6% of the residents have a migration background. More women (51%) than men (49%) live in the community.


In the Rosengarten parish, the Evangelical Lutheran Christians are assigned to the parishes of Klecken / Nenndorf and Vahrendorf. The Erlöserkirche Vahrendorf belongs to the church district Hamburg-Ost ( Sprengel Hamburg and Lübeck ) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany , the other parishes to the church district Hittfeld ( Sprengel Lüneburg ) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover . The nearest Catholic churches are in Buchholz in the Nordheide and in Seevetal. About 48% are Protestant, about 6% Catholic and 46% are non-denominational or belong to another religion.


Rosengarten belongs to the Landtag constituency 51 Seevetal and the Bundestag constituency 36 Harburg .

Municipal election 2016
Turnout: 60.5%
Gains and losses
compared to 2011
 % p
-2.86  % p
-7.68  % p
-1.44  % p
+ 0.45  % p
+1.64  % p
+ 0.12  % p.p.
+ 9.87  % p

Municipal council

The council of the community Rosengarten consists of 30 councilors. This is the specified number for a municipality with a population between 12,001 and 15,000. The 30 council members are elected for five years each by local elections. The current term of office began on November 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2021.

The full-time mayor is also entitled to vote in the council of the municipality.

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


The full-time mayor of the Rosengarten community is Dirk Seidler ( non-party ). In the last mayoral election on May 25, 2014, he was elected with 74.6% of the vote. His opponent Thies Ockelmann received 25.4%. The turnout was 57.9%. Seidler took up his post on November 1, 2014, replacing the previous incumbent Dietmar Stadie (SPD), who was no longer running.

coat of arms

Rosengarten coat of arms
Blazon : "In gold a leaping black horse , underneath a red rose with green sepals and a golden lug, in the base of the shield a green oak branch with ten leaves."
Coats of arms: -

Culture and sights

The community Rosengarten is a member of the regional park Rosengarten to promote the cultural offer .


wildlife Park



  • The HL Buchholz 08-Rosengarten played 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the women's handball league. The team has been playing in the 2nd Bundesliga since the 2016/17 season .
  • TuS Nenndorf has existed since 1921.
  • The FC Rosengarten, as a merged football department, was founded in 2012 from the clubs SC Klecken, TV Vahrendorf and Turnerschaft Westerhof, which still exist as individual clubs.


In the municipality of Rosengarten there are some special local recreation areas and nature reserves (NSG) :

The nature and landscape protection areas are also in the immediate vicinity

Economy and Infrastructure


The town of Tötensen is connected to Hamburg by motorway . The A 261 runs past Tötensen and connects the A 7 and the A 1 to the south-east of Hamburg, relieving traffic. The Hamburg – Bremen long-distance cycle route runs through the town of Ehestorf ; the "Heidschnuckenweg" long-distance hiking trail, inaugurated in 2012, leads from Hamburg-Fischbek through the Rosengarten Forest and Lüneburg Heath to Celle.

The localities Klecken and Eckel have a connection to the city of Hamburg with the Klecken train station; the journey from Klecken train station to Hamburg central station takes around 20 minutes. Klecken train station is within the HVV in the greater area.


The highest building in the municipality rises up on the Gannaberg in Langenrehm : the Rosengarten telecommunications tower , which is operated by T-Systems . The public DVB-T bouquets as well as the radio programs NDR 1 Lower Saxony (103.2 MHz / 20 kW), Radio ffn (100.6 MHz / 20 kW), Hit-Radio Antenne (105.1 MHz / 20 kW) are broadcast kW) and N-Joy (91.4 MHz / 0.3 kW). Due to the height of the transmitter, it has a very large range.

Kabel Deutschland operates a cable headend on the site with receiving antennas for VHF radio, DVB-T and satellite television. The cable networks of the Lower Saxony cities and municipalities south of Hamburg are supplied from this location.


