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Surface: 11.918  km² 14/23
Residents : 34,552 7/23
Population density : 2,899 inhabitants per km² 9/23
Proportion of foreigners: 19.1% 9/23
Unemployment rate: 16.2% 4/23
Coordinates : 53 ° 10 '  N , 8 ° 38'  E Coordinates: 53 ° 10 '7 "  N , 8 ° 37' 30"  E
Districts: Vegesack
Postcodes : 28755, 28757, 28759
District : North
Local office : Vegesack
Website: Vegesack local office
All area information as of December 31, 2014.

All demographic information as of December 31, 2016.

Vegesack [ ˈfeːgəˌzak ] is a district of Bremen within the northern district .

Geography and districts

Panorama of the waterside of Vegesack
View from the training ship Germany over the mouth of the Lesum to the Weser near Bremen-Vegesack with the Lürssen shipyard in the background and the dinghy of the training ship in the foreground

Vegesack is located at the mouth of the Lesum in the Weser . Vegesack borders Blumenthal in the north-west , Burglesum in the south-east and the Lower Saxony municipality of Schwanewede in the north . The Lower Saxony municipality of Lemwerder is on the opposite bank .


Area: 1.84 km², 6547 inhabitants

The center of the district offers a variety of leisure and shopping opportunities in the spacious pedestrian zone .
Worth seeing are:

  • the Vegesack harbor , laid out 1618–1623 as the first artificial German harbor; today a museum harbor
  • the Havenhaus , built 1645–1648 as the harbor master's office, rebuilt in 1781/82, now a hotel and restaurant
  • the Kitohaus , in the 17./18. Packhouse with portal built around 1740, today cultural use (exhibitions, concerts, theater and readings), Overbeck Museum with collection from the estate of the Worpswede painter couple Fritz and Hermine Overbeck
  • the Evangelical City Church , classicist building from 1819–1821, rebuilt and expanded in 1832
  • the Evangelical Lutheran Church Aumund, neo-Gothic brick building from 1876/77
  • the Weser promenade with city garden
  • the Weserstraße with its classicist captain's houses and villas from the early days


Aerial view of Grohn
St. Michael Church in Grohn

Area: 2.02 km², 5,775 inhabitants

The former fishing village Grohn (originally from "Grohden" = "artificially bloated land") lies on the Lesum and extends to where it flows into the Weser . As an independent municipality, it originally belonged to the Kingdom of Hanover , which became a Prussian province in 1866. In 1939 Grohn was incorporated into Bremen and since then has been part of the Vegesack district as a district.

Important companies:

  • Norddeutsche Steingut AG , manufacture of ceramic wall and floor tiles
  • the former Bremer Rauwerk-Fabrik (BTF), which no longer produces locally, but exports bathroom textiles all over the world under the name “Kleine Wolke”
  • Formerly the headquarters of Nehlsen AG (now in Bremen-Oslebshausen), disposal and security company with locations all over Germany and holdings in other European and African countries.

The Grohner Düne is a 16-storey large residential complex with 570 apartments, which was built until 1973 and has been heavily criticized.

Jacobs University , formerly International University Bremen (IUB), a private, state-recognized university with an international focus, is located in Grohn . The teaching and research language is English. The university is the only private university to be a member of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The facility uses the site and buildings of the former Roland barracks of the Bundeswehr.

Worth seeing are:

  • the Evangelical Lutheran Michaelskirche , sandstone building built from 1906 to 1908 in neo-Romanesque style according to a design by the architect Karl Mohrmann on a cross-shaped floor plan with a crossing tower and rectory, the painting from the time of construction has been preserved
  • the baroque grand gate from 1665 to Haus Seefahrt , originally located in Bremen's old town , moved here in the 1950s
  • the Lesum barrage, built from 1971 to 1974 for flood protection

Worth hearing are:

  • the children's, youth and adult choirs of the St. Michael Choir Workshop


Area: 2.46 km², 5223 inhabitants

The moated castle Schönebeck , located in the valley of the Schönebecker Aue , was built in 1686. The baroque half-timbered building with a massively renewed south front from 1705 has been open to the public as a local museum for Vegesack and the surrounding area since 1972.

Special exhibitions deal with the topics of sailing and steam shipping, herring loggers and whalers, the beginnings of sea rescue and the journeys of Vegesack Africa explorer Gerhard Rohlfs . The castle is also used for concerts and special exhibitions.

In the immediate vicinity of the castle is the associated caretaker's house, a half-timbered building from 1780, the Schlosskate , which was rebuilt here in the 1980s , which can be rented for private purposes, and a dam for the former water mill at the transition from the castle pond to the Geestbach Schönebecker Aue. A separate bypass stream , the so-called fish ladder , was created in July 2006 so that fish can overcome the gradient in the area of ​​the dam .


Area: 3.19 km², 7422 inhabitants

Aumund - at the mouth of the floodplain - was mentioned in 1040 as Aunon . The landowners Hammer lived in Hammersbeck on the Beeke . The two places belonged to the Blumenthal lordship. In 1821 Hammersbeck belonged to the parish of Blumenthal and Aumund to the parish of Lesum. Aumund and Hammersbeck had been parishes in the Blumenthal district since the 19th century and in the Blumenthal district since 1885 . In the 1920s, Hammersbeck was incorporated into Aumund. The enlarged community of Aumund had belonged to the Osterholz district since 1932 and was incorporated into the city of Bremen in 1939. Aumund and Hammersbeck have been part of the Vegesack district since 1946.

The district was the location of the Terhellen fayencemanufaktur on today's Uhthoffstrasse (since 1804 part of Vegesack) and a brickworks , from which some former clay pits testify, of which one each was refilled as an ash dump and as a household waste dump. Aumund-Hammersbeck is today predominantly characterized by residential areas with single-family houses as well as by commercial areas with car dealerships, manufacturing and a smaller technology park .

