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Coat of arms of the municipality of Werpeloh
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Werpeloh highlighted

Coordinates: 52 ° 53 '  N , 7 ° 30'  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Emsland
Joint municipality : Sögel
Height : 50 m above sea level NHN
Area : 35.34 km 2
Residents: 1095 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 31 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 49751
Area code : 05952
License plate : Tbsp
Community key : 03 4 54 058
Mayor : Johann Geerswilken ( CDU )
Location of the municipality Werpeloh in the district of Emsland
Niederlande Landkreis Cloppenburg Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim Landkreis Leer Landkreis Osnabrück Andervenne Bawinkel Beesten Bockhorst Börger Breddenberg Dersum Dörpen Dohren (Emsland) Emsbüren Esterwegen Freren Fresenburg Geeste Gersten Groß Berßen Handrup Haren (Ems) Haselünne Heede (Emsland) Herzlake Hilkenbrook Hüven Klein Berßen Kluse (Emsland) Lähden Lahn (Hümmling) Langen (Emsland) Lathen Lehe (Emsland) Lengerich (Emsland) Lingen (Ems) Lorup Lünne Lünne Meppen Messingen Neubörger Neulehe Niederlangen Oberlangen Papenburg Rastdorf Renkenberge Rhede (Ems) Salzbergen Schapen Sögel Spahnharrenstätte Spelle Stavern Surwold Sustrum Thuine Twist (Emsland) Vrees Walchum Werlte Werpeloh Wettrup Wippingenmap
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Werpeloh is a member municipality of the Sögel municipality in the Emsland district in Lower Saxony ( Germany ).



The municipality of Werpeloh is located in the middle of the Hümmling , a wooded geest landscape in the Emsland , the most striking elevation of which is 73 m above sea level. NN is the Windberg east of the village.

The “Windberg” campsite is located near Werpeloh .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities in the north are the community of Neubörger in the joint municipality Dörpen , in the northeast the community Börger , in the east the community Spahnharrenstätte , in the south the community Sögel and in the west the community Renkenberge in the joint community Lathen , as well as the community Wippingen in the joint community Dörpen.


The place was first mentioned in the records of Corvey Monastery in 854 . It was also called Wedropla in the early years. Today the place west of the Windberg belongs to the district of Emsland .

Werpeloh today has about 1100 inhabitants and is more dominated by agriculture , but there are also companies from the processing and manufacturing industries.


Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 11 members. Since the local elections on September 11, 2016, it has belonged to 2 parties or groups:

  • CDU - 8 seats,
  • Werpeloher List (WL) - 3 seats.

Culture and sights

The town's attractions include the Batak House, the stone circle and the sculptures designed by Father Matthäus Bergmann OFMCap (1932–2008), the parish's former Catholic pastor . The Batak House is a faithful replica of a house from the island of Sumatra . This house is used as a bridge between cultures and as a mission museum.

In the center of the village is the St. Francis Church, built in 1970 in honor of St. Francis of Assisi in a circular shape. The interior of the church shows, among other things, a faithful copy of the Turin shroud .

The municipality is characterized by numerous megalithic relics of the funnel cup culture ( Sprockhoff numbers 822 - 826):


In Werpeloh there is the Sportverein Werpeloh eV Here, football is mainly offered - from mini football to old men. The 1st men's team currently plays in the 2nd district class Emsland North, to which it was relegated in the 2015/16 season after one year in the next higher 1st district class Emsland North. Volleyball, horse riding (with its own riding arena), running, athletics, gymnastics and table tennis are also offered, and there is also a dance group in Werpeloh.


With a large number of members, outstanding youth work and an extensive repertoire for many festive occasions, the Musikverein Werpeloh 1924 eV makes an important contribution to the community in the community. The main band consists of around 70 active members, and the association also maintains a youth band.


in order of appearance

  • Ernst Förstemann, Hermann Jellinghaus (editor): Old German name book , Volume II, 1 and 2: Place names . Hanstein, Bonn 1913/1916 (reprint: Volume II, 2, Hildesheim 1967/1983, ISBN 3-487-01733-4 ).
  • Hermann Abels: The place names of the Emsland, in their linguistic and cultural-historical significance . Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, Paderborn 1929.
  • Werner Kaemling: Atlas on the history of Lower Saxony , Gerd J. Holtzmeyer Verlag, Braunschweig 1987, ISBN 3-923722-44-3 .
  • Anton Busemann: Chronicle of the municipality Werpeloh . Heimatverein Werpeloh, Werpeloh 1995, ISBN 3-927099-39-2 .
  • Almuth Wolters: Great Gauss in little Werpeloh. Famous mathematician chose the Hümmlinger Windberg as the most important station for his national surveys . In: Use Land + Lüü an Ems - Vechte - Hase . van Acken, Lingen, Vol. 4 (2013), Issue 4, pp. 12-13.
  • A German village. Dossier on Werpeloh (pages 9–16) in the Weserkurier on September 30, 2017.

Web links

Commons : Werpeloh  - 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. Jan van Dieken: Around the Windberg . In: Frisian leaves. A local history supplement to the General-Anzeiger, Rhauderfehn , vol. 3 (1966), no.2.
  3. ^ Municipal election 2016 in Werpeloh , accessed on February 4, 2017.
  4. How does a Batak house come to Werpeloh? The fascination of a distant culture . In: Continents , vol. 43 (2008), supplement 4 by the Franciscans of Reute and the Capuchins , pp. V – VI.
  5. Julia Menne: The forgotten large stone grave of Werpeloh. New investigations into the megalithic graves in Hümmling . In: Yearbook of the Emsländischen Heimatbund , ISSN  0421-1405 , vol. 58 (2012) pp. 69-78.