Joint municipality Sachsenhagen

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Joint municipality Sachsenhagen
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Coordinates: 52 ° 23 '  N , 9 ° 15'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Schaumburg
Area : 62.44 km 2
Residents: 9400 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 151 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : SHG, RI
Association key : 03 2 57 5407
Association structure: 4 municipalities
Association administration address
Markt 1
31553 Sachsenhagen
Website :
Jörn Wedemeier ( SPD )
Location of the municipality Sachsenhagen in the district of Schaumburg
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The integrated community of Sachsenhagen was formed on March 1, 1974 as part of the administrative and territorial reform in Lower Saxony . It is the northernmost municipal association in the Schaumburg district and borders the southern shore of the Steinhuder Meer. The joint municipality of Sachsenhagen is assigned to the Mittelzentrum Stadthagen . Around 9,500 people live in the municipality of Sachsenhagen (as of October 31, 2011). It covers an area of ​​62 km².


The municipalities belong to the joint municipality of Sachsenhagen

Geographical location

The combined community is located between the Mittelland Canal in the south, the Rehburg Mountains in the west and the Steinhuder Meer in the north. In the east it borders on the city of Wunstorf in the Hanover region . The Sachsenhäger Aue flows through the area and joins the Rodenberger Aue east of Auhagen to form the Westaue.

The altitudes range from the water level of the Steinhuder Meer at 38  m above sea level. NN to the Wölpinghauser Berg (Wilhelmsturm) on the foothills of the Rehburger Mountains at 135 m above sea level. NN.


All of the localities of the integrated community originated in the area of ​​the historic Dülwald , which was sparsely populated even in prehistoric times.

View of Schmalenbruch

The name of the municipality of Sachsenhagen goes back to a moated castle of the Ascanian dukes of Saxony, which was founded in 1248. In 1297, the Schaumburg counts of Sachsenhagen took over as pledge for an unpaid dowry. In the following time they took over the rule over the whole area of ​​the today's integrated community.

Since the division of the Grafschaft Schaumburg in 1647, Sachsenhagen, Auhagen and Düdinghausen belonged to the Hessian Landgraviate of Schaumburg. All other places were in the territory of the principality (until 1918) and the state (until 1933) Schaumburg-Lippe . It was not until the administrative and territorial reform in 1974 that all the places in the new joint municipality and thus also in the Schaumburg-Lippe district were united. After the district of Schaumburg was founded on August 1, 1977, it belongs to it.

With the completion of the Mittelland Canal in 1916, Sachsenhagen got a port, which is still an important economic factor for the city today. From 1898 to 1964, the Steinhuder Meer Railway ran through Hagenburg, Schmalenbruch and Wiederbrügge. The former route is now a cycling and hiking trail.

In 1993, the district's (waste) disposal center was opened in the old clay pit by the brickworks, west of Sachsenhagen. Further west, in the Sachsenhäger forest near Nienbrügge, a wildlife and species protection station was set up in 2001 in a former army depot.


Joint council

Sachsenhagen town hall

The local elections in September 2016 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

Joint mayor of the municipality

Mayor of the municipality Jörn Wedemeyer (SPD) was elected on September 11, 2011 with 58.3 percent of the votes cast. He was able to prevail in the first ballot against two other candidates and thus succeeded Artur Adam (SPD).


In the 2013 budget, the result budget is balanced. In the ordinary part, the income and expenses each show ~ 5.7 million euros, in the extraordinary part 28,000 euros each. In the financial budget, payments of ~ 5.6 million euros and payments of ~ 5.9 million euros are expected. Payments for investment activities are planned for 681,700 euros. Borrowings are not taken into account.



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 State 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 "Elisabethkirche", which goes back to Countess Amalie Elisabeth zu Hessen-Kassel .

Since 1990 Auhagen, which had its own chapel until the Thirty Years' War , no longer belongs to the Bergkirchen parish, but to the Sachsenhagen parish.