The district is characterized by a nature zone with the Hammersbecker Wiesen nature reserve , the Beckedorfer Beeke , the Aumunder fishing pond and the surrounding area near Beckedorf and Löhnhorst.

The railway connection to the Bremen-Farge – Bremen-Vegesack line has been through the Bremen-Aumund station again since 2008 . Since the end of 2011 the line RS 1 of the regional S-Bahn Bremen / Lower Saxony has been running continuously from Bremen-Farge via Bremen-Aumund to Bremen-Vegesack, outside of rush hour onwards via Bremen main station to Verden (Aller).

Ferry Lobbendorf

Area: 2.34 km², 8031 ​​inhabitants


Fähr was also written as Vehr in the 16th century . The name is derived from a ferry that started in a small farm harbor. Fährgrund has been settled since the 16th century. In 1720 there were 14 farmers living here, in 1766 there were reports of 22 fireplaces and by the end of the 16th century there were 39 houses, mostly Brinkitzer , i.e. small farmers. In 1823 105 and then in 1858 613 inhabitants could be registered. At the end of the 18th century, the ferry service only took place on the Vegesacker ferry. In 1860 there was again a passenger ferry to Lemwerder . The population rose to 1118 in 1885 and to 1522 in 1900. In 1892 the Fährer School was established on Fröbelstrasse. Until 1908 Fähr was an independent municipality, which was then attached to Aumund and in 1939 to Bremen.


Lobbendorf was named as Lobbenthorpe in 1139 , probably after the first name Lubbe or Lobbe of a farmer. In the 13th century this was the seat of a family of ministers . The landowners were the St. Paul Monastery in Bremen and the knights of Marßel and Aumund. In 1823 Lobbendorf had only 20 inhabitants, in 1995 there were 8531. The place came to Aumund in 1852, which belonged to the Lesum office . In 1939 Aumund was incorporated into Bremen. Lesum was responsible as a parish , and Alt-Aumund since 1873. In 1874 the new Vegesack cemetery was opened on Lindenstrasse . In 1946 the districts of Fähr and Lobbendorf became a common district.


Claus Steenken's shipyard was located in Fähr since 1834 . Johann Peter Menck's shipyard in Lobbendorf and then Frerk Balleer's shipyard had been known since 1856.
In 1893, Bremer Vulkan Schiffbau followed . Until the bankruptcy and the subsequent closure in 1997, the shipbuilding and machine factory Bremer Vulkan was the largest employer in Bremen-Nord . On the former shipyard of Bremer Vulkan, which takes up the entire banks of the Weser in Fähr-Lobbendorf, until 2012, along with various other newly settled commercial operations, the qualification shipyard Bremer Bootsbau Vegesack GmbH (BBV) with the boat building shop window , on which historical ships are also in timber construction, was located have been restored and reconstructed. At the end of the so-called maritime mile, a 17-meter-high observation tower was built on the grounds of the BBV, the field of view of which was limited by older buildings. Since 2016, the former Vulkan administration building on Lindenstrasse has housed a branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the state's initial reception facility (EAE) for accommodation in the first days and weeks, the state's central reception center (ZASt), and a branch of the health department.

Politics, administration

Advisory board election 2019
Turnout: 58.3%

Advisory Board

The Vegesack Advisory Board meets regularly and usually in public in the local office or in other institutions such as B. Schools. The advisory board is composed of the representatives of the political parties or individual candidates elected at the district level. The advisory board elections take place every four years, at the same time as the elections for the Bremen citizenship . The advisory board discusses all issues of the district that are of public interest and makes decisions on this, which are passed on to the administration, the state government and the townspeople. He forms specialist committees for his work. The advisory board has its own budget for district-related measures.

Local office

The Vegesack local office has been a local administrative authority since 1946. It supports the advisory board in its political work. It is intended to participate in all local tasks that are of public interest. It is led by a local office manager proposed by the advisory board and confirmed by the Senate.
Heiko Dornstedt has been the local office manager since 2008 and was re-elected and appointed for 10 years in 2018.

coat of arms

Vegesack's coat of arms

Until 1850, the Bremen office of Vegesack only had the Bremen key in its seal. After Vegesack was granted city rights in 1851 and a municipal constitution in 1879, the coat of arms was adopted by the city in 1880 and approved by the Bremen Senate as a supervisory body in 1882. Vegesack carried the coat of arms until it was incorporated into Bremen on November 1, 1939.

Blazon : "Diagonally divided by silver (white) and red, above a red paw cross and below an obliquely erect, with the beard turned to the left in a gothic shape."

The red paw cross is the so-called Hanseatic Cross , an award originally donated for the Hanseatic participants in the Wars of Liberation , which was awarded in Bremen during the First World War. The Bremen key is the symbol of St. Peter , the patron of the diocese and the city of Bremen.



The Vegesacker boy with emptied pockets at the inn "Zum Vegesacker Jungs" (Am Vegesacker Hafen 15)

Vegesack could be derived from the Feeg-Sack , i.e. from a bay on the river or from an inn where the purse (sack) was emptied (sweeping). The place Vegesack was first mentioned in 1453 starting from the inn "Thom Fegesacke".
Aumund takes its name from the mouth of the floodplain . It was called 1040 Aunon, 1139 Oumunde, 1421 Owmunde.
Hammersbeck derives its name from the landowners Hammer , who lived on the Beeke .
Schönebeck means something like beautiful beeke , beautiful brook valley . It was called 1380 Schonenbeke and 1412 Schonebeke. Descendants of the Knights of Oumunde took the name of Schönebeck in the 15th century .
Borchshöhe takes its name from the landowners Friedrich von der Borch (castle) from the old knight family of Gerfridus de Burch (1181) around 1700 .

