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Coat of arms of Bohmte
Coat of arms
Bohmte   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
 • Mayor Klaus Goedejohann (CDU)
 • Total 110.75 km2 (42.76 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,621
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49163
Dialling codes 05471 (Bohmte) 05475 (Hunteburg)
Vehicle registration OS
Bohmte railway station
The Stirper Bruch grazing area

Bohmte is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hunte, approx. 20 km northeast of Osnabrück. The foundation of today's Bohmte is a result of the Gebietsreform in 1972, when the smaller municipalities Bohmte, Herringhausen, Meyerhofen, Schwege, Stirpe-Oelingen and Welplage were put together.

Bohmte introduced a new road system in September 2007, designed to reduce the dominance of the motor vehicle. It is hoped that the scheme, which is based on the shared space philosophy, will improve road safety in the town.[2]


Parish council[edit]

Apportionment at the parish council as of 10 September 2006:

Town twinnings[edit]

Education and culture[edit]

  • Erich Kästner-Schule (Primary education for all religions)
  • Christophorus-Schule (Primary education for the Roman Catholic)
  • Grundschule Herringhausen (Primary education in Herringhausen)
  • Haupt- and Realschule Bohmte
  • Wilhelm-Busch-Schule (Primary education and Hauptschule)
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule (for the disabled)

Famous persons[edit]

  • Karl Janisch (* 1870 in Berlin; † 1946 in Schwegermoor) Architect
  • Reinhold Tiling (* 13. Juni 1893 in Absberg/Franken; † 11. Oktober 1933 in Osnabruck) Engineer, pilot and pioneer in rockets
  • Rudolf Seiters (* 13. Oktober 1937 in Osnabrück) German politician (CDU)

Regular festivals and meetings[edit]


  • "Spass auf der Straß" (Fun on the street) - last weekend in April
  • Marksmen's festival in the Bohmterheide - Whitsuntide
  • Marksmen's festival in Bohmte - first weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Stirpe-Oelingen - second weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Hunteburg - fourth weekend in July


  • "Tag der offenen Tür" (Open doors day) at Bohmte/Bad Essen aerodrome - May Day
  • Harvest festival in Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen with harvest market - first weekend in September
  • Bohmter Markt (Bohmte market) - fourth weekend in September
  • North-German pony market in Hunteburg - second weekend in October

Christmas markets[edit]

  • Sankt Nikolaus market in Bohmte - second Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas market in Hunteburg - third Sunday of Advent

Famous buildings[edit]

  • Bohmte railway station
  • Church of St John the Baptist
  • Church of St Thomas