Cable car mountain

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Cable car mountain
Cable car mountain, view from the east

Cable car mountain, view from the east

height 157  m above sea level NHN
location Lengede in Lower Saxony
Coordinates 52 ° 12 '46 "  N , 10 ° 19' 56"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 12 '46 "  N , 10 ° 19' 56"  E
Seilbahnberg (Lower Saxony)
Cable car mountain
Type Debris mountain
particularities highest elevation in the district of Peine
Miner in the cable car park
Tram in the cable car park

The cable car mountain is a 62.7 meter (fill height) high artificial elevation on the eastern edge of Lengede in the district of Peine .


These tailings dam was built in the period 1917 to 1927 by reclaiming the tailings of the adjacent Erztagebaue the pit Sophie Luck Mathilde . The overburden lying over the ore of the opencast mine had previously been deposited in cleared areas of the opencast mine. When the available space was exhausted, it was decided to dump the overburden on a dump . For this purpose, a scaffold with a cable car was built in 1917 . The scaffolding was designed for a maximum filling height of 90 m. The mountain got its current name from this cable car. The overburden was loaded into the mine in Loren , pulled up the mountain by cable car and automatically dumped at the top. On the other side of the scaffolding, the empty trucks drove back to the open pit. In March 1926, part of the cable car system collapsed due to a storm. When enough cleared areas were again available in the open pit to store overburden, the cable car operation was stopped around May 1927 and the scaffolding dismantled. The slopes of the mountain were then planted for fortification.

The district, on the cable car mountain lies, belonged to the regional reorganization 1972 Feldmark of Bodenstedt , now a district of the municipality Vechelde . The mountain was therefore originally called Bodenstedter Berg , this name has been preserved to this day. The mountain is also shown in the Bodenstedt coat of arms.


In the area of ​​the former mining areas are the Lengeder ponds , which are connected to the area of ​​the cable car mountain , which has been converted into a recreation park. Some of the Lengeder ponds have been designated as a nature reserve.

Witnesses in kind

A sheave from the headframe of the former Mathilde shaft , a bronze miner's statue and a mining truck are reminiscent of Lenged's mining tradition.


  • Braunschweigische Landschaft eV, project leader: Harald Schraepler (Ed.): Braunschweigisches Land in the Weimar Republic . Braunschweig 2014, The cable car mountain in Lengede, p. 30-31 .
  • Olaf Schulze: The cable car mountain . Timeline. In: Working group 850 years of Lengede (ed.): Lengede an der Fuhse 1151–2001 . Köhler, Harsum 2001, p. 117-121 .

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