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Coat of arms of Hodenhagen
Coat of arms
Hodenhagen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°46′N 9°35′E / 52.767°N 9.583°E / 52.767; 9.583Coordinates: 52°46′N 9°35′E / 52.767°N 9.583°E / 52.767; 9.583
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Heidekreis
Municipal assoc. Ahlden
 • Mayor Karl-Gerhard Tamke (SPD)
 • Total 20.15 km2 (7.78 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,255
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29693
Dialling codes 05164
Vehicle registration SFA
Website www.hodenhagen.de

Hodenhagen is a municipality in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town was once the site of Hudemühlen Castle, which is now completely destroyed. The castle was famous as the home of the kobold Hinzelmann.[2] The site of another medieval castle, Hodenhagen Castle on the River Meiße, is also located nearby. Serengeti Park, an amusement park with a safari theme, is located within the municipality.


  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ Keightley, Thomas (1850). The Fairy Mythology, Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. London: H. G. Bohn, p. 240.