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Coordinates: 52 ° 24 '  N , 9 ° 16'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Schaumburg
Joint municipality : Sachsenhagen
Height : 55 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.53 km 2
Residents: 1996 (December 31, 2019)
Population density : 129 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 31553
Area code : 05725
License plate : SHG, RI
Community key : 03 2 57 033

City administration address :
Markt 1
31553 Sachsenhagen
Website :
Mayor : Ralf Hantke ( SPD )
Location of the city of Sachsenhagen in the Schaumburg district
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Sachsenhagen is a town in the Schaumburg district in Lower Saxony and part of the Sachsenhagen municipality .


The small town borders the Mittelland Canal in the south and is only six kilometers south of the Steinhuder Meer . The Sachsenhäger Aue and the Ziegenbach flow through the city. Measured in terms of both the number of inhabitants (1953) and the area (15.53 km²), the place is the fourth smallest city in Lower Saxony. Neighboring cities are Rehburg- Loccum, Wunstorf , Bad Nenndorf and Stadthagen .

The districts Sachsenhagen and Nienbrügge belong to the city of Sachsenhagen .


Sachsenhagen goes on the Wasserburg Sachsenhagen in Dülwald back to 1248 to 1253 by Duke Albrecht I. (1175-1260, from the House of Saxony Askanier "and grandson of the Bear Albrecht "), was built south of the Saxony Hagen Aue, to take possession of the area. Since the diocese of Minden registered sovereignty in the Sachsenhäger area, Duke Albrecht I of Saxony had to hand over part of the castle he had built to the Bishop of Minden in 1253. A document from 1253 reports about Castro Sassenhagen .

In 1297 Count Adolf VI married . von Holstein-Schaumburg Helene, the daughter of Duke Johann I von Sachsen-Lauenburg and the sister of the Dukes Johann, Albrecht and Erich von Sachsen-Lauenburg. Instead of a dowry of 500 marks of pure silver, Helene brought the pledge and thus the power of disposal over the Saxon part of Burg and the village of Sachsenhagen into the marriage. Sachsenhagen Castle was never returned or the pledge was never redeemed and has been under Schaumburg's sovereignty ever since.

Although town and castle bear the name of a Hagens, the origin is not a peasant Hagen settlement as in the near Auhagen , but a peasant spots , going about its inhabitants besides the arable economic free trade and craft.

On May 8, 1407, the Sachsenhagen settlement received by Count Adolf XI. von Holstein-Schaumburg stain rights with guarantee of freedom of movement, freely inheritable and alienable property, exemption from landlord official duties and assurance of a council constitution.

In 1561 Sachsenhagen was granted the right to use seals or coats of arms and the creation of a book of stains equivalent to the city books by Count Otto IV of Holstein-Schaumburg. The first coat of arms shows the silver nettle leaf without a shield in the red field above a pond.

In 1596 the Sachsenhagen office became the inheritance of Count Ernst von Holstein-Schaumburg and his wife Hedwig , the daughter of Landgrave Wilhelm IV the Wise of Hesse-Kassel. The moated castle Sachsenhagen is expanded into a palace by Count Ernst. In 1601, Count Ernst moved to Stadthagen because, after the death of his stepbrother Adolf, he took over the rule of the Grafschaft Schaumburg and was appointed Prince in 1619. The Sachsenhagen office falls to Count Hermann in 1622, who moves to Sachsenhagen Castle with his wife Katharina Sophia, daughter of Duke Otto II of Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Harburg. He resided at Sachsenhagen Castle until his death on December 15, 1634. Despite the division of the county in 1647, his widow Katharina Sophia continued to live in Sachsenhagen Castle until her death at the old age of 88 on September 18, 1665.

A conflagration of 1619, which destroyed the entire place, survived only the town hall and the castle, which still has individual components from the Middle Ages (tower) and the 16th and 17th centuries ( caryatid portal ).

In 1647, after the male line of the counts died out , the old Grafschaft Schaumburg was divided with the 27-year-old Otto V. von Holstein-Schaumburg . The division was sealed in treaties in the Peace of Westphalia (October 1648). The southern and eastern half of the Sachsenhagen office came to the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel under the Hessian Landgravine Amalie Elisabeth (1637–1650) as the widow of the Landgrave of Hessen-Kassel. Sachsenhagen became a border town and is therefore a part of Hesse's enclave in the county of Schaumburg-Lippe.

