Knesebeck

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Knesebeck
Stadtteil of Wittingen
Coat of arms of Knesebeck
Coat of arms
Knesebeck  is located in Germany
Knesebeck
Knesebeck
Coordinates: 52°40′N 10°42′E / 52.667°N 10.700°E / 52.667; 10.700Coordinates: 52°40′N 10°42′E / 52.667°N 10.700°E / 52.667; 10.700
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Gifhorn
Town Wittingen
Area
 • Total 34.09 km2 (13.16 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2004-12-31)
 • Total 2,795
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29379
Dialling codes +495834
Vehicle registration GF
Website www.knesebeck.org
Burg Knesebeck engraving by Merian, ca. 1650
Spielmannszug Jägercorps Knesebeck performing at the traditional Schützenfest
Butting company site
Knesebeck Summer landscape

Knesebeck is a village in Gifhorn (district) (Lower-Saxony). It is home to an important industry (Butting Gmbh) in the region and offers at the same time opportunities to socialize. Knesebeck promotes its traditions such as its music, sports clubs, cultural events and ecclesiastic life. Military music is a well-established part of the social life - and well known as an integrating factor for literally all layers of the society, albeit most of the younger generation leave for better opportunities in the cities. People in Knesebeck are well known for their open and sociable character and for their hospitality, but tend to be very insular to the way of life, due to the geographic isolation of the town from any major city

Associations and Cultural Life[edit]

Sports[edit]

Culture[edit]

Companies[edit]

Stainless Steel Industries
Automotive Industries
  • Volkswagen Testing Area
Banking - Accounting and Consulting, Tax Consultancy
Print Media Industries
Craft
  • Bau- und Möbeltischlerei Holler GmbH
Education Facilities

Medical Aid and Health Care[edit]

Traffic and Infrastructure[edit]

Knesebeck is connected to the Deutsche Bahn railway network. Connections are slow, but they provide good access to the German high-speed railway network via Wolfsburg, Braunschweig and Uelzen. The Wolfsburg high-speed connections allow an easy access to the airports in Hannover, Frankfurt and Berlin. Volkswagen operates regular business flights from the Braunschweig/Wolfsburg airport. The closest airport served by cheap carrier flights is the Hamburg/Lübeck airport.

Tourism and Spare Time[edit]

There are good opportunities in Knesebeck for, jogging, hunting and horse-riding. Sport facilities are provided by the Knesebeck associations #Sports. There is a public outdoor swimming area and man made beach, a small indoor pool and sauna.

Attractions in the region are the Lüneburger Heide, the Otterzentrum in Hankensbüttel, the Phaeno and Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the historic old towns of Celle and Lüneburg as well as the Museumsdorf Hösseringen.

Politics[edit]

Ortsrat[edit]

The current mayor of Knesebeck is Heinz-Ulrich Kabrodt (SPD). The following parties are currently represented in the Ortsrat: CDU, SPD and FWG.

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of Knesebeck mimics a jumping red unicorn.

Personalities[edit]

  • Ernst von Lenthe, (* 23. November 1823 in Knesebeck, † 7. February 1888 in Hannover): Oberappellationsgerichtsrat, deputy
  • Bernd Fix (* 19. March 1962): Hacker (Chaos Computer Club)
  • Lars Nieberg (* 24. Juli 1963): Winner in the Olympic Games, Equestrian / Jumping

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