Middle Ages to 1800

Vegesack harbor in 1670 (detail of a painting)
Map of the Weser ... 1805, sheet III.
Mohrlosenkirchen to the Fehr Grund

The Weser ferry in Fähr was first mentioned in the 14th century .
A restaurant for boatmen was established at the end of the 16th century with a small settlement at the confluence of the floodplain into the Weser - the Aumunder Tief .

From 1618 to 1623, following a decision by the Bremen Council , the Vegesack Harbor was the first artificial river port in Germany to be built by the Bremen merchants and the Seefahrt company, as the Weser silted up more and more upstream and the large commercial sailing ships no longer the Schlachte of Bremen's old town due to their draft could start. From 1645 to 1648 the Havenhaus , the official residence of the Vegesack harbor master with an inn, was built. The village had only forty households at the time. In 1671 the city of Bremen took over the harbor basin.

In the First Bremen-Swedish War in 1654, Swedish troops occupied Vegesack in the meantime, but had to withdraw again when the armed conflict ended and the First Stade Settlement was concluded.

Friedrichsdorf was built around 1700 , named after Friedrich von der Borch , the owner of the Schönebeck house .

When Bremen had to cede large parts of its land holdings to the Electorate of Hanover as a price for respecting its imperial freedom in the Second Stade Comparison in 1741 , only the port basin and the Havenhaus remained from Vegesack. Due to increasing shipments from the Weser, most of the merchant ships could no longer call at Vegesack. The port was soon only winter storage and repairs for the ships.

Development from 1800

Vegesack 1848
Vegesack 1860

Administrative development

In 1803, the entire town of Vegesack came to Bremen with the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss .

From 1811 to 1814 Vegesack was the seat of the canton of the same name in the French Département des Bouches du Weser .

In 1852 Vegesack was elevated to the status of a city, and in 1875 the Bremen exclave Vegesack was joined to the German Customs Union .

1939 Due to the fourth ordinance on the rebuilding of the Reich of September 28, 1939, part of the Prussian-Hanoverian district of Osterholz came to Bremen on November 1, 1939. The previously independent Prussian communities of Grohn, Schönebeck, Aumund, Hammersbeck, Fähr and Lobbendorf were incorporated into the city of Bremen.

In 1946, together with the former city of Vegesack, they formed the Bremen-Vegesack local authority .


In 1823 an evangelical unified church school was established . In 1827, teaching as a Latin school could begin at what was then a two-class elementary school . In 1829 the new school building was built on the corner of Breite Strasse and Oststrasse (today Kirchheide). Around 1858 the church school developed into a higher middle school with four to five classes. In 1863 the elementary school was separated from the citizen school.

In 1869 the Second Order Secondary School was founded . With that, Vegesack had its first high school. This became the Vegesack Realgymnasium in 1882 , named in 1938 as Gerhard Rohlfs School, Oberschule for boys after 1945 Gerhard Rohlfs School , from 1957 Gerhard Rohlfs Gymnasium , from 1977 Gerhard Rohlfs School Center and from 2010 Gerhard Rohlfs School High school .
In 1976/77 the school center of the upper secondary level was built on Kerschensteinerstraße with a grammar school and the vocational school for metal and electrical engineering. In 1993 it became today's Vegesack Grammar School .

In 1865 a private secondary school for girls was founded and taken over by Bremen in 1901 as the municipal secondary school for girls in Vegesack , later the municipal lyceum in Vegesack ; this was the first state higher girls' school in the state of Bremen. In 1907 the first student was accepted as an intern in the upper classes of the secondary school in Vegesack; others followed. Until 1956 saw the introduction of co-education , joint education of boys and girls.

In Vegesack there was the vocational training school since 1900 , which around 170 students attended in 1901/02. In 1909 a mandatory visit for professional training was ordered in Vegesack. In 1934 there was a commercial school in Vegesack.

See also the Bremen school system and the education section.

Vegesack in the history of seafaring

Vegesack's history has been shaped by shipping and shipbuilding, fishing and fish processing for 390 years:

Population development

Bremen exclave and
district of Blumenthal
1812 1821
1875 1883
1890 1895 1900 1905 1910 1925 1933 1939
Flecken / City of Vegesack 1,379 1,816 3,793 3,789 3.811 3,918 3,791 3,920 4.133 4,365 4,360 4,451 5,096
Aumund municipality 340 1,716 6.154 6,787 9,120 10,495 11,692
Vor-Aumund municipality 135 (1908 to Aumund)
Fähr municipality 105 613 1,118 1,117 1,522 (1908 to Aumund)
Borchshöhe municipality 197 (1908 to Aumund)
Hammersbeck community 133 384 453 1,480
Community of Grohn 482 1,480 2,345 3,828 4,562 4,727 5,080 5,999
Community of Schönebeck 274 380 409 694 1,111 1,289 1,458 2,070

Bremen town / district 1939 1950 1961 1975 1995 2007 2014
Vegesack 5,096 4,789 6,047 6,516 6,571 6,547
Aumund-Hammersbeck 11,692 11,388 9,362 8,253 7,878 7,422
Ferry Lobbendorf 9,273 10,099 8,534 8,075 8,031
Grohn 5,999 6,509 6,393 5,882 6,281 5,775
Schönebeck 2,070 3,220 5,721 5,928 5,403 5,223
Vegesack district 24,857 31,664 35.197 37,621 35,113 34.208 32,998

Culture and sights

Harbor in Bremen-Vegesack
Schönebeck Castle

Buildings, cityscape

Monuments, art


  • The tall ship Schulschiff Deutschland has been in the Lesum estuary in the Grohn district since May 1996 and can be viewed.
  • The local history museum is located in the moated castle Schönebeck , sponsored by: Local history and museum association for Vegesack and the surrounding area .
  • The Kito-Haus houses the exhibition rooms of the Fritz and Hermine Overbeck Foundation , in which pictures of the Worpswede artist couple are shown and special exhibitions are held.
  • In the historic warehouse of the Langesche Werft on the Haven Höövt Vegesack there is the Vegesack Story House and, from 2011 to 2015, the Spicarium , an interactive exhibition on shipbuilding and shipping, marine bionics and yacht design.


