Integrated community of Hagen

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Coat of arms of the joint municipality of Hagen
Integrated community of Hagen
Map of Germany, position of the Samtgemeinde Hagen highlighted

Coordinates: 53 ° 22 ′  N , 8 ° 39 ′  E

Basic data (as of 2014)
Existing period: 1970-2014
State : Lower Saxony
County : Cuxhaven
Area : 197.32 km 2
Residents: 10,991 (Dec. 31, 2012)
Population density : 56 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : CUX
Association key : 03 3 52 5406
Association structure: 6 municipalities
Association administration address
Amtsplatz 3
27628 Hagen
Website :
Mayor of the municipality : Susanne Puvogel ( SPD )
Location of the joint municipality of Hagen in the district of Cuxhaven
Nordsee Schleswig-Holstein Bremerhaven Landkreis Osterholz Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme) Landkreis Stade Landkreis Wesermarsch Armstorf Armstorf Belum Beverstedt Bülkau Cadenberge Cuxhaven Geestland Hagen im Bremischen Hechthausen Hemmoor Hollnseth Ihlienworth Lamstedt Loxstedt Mittelstenahe Neuenkirchen (Land Hadeln) Neuhaus (Oste) Nordleda Oberndorf (Oste) Odisheim Osten (Oste) Osterbruch Otterndorf Schiffdorf Steinau (Niedersachsen) Stinstedt Stinstedt Wanna Wingst Wurster Nordseeküstemap
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The Samtgemeinde Hagen ( Low German Samtgemeen Hagen ) was a joint municipality in the district of Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony . Six communities had come together in it to carry out their administrative business. The administrative seat of the joint municipality was in the municipality of Hagen in Bremen . On January 1, 2014, the joint community of Hagen and its member communities were dissolved and the community of Hagen in Bremen was reorganized .


Topography and structure of the municipality of Hagen


The eastern part of the integrated community lay with the communities Bramstedt, Hagen and Wulsbüttel in the foothills of the Wesermünder Geest , which reaches heights of about 28 m between Wulsbüttel and Garlstedt . The central part with the municipalities of Uthlede and Drifsethe went over to the Wesermarsch region Osterstade , the core of which was the municipality of Sandstedt in the west of the integrated municipality. The western border of the integrated community was the Weser .

The small tributary of the Weser, Drepte, flowed through the central municipality in a south-north direction and finally flows along the border with the municipality of Loxstedt to the Weser, into which it flows at Dreptersiel.


The joint congregation had the following member congregations:

  1. Bramstedt (Low German Braamst )
  2. Driftsethe (Low German Driftseth )
  3. Hagen im Bremischen (Low German Hagen im Bremischen )
  4. Sandstedt (Low German Sands )
  5. Uthlede (Low German Uthlee )
  6. Wulsbüttel (Low German Wolsbuddel )

Neighboring communities

The joint municipality of Hagen bordered the municipality of Schwanewede in the southwest and the town of Osterholz-Scharmbeck in the Osterholz district in the southeast . In the southeast, the communities of Lübberstedt and Axstedt joined the combined community of Hambergen , which is also in the Osterholz district. The municipality of Beverstedt was in the northeast . Like the unitary community of Loxstedt, which adjoins in the north, this belongs to the district of Cuxhaven. On the opposite side of the Weser, the municipality of Stadland lay to the northwest and the city of Brake to the southwest , both of which are part of the Wesermarsch district . The city of Brake, however, had no common border with the integrated municipality of Hagen, since the Weser island Harriersand , which lies in between, belonged to the municipality of Schwanewede. There was therefore only one "four-community corner" (Schwanewede, Brake, Stadland and Sandstedt) in the middle of the Weser.



The name or the suffix Hagen is often found in Lower Saxony , Westphalia and the Mecklenburg areas populated by them . Hag is derived from the Germanic haga or hagaz and means fencing or enclosure . It also means protection as in being cared for and comfortable . A hag was a piece of land enclosed by hedges. The Middle Low German word component -ha (a) g (en) in field or place names indicates such a type of settlement.

