Hessisch Oldendorf

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Hessisch Oldendorf
Coat of arms of Hessisch Oldendorf
Coat of arms
Hessisch Oldendorf   is located in Germany
Hessisch Oldendorf
Hessisch Oldendorf
Coordinates: 52°10′N 9°15′E / 52.167°N 9.250°E / 52.167; 9.250Coordinates: 52°10′N 9°15′E / 52.167°N 9.250°E / 52.167; 9.250
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hameln-Pyrmont
 • Mayor Harald Krueger (SPD)
 • Total 120.39 km2 (46.48 sq mi)
Elevation 62 m (203 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,119
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31840 31833
Dialling codes 05152
Vehicle registration HM
Website www.hessisch-oldendorf.de

Hessisch Oldendorf is a town in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Weser, approx. 10 km northwest of Hamelin. The adjective "Hessisch" is used since 1905, to distinguish it from other towns named Oldendorf. Hessisch Oldendorf was part of Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel from 1640 until 1932.


  • Heinrich Beerbom (1892-1980), mayor, city manager and honorary citizen of Bramsche
  • Wilhelm Beisner (1911-?), German SD and SS- Guide and arms dealer, agent
  • Otto Deppmeyer (born 1947), politician (CDU), Member of Landtag
  • Richard Krentzlin (1864-1956), died in Hessisch Oldendorf, piano teacher and composer
  • Heinrich Krone (1895-1989), politician (Centre Party, CDU) Member of the Reichstag, Member of the Bundestag
  • Ilske Laginges (-1558), the first victim of the Witch-hunt process[2]
  • Konrad Schlüsselburg (1543-1619), German Lutheran theologian
  • Gustav Süß (1823-1881), born in Rumbeck, painter and author of children's books
  • Hans Peter Thul (1948), politicians (CDU) Member of Landtag and Bundestag
  • Karl Ludwig August Heino von Münchausen (1759-1836) officer in the American Revolutionary War and poet
  • Ludolph Münchausen (1570-1640), known as the scholar, collected at the time the largest and most famous library in Northern Germany
  • Albert Wehrhahn (1848-1942), born in Oldendorf, school official in Hannover, a pioneer of the Special education, local historian, honorary citizen of Hessisch Oldendorf
  • Ludwig Wessel (1879-1922), Protestant Pastor of St. Nicolai Church in Berlin