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|State :||Lower Saxony|
|County :||Hanover region|
|Height :||43 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||125.68 km 2|
|Residents:||41,477 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||330 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||31515|
|Primaries :||05031, 05033|
|License plate :||H|
|Community key :||03 2 41 021|
|LOCODE :||DE WUN|
|City structure:||13 districts|
City administration address :
Südstrasse 1 31515 Wunstorf
|Mayor :||Rolf-Axel Eberhardt ( CDU )|
|Location of the city of Wunstorf in the Hanover region|
Wunstorf is a town and independent municipality in the Hanover region in Lower Saxony on the Steinhuder Meer , in the Calenberger Land . In Wunstorf there is a large psychiatric clinic, the KRH Psychiatrie Wunstorf of the Hannover Region Clinic. The Wunstorf Air Base with the Air Transport Squadron 62 is located in the district of Klein Heidorn .
|Landesbergen ( district of Nienburg / Weser )||Neustadt am Rübenberge||Wedemark|
|Rehburg-Loccum (Nienburg / Weser district)||Garbsen|
|Hagenburg ( district of Schaumburg )||Barsinghausen||Seelze|
The municipalities of Blumenau (with Liethe), Bokeloh , Großenheidorn , Klein Heidorn , Idensen (with Idensermoor and Niengraben), Kolenfeld , Luthe , Mesmerode , Steinhude and Wunstorf belong to the urban area of Wunstorf.
Water and nature park
The name of the city is derived from the early village settlement "Wonherestorpe" (around 700). The "Vuonherestorp" Kloster put Louis the German on October 14, 871 under King protection by the king of the Bishop Theodoric of Minden founded with his consent Kanonissenstift in Wunstorf the immunity rights conferred. The collegiate church was destroyed by lightning in 1010, in 1181 “Wunstorf” was mentioned as “ civitas ”; a Count of Wunstorf was first mentioned in a document in 1235.
In 1446 the Counts of Wunstorf sold their county to the Bishop of Hildesheim. In 1570 Ortjes Dove and his helpers infected their city in numerous places at the same time. Only 208 of 700 buildings were spared. In 1624 the army led by Johann T'Serclaes von Tilly sacked the town. A dragoons regiment of the Prince of Wales made the town a garrison town in 1788. From summer 1803 to October 1805 French troops took up quarters in the city. Then Prussians, Swedes, English and French invaded one after the other. Until 1813 the municipal administration was carried out by a mayor . After that, Russian troops moved in for two years. For the years 1816 to 1874 Wunstorf was the location for the mounted artillery of the new Hanoverian army.
In 1847, Wunstorf with an island station became the junction of the Hanover – Minden and Wunstorf – Bremen lines . On January 31, 1874, a teacher’s seminar was founded in the building of today's Hölty-Gymnasium.
In 1880 the Hanoverian provincial administration set up a "correctional facility" in the vacated garrison buildings on Südstrasse and in 1883 incorporated a rural poor institute. From 1885 onwards, the province built numerous buildings for the growing Provinzial Heil- und Pflegeanstalt, which are still part of the cityscape today. Between 1940 and 1941 the institution was the scene of the deportation of mentally ill people as part of the T4 campaign . Patients of the Jewish faith were also moved in from northwest Germany and deported from here. In 1952 it became a state hospital . Under the directorate of Asmus Finzen , it became a starting point for the psychiatry reform in 1976 . From 1988 to 2008, Andreas Spengler built up the care services of the institute's outpatient clinic from here . The hospital became the property of the Hanover region in 2007 .
The Hanoverian banker Sigmund Meyer founded the "Wunstorfer Portland-Cementfabrik A. G.". In 1889 or 1896 the large cooperative dairy was built on Hindenburgstrasse, and in 1898 construction began on a municipal power station.
On March 3, 1935, Wunstorf became a Wehrmacht garrison . Since the Jagdgeschwader 2 "Boelcke" was stationed at the new Wunstorf Air Base in 1936 , Wunstorf became one of the starting points of the Condor Legion .
On January 4, 1943, the engine driver of the SFR 2304 in front of Wunstorf failed to see a signal indicating a “stop” during a heavy snowstorm and drove onto the D 8. 25 people died and 169 others were injured.
In June 1946, large transports with displaced persons arrived from Uelzen. In 1948 and 1949, the Royal Air Force flew from the air base as part of the Berlin Airlift . In 1950 the city was connected to the Ruhrgas long-distance pipeline, and in 1954 the Catholic St. Bonifatius Church , built on the site of the old chapel, was consecrated. 1956 began with the construction of the sewer system. In March 1958, the British handed the air base over to the Bundeswehr Air Force . First the pilot school S and from 1978 the air transport wing 62 was stationed here.