A first theatrical performance in Vegesack can be traced back to 1810. Traveling theater groups then made regular guest appearances in the village and there were repeated attempts by innkeepers to establish a permanent theater stage in Vegesack. With the founding of a theater association in 1921, it found a sponsor with which to support the municipal theater in the Tonhallen (Gerhard-Rohlfs-Str. 67), which existed until 1958 . Since 1921 there have mostly been guest performances from theaters in Bremen, Bremerhaven and Oldenburg. Today's Statt-Theater-Vegesack has been performing both classical plays and its own productions as a semi-professional independent theater group, mainly in the Vegesack community center , since 1989 .


  • The KITO , housed in an old packing house, is a culture and event center. Concerts from the fields of jazz, blues, folk, chanson, singer / songwriter and classical music as well as comedy or cabaret or cabaret theater are offered.
  • The event center "Kulturbahnhof Vegesack" (short: KuBa) in the former goods handling building of the Vegesack train station. In addition to various cultural events, parties of various musical styles take place here at irregular intervals.

Parks, green spaces

The Weser promenade, in the background the three-master training ship Germany
  • The two-hectare city ​​garden Vegesack extends along the Weser promenade between the Weser ferry and the Gläserne Werft . At the foot of the steep slopes there are many foreign trees, a perennial garden and a rose slope, further up you can see town villas and captains' houses. From the Weser promenade and the lookout points you can see the Weserbogen, the shipyards and the shipping traffic.
  • The area around Schönebeck Castle in the Schönebeck district in the valley of the Schönebecker Aue is shaped like a park.
  • The nature reserve NSG Hammersbecker Wiesen is located on the Beckedorfer Beeke .
  • About one third of Wätjens Park is in the area of ​​the Fähr-Lobbendorf district, otherwise in Blumenthal .
  • Park around the Lamotte estate with the Bremen ecological station

Regular events

City garden during the country party "The world of beautiful things"
  • Every year in May, the country party “The world of beautiful things” (also called “Maison et jardin”) is set up in the city garden .
  • The three-day Vegesack Harbor Festival takes place every year on the first weekend in June and is by far the largest open-air event in Bremen with around 200,000 visitors, live music, shanty listening, maritime attractions, a varied accompanying program and as a meeting point for many large and small ships. North.
  • The Maritime Festival (beginning of August) offers live maritime music from many countries, shanty choirs and cabaret along the Stadtgarten, as well as an accompanying program, including an open-air cinema, Kutterpullen and children's theater.
  • At the beginning of September, the Vegesacker Market takes place annually on the Aumund market square and the Vegesacker Sedanplatz with the connecting Georg-Gleistein-Straße, a folk festival with many rides, lottery and shooting booths. In 2008 the market was held for the 200th time. The market is opened by the Vegesack boy , a symbolic figure for a sailor, whose “pockets” used to be emptied in the Vegesack harbor bars. This symbol figure is elected every three years. Before the opening, the parade takes place across Vegesack. On the last day, the market is symbolically ended by being sunk into the Weser in the shape of a straw doll, the market gift .

Public facilities

Fire station 6
Vegesack Volunteer Fire Brigade
Schönebeck volunteer fire department


  • Vegesack local office, Gerhard-Rohlfs-Straße 62
  • Vegesack City Library, Aumunder Heerweg 85, with around 40,000 media
  • Fire and rescue station 6 of the Bremen fire brigade , Aumunder Feldstrasse 41
  • Bremen-Schönebeck volunteer fire brigade, Auf dem Krümpel 1
  • Bremen-Vegesack Volunteer Fire Brigade, Weserstraße 33
  • Gustav-Heinemann-Bürgerhaus , a Bremen community center ; it works together with the Volkshochschule Bremen-Nord and the Friedensschule Bremen
  • Regional advice and support center Bremen-Nord (ReBUZ-Nord; formerly the center for student-related advice ), Weserstraße 75, and the Center for Media North , Am Sedanplatz 5, of the decentralized State Institute for Schools (LIS)


  • School on Kerschensteinerstrasse in Alt-Aumund, support center
  • School on the water in Grohn, elementary school and support center
  • Borchshöhe school in Aumund-Hammersbeck, elementary school as an all-day school
  • School Schönebeck , elementary school
  • School Fährer Flur in Fähr-Lobbendorf, elementary school
  • Alt-Aumund school, elementary school
  • Hammersbeck School in Aumund-Hammersbeck, elementary school
  • Secondary school on Lerchenstrasse in Aumund-Hammersbeck, secondary level I and II (since 2009)
  • Gerhard-Rohlfs-Oberschule , district school in Vegesack, secondary level I and partially bound all-day school
  • School center of the upper secondary level in Alt-Aumund with the vocational schools for metal and electrical engineering , Kerschensteinerstraße 5
  • Vegesack high school , Kerschensteinerstraße 2
  • Nursing school in the Bremen-Nord Clinic
  • Ecology station Bremen in Schönebeck
  • Free Waldorf School Bremen-Nord in Blumenthal (formerly Grohn)
  • vhs Nord of the Bremen adult education center in the Gustav-Heinemann-Bürgerhaus in Vegesack
  • Jacobs University in Grohn

Social and health

Churches, religious communities

Christophoruskirche Vegesack
Wooden church Schönebeck, branch church of the Protestant St. Magni community; "Montagekirche" from 1964

Vegesack is traditionally evangelical with parishes of the Bremen Evangelical Church in the respective districts. The members of the Roman Catholic Church living in Vegesack belong to the Dean's Office Bremen-Nord in the Diocese of Hildesheim .