In 1650 Sachsenhagen received town charter under Hessian rule.

In 1807 Sachsenhagen became part of the Kingdom of Westphalia under King Jérôme Bonaparte in the Weser Department. Sachsenhagen was the capital of a canton with nine municipalities in the Rinteln / Weser district. After the end of the Kingdom of Westphalia in 1813, Sachsenhagen again belonged to the Hessian county of Schaumburg.

After the Hessian administrative reform in 1821, the county of Schaumburg was called Kreis Schaumburg in the province of Niederhessen, Justice Office Rodenberg.

In 1839 the neighboring village of Kuhlen was incorporated.

“Sachsenhagen, the northernmost of the Hessian cities, is located on the plain on an island in the floodplain, 5 ½ hours from Rinteln. To the south of the city lie the ruins of the castle of the same name, ”says a description of the Electorate of Hesse from 1842.

Sachsenhagen came in 1866 to the Prussian province of Hessen-Nassau in the Prussian Reg.-Bez. Kassel.

On December 28, 1877, the domain and the lands belonging to it were auctioned for 242,030 marks by the city, and the domain land was incorporated, divided and sold to the citizens of the city.

The district of Grafschaft Schaumburg and thus Sachsenhagen were assigned to the province of Hanover in 1932 as part of an administrative reform within Prussia and also to the NSDAP Gau Westfalen Nord with its headquarters in Münster.

After the state of Lower Saxony was founded in 1946, Sachsenhagen belonged to the Grafschaft Schaumburg district with Rinteln as the district town.

The founding year of the volunteer fire brigade is dated to 1889 due to the statutes dated July 7, 1889. In 1912 the "new volunteer fire brigade" was founded. New statutes, printed by W. Leimbach, also date from 1912.

After the end of the war in 1945, released forced laborers killed Eduard Bock, the leader of the volunteer fire brigade, in his workshop.

In the course of the administrative and territorial reform in the state of Lower Saxony on March 1, 1974, the city was included together with the place Nienbrügge as a member municipality Sachsenhagen in the joint municipality Sachsenhagen.

On January 28, 2010, a fire destroyed a half-timbered residential and commercial building in the old town, causing a wave of helpfulness.

On March 1, 1974, the neighboring municipality of Nienbrügge was incorporated.

Village renewal:

Between 2003 and 2012 Sachsenhagen was in the village renewal program of the state of Lower Saxony. In the private sector, the state funded 20 projects with 118,014 euros. In the public sector, eight construction projects were subsidized with 609,761 euros. The public investment volume amounted to ~ 2.75 million euros. The city contributed ~ 1.24 million euros of this. The heart of the village renewal was the redesign and redesign of the Sachsenhagen market square.


In Sachsenhagen, the town hall, built in 1607, initially served as a prayer house, which consequently received a bell tower in 1712. The Evangelical Lutheran parish of Sachsenhagen, with around 2000 members, with Auhagen since 1990, is part of the Evangelical Lutheran regional church of Schaumburg-Lippe. It became an independent parish in 1650 when Countess Amalie Elisabeth zu Hessen-Kassel was granted city rights . This also included the right to build a church, which was then built between 1663 and 1676, initially without a tower due to a lack of financial means. A generous donation from Ms. Elisabeth Tunner-Hartmann made it possible to add a church tower in 1976. The church was completely renovated in 1996/97. Since August 29, 2004 it has been called the Elisabeth Church . The name is not assigned to a special person, it means "God is perfection" and can therefore be understood as a "program". Nevertheless, one can associate it with the biblical Elizabeth as a synonym for the joy of faith or assign it to the holy Elizabeth as a symbol for charity.

Before the expulsion and deportation by the Nazi regime, there was a Jewish synagogue (Kuhle) and a Jewish cemetery in Sachsenhagen. This is still preserved as a park today.

The Catholic Sacred Heart Church in Sachsenhagen, consecrated on July 21, 1963 by Auxiliary Bishop Heinrich Pachowiak , belongs to the Hildesheim diocese with the Weserbergland deanery and is used as a branch church of the parish of St. Joseph in Stadthagen.


