Ahausen

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Ahausen
Coat of arms of Ahausen
Coat of arms
Ahausen   is located in Germany
Ahausen
Ahausen
Coordinates: 53°03′51″N 9°18′53″E / 53.06417°N 9.31472°E / 53.06417; 9.31472Coordinates: 53°03′51″N 9°18′53″E / 53.06417°N 9.31472°E / 53.06417; 9.31472
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sottrum
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Hasselhoff
Area
 • Total 34.41 km2 (13.29 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,888
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27367
Dialling codes 04269
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.sottrum.de

Ahausen is a village in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Ahausen is administratively part of the collective community of Sottrum.

Attractions[edit]

The Evangelical Lutheran church is the village's landmark. The church was rebuilt in 1637 and again in 1848.

The Ahauser mill with its 9-acre (36,000 m2) mill pond is a popular tourist attraction.

Coat of arms[edit]

The Coat of Arms symbolizes the local church, the Wümme river and other local streams, and the nearby nature preserve known as "Wolf's Ground" (Wolfsgrund).

Geography[edit]

Ahausen is located 8 km. (5 miles) southwest of Rotenburg, 35 km. (22 miles) east of Bremen and 70 km. (44 miles) southwest of Hamburg. The Wümme river flows from east to west about 2 km. north of the center of Ahausen.

History[edit]

The first record of the village was in 1226 as "Ouhusen". Then Ahausen belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. The town was destroyed in the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) by the forces of Count Tilly. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712-1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Ahausen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

Intersections[edit]

Ahausen is 2 km. north of Federal Highway 215 and about 10 km. from Autobahns 1 and 27.

Nature[edit]

The area around Ahausen is heavily forested, and the many trails throughout are ideal for hiking. There are also large areas of nature preserve consisting of moorland/heath. Wolfsgrund is a well known preserve to the south.

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