Barsinghausen

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Barsinghausen
Coat of arms of Barsinghausen
Coat of arms
Barsinghausen  is located in Germany
Barsinghausen
Barsinghausen
Coordinates: 52°18′0″N 9°28′52″E / 52.30000°N 9.48111°E / 52.30000; 9.48111Coordinates: 52°18′0″N 9°28′52″E / 52.30000°N 9.48111°E / 52.30000; 9.48111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Government
 • Mayor n.n.
Area
 • Total 102.65 km2 (39.63 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 33,608
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30890
Dialling codes 05105
Vehicle registration H
Website www.barsinghausen.de

Barsinghausen is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the Deister chain of hills approx. 20 km west of Hanover. Barsinghausen belongs to the historic landscape Calenberg Land and was first mentioned in 1193.

Aerial view of Barsinghausen
Exhibition mine “Klosterstollen” in Barsinghausen

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring places[edit]

Barsinghausen adjoins Wunstorf, Seelze, Gehrden, Springe, Bad Nenndorf and Wennigsen.

Division of the town[edit]

Barsinghausen consists of 18 districts: Bantorf, Barrigsen, Barsinghausen, Eckerde, Egestorf, Göxe, Großgoltern, Nordgoltern, Groß Munzel, Hohenbostel, Holtensen, Kirchdorf, Landringhausen, Langreder, Ostermunzel, Stemmen, Wichtringhausen, Winninghausen

History[edit]

Barsinghausen is the site of an old double monastery (“Kloster Barsinghausen”) that was established during the High Middle Ages. At that time, fertile loess soil and a number of influent streams to river Südaue constituted a central fundament for farming and numerous windmills in Calenberg Land. Barsinghausen became a coal mining town between 1871 and 1957. After World War II, other sectors of industry began to dominate Barsinghausen's economy.

Population History[edit]

(each time at 31 December)

  • 1998 - 34,743
  • 1999 - 34,648
  • 2000 - 34,497
  • 2001 - 34,408
  • 2002 - 34,370
  • 2003 - 34,376
  • 2004 - 34,253

Main sights[edit]

Barsinghausen is home to “Kloster Barsinghausen” a nunnery first mentioned in 1193 AD (now a Lutheran women's convent, to Monastery Church St. Mary (“Marienkirche”), to the Deister Open Air Theater (“Deister Freilichtbühne”), to the exhibition mine “Klosterstollen”, to Sport Hotel Fuchsbachtal and to Lower Saxony's Soccer Association. The Colossus of Ostermunzel is a glacial erratic qualified as a natural monument.[2] Its large size is abnormal, particularly for northern Germany and especially for Lower Saxony.[3]

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Adolf-Grimme-Schule
  • Wilhelm-Stedler-Schule
  • Ernst-Reuter-Schule
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule
  • Albert-Schweitzer-Schule
  • Grundschule Groß Munzel
  • Grundschule Hohenbostel
  • Grundschule Bantorf

Secondary Schools[edit]

Special Schools[edit]

Personality[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Hartmut Andryczuk, publisher
  • Herbert Lattmann, former member of the Bundestag (CDU)
  • Kurt Sohns, (1907-1990), painter, artist, professor at the Technical University of Hannover

Other personalities who are associated with the city[edit]

  • Heinz Erhardt, (1909-1979), actor and comedian, attended from 1919 to 1924 a boarding school in Barsinghausen
  • Herbert Gruhl, (1921-1993), politician and author (Ein Planet wird geplündert (1975))
  • Hans-Joachim Mack, (1928-2008), General of the Bundeswehr,
  • Robert Schulz (1900-1974), SS brigade leader in Nazism, member of the Reichstag, lived and worked after 1945 as a civil servant in Barsinghausen

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