City council

City council election 2011
Turnout: 58.58% (2006: 59.33%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2006
 % p
-0.44  % p
-1.70  % p
-5.16  % p
+ 7.29  % p
The town hall

The city ​​council of Sachsenhagen consists of 13 councilors.

2011 7th 4th 1 1 13 seats
2016 6th 4th ---- 1 11 seats

Status: Local elections on September 11, 2016

Mayor / Administration

The honorary mayor is Ralf Hantke, the city director is Frank Behrens. The town hall of the joint municipality Sachsenhagen in Sachsenhagen also houses the administration of the city Sachsenhagen.

Coat of arms / flag

  • The city's coat of arms consists of two lions standing in the water, lifting the silver Schaumburger nettle leaf with three nails out of the blue water with a red background.
  • The flag shows the city's coat of arms on a red and white background.

Culture and sights


  • Ev.-luth. Elisabeth Church
    The gothic building with a five-sided choir is outside the actual town center. It was built in 1663–1676 as a successor to the town church in Bückeburg . The bell tower in historicizing forms was only added in 1976. The church was extensively renovated in 1962 and 1996/97. Inside, the three-aisle structure is indicated by slender wooden columns that support the wooden ceiling. Most of the furnishings date from the time it was built, including the altar from 1679 with a large panel painting, the chalice-shaped baptismal font and the pulpit with evangelist figures. Chandelier from 1730. The organ front in neo-baroque form dates from 1878. Since August 29, 2004 it has been called the “Elisabeth Church”.
  • Catholic Herz-Jesu-Kirche from 1963
  • Castle
    The former moated castle Sachsenhagen was built between 1248 and 1253 by Duke Albrecht I of Sachsen-Lauenburg and expanded into a residence from 1595–97. The core of the residential tower probably dates back to the 14th century. From 1565 it was renewed by Jacob Kölling and provided with a stair tower. The office building opposite was built in its current form as a residential building in 1595–97, but it probably contains an older core. It is a low solid building with a hipped roof, which has a bay window on the gable side. In front of the castle there is a large Renaissance bowl, which today serves as a fountain. It was created towards the end of the 16th century and is decorated with scrollwork and fittings . In 1597 Count Ernst is said to have given the fountain to Hedwig for the pleasure garden.
  • Town hall
    The two-storey quarry stone building is designated in 1607. While the bell tower with lantern was added in 1712, the arcade on the ground floor was only broken in during the 20th century.
  • Ratskeller
    Erected after a fire in 1847–1848. 1987/88 renewed as a timber-framed building, whereby the historical substance was largely destroyed.
    One of the oldest half-timbered houses in Sachsenhagen: Mittelstrasse 10 from 1621
  • In the center you can still find several half-timbered hall houses from the 17th to 19th centuries. The oldest are on Mittelstrasse and were built directly after the devastating fire of 1619. The house no. 6, a bow window has is indeed provided with Roman numerals MDXXXI (= 1531), but the carpenter to here the year have taken wrong. In fact, it probably dates from 1621. Mittelstrasse no. 10 dates from the same year, while house no. 12, which also has a bay, is marked at gate 1622.

The half-timbered buildings on Obere Strasse, most of which were built in the first half of the 19th century, such as nos. 8, 14 and 22a, all of which were built in 1831, are all more recent.


Sachsenhagen has three sports fields, a sports hall and a fitness studio. There is a bowling alley in Nienbrügge.

The sports club SV Victoria Sachsenhagen was founded in 1900 and offers u. a. Football, table tennis and an everyone-division . The footballers' home games are played in the "Canal Stadium".

Regular events

  • City Festival (even in September)
  • Trade show (odd years in September)
  • Nikolausmarkt (1st Saturday in December)
  • municipal shooting festival (around the 1st Sunday in July)

Economy and Infrastructure

With the completion of the Mittelland Canal in 1916, Sachsenhagen got a port that is still an important economic factor for the city today. After 1945 larger settlements and also commercial enterprises emerged. In 1993, the district's (garbage) disposal center was opened in the large clay pit at the old brickworks west of the city. Further west, in the forest near Nienbrügge, a wildlife and species protection station was set up in 2001 in a former army depot.

Despite the nearby Steinhuder Meer nature park , tourism only plays a subordinate role in the city.

