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Coat of arms of Stöckse
Coat of arms
Stöckse   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°38′09″N 09°20′19″E / 52.63583°N 9.33861°E / 52.63583; 9.33861Coordinates: 52°38′09″N 09°20′19″E / 52.63583°N 9.33861°E / 52.63583; 9.33861
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Nienburg/Weser
Municipal assoc. Steimbke
 • Mayor Dieter Vehrenkamp (CDU)
 • Total 38.57 km2 (14.89 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,343
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31638
Dialling codes 05026, 05021 (Führser Mühle)
Vehicle registration NI

Stöckse is a municipality in the district of Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the forest "Krähe" between Langendamm and Steimbke.


Municipality Stöckse[edit]

The villages Stöckse and Wenden with district Lohe form the municipality (Gemeinde) Stöckse, part of collective municipality (Samtgemeinde) Steimbke.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Gemeinderat) Stöckse has 11 members elected and a mayor elected directly. Since the local elections on September 10, 2006, two parties and one selector's community (Wählergemeinschaft) represent it.

  • CDU - 6 seats
  • SPD - 2 seats
  • WG Stöckse - 3 seats



In Stöckse there is an open air theatre. The stage is situated in a short part of forest in the city of Stöckse and accommodates 700 visitors. The audience is amused with comedies and stories in Low German, and a children's theatre themed „children play for children“. Furthermore the open air theatre is a favoured arena for many special events different typed. Supra-regional known the in 1951 formated open air theatre is since 1986, since the foundation of the registered association and the der accession to the Verband Deutscher Freilichtbühnen (VDF).


"Giebichenstein" in Stöckse

There is the Stöckser See, a small lake. Worth seeing is the Giebichenstein, a large erratic dating from the Ice Age and the cairns from Bronze Age.


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