East of the district of Nenndorf at the coordinates 53 ° 22 '35 "  N , 9 ° 54' 13"  O is a 110 kV switchgear of Deutsche Bahn AG. Along with the Neckarwestheim traction power switchgear and the Nitzahn traction power switchgear, it is the only switchgear of Deutsche Bahn AG that is not located on the site of a power plant or near a railway line.


  • Dieter Bohlen (* 1954), musician, producer and songwriter, lives in the municipality of Tötensen
  • Gerhard Klußmeier (* 1939), jazz historian, Karl May researcher, author, lives in Rosengarten
  • Lars Cohrs (* 1967), radio and television presenter on ARD, mainly on NDR 1 Lower Saxony, comes from the Klecken district

Web links

Commons : rose garden  - collection of images

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. ^ Wilhelm Marquard: A chronicle of the four rose garden villages on the old Dethweg in the district of Harburg Leversen, Sieversen, Tötensen, Westerhof . Hans Cristians Verlag, Hamburg 1984, p. 5 .
  3. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p.  229 .
  4. area amendment agreement between the municipalities Eckel, Ehestorf, Emsen, Iddensen, Klecken, Leversen, Nenndorf, Sottorf, Tötensen and Vahrendorf. (PDF; 39.9 kB) In: Internet site of the Rosengarten community. Harburg district, June 22, 1972, accessed January 1, 2019 .
  5. Census results in Rosengarten (population). In: 2011 Census website. Accessed January 1, 2019 .
  6. Kreuzkirche in Nenndorf, which belongs to the parish of Rosengarten, and the Thomaskirche in Klecken. In: Internet site Kirchenkreis Hittfeld. Retrieved January 1, 2019 .
  7. Redeemer Congregation Vahrendorf. In: Internet site Evangelical Lutheran Churches Hamburg-Süderelbe. Retrieved January 1, 2019 .
  8. ^ Catholic parish of St. Petrus, Buchholz. In: Website of the Diocese of Hildesheim. Retrieved January 1, 2019 .
  9. Seevetal church locations. In: Website of the Diocese of Hildesheim. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016 ; accessed on January 1, 2019 .
  10. Census results in Rosengarten (religion). In: 2011 Census website. Accessed January 1, 2019 .
  11. Official final result of the Rosengarten Council 2016. (PDF; 1.6 MB) In: Rosengarten municipality website. Retrieved January 1, 2019 .
  12. ^ Lower Saxony Municipal Constitutional Law (NKomVG); Section 46 - Number of Deputies. In: Internet site for the Lower Saxony Regulation Information System (NI-VORIS). December 17, 2010, accessed January 1, 2019 .
  13. Preliminary result of the direct election EW14 in Lower Saxony District Administrator / District Administrator in Harburg. In: May 25, 2014, p. 6 , accessed January 1, 2019 .
  14. Municipality of Rosengarten (ed.): Main statute, § 2 coat of arms, flag, official seal . Rosengarten / Nenndorf April 15, 2016, p. 1 ( [PDF; 651 kB ; accessed on January 1, 2019]).
  15. Carsten Weede: New findings about the megalithic grave. In: Harburger news and advertising paper. January 16, 2013, archived from the original on August 1, 2010 ; accessed on January 1, 2019 .
  16. ^ Boundary stones in the Rosengarten forest. In: Retrieved January 1, 2019 .
  17. ^ Monument protection and preservation in Lower Saxony. (PDF; 3.1 MB) Lower Saxony State Office for Monument Preservation, 2015, p. 21 , accessed on January 1, 2019 .
  18. Sascha Mummenhoff: Historical boundary stone stolen. Harburg district files a complaint. In: Website of the Nordheide weekly newspaper. July 31, 2018, p. 10 , accessed on January 1, 2019 (online edition of the article in the print edition).
  19. Stolen historic landmark. In: Focus Online Local. July 31, 2018, accessed January 1, 2019 .