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Village of Springe
Coat of arms of Bennigsen
Coat of arms
Bennigsen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°14′20″N 9°40′10″E / 52.23889°N 9.66944°E / 52.23889; 9.66944Coordinates: 52°14′20″N 9°40′10″E / 52.23889°N 9.66944°E / 52.23889; 9.66944
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Town Springe
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,069
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31832
Dialling codes 05045

Bennigsen is a village near Springe in the district of Hanover in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1974 it has been administered by the municipality of Springe.

The Hanover–Altenbeken railway runs through the village with the local railstation being served by the S5 line of the Hanover S-Bahn network. Former Premier Baseball League team Bennigsen Beavers is based there. Famous people of Bennigsen include 19th century national liberal politician Rudolf von Bennigsen, a member of the eponymous noble family.[1] In 2016, Voice of Germany winner Jamie-Lee Kriewitz from Bennigsen was selected to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest.[2]


  1. ^ Hans Herzfeld (1955). "Bennigsen, Karl Wilhelm Rudolf von". Neue Deutsche Biographie (in German). 2 (Behaim–Bürkel). pp. 50–52. 
  2. ^ "Jamie-Lee singt für Deutschland". Neue Presse (in German). 25 February 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

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