Pattensen is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km (7 mi) south of Hanover.
It was the capital of the Principality of Calenberg until 1636, when the capital moved to the town of Hanover, from which the state of Hanover (including Calenberg and Celle) was named.
The letter processing center for the greater Hanover area is located in Pattensen.
Pattensen is twinned with Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf in France.
The Dammstraße with the ev. Church
- ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)