Winsen (Luhe)

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Coat of arms of Winsen
Coat of arms
Winsen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°22′N 10°13′E / 53.367°N 10.217°E / 53.367; 10.217Coordinates: 53°22′N 10°13′E / 53.367°N 10.217°E / 53.367; 10.217
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Harburg
 • Mayor André Wiese (CDU)
 • Total 109.55 km2 (42.30 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 33,896
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21423
Dialling codes 04171
Vehicle registration WL

Winsen (Luhe) is the capital of the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the small river Luhe, near its confluence with the Elbe, approx. 25 km southeast of Hamburg, and 20 km northwest of Lüneburg.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Winsen is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

  • Johann Peter Eckermann (1792–1854), poet and friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Wilhelm Moritz Keferstein (1833–1870), professor of zoology and comparative anatomy in Göttingen
  • Rudolf Sievers (1841–1921), businessman, Senator and member of the Reichstag (NLP)
  • Eduard Schlöbcke (1852–1936), building officer,
  • Agnes Stavenhagen, born Denninghoff (1860–1945), soprano and chamber singer
  • Ernst Preczang (1870–1949), author and co-founder of books Gutenberg
  • Franz Evers (1871–1947), author and editor of the monthly magazine "Litterarische leaves"
  • Willem Fricke (1928–2009), actor
  • Erich Brüggemann (born 1928 in Winsen), freelance artist, known for marquetry, sculpture, painting, drawing, carpentry
  • Jürgen Peter Ravens (1932–2012), journalist, newspaper publisher and author
  • Hans-Peter Voigt (1936–2014), politician (CDU) and member of the German Bundestag
  • Björn-Hergenstadt Schimpf (born 1943), radio and television presenter
  • Monika Wörmer-Zimmermann (born 1944), politician (SPD) and Member of Parliament
  • Marlene Charell (born 1944), dancer, singer and presenter
  • Hans-Henning Lühr (born 1950), diploma administration-host, politician (SPD), a lawyer and State Council in Bremen
  • André Wiese (born 1975), politician (CDU), former Member of Parliament, Mayor of Winsen since 2011
  • Sanny van Heteren (born 1977), actress and director
  • Birte Gutzki-Heitmann (born 1977), furniture carpenter, politician (SPD), a member of the Hamburg Parliament
  • Esther Möller (born 1977), athlete
  • Benjamin Maack (born 1978), journalist and author


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