|• Mayor||Heinrich Behrens (CDU)|
|• Total||16.33 km2 (6.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||44 m (144 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The parish contains the hamlets of Katzhorn and Weghaus.
The first recorded mention of the parish was in 1215. The name of the village is derived from Brockelhe (Brauck = Bruch i.e. moor or marsh).
The parish council of Bröckel comprises 11 members, including the chair (Bürgermeister):
(as at: local elections of 10 September 2006)
The voluntary Bürgermeister Heinrich Behrens was elected on 9 September 2001.
Coat of arms
Emblazonment: "in gold a broad blue stripe, on which is a silver horse collar decorated with gold, to the right a green ear of reed, left by a green ear of corn."
Economy and infrastructure
In Bröckel is the indoor park of Viva Arena.
Bröckel lies on the B 214 federal road which runs around the village on a bypass.
- Friedrich Barenscheer: Chronik des Frachtfahrerdorfes Bröckel, 1963, Selbstverlag der Gemeinde Bröckel, Schriftenreihe des Lönsbund Celle Band 3, 169 Seiten