Glandorf, Germany

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Coat of arms of Glandorf
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Glandorf  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°05′02″N 8°00′08″E / 52.08389°N 8.00222°E / 52.08389; 8.00222Coordinates: 52°05′02″N 8°00′08″E / 52.08389°N 8.00222°E / 52.08389; 8.00222
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
 • Mayor Dr. Magdalene Heuvelmann
 • Total 59.88 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,664
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49219
Dialling codes 05426
Vehicle registration OS

Glandorf is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated close to the Teutoburg Forest, 24 km south of Osnabrück. The name Glandorf derives from Glanathorpe - which means settlement on the creek Glane - and was first mentioned in records in 1070.

The municipality includes Glandorf and six local subdivisions which are Averfehrden (formerly Narendorf), Schierloh, Schwege, Sudendorf, Westendorf, and Laudiek.

Glandorf's landmark is a windmill that is constructed following the example of Dutch windmill design. It was built in 1840. Since 2000, civil weddings can be celebrated in the windmill.


The oldest parts of the Roman Catholic Church St. Johannis (St. John the Baptist) date from the 13th century and were documentary mentioned the first time in 1275. In 1636 the church was burned down by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War and was rebuilt with the old material. Between 1817 and 1820 a complete modification of the building occurred.

Another Roman Catholic church is St. Marien (St. Mary) in Schwege. It was built 1863 due to the teacher Mathias Niehaus's initiative.

The Protestant church "Kripplein Christi" (Crib of Christ) is a wooden church and was first built 1912 in Holsen-Ahle near by Bünde. In 1952 the church was bought by the Protestant community of Glandorf and was rebuilt on a new foundation.