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Coat of arms of Bohmte
Coat of arms
Bohmte   is located in Germany
Location of Bohmte within Osnabrück district
Netherlands Hamburg North Sea Bremen Osnabrück (district) Lower Saxony Vechta (district) Cloppenburg (district) Diepholz (district) Emsland (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Osnabrück Bad Laer Georgsmarienhütte Hilter Glandorf Bad Iburg Dissen Bad Rothenfelde Hagen Hasbergen Melle Bissendorf Bad Essen Bohmte Ostercappeln Belm Wallenhorst Rieste Bramsche Alfhausen Gehrde Ankum Bersenbrück Neuenkirchen Merzen Voltlage Fürstenau Bippen Eggermühlen Kettenkamp Nortrup Badbergen Berge Menslage QuakenbrückBohmte in OS.svg
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Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
 • Mayor Klaus Goedejohann (CDU)
 • Total 110.75 km2 (42.76 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,637
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49163
Dialling codes 05471 (Bohmte) 05475 (Hunteburg)
Vehicle registration OS
Bohmte railway station
The Stirper Bruch grazing area

Bohmte is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hunte, approx. 20 km northeast of Osnabrück. The foundation of today's Bohmte is a result of the regional reorganization of 1972, when the towns of Bohmte, Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen and Hunteburg were consolidated.

Bohmte introduced a new road system in September 2007, designed to reduce the dominance of the motor vehicle. It is hoped that the scheme, which is based on the shared space philosophy, will improve road safety in the town.[2]


Parish council[edit]

Apportionment at the parish council as of 10 September 2006:

Town twinnings[edit]

Education and culture[edit]

  • Erich Kästner-Schule (Primary education for all religions)
  • Christophorus-Schule (Primary education for the Roman Catholic)
  • Grundschule Herringhausen (Primary education in Herringhausen)
  • Oberschule Bohmte
  • Wilhelm-Busch-Schule (Primary education and Hauptschule)
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule (for the disabled)

Famous persons[edit]

  • Karl Janisch (born 1870 in Berlin; died 1946 in Schwegermoor) Architect
  • Reinhold Tiling (born 13. Juni 1893 in Absberg/Franken; died 11. Oktober 1933 in Osnabruck) Engineer, pilot and pioneer in rockets
  • Rudolf Seiters (born 13. Oktober 1937 in Osnabrück) German politician (CDU)

Regular festivals and meetings[edit]


  • "Spass auf der Straß" (Fun on the street) - last weekend in April
  • Marksmen's festival in the Bohmterheide - Whitsuntide
  • Marksmen's festival in Bohmte - first weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Stirpe-Oelingen - second weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Hunteburg - fourth weekend in July


  • "Tag der offenen Tür" (Open doors day) at Bohmte/Bad Essen aerodrome - May Day
  • Harvest festival in Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen with harvest market - first weekend in September
  • Bohmter Markt (Bohmte market) - fourth weekend in September
  • North-German pony market in Hunteburg - second weekend in October

Christmas markets[edit]

  • Sankt Nikolaus market in Bohmte - second Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas market in Hunteburg - third Sunday of Advent

Famous buildings[edit]

  • Bohmte railway station
  • Church of St John the Baptist
  • Church of St Thomas