HOME
The Info List - Heidekreis


--- Advertisement ---



Heidekreis
Heidekreis
("Heath district") is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Harburg, Lüneburg, Uelzen, Celle, Hanover, Nienburg, Verden and Rotenburg.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Towns and municipalities 5 Culture and places of interest

5.1 Museums and collections 5.2 Cinemas 5.3 Lüneburg Regional Association 5.4 Nature reserves 5.5 Jewish cemeteries

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Historically the region belonged to the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg and its successor states. The district was established in 1977 by merging the former districts of Soltau
Soltau
and Fallingbostel as Soltau-Fallingbostel (German pronunciation: [ˈzɔltaʊ falɪŋˈbɔstəl]). On 1 August 2011 it was renamed to Heidekreis. Geography[edit] The district includes the western half of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). Since this landscape is so characteristic for the district, it calls itself "the Heath District". The capital is Bad Fallingbostel, although it has only 11,800 inhabitants and is only the fifth largest town in the district. Coat of arms[edit] The coat of arms displays:

in the upper half the heraldic lion of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the lower half a megalithic grave

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Heidekreis

Towns Samtgemeinden

Bad Fallingbostel Munster Schneverdingen Soltau Walsrode

Free municipalities

Bispingen Bomlitz Neuenkirchen Wietzendorf

Unincorporated area

Osterheide

1. Ahlden

Ahlden Eickeloh Grethem Hademstorf Hodenhagen1

2. Rethem/Aller

Böhme Frankenfeld Häuslingen Rethem1, 2

3. Schwarmstedt

Buchholz Essel Gilten Lindwedel Schwarmstedt1

1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town

Culture and places of interest[edit] Cultural matters are looked after by those charged with communal cultural support within the towns and municipalities, the parishes, the banks, the Lüneburg Regional Association
Lüneburg Regional Association
and private cultural initiatives. Museums and collections[edit]

Dat ole Hus (heath and open-air museum in Wilsede) German Tank Museum
German Tank Museum
in Munster (German military history of the 20th century) Düshorn Village Museum (life and work around 100 years ago) Hof der Heidmark in Bad Fallingbostel
Bad Fallingbostel
(memorial to the Heidmark) Klingendes Museum (mechanical musical instruments) in Schwarmstedt Museum of the Archaeological Working Group in Bad Fallingbostel Soltau
Soltau
Museum (local history and archaeological exhibition) in Soltau Soltau
Soltau
Toy Museum (toys from four centuries) Peetshof (Zeugen Wietzendorfs um 1900) in Wietzendorf Prussian History (Pavillon im Landschaftspark Iserhatsche) in Bispingen Pult- und Federkielmuseum (Schulmuseum in Insel) in Schneverdingen Rischmannshof Heath Museum
Rischmannshof Heath Museum
(heath and open-air museum) in Walsrode Schäferhof Neuenkirchen (Moorland sheep rearing to preserve the heath and moorlands between Neuenkirchen and Soltau) in Neuenkirchen Heimathaus auf dem Schroershof (historic farmstead with many buildings) in Neuenkirchen Art Society and Springhornhof Foundation in Neuenkirchen Bothmer School Museum (schools in the times of the Emperor) in Schwarmstedt Ehrhorn Woodland Museum (woods – heathland – people) in Schneverdingen

Cinemas[edit]

Munster: Deutsches Haus Soltau: Gloria-Kino-Center Walsrode: Capitol-Theater

Lüneburg Regional Association[edit] The county is a member of the Lüneburg Regional Association (Lüneburgischer Landschaftsverband), which looks after regional, cultural-political tasks. Nature reserves[edit] There are es 26 nature reserves in the county of Soltau-Fallingbostel.[2][3] The largest one ( Lüneburg Heath
Lüneburg Heath
Nature Reserve) has an area of 13,222 ha in the territory of the county of Soltau-Fallingbostel, the smallest (Söhlbruch) has an area of 8 ha.[4] See also: Nature reserves in Lower Saxony Jewish cemeteries[edit] There are four Jewish cemeteries in Soltau-Fallingbostel : in Ahlden, Rethem, Soltau
Soltau
und Walsrode.[5] There are protected cultural monuments – stone witnesses to former Jewish communities and a thriving Jewish parish live into the 1930s. The cemeteries are mainly on the edge of parishes. See also[edit]

Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen– Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
Metropolitan Region

References[edit]

^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014) ^ [1] Landkreis Soltau-Fallingbostel beim NLWKN ^ [2] Neue Naturschutzgebiete ab 2009 beim NLWKN ^ [3] Naturschutzgebiet "Söhlbruch", Kennzeichen: NSG LÜ 045 ^ LANDKREIS SOLTAU-FALLINGBOSTEL. In: Jüdische Friedhöfe nach der heutigen Verwaltungsgliederung – Niedersachsen. In: Übersicht über alle Projekte zur Dokumentation jüdischer Grabinschriften auf dem Gebiet der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

External links[edit] Media related to Landkreis Soltau-Fallingbostel at Wikimedia Commons

Official website (German)

v t e

Urban and rural districts in the state of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
in Germany

Region

Hanover

Urban districts

Braunschweig Delmenhorst Emden Oldenburg Osnabrück Salzgitter Wilhelmshaven Wolfsburg

Rural districts

Ammerland Aurich Bentheim Celle Cloppenburg Cuxhaven Diepholz Emsland Friesland Gifhorn Goslar Göttingen Hamelin-Pyrmont Harburg Heidekreis Helmstedt Hildesheim Holzminden Leer Lüchow-Dannenberg Lüneburg Nienburg Northeim Oldenburg Osnabrück Osterholz Peine Rotenburg Schaumburg Stade Uelzen Vechta Verden Wesermarsch Wittmund Wolfenbüttel

Coordinates: 52°55′N 9°45′E / 52.92°N 9.75°E / 52.92; 9.75

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 246524

.