As parishes exist:

  • United Evangelical-Protestant parish of Vegesack ( Vegesack City Church ), since 1817
  • Evangelical Lutheran parish Alt-Aumund since 1872
  • Evangelical Lutheran parish of St. Michaels Church in Grohn since 1906
  • Evangelical Lutheran Christophorus Congregation Aumund-Fähr since 1958, Menkestrasse 15; Church from 1958 by Hans Budde .
  • Evangelical Reformed parish Bremen-Aumund
  • Free Church Advent Congregation Bremen-Vegesack ( Adventists ) in Vegesack
  • Evangelical Methodist Free Church Community Bremen-Vegesack ( Methodists ) from 1850 with the Christ Church , Georg-Gleistein-Straße 1, designed in 1966 by William Weiss.
  • New Apostle Congregation Bremen-Vegesack
  • Catholic Church Holy Family from 1903, at Grohner Markt 7;
    • with the church from 1987 designed by Veit Heckrott and Franz G. Hopf.
    • this also included the church of St. Willehad in Aumund, which was profaned in 2011 and was built in 1966 according to plans by Karlheinz Bargholz.

Other Christian religious communities:

Non-Christian religious or ideological communities in Vegesack:

  • Mosque of the state-Turkish Islamic association DITIB in Aumund
  • Groups of Buddhists and Jews
  • Masonic lodge anchor of Eintracht iO Bremen-Vegesack from 1885, founded a. a. by Friedrich Rohr .



sports clubs

  • Bahnen-Golf-Club Bremen
  • Fencing Club Bremen-Nord
  • Free Gymnastics Association Hammersbeck (FTH), In den Wellen 19
  • Bowling club Bremen-Nord
  • MTV Eiche Schönebeck from 1897 , Ziegeleiweg 33A
  • General Rosenberg riding club with sports facility in Schwanewede
  • SG Aumund-Vegesack
  • SV Eintracht Aumund , Hermann-Löns-Straße 15
  • SV Grohn , Friedrich-Humbert-Strasse 24
  • TTK green-white Vegesack
  • TV Grohn from 1883
  • Vegesacker BMX Club
  • Vegesacker boys , Kutterpullverein
  • Vegesack rowing club at the Grohn marina
  • Vegesacker tennis club
  • Vegesacker gymnastics club from 1861 (VTV), Hermann-Fortmann-Str. 32
  • VWV-Verein Wassersport Vegesack at the Grohner Yachthafen
  • Water sports club Roland at the Grohner Yachthafen
  • Aumund water sports club at the Grohn marina
  • Dart Club Vegesack
  • Vegesack rifle club from 1852

Economy and Transport


Important companies in the district were and are ( figures from 2008 ):

  • The Haven Höövt shopping and adventure center at Vegesack Harbor was opened in 2003.
  • The Lürssen shipyard with 300 employees is headquartered in Bremen-Vegesack.
  • The North German faience AG in Grohn is a traditional company in the production of ceramic wall and floor tiles with about 300 employees.
  • The KUKA Systems (formerly LSW Maschinenfabrik ) has 300 employees.
  • The former Bremer Rauwerk-Fabrik (BTF) , today the logistics company Kleine Wolke , has 150 employees.
  • The Nehlsen company is a waste disposal and safety company.
  • The Gewosie Wohnungsgenossenschaft Bremen-Nord eG (1894 Savings and Building Association, 1940 GEWOSIE) with 4850 flats in the portfolio in Bremen-Nord the biggest housing companies.
  • The large shipyard Bremer Vulkan was until 1997 still 3,000 workers the most important employer in Vegesack. After its collapse, around 40 new companies were settled on the site by 2008.
  • The Präwest Präzisionswerkstätten in Aumund employ around 130 people in parts manufacturing for aerospace and vehicles.



Route of the Bremen-Farge – Bremen-Vegesack railway with the Bremen-Vegesack train station

In opened in December 1862 railhead Bremen-Vegesack railway routes lead Bremen-Vegesack-Bremen-Hauptbahnhof - Verden (Aller) , which was also the breakpoint Bremen-Schönebeck is located, and Bremen-Farge-Bremen-Vegesack .

Passenger traffic on the Bremen-Farge-Bremen-Vegesack railway line , which was discontinued in 1961 and was only used for freight traffic for 46 years, was resumed in December 2007. The Bremen-Aumund train station is also on this route. The line was electrified in 2011 as part of the regional S-Bahn Bremen / Lower Saxony . Instead of the diesel multiple units offered between Vegesack and Farge since 2007 , NordWestBahn has been using modern electric multiple units since December 2011.

Since April 2012, trips between Farge and Bremen Central Station, sometimes further to Verden (Aller), have been offered outside of rush hour. The 30-minute intervals offered during the day are reduced to 15-minute intervals during rush hour between Vegesack and the main train station.