The Evangelical Corvinus Church was built in 1967 . From 1970 to 2013 there was the second Catholic church, the Holy Cross Church in Luthe. In 1971 they began to regulate the western floodplain to improve flood protection. In this context, some bridges and roads were rebuilt.
On March 1, 1974, the communities of Blumenau, Bokeloh, Grossenheidorn, Idensen, Idensermoor-Niengraben, Klein Heidorn, Kolenfeld, Luthe, Mesmerode and Steinhude (Flecken) were incorporated.
- 1830: approx. 1,910 inhabitants
- 1840: approx. 2,300 inhabitants
- 1871: 2,455 inhabitants
- 1885: 2,963 inhabitants
- 1905: 4,523 inhabitants
- 1949: 11,610 inhabitants (including 3,490 refugees and displaced persons)
- 1961: 13,843 inhabitants
- 1970: 17,178 inhabitants
- 1961: 30,864 inhabitants (with the towns incorporated in 1974)
- 1970: 35,843 inhabitants (with the towns incorporated in 1974)
- 1995: 40,084 inhabitants
- 2000: 41,474 inhabitants
- 2005: 42,215 inhabitants
- 2010: 41,244 inhabitants
- 2015: 41,251 inhabitants
- 2016: 41,974 inhabitants
- 2017: 41,532 inhabitants
- 2018: 41,594 inhabitants
The three Evangelical Lutheran churches in Wunstorf belong to the Neustadt-Wunstorf parish:
The collegiate church of St. Cosmas and Damian is a cross-shaped, three-aisled vaulted basilica with a west tower, the oldest parts of which date from the 11th century. Between 1853 and 1859 the building was comprehensively renovated.
The town church (also called market church) St. Bartholomaei , Stiftstrasse 1. The tower and the choir remain from a building from the second half of the 12th century. The nave was renewed around 1700 as a simple hall church . The interior, which was restored in 1989, still has some older pieces of equipment, including a late Gothic triumphal cross group from the end of the 15th century and a statue of the Madonna from 1520. The polygonal pulpit is dated 1640 and 1642.
The Corvinus Church from 1967 is located on Arnswalder Straße, and the neighboring kindergarten also belongs to its community.
The St. Johannes community center from 1974/75 was located at Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 1; it was de-dedicated in March 2012 to make way for the new building of the diaconal-church center St. Johannes, completed in 2015, among other things . In 1976, the St. Johannes Protestant day-care center was set up next to it.
Other Evangelical Lutheran churches are located in localities incorporated into Wunstorf, such as the Sigward Church in the Idensen district . The Romanesque church, built around 1130, still has the Romanesque painting from the time it was built and the oldest bell in Lower Saxony.
The hospital church, built in 1885, is located in the row of buildings of the KRH Psychiatrie Wunstorf on Südstrasse.
The Catholic parish church of St. Bonifatius was built in 1954 as the successor to a mission chapel that was demolished in the same year and was built in 1903 according to plans by Josef Fehlig . The branch church Heilig Kreuz in the Luthe district was profaned in 2010 and demolished in 2012. There are other Catholic churches in the villages of Bokeloh and Steinhude.
The Evangelical Free Church Congregation ( Baptists ) was founded in 1996, and in 2010 it took over the former New Apostolic Church on Amtshausweg. In 2009, a new New Apostolic Church was built on Hagenburger Strasse ; its congregation belongs to the Hanover Southwest church district.
The "K21 - Church for the 21st Century" is part of the Bund Freikirchlicher Pentecostal congregations . It was founded in 1993 and until 2014 was called "Freie Christengemeinde Wunstorf". The Methodist Church and Jehovah's Witnesses are also represented in Wunstorf.
Until December 31, 2004, Wunstorf was part of the former Hanover administrative district , which, like all of Lower Saxony's administrative districts, was dissolved.
The local election on September 11, 2016 resulted in the following distribution of seats:
|SPD :||16 seats|
|CDU :||13 seats|
|GREEN :||4 seats|
|FDP :||2 seats|
|AfD :||4 seats|
|Non-attached :||1 seat|
Mayor has been Rolf-Axel Eberhardt (CDU) since 1999; he was confirmed in office in 2006 and 2014. His deputies are Ulrich Troschke (SPD), Birgit Mares (Greens) and Martin Pavel (CDU). The youth mayor is Lareen Bernhardt.
coat of arms
The design of the coat of arms of Wunstorf comes from the chairman of the former Verkehrs- und Werbevereins e. V. Werner Schwippert and from which in Isernhagen born and later in Hannover living heraldry and crest painter Gustav nations , which includes the coat of arms of Großburgwedel , Melle village , Wennebostel and many other towns has designed.
