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Coat of arms of Seelze
Coat of arms
Seelze  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 09°35′53″E / 52.39611°N 9.59806°E / 52.39611; 9.59806Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 09°35′53″E / 52.39611°N 9.59806°E / 52.39611; 9.59806
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
 • Mayor Detlef Schallhorn (Ind.)
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 32,397
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30926
Dialling codes 05137, 0511, 05031
Vehicle registration H

Seelze is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 10 km west of Hanover. Today Seelze mainly plays the role of a bedroom town for commuters working in Hanover.

Division of the town[edit]



Seelze and its subdivisions have 3 stations on the Hanover S-Bahn network: Letter, Seelze and Dedensen/Gümmer, all are located on the lines S1 and S2.

Seelze Rbf is a very important marshalling yard in Germany (Rbf: Rangierbahnhof, German for "marshalling yard"). It is located on the "Freight train bypass Hanover" (Wunstorf - Lehrte) and has 51 classification tracks, 6 main running tracks and workshops for freight cars and electric locomotives on a length of about 6 km. With about 200 freight trains a day passing through, beginning or ending here, the yard is a major European marshalling yard and one of the biggest German yards.

International relations[edit]

Seelze is twinned with: