Bockenem

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Bockenem
Church of St. Pancratius in Bockenem.
Church of St. Pancratius in Bockenem.
Coat of arms of Bockenem
Coat of arms
Bockenem   is located in Germany
Bockenem
Bockenem
Coordinates: 52°00′42″N 10°07′55″E / 52.01167°N 10.13194°E / 52.01167; 10.13194Coordinates: 52°00′42″N 10°07′55″E / 52.01167°N 10.13194°E / 52.01167; 10.13194
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Government
 • Mayor Martin Bartölke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 109.04 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,801
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31167
Dialling codes 05067
Vehicle registration HI
Website www.bockenem.de

Bockenem is a town in the district of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany that was founded in 1154. It is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.

Surrounding villages[edit]

Bockenem Superintendentur(Suedseite).JPG
Protestant Church in Nette
  • Jerze
  • Königsdahlum
  • Bornum
  • Mahlum
  • Schlewecke
  • Ortshausen
  • Volkersheim
  • Hary
  • Störy
  • Bönnien
  • Werder
  • Nette
  • Upstedt
  • Bültum
  • Groß Ilde
  • Klein Ilde
  • Wohlenhausen

Sights[edit]

  • The village of Störy was famous for having the largest museum of small cars in the world. The museum, however, was closed around 2005.
  • The nave of the Protestant Church in Bockenem was built in 1403, its baptismal font dates from 1703.
  • Another interessting church can be seen in the village of Nette. The romanesque tower has firing slits and may have been used as a fortification in times of war. The nave dates from 1731. Close to the church, several well-preserved half-timbered houses can be seen.

International relations[edit]

Bockenem is twinned with:

Meteor Gummiwerke is also located in Bockenem. Meteor is an automotive sealing company that supplies seals worldwide. Meteor is the largest factory in Bockenem employing over 1500 people.

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