Public facilities

The Sachsenhagen local fire department is one of two base fire departments in the Sachsenhagen municipality. She takes care of fire protection and general help and uses an 8/18 tank tender, a 10/6 fire fighting vehicle, and a hose trailer provided by the waste management company of the Schaumburg district (AWS). For the transport of children and young people from the youth fire brigade , a team transport vehicle was procured from the fire brigade agency. In the district of Nienbrügge, the Nienbrügge local fire brigade is equipped with a portable pump vehicle.


There are two day-care centers in Sachsenhagen. The "Wirbelwind" kindergarten and the "KinderReich" kindergarten with crèche. A primary school, the Gerda Philippsohn School . Secondary schools are located in Lindhorst (secondary school) and Stadthagen (integrated comprehensive school and grammar schools).


The harbor


  • Oskar Bürgener (born March 23, 1876 in Sachsenhagen; † January 12, 1966 in Stralsund ), German high school teacher, biologist and botanist
  • Arthur Konrad Ernsting (* 1709 in Sachsenhagen; † September 11, 1768), physicist for the offices of Sachsenhagen and Stadthagen
  • Ludwig Klingemann (born January 2, 1887 in Sachsenhagen, † June 12, 1942 in Schöningen), workers' leader, council member in Vorsfelde and victims of National Socialism
  • Christel Irmscher (born April 14, 1946 in Sachsenhagen), German artist


  • Matthias Blazek : Insights into the local history of the villages of the Hessian county of Schaumburg as well as Bergkirchen, Hagenburg and Lindhorst. Fontainebleau 1998.
  • Ernst Geweke: Sachsenhagen: A journey into the past. Norderstedt (Books on Demand GmbH) 2002.
  • Bärbel Grote, Wolfgang Bergmann, Wolfgang Everding, Hans-Jürgen Konsog, Klaus Wichert: 50 years of the DRK local association Sachsenhagen 1936–1986. Sachsenhagen 1986.
  • Heimatverein Sachsenhagen-Auhagen e. V .: Sachsenhagen and the surrounding area on old postcards through the ages . Sachsenhagen 1995.
  • Heinrich Munk: Sachsenhagen - Burg-Flecken-Stadt . Sachsenhagen 1985.
  • NN, 100 years of Kyffhäuser Comradeship Sachsenhagen 1873–1973 . Sachsenhagen 1973.
  • Franz Carl Theodor Piderit: History of the county of Schaumburg and the most important places in the same . Rinteln 1831, pp. 137 ff., 190.

Web links

Commons : Sachsenhagen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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. ^ City of Sachsenhagen
  3. ^ Journal of the Association for Hessian History and Regional Studies: Sixth volume, with two views of Herzberg Castle and a floor plan of the same. Kassel 1854, p. 275; Hans Sudendorf: Document book on the history of the dukes of Braunschweig and Lüneburg. Hanover 1881, VII. 97.
  4. See the reassessment of the catastrophe by Matthias Blazek, in: Blazek, Matthias: Die Grafschaft Schaumburg 1647–1977, ibidem, Stuttgart 2011, p. 29 ff. ISBN 978-3-8382-0257-0 .
  5. ^ Georg Landau: Description of the Electorate of Hesse. Printed and published by Theodor Fischer, Kassel 1842, p. 363.
  6. ↑ In detail: Blazek, Matthias: "Freiwillige Feuerwehr Sachsenhagen - The Chronicle of the First 25 Years", in ders .: Festschrift Jugendfeuerwehr Sachsenhagen 1972–1992, Sachsenhagen 1992, p. 23 ff.
  7. ^ Matthias Blazek: Germany's fire brigades under Hitler, last part: subordination, bombing nights, special tasks. In: Feuerwehr-Journal, 12th year, March 2012, p. 33 f.
  8. ^ 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. 193 .
  9. Planning group urban landscape Hanover, information brochure: Village renewal Sachsenhagen-Nienbrügge.
  11. .
  12. ^ Main statute for the city of Sachsenhagen in the version dated December 15, 2011.
  13. ^ Heinrich Munk: Sachsenhagen: Castle, spots, city. Sachsenhagen 1984, p. 48. Figure on p. 53. The building used to be number 90.
  14. Website of the Wildlife and Species Conservation Station e. V .: .
  15. ^ Biographical-literary lexicon of veterinarians of all times and countries, 1863 (online resource at Google Books) .