Neu Wulmstorf

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Neu Wulmstorf
Coat of arms of Neu Wulmstorf
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Neu Wulmstorf   is located in Germany
Neu Wulmstorf
Neu Wulmstorf
Coordinates: 53°28′N 9°48′E / 53.467°N 9.800°E / 53.467; 9.800Coordinates: 53°28′N 9°48′E / 53.467°N 9.800°E / 53.467; 9.800
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Harburg
 • Mayor Wolf-Egbert Rosenzweig
 • Total 56.16 km2 (21.68 sq mi)
Elevation 2 - 125 m (−408 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,384
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21629
Dialling codes 040 / 04168
Vehicle registration WL
Website Gemeinde Neu Wulmstorf

Neu Wulmstorf is a municipality in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km southwest of Hamburg-City right on the border of Hamburg state, and 7 km east of Buxtehude. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. It has a population of around 20,000 people.


Neu Wulmstorf is situated south east of the Altes Land and right on the border to Hamburg to the east and incorporates a few villages, most of them far older than Neu Wulmstorf. The landscape is dominated by the transition from the marsh to the geest. On the marsh side lies the village of Rübke at sea level and the nature reserve (Naturschutzgebiet) Moore bei Buxtehude, which is home to the Corn Crake. Just before the geest, the Lower Elbe Railway marked the north border of Neu Wulmstorf for many years, with the Neu Wulmstorf S-Bahn station. The station bore the name Daerstorf before that village including the exclave on which the station was built upon, got incorporated into Neu Wulmstorf. The geest border south of the lower Elbe is marked by the Bundesstraße 73, which is dominating the town of Neu Wulmstorf as it cuts through from east to west. Further up, the villages Wulmstorf, Daerstorf, Schwiederstorf, Rade are marking the highest elevations of Neu Wulmstorf on the western outskirts of the Harburger Berge. The villages of Ardestorf, Elstorf, Bachheide, Rade, Mienenbüttel and Ohlenbüttel mark the first stretch of the Bundesstraße 3, another important highway connecting with the Bundesautobahn 1.


On December 31, 2012 there were 20,979 registered people living in Neu Wulmstorf. The population roughly doubled during the past 42 years, when 10,011 people were counted on May 27, 1970. Nine years earlier the population was only 6,754 registeredon on June 6, 1961, including the later merged villages.[2] See below for the development of the population since 1989 (all on December 31).:[3]

1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 2012
Total 14.227 16.751 18.841 20.543 20.649 20.979
June 1987 = 100% 101,5% 119,5% 134,4% 146,6% 147,3% 149,7%



Neu Wulmstorf is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train of Hamburg with the station Neu Wulmstorf. Bus service connects Neu Wulmstorf to Hamburg-Neugraben.


Neu Wulmstorf has three primary schools. Secondary schools are the Hauptschule Vossbarg, the Realschule Vierkaten and the Gymnasium Neu Wulmstorf.


Neu Wulmstorf has several sporting areas including a sports centre with swimming hall in the centre of the village. These clubs provide a rich sports life:

  • TVV Neu Wulmstorf
  • TSV Elstorf
  • BSC Neu Wulmstorf
  • Schützenverein Neu Wulmstorf
  • DLRG

Twin town[edit]


  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt, ed. (1983) (in German), Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27. 5. 1970 bis 31. 12. 1982, Stuttgart und Mainz: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, pp. 229, ISBN 3-17-003263-1
  3. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 2001-2012, Bevölkerungsfortschreibung, Tabelle K1000014, 353026 Neu Wulmstorf

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