- The approval of the coat of arms was granted on June 3, 1957 by the Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior .
- The city of Wunstorf, newly formed by law on March 1, 1974, took over the coat of arms of the previous city of Wunstorf, which was approved by the district president in Hanover on April 26, 1974.
|Blazon : "In blue , a silver castle with open Tortüren and two pointy roofed towers , which of them right shape and with a quatrefoil decorated, the left is round and pierced by two windows. Between the towers there is a striding, crowned , red - tongued , golden lion who onlytouchesthe battlements of the wall with his back paws. "|
|Justification for the coat of arms: The right tower with a crenellated wreath and quatrefoil window indicates the city or market square church tower , the left one with the tall and narrow arched openings, on the other hand, indicates the collegiate church . This expresses that the monastery and the city were companions for today's Wunstorf. The lion above the battlements is the symbol of the Counts of Roden- Wunstorf, who once exercised jurisdiction in the city. The coat of arms was designed based on a seal imprint of the "Burgensium in Wunstorpe" in the Hanover State Archives from 1311 and replaces the coat of arms of the city of Wunstorf, which was kept until 1957.|
Wunstorf has partnerships with:
Culture and sights
- Town hall, Südstraße 1. The old town hall, originally located next to the former Ratskeller, was demolished in 1870. In 1904, the new building, which still exists today, was built on the corner of Südstrasse in Romanized forms. The gables and the corner turrets show Gothic forms.
- Ratskeller , Lange Straße 12. The former Ratskeller was built in its current form around 1520/21. However, the oldest parts of the two-storey half-timbered building with a gable roof date back to 1501. In the cellar area, a barrel-vaulted room has been preserved, which was probably built in the 14th century. In 1735 an extension was built for the Wunstorf city bailiff, who received an official residence here. This was demolished in the course of the renovation carried out from 1987 in favor of a plastered new building. The massive pillars on the long side were built in in the 19th century to give the building additional stability.
- Former abbey (city library), water breeding 1. The two-storey half-timbered building was dendrochronologically dated to 1518. In 1710 the roof was changed and the ridge rotated 90 degrees. The side extension also dates from this time. During the renovation carried out in 1985–1987, the roof was given its previous orientation, and the original steep gables were reconstructed.
- The immediate vicinity of the collegiate church is still shaped today by the buildings of the former monastery :
- Stiftsstrasse 5 (pastor's house). Two-storey half-timbered house with a gabled middle section, end of the 18th century
- Stiftsstrasse 5a (parish widow house). Half-timbered hall house , marked 1584. The Utlucht was only added later. Around 1800 the building was lengthened three times.
- Stiftsstrasse 7 (rectory). Two-storey half-timbered building with a hipped roof, dated 1664.
- Stiftsstraße 10. The single-storey wall stud house was built in the first half of the 16th century. In the 19th century it was used as a gardener's house after a renovation.
- Stiftsstraße 11 , dendrochronologically dated 1628.
- Stiftsstrasse 14–16 (old shop). Eaves half-timbered building with brick decoration, the core of the 17th century
Town houses. Lange Straße was once lined with gable-end half-timbered buildings, of which only a few have survived after demolition and renovation measures. In many cases, the ground floors have been changed to include shop fittings. In recent times there have been significant interventions in the historical structure of the building: in 2009, the former Kruse furniture store (Lange Straße 52), a stately half-timbered house with a multi-projecting gable from 1687, was demolished and replaced by a new store (C&A). In the autumn of the following year, the Herborth house (Lange Straße 36, "Altstadtgrill"), one of the oldest houses in the city (core of the 16th century), disappeared. In the meantime, the historically interested visitor to the city is hardly able to understand the original structural situation of this important street, especially since other half-timbered houses are in ruins and are threatened with demolition.
- Long Street 13 . The half-timbered gabled house was built in the second half of the 16th century. The rear building shows the remains of a hall with a cellar.
- Lange Straße 15 , marked 1604.
- Lange Straße 17. Half-timbered gabled house, marked 1534. The ground floor was changed by adding shop fittings.
- Stiftsstraße 2. The two-story half-timbered building with a half-hipped roof was built in the 18th century using older timber from the 16th century. The roof structure, which was also reused, was dendrodated in 1525/26.
