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Coat of arms of Wischhafen
Coat of arms
Wischhafen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°46′14″N 09°18′58″E / 53.77056°N 9.31611°E / 53.77056; 9.31611Coordinates: 53°46′14″N 09°18′58″E / 53.77056°N 9.31611°E / 53.77056; 9.31611
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Stade
Municipal assoc. Nordkehdingen
 • Mayor Heinrich von Borstel (SPD)
 • Total 33.68 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,956
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21737
Dialling codes 04770, 04779
Vehicle registration STD
Website www.nordkehdingen.de

Wischhafen (low German Wischhoben) is a municipality in the district of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany.


It belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.


In the north of Wischhafen is the Elbe river. In the East is the South Elbe River. In the South of Wischhafen is the village Drochtersen. In the north are the two villages Freiburg and Oederquart.

Parts of the municipality[edit]

Wischhafen has the following parts:

  • Hamelwörden
  • Wischhafen
  • Neuland
  • Wolfsbruchermoor
  • Neulandermoor
  • Hamelwördenermoor.


  • Hartmut Reichert u. a.: Chronik der Gemeinde Wischhafen, Stade 2001
  • Hamelwörden. In: Heinrich Schmidt-Barrien: Aus meinen Jungensjahren. Uthlede, Hamelwörden und Barrien. 1902–1917. Heide 1992, Seite 26-127; ISBN 3-8042-0572-0


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