Local public transport (ÖPNV)

Vegesack is served by the Bremer Straßenbahn AG bus lines as well as the bus lines of other transport companies or companies of the Bremen / Lower Saxony Transport Association (VBN):

  • Bus line 90: Neuenkirchen - Farge - Aumund - Vegesack station - Burg - Gröpelingen
  • Bus routes 91 and 92 (only in rush hour): (only in the morning peak demand in the city center: Farge–) Rönnebeck – Bf Vegesack – Burg – Häfen – Gröpelingen
  • Bus route 94: Schwanewede –Bockhorn – Vegesack – Grohn – Lesum – Burg – Marßel
  • Bus route 95 (only during rush hour): Bockhorn – Vegesack – Grohn – Lesum – Burg – Gröpelingen
  • Bus route 98: Vegesack – Aumund (Ascherfeld) –Aumund-Hammersbeck – Aumund (Ascherfeld) – Vegesack station
  • Bus route 87: St. Magnus (Blumenkamp) –Grohn – Bf Vegesack– Beckedorf ( temporarily as a call taxi 87 due to low demand, the Vegesack-Blumenkamp section is completely closed)
  • Bus route 677: Vegesack – Beckedorf – Schwanewede– Uthlede station

There are also night lines :

  • Bus route N 7: Bremen Hbf – Findorff – Walle – Gröpelingen – Burg – Burgdamm – Lesum – Vegesack – Blumenthal – Farge – Neuenkirchen
  • Bus route N 61: Bremen Hbf – Lesum – Vegesack – Blumenthal – Schwanewede– Hagen
  • Night taxi N 94: Blumenthal – Bockhorn – Schwanewede

Streets and squares

Vegesack is connected to the A 27 motorway via the A 270 motorway .

The most important streets and squares such as

Pedestrian zones

The pedestrian zone is Gerhard-Rohlfs-Straße, parts of Breiten Straße and Reeder-Bischoff-Straße as the main shopping streets, which run in an east-west direction from Fährgrund / Lindenstraße past Sedanplatz to Vegesacker Hafen, Vegesacker train station and Haven Höövt shopping center to lead.


Vegesack pier of the Vegesack – Lemwerder ferry

A ferry connection with two ferries on the Bremen – Stedingen ferries connects Vegesack with Lemwerder in Lower Saxony .

Biking and hiking trails

  • There is an extensive system of paths on the Weser and on both sides of the Lesum .
  • The route connection from Vegesack via the Fährer Flur, Fährer Kämpe, Fährer Straße and Hammersbecker Weg leads to Schwanewede, district of Löhnhorst.


Sons and daughters of the place

  • Heinrich Behmann (* 1891 in Aumund; † 1970 in Bremen-Aumund), mathematician, professor in Halle (Saale).
  • Johann Diedrich Bischoff (1823–1893), shipowner and businessman, father of Friedrich Bischoff.
  • Friedrich Bischoff (* 1861 in Vegesack, † 1920 in Bad Oeynhausen), shipowner and businessman. The Reeder-Bischoff-Straße was named after him and his father.
  • Detlev Ellmers (* 1938 in Vegesack), ship archaeologist and art historian
  • Volker Ernsting (* 1941 in Vegesack), caricaturist and illustrator
  • Georg Gleistein (* 1770 in Fähr; † 1830 in Vegesack), sailing ship captain, founded the Georg Gleistein & Son rope factory in 1824 , and the street on which the first factory was located was named after him.
  • Hermann Grevesmühl (* 1878 in Aumund; † 1954 in Bremen-Schönebeck) was a German musician, concertmaster and music teacher. The Grevesmühlweg is located in Schönebeck.
  • Lüder Halenbeck (* 1841 in Vegesack, † 1895 in Bremen) was a teacher, local researcher and writer in Bremen. Nestor of the regional historiography for Bremen-Nord. A street in Vegesack was named after him.
  • Wilhelm Hartmann (* 1844 in Aumund; † 1926 in Esher, England) was a German, later English entrepreneur. He donated the Hartmannstift hospital , initially a hospital for Vegesack, then until 1988 the gynecological clinic of the Bremen North Central Hospital. In 1887 he became an honorary citizen of Vegesack. Due to the First World War, the connections to his hometown broke off. A street in Vegesack is named after him.
  • Addig Jaburg (* 1819 in Vegesack, † 1875 in Vegesack) was a portrait and room painter. Oltmann Jaburg was his brother, the house where she was born was in Jaburgstrasse.
  • Oltmann Jaburg (* 1830 in Vegesack, † 1908 in Vegesack) was a marine painter, portrait painter and photographer. Addig Jaburg was his brother, the house where she was born was on Jaburgstrasse.
  • Johann Lange (* 1775 in Vegesack, † 1844 in Bremen); The first steamship, Die Weser , built in Germany by a German shipbuilding engineer was launched at his shipyard in 1816 . A street in Aumund-Hammersbeck is named after him.
  • Friedrich Klippert (* 1862 in Vegesack, † 1934 in Vegesack) was the first director of the Bremen-Vegesack fishing company. The street named after him runs right by the harbor basin.
  • Hans Neumann (* 1908 in Aumund; murdered in Brandenburg prison in 1944) organized the resistance in the Blumenthal district and on the Bremen volcano from 1933
  • Albrecht Poppe (* 1847 in Vegesack, † 1907 in Vegesack) was a German zoologist and writer. A street in Vegesack is named after him.
  • Dietrich Rebetje (1833 in Grohn; † 1903 in Grohn), shoemaker, community leader and honorary citizen of Grohn ( Diedrich Rebetje Straße ).
  • Gerhard Rohlfs (* 1831 in Vegesack, † 1896 in Rüngsdorf near Bad Godesberg), Africa researcher and writer; The main shopping street and a school center (formerly Gerhard-Rohlfs-Gymnasium) in Vegesack are named after him. A memorial in a green area at the intersection of Gerhard-Rohlfs-Straße / Schulkenstraße and his tomb in the Vegesack cemetery on Lindenstraße reminds of him.
  • Heinrich Rohlfs (* 1827 in Vegesack, † 1898 in Wiesbaden), physician and writer. Brother of Gerhard R.
  • Johann Friedrich Rohr (* 1816 in Grohn; † 1878 in Vegesack), printer owner, was the editor of the town's first newspaper, the "Vegesacker Wochenblatt", which appeared on May 10, 1849.
  • Friedrich Rohr (* 1850 in Vegesack, † 1913 in Vegesack), printer owner, publisher, city director of Vegesack, builder of the parish, head of the savings bank and member of the Bremen citizenship. Buchtstrasse, on which the printing works was located, was renamed Rohrstrasse in his honor.
  • Friedrich Schild (1870–1921), banker, patron of the city (bathing establishment, ferry, beach lust); the street of the same name was named after him.
  • Waltraud Schoppe , (* 1942 in Bremen-Aumund), 1990 to 1994 Minister for Women of the State of Lower Saxony and founding member of the Green Party
  • Käthe Schulken , (* 1891 in Vegesack, † 1974 in Gatersleben), teacher and local writer in Gatersleben (northern Harz foreland).
  • Günther Schwarberg (* 1926 in Vegesack, † 2008 in Hamburg), journalist in Hamburg, worked a. a. with the book The SS doctor and the children from Bullenhuserdamm one bringing the forgotten chapter from the final phase of the war crimes in the period of National Socialism on.
  • Willi Vogel (painter) (1909–1987), German painter
  • Jürgen Trittin (* 1954 in Bremen-Vegesack), politician (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 1998 to 2005, Chairman of the Bundestag parliamentary group.
  • Hans G. Trüper (* 1936 in Aumund; † 2016 in Bonn) was a microbiologist and historian in Bonn.
  • August Wilmanns (* 1833 in Vegesack, † 1917 in Berlin), classical philologist and general director of the Royal Library in Berlin.
  • Harry Wolff (* 1900 in Vegesack; † 1943 in Auschwitz concentration camp), publisher, publicist and local writer in Bremen. As a Jew, was deported to Auschwitz in 1943.
  • Gottfried Zedler (* 1860 in Vegesack, † at Schneidemühl 1945), librarian and Gutenberg researcher in Wiesbaden.