Cistercians from Loccum Abbey built the St. Katharinen Church in the 12th century in place of an old half-timbered chapel in Bergkirchen . Bergkirchen, Wölpinghausen, Wiedenbrügge, Schmalenbruch, Düdinghausen and Winzlar belong to their parish.

Hagenburg and Altenhagen belong to the Protestant congregation of the St. Nicolai Church in Altenhagen, which Conrad Wilhelm Hase built from 1868 to 1871 .

The Catholic Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Sachsenhagen, built in 1963, is a branch church of the parish of St. Joseph in Stadthagen. The catchment area of ​​the Herz-Jesu-Kirche includes the political communities Sachsenhagen, Auhagen and Wölpinghausen. Hagenburg and Altenhagen belong to the parish of St. Bonifatius in Wunstorf and use the St. Hedwig branch church in Steinhude.

Culture and sights


Old school in Wölpinghausen
  • Ev. Elisabeth Church in Sachsenhagen, built in 1676
  • Ev. St. Katharinen Church in Bergkirchen, built around 1150
  • Pfarrhof Bergkirchen, today a meeting place
  • Ev. St. Nicolai Church Altenhagen-Hagenburg, built 1869–1871
  • Catholic Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Sachsenhagen, built in 1963
  • Sachsenhagen Castle Tower, built around 1250
  • Sachsenhagen town hall, built in 1607
  • Hagenburg Castle , built in 1686
  • Ratskeller Hagenburg, built in 1561
  • Matteschlösschen in Wölpinghausen, built in 1898
  • Wilhelmsturm near Wölpinghausen, built in 1847
  • Holländermühle near Bergkirchen, in operation around 1850–1955
  • Shafts in Auhagen (1953–1960) and Altenhagen


Hagenburg Castle


  • Mining museum "Schacht Weser" in Altenhagen

Regular events

  • “Whitsun beer” in Auhagen
  • Spring market in Sachsenhagen in March
  • Autumn market in Sachsenhagen in November
  • Traditional Easter bonfires in all parts of the village (Holy Saturday)
  • Harvest festivals in Bergkirchen and Wölpinghausen in September, in Nienbrügge in August
  • Shooting festivals in Hagenburg, Sachsenhagen and Wölpinghausen in July
  • "The smallest shooting festival in the world" in Wiedenbrügge in June
  • Christmas markets in Hagenburg (1st Advent) and Wölpinghausen (3rd Advent)
  • Christmas bazaar in Bergkirchen (1st Advent)

Economy and Infrastructure



  • Community kindergartens in Auhagen, Hagenburg, Sachsenhagen and Wiedenbrügge
  • Sachsenhagen primary school, Gerda Philippsohn school
  • Elementary school Hagenburg, Wilhelm-Bock-School
  • Secondary schools are located in Lindhorst, Stadthagen, Steinhude and Wunstorf

sport and freetime

  • Sports halls in Sachsenhagen, Hagenburg and Wölpinghausen
  • Sports fields in Auhagen, Sachsenhagen and Hagenburg
  • Tennis courts in Auhagen and Hagenburg
  • Fitness center in Hagenburg and Sachsenhagen
  • Riding hall in Hagenburg
  • Riding arenas in Auhagen and Wiedenbrügge
  • Shooting facilities in Auhagen, Hagenburg, Sachsenhagen, Wiedenbrügge and Wölpinghausen
  • Archery range in Hagenburg
  • Bowling alley in Nienbrügge and Hagenburg
  • Marina on the Hagenburger Canal
  • Fishing ponds in Hagenburg and Sachsenhagen
  • TSV Hagenburg e. V. Football, table tennis, tennis, athletics
  • SV Viktoria Sachsenhagen football, table tennis
  • SV Auhagen-Düdinghausen handball, football
  • SV Wölpinghausen gymnastics, hiking
  • public boules lanes in Auhagen, Hagenburg, Sachsenhagen and Wölpinghausen
  • Skater facility in Sachsenhagen

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. ^ Official Gazette of the Schaumburg District No. 1/2013, issued on January 31, 2013

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