Bispingen

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Bispingen
Coat of arms of Bispingen
Coat of arms
Bispingen  is located in Germany
Bispingen
Bispingen
Coordinates: 53°04′58″N 9°59′54″E / 53.08278°N 9.99833°E / 53.08278; 9.99833Coordinates: 53°04′58″N 9°59′54″E / 53.08278°N 9.99833°E / 53.08278; 9.99833
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Heidekreis
Government
 • Mayor Sabine Schlüter
Area
 • Total 128.55 km2 (49.63 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,404
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29646
Dialling codes 05194
Vehicle registration SFA
Website www.bispingen.de
Valentin Ruths (1825–1905): Wilseder Höhe
Dat ole Huus in Wilsede
Bispingen SnowDome

Bispingen is a municipality in the Heidekreis district of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a popular tourist destination with several holiday/theme parks. Its territory also includes the nature preserve of the Lüneburg Heath around the Wilseder Berg.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Bispingen is located on the River Luhe and is approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Soltau, or 50 km (31 mi) south of Hamburg. Bispingen lies near interchange 43 of the A 7 motorway.

Subdivisions[edit]

  • Bispingen
  • Hützel
  • Steinbeck an der Luhe (Steinbeck/Luhe)
  • Behringen
  • Volkwardingen
  • Hörpel
  • Borstel
  • Haverbeck (Nieder- and Oberhaverbeck)
  • Wilsede, heath village at the foot of the Wilseder Berg; population: ~35

Neighbouring villages and towns[edit]

Nearby towns[edit]

Economy[edit]

Bispingen is popular with tourists as a local recreation area and nature reserve.

Places of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Waldemar Grube (de), founder of the firm, Grube KG Forstgerätestelle, which makes forestry equipment.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Heinrich Schulz: Chronik von Wilsede, Stuttgart, 1967

External links[edit]