Other personalities

The following personalities (in alphabetical order) worked in Vegesack:

  • Wilhelm Ahrens (1898–1974) was a watchmaker, editor of the Bremer Volkszeitung , local office manager (1949–1964) and member of the Bremen citizenship (1950–1963).
  • Ernst Georg Baars (1864–1949), Protestant pastor in Vegesack and pacifist in Bremen.
  • As an architect, Ernst Becker-Sassenhof (1900–1968) was a representative of New Building in Vegesack and Bremen.
  • Heinrich Behrens (1924-2008), member of the Bremen citizenship (SPD), head of the local office from 1974 to 1989, a street in Grohn was named after him.
  • Friedrich Beilken (1872–1945) founded the Beilken sailmaking company in Vegesack in 1919 .
  • Heinrich Beilken (1894–1970), teacher, local politician and local writer. The Beilkenstrasse near the port was named after him.
  • Alwin Belger (1891–1945) was a German educator and writer. A street in Bremen-Vegesack is named after him.
  • Adolph Bermpohl (1833–1887) was a navigation teacher in Vegesack and initiated the foundation of the predecessor of the DGzRS . A sea ​​rescue cruiser of the DGzRS and a street in Vegesack are named after him.
  • Heinrich Bockelmann (1870–1945) was a banker in Moscow and Berlin; he grew up as the son of a ship's captain in Vegesack.
  • Jan Böhmermann (* 1981 in Bremen) is a radio and television presenter and comedian.
  • Johann Friedrich Borcherding (1849–1924), educator and natural scientist
  • Anna Börschmann (1871–1939), reform pedagogue and director of the municipal high school for girls in Vegesack , later the municipal lyceum in Vegesack from 1907 to 1932.
  • Cord Coeper , master shipbuilder, was the oldest verifiable shipbuilder who built from 1632 on the Alten Tief , the mouth of the river, Schmackschiffe and barges . A street in Aumund was named after him.
  • Leo Drabent (1899–1944) lived in Vegesack and organized the anti-fascist resistance in and around Bremen.
  • Otto Freise (1872–1952) was the chairman of the board of the Norddeutsche Steingutfabrik AG in Bremen-Grohn.
  • Johann Fromm (1878–1966), teacher, council member and local history specialist ( Johann Fromm-Weg ).
  • Doris Groth b. Finke (1830–1878), was the wife of the poet Klaus Groth , she spent the holidays at the summer residence of the Finke family on Weserstraße in Vegesack.
  • Friedrich Humbert (1887–1941) was Mayor of Grohn from 1923 to 1933
  • Arend Klauke, from 1879 to 1903 mayor of Hammersbeck
  • Volker Kottkamp (* 1943) was a sports reporter and presenter at ARD , grew up in Vegesack and went to school.
  • Erich Lackner (1913–1992) was a German engineer of Austrian origin.
  • Friedrich Lürßen (1851–1916) was the founder and namesake of the Lürssen shipyard as well as a promoter of water sports and ship races. A street near the Aumund church is named after him.
  • Heinrich Meyer , (1869–1942) was shipyard director at Bremer Vulkan . Heinrich-Meyer-Strasse is located in Fähr-Lobbendorf .
  • Walter Momper (* 1945), SPD politician, President of the Berlin House of Representatives and former Governing Mayor of Berlin, grew up in Vegesack. His father was a cook at the Hotel Strandlust.
  • Bruno Müller (1883–1960), 1918/19 co-chairman of the Workers 'and Soldiers' Council
  • Victor Stanislaus Nawatzki (1855–1940) took over the shipyard from Johann Lange in 1887 and merged it in 1893 with the Bremen businessman Franz Ernst Schütte to form Bremer Vulkan Aktiengesellschaft und Maschinenfabrik. The Nawatzkistraße passes near the Vegesacker pool.
  • Bernd Neumann (* 1942 in Elbing), politician (CDU), State Minister for Culture and Media in Berlin, graduated from high school in Vegesack and worked here as a teacher.
  • Heinrich Oebker (1899–1975), teacher and headmaster (Kerschensteinerstraße), board member of the Stadtgarten-Stadtschönerungsverein Vegesack ( Heinrich-Oebker-Straße )
  • Fritz Overbeck (1869–1909), painter; had a house and studio on today's street An der Aue in Schönebeck ( Overbecks Garten , Overbeckstraße )
  • Albrecht Wilhelm Roth (1757–1834), German doctor and botanist; The plant genus Rothia is named after him. In 1787 he acquired a site on the high bank of the Weser to create a garden, which today serves as a public city garden. A monument at the Vegesack church and in the city garden, as well as a street, bear his name.
  • Werner Schrader (1928–2007), author of books for children and young people and worked as a primary school teacher in Bremen-Aumund for 35 years.
  • Carl Schuchhardt (1859–1943), prehistorian and director of the Neues Museum in Berlin. He grew up in Vegesack and went to school from 1872 to 1877.
  • Heike Sprehe (* 1961), Member of the Bremen Citizenship (SPD)
  • Diedrich Steilen (1880–1961), teacher, local researcher and in 1911 co-founder of the Vegesack and Surroundings Local History Association . A street in Vegesack is named after him.
  • Andreas Friedrich Uhthoff (1780–1860), iron caster; In 1822 he founded an iron art foundry in Vegesack with great success. The street on which the foundry was located bears his name.
  • Hermann Friedrich Ulrichs (1809–1865), master shipbuilder and shipyard owner. Ulrichs Helgen Street runs by the former Vulkan shipyard.
  • Karl Wastl (1889–1963), Aumund town councilor and district councilor
  • Werner Wittgenstein (1882–1965), lawyer, city director and mayor of Vegesack from 1915 to 1933.