History of the integrated municipality of Hagen

The integrated municipality of Hagen came into being on January 1, 1970 and initially comprised the 16 municipalities of Albstedt , Axstedt , Bramstedt, Dorfhagen , Driftsethe, Hagen im Bremischen, Harrendorf , Heine , Hoope , Kassebruch , Lehnstedt , Lohe , Sandstedt, Uthlede, Wittstedt and Wulsbüttel.

According to § 7 of the law on the restructuring of the municipalities in the Bremervörde area of ​​June 13, 1973 (Nds. GVBl. P. 183), the following adjustments were made on March 1, 1974:

  • the community Wurthfleth was incorporated into the community Sandstedt, which had previously given land west of the Weser to the communities Rodenkirchen, Ovelgönne and Schwanewede and received land from the city of Brake (Unterweser) east of the Weser
  • the communities Dorfhagen and Kassebruch were incorporated into the community Hagen in Bremen
  • the communities Albstedt, Heine, Hoope, Lehnstedt and Wulsbüttel were merged into one community Wulsbüttel
  • the communities Bramstedt, Harrendorf, Lohe bei Bramstedt and Wittstedt were merged into one community Bramstedt

In June 2013 it was decided to dissolve the joint municipality of Hagen on January 1, 2014 and to form a new municipality with the name Hagen in Bremen from its area .

Population development

(as of December 31st)


Former joint council

The Samtgemeinderat consisted of 28 councilors and councilors. This was the specified number for the integrated municipality with a population of between 11,001 and 12,000. The 28 council members were elected by local elections for five years each.

The full-time mayor of the joint municipality was also entitled to vote in the Council of the Joint Community .

Distribution of seats:

The most recent council chairman was Hardy Köhler (SPD).

Former mayor of the municipality

The mayor of the entire municipality was Susanne Puvogel (SPD). Your deputies were Johannes Mahlstedt (SPD) and Wolfgang Steen (Greens).

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the municipality of Hagen
Blazon : "shield divided , above split , front in red one-set, bearded to the right of turned silver key , rear bevelled silver two green oak leaves , surmounted by an eight-pointed red star . Below isa silver - tinged megalithic grave in blue . "
Reason for coat of arms: (?)


Central traffic axes of the integrated municipality form the state roads L 135 (the former section of the federal road B 6 from Bremen to Bremerhaven ) in north-south direction and the state road L 134 (Schwanewede – Beverstedt) in east-west direction. There is a connection to long-distance traffic through the A 27 Walsrode –Bremen – Bremerhaven– Cuxhaven motorway , which also crosses the municipality in a north-south direction. The Weser ferry Sandstedt-Brake is also of great importance for regional traffic.

There is only a connection to the railway traffic via the neighboring communities. The Bremen – Bremerhaven railway line is closest to Hagen, but at a distance of up to 15 km. The nearest train stations are Lübberstedt , Stubben and Lunestedt and Brake on the other side of the Weser .

Web links

Commons : Samtgemeinde Hagen  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Lower Saxony State Chancellery (Ed.): Law on the reorganization of the municipality of Hagen in the Bremen district of Cuxhaven . Lower Saxony Law and Ordinance Gazette (Nds. GVBl.). No.  10/2013 . Hanover June 19, 2013, p. 162 ( digitized version ( memento from September 26, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) [PDF; 153 kB ; accessed on September 13, 2019] p. 6).
  2. ^ 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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p.  248 .
  3. Population figures . In: Website of the State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony (LSN). Retrieved May 9, 2019 .
  4. ^ 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 September 13, 2019 .
  5. main statute. (PDF; 1.9 MB) § 2; National emblem, flag and official seal; Paragraph 1. (No longer available online.) In: Website of the municipality of Hagen im Bremischen, district of Cuxhaven. February 19, 2014, p. 2 , archived from the original on October 26, 2017 ; accessed on September 13, 2019 .
  6. Weser Fä