Noble courts. The area south and north of Long Street was originally reserved for the aristocratic courts. Recently, this area, which was only loosely built up and characterized by larger open spaces, was heavily redesigned. Only three of the courtyards have survived:
- At the watermill 2 (Adelshof von Haus) . Simple two-storey half-timbered building with a high hipped roof, probably built before 1800.
- Mittelstrasse 3 (Lenthescher Burgmannenhof, today "Hotel am Burgmannshof"). The half-timbered hallway house, which essentially dates from the 16th century, was expanded on the eaves side towards the end of the 18th century and in 1911 was partly massively renewed. By 2009 the building was extensively renovated and converted into a hotel. In the course of the construction work, the masonry was largely replaced and the side extension increased.
- Stiftsstraße 12 , the Hollesches Haus (also called Röbbigsturm) was built for the ducal colonel Johann von Holle after a fire in 1569. As a three-storey residential tower, it is the oldest secular stone building in Wunstorf and served as the monastery granary in the 19th century and as Wunstorf town hall from 1883 to 1907.
- In 1982 Siegfried Neuenhausen created numerous stone sculptures together with patients as works of art brut in the park of the state hospital .
There are several clubs in the core city of Wunstorf. The gymnastics and sports club from 1862 Wunstorf e. V. has the largest number of members with around 3000 members. The second largest club is 1. FC Wunstorf v. 1919 e. V . Another larger association with around 800 members is the Wunstorf Kneipp Association .
The city of Wunstorf has been a member of the German Language Association since July 21, 2009 .
Car races for the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) and Formula 3 took place on the air base in Wunstorf until the 1990s.
Economy and Infrastructure
Up until the middle of the 20th century, Wunstorf was characterized by large companies such as the cement factory (Portland cement, with marl pit on the A 2), the dairy in Hindenburgstrasse, the Wunstorfer Margarine-Werke (later Margarinewerke Union, then SOLO or IGLO - Feinfrost GmbH, most recently VION Convenience GmbH with the closure of the site on March 31, 2014) and the asbestos processing company Fulgurit-Werk Luthe . Other employers were the Deutsche Bundesbahn, Kali + Salz, Heinz Kettler and the Steinhuder Meer-Bahn .
Today's companies / employers
- Sigmundshall potash plant in the Bokeloh district with around 770 employees (as of mid-2015). Mining ceased on December 21, 2018 due to depletion of supplies.
- The small “Stipsfabrik” that has been producing “Reinhold's beet juice” on Hagenburger Strasse since the 1930s.
- Marley Deutschland GmbH , part of the Aliaxis Group, manufactures products in the field of house drainage, gutters, ventilation technology and folding doors.
- The KRH Psychiatry Wunstorf that the Klinikum Region Hannover belongs. Its inpatient departments and the institute's outpatient department are responsible for the psychiatric care of around 700,000 residents (parts of the state capital and the Hanover region as well as the Nienburg and Schaumburg districts ).
- Logistics companies like u. a. the neukirch Spedition & Logistik GmbH & Co. KG and the establishment of road transport nail .
- The Bundeswehr with the Wunstorf Air Base .
- Wunstorf has a large number of facilities in the field of youth work . The Stadtjugendring Wunstorf is a ring of several non-profit institutions and associations. Also the project short distances from St. Johannes, the children and youth center “Der Bau-Hof” and the city youth care of the city of Wunstorf, as well as the youth parliament , the Volkshochschule Hannover Land, the Wohnwelt Wunstorf (founded by the Verein Lebenstraum eV) ) and the Hannover Region Youth Work team are part of Wunstorf's youth facilities.
- The youth parliament of the city of Wunstorf consists of 17 members who are independently elected by young people between the ages of 13 and 17. The term of office is two years. The last election was in February 2013. A particular success of the committee was the establishment of a legal graffiti area. The youth parliament also participates and organizes prevention and information events. The youth mayor Leon Troschke has chaired the youth parliament since February 2013. The youth parliament was founded in 2001 and is supported by the administration of the city of Wunstorf.
- The city of Wunstorf participates locally in the implementation of Agenda 21 through the "Zukunftsforum Wunstorf e. V." initiated by the men's group of the collegiate church and supported by Wunstorf citizens. V. "is occasionally supported. One of the joint projects is the existing natural gas filling station.
The Hölty-Gymnasium is named after the poet Ludwig Hölty . It is one of the largest high schools in the region. There are also two secondary schools, one Protestant Integrated Comprehensive School (IGS), nine primary schools and two special schools. The music school Wunstorf, the adult education center (VHS) Hannover Land in Wunstorf and the art school Wunstorf complete the offer.