  • Lüder Halenbeck : On the history of the city of Vegesack. A contribution to local history , Vegesack (Rohr) 1874 (reprint Schünemann Verlag, Bremen 1979), 2nd expanded edition, Vegesack (Rohr) 1893.
  • Diedrich Steilen : History of the Bremen port city of Vegesack . Vegesack (pipe) 1926.
  • Dietrich Schomburg: Historical directory of the state of Bremen . 1964.
  • Sophie Hollanders: Vegesack - Old pictures of a port city . Johann Heinrich Döll Verlag, Bremen 1984, ISBN 3-88808-016-9 .
  • Herbert Black Forest : The Great Bremen Lexicon . 2nd, updated, revised and expanded edition. Edition Temmen, Bremen 2003, ISBN 3-86108-693-X .
  • Monika Porsch: Bremer Straßenlexikon, Volume 12: Vegesack Blumenthal . Verlag Schmetterling, Bremen 2000, ISBN 3-932249-10-0 .
  • Wendelin Seebacher et al .: Our oldest port - a chronicle of the Vegesack port . Ed. STAVE Stadtentwicklung Vegesack GmbH, Bremen 2002, ISBN 3-00-009791-0 .
  • Hartmut Müller, Jürgen Hartwig (Hrsg.): Fähr-Lobbendorf - living and working in the center of the north of Bremen . Edition Temmen, Bremen, ISBN 3-86108-610-7 .
  • Thomas Begerow, Volker Keller, Ingbert Lindemann (eds.): 200 years of the Evangelical Church Community Vegesack 1817-2017 , Bremen ( Donat Verlag ) 2017, ISBN 978-3-943425-73-4 .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 449-01: Floor area according to type of actual use
  2. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 173-01: Population by gender
  3. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 173-61: Foreign population by nationality group and gender
  4. Bremen small-scale information system at - Table 255-60: Unemployed according to selected groups of people and unemployment rate
  5. a b c d e f district and town district tables. Bremen State Statistical Office, accessed on December 1, 2015 .
  6. ^ Community encyclopedia for the Free State of Prussia: Province of Hanover Verlag des Prussian State Statistical Office, 1930
  7. History and pictures of Fähr-Lobbendorf
  8. ^ Bremen State Archives: Bremen City Seal. Retrieved May 7, 2008 .
  9. Fourth ordinance on the rebuilding of the Reich of September 28, 1939
  10. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Districts of Blumenthal and Osterholz. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  11. a b c d Black Forest, The great Bremen Lexicon
  12. a b c d Community directory Germany 1900, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  13. ^ Community directory Germany 1900, district Blumenthal
  14. a b c d The population and occupation census on June 6, 1961 in the state of Bremen, Tab. 1, area, resident population, population development, density and gender ratio in 1939, 1950 and 1961 in the districts, area status 1961
  15. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. State of Bremen. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006). , for Vegesack in accordance with the Bremen Statistical Yearbook, 1937
  16. Bremen population development (available in the Bremen State Archives, correct title will be added)
  17. a b c 1975 average annual population as data from the State Statistical Office of Bremen
  18. a b 1939 and 1961 area reference Alt-Vegesack
  19. a b calculated from district values
  20. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 50
  22. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 113
  23. Federal Agency for Civic Education (ed.): Memorials for the victims of National Socialism . A documentation, Volume 1. Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0 , pp. 214f.
  24. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 147
  25. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 92
  26. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 384
  27. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 377
  28. Thomas Begerow: 200 years of theater life in Vegesack. In: Bremisches Jahrbuch , Volume 89, Bremen 2010, pp. 144–166.
  29. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 394
  30. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 420
  31. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 437
  32. Architecture Guide Bremen: b.zb: 412
  33. Anchor of Unity
  34. (PDF)
  35. ( Memento of December 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 44kB) BSAG stop timetable
  36. BSAG: Information on the timetable. Retrieved January 23, 2017 (English).