Bockenem

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Bockenem
Church of St. Pancratius in Bockenem.
Church of St. Pancratius in Bockenem.
Coat of arms of Bockenem
Coat of arms
Bockenem   is located in Germany
Bockenem
Bockenem
Coordinates: 52°00′42″N 10°07′55″E / 52.01167°N 10.13194°E / 52.01167; 10.13194Coordinates: 52°00′42″N 10°07′55″E / 52.01167°N 10.13194°E / 52.01167; 10.13194
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Government
 • Mayor Martin Bartölke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 109.04 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,659
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31167
Dialling codes 05067
Vehicle registration HI
Website www.bockenem.de

Bockenem is a town in the district of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany that was founded in 1154. It is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.

Surrounding villages[edit]

Bockenem Superintendentur(Suedseite).JPG
Protestant Church in Nette
  • Jerze
  • Königsdahlum
  • Bornum
  • Mahlum
  • Schlewecke
  • Ortshausen
  • Volkersheim
  • Hary
  • Störy
  • Bönnien
  • Werder
  • Nette
  • Upstedt
  • Bültum
  • Groß Ilde
  • Klein Ilde
  • Wohlenhausen

Sights[edit]

  • The village of Störy was famous for having the largest museum of small cars in the world. The museum, however, was closed around 2005.
  • The nave of the Protestant Church in Bockenem was built in 1403, its baptismal font dates from 1703.
  • Another interesting church can be seen in the village of Nette. The romanesque tower has firing slits and may have been used as a fortification in times of war. The nave dates from 1731. Close to the church, several well-preserved half-timbered houses can be seen.

Local council (Stadtrat)[edit]

Local council, elections September 2016
Party/List CDU SPD UWG Alliance 90/The Greens Independents Total
Seats 11 9 2 1 1 24
Vote share 45,2 % 36,1 % 9,5 % 4,4 % 3,7 % 100 %

International relations[edit]

Bockenem is twinned with:

Meteor Gummiwerke is also located in Bockenem. Meteor is an automotive sealing company that supplies seals worldwide. Meteor is the largest factory in Bockenem employing over 1500 people.

Personalities[edit]

  • Karl-Heinz Bädje, (1917-1998), honorary citizen of the city in 1991 and founder of the company Meteor.
  • Henriette Schrader-Breymann, (1827-1899), pioneer of the kindergarten system in Germany and early women's rights activist.
  • Friedrich Buchholz, Mayor of the town of Bockenem from 1827 to 1865, also worked there as a lawyer. (1802-1865) The centrally located Buchholzmarkt was named after him
  • Ernst Deger (1809-1885), significant church painter, especially in the Rhineland
  • Johann Schwartzkopff, (1596-1658), lawyer at the University of Helmstedt and from 1646 Chancellor in the Duchy of Braunschweig
  • Johann Friedrich Weule, (1811-1897), founder of the tower watch company J. F. Weule

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