Regional Express trains and S-Bahn trains on the Hanover – Minden line and the line to Bremen stop at Wunstorf station ( station category 3) . From the Steinhuder Meer-Bahn (StMB), whose route used to run through the city, there is still a connection to Bokeloh for goods traffic to the K + S AG Sigmundshall potash plant .
Several bus lines of the Greater Hanover Transport Service serve around 100 stops in Wunstorf. Most of these lines are linked to rail traffic at the station.
The Wunstorf Air Base serves almost exclusively military purposes; Sports flying takes place only to a limited extent.
sons and daughters of the town
- Polykarp Leyser IV. (1690–1728), Protestant theologian, philosopher, physician, lawyer and historian
- Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739–1791), draftsman and engraver, mathematician, physicist and teacher
- Friedrich Rupstein (1794–1876), theologian, abbot of the Loccum monastery, member of the Prussian manor house
- Moritz Spanier (1853–1938), German Jewish religious educator and author
- Meier Spanier (1864–1942), Germanist and educator
- Joost Schmidt (1893–1948), typographer, painter and teacher at the Bauhaus
- Theo Oppermann (publisher) (1893–1974), newspaper publisher and editor
- Julius Kraft (1898–1960), sociologist and university professor
- Goetz Otto Stoffregen (1896–1953), writer, journalist and broadcast director
- Fritz Corterier (1906–1991), politician (SPD) and Member of the Bundestag
- Wolfgang Lücke (* 1926), economist and university professor
- Heiner Wittrock (* 1948), former headmaster, historian and local researcher
- Heinz-Joachim Barchmann (* 1950), politician (SPD) and Member of the Bundestag
- Klaus Wallbaum (* 1961), social scientist and journalist
- Henning Ziebritzki (* 1961), editor and writer
- Henning Wolter (* 1964), jazz pianist and composer
- Frauke Ludowig (* 1964), RTL presenter
- Nicolas Kühn (* 2000), soccer player
People connected to the city
- Emil Kraft (1871–1943), timber merchant and senator of the city of Wunstorf, murdered in Auschwitz
- Ernst Jünger (1895–1998), writer, attended the Scharnhorst Realschule in Wunstorf
- Billy Mo (1923–2004), jazz trumpeter and pop singer, lived in Wunstorf since the 1970s
- Henning Rischbieter (1927–2013), theater scholar, theater critic and publicist, lived in Wunstorf
- Nikolaus Wyrwoll (* 1938), Catholic theologian, was expelled to Wunstorf with his extended family in June 1946
- Andreas Spengler (* 1947), psychiatrist and psychotherapist, medical director at the Lower Saxony State Hospital in Wunstorf from 1988 to 2008
- Axel Brockmann (* 1964), State Police President, lives in Wunstorf
- Christian Rickens (* 1971), journalist and writer, grew a. a. in Wunstorf
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- Oskar Karpa: The art monuments of Lower Saxony. The art monuments of the Neustadt am Rübenberge district . 2 volumes. German art publisher, Hanover 1958.
- City of Wunstorf (Hrsg.): 1100 years of Wunstorf - yearbook 1971 . Goetz-Druck KG, Wunstorf 1971.
- Edfried Bühler u. a .: Home chronicles of the Neustadt am Rübenberge district (= home chronicles of the cities and districts of the federal territory . Volume 44 ). Archive for Deutsche Heimatpflege GmbH, Cologne 1974.
- Konrad Maier: District of Hanover. Art and culture on both sides of the leash . Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 1981.
- Erwin Holodynski, Armin Mandel: Neue Heimat Wunstorf - A report on the time of need at the end of 1944 and the first post-war years in Wunstorf . Heimatverein Wunstorf, Wunstorf 1981.
- Siegfried Neuenhausen : Digging for creativity that has been buried . Ed .: University of Fine Arts Braunschweig. Braunschweig 1992, ISBN 3-88895-006-6 .
- Heiner Wittrock: Wunstorf regional hospital - from correctional facility to modern specialist hospital (1880–2005) . Self-published, Wunstorf 2005.
- Carolin Krumm, Christiane Segers-Glocke: Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony . Hanover region. Northern and eastern part (part 2). tape 13.2 . Niemeyer Verlag, Hameln 2005, ISBN 3-8271-8255-7 .
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- Link catalog on the subject of Wunstorf at curlie.org (formerly DMOZ )
- Website of the city of Wunstorf
- Wunstorf Air Base in historical photos
- History of the Jewish Community
- Memory of the Jews of Wunstorf (French)
- Network Remembrance + Future in the Hanover Region
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