Springe is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony,
Germany. It is situated near the
Deister hills, 22 kilometres
(14 mi) southwest of Hanover.
1.1 City structure
2.1 Coat of arms
3 International relations
4 Economy and infrastructure
4.2 Public works
5 Famous persons from Springe
7 External links
Springe (core settlement, seat of the mayor), population 12,666
Bennigsen, population 4,095
Eldagsen, population 3,407
Völksen, population 3,306
Gestorf, population 1,870
Altenhagen I, population 1,242
Lüdersen, population 990
Alferde, population 534
Alvesrode, population 526
Holtensen, population 471
Mittelrode, population 315
Boitzum, population 187
Current as of 1 March 2008[update].
Springe was first mentioned in 1013 as Hallerspringe. In a description
of the borders of the Diocese of Hildesheim from an undated
transcription, but which can be proven to be from the tenth century by
its form and content,
Springe was mentioned as Helereisprig. The
Counts of Hallermund erected a fortress-like building on the land
which is now
Springe after the loss of Burg Hallermund on the Kleiner
Deister to the
House of Welf
House of Welf in 1282. They ruled their county from
this new seat of power, which presumably resulted in the settlement of
Springe. The creation of the Count's seat and the solidification of
the location lead in the thirteenth century to the need for city laws.
During the Middle Ages,
Springe was the long-time seat of the Graves
of Hallermund and their successors, a side lineage of the Grave of
Käfernburg. From their area of rule, the office of
and after different renamings and expansions, the Kreis
formed in 1884.
By the end of the tenth century the first mentions of the names of the
towns that today belong to
Springe appear, and by the year 1300 all of
the existing villages have been named.
The founding and growth of the area is connected with its location at
Deister Gate, a border between prairie and mountains, which is
convenient for transport in the middle of the route between Hanover
and Hamelin. Further development resulted from the building of the
"causeway" of what is today the B217 Highway in the 18th century and
with the completion of the railway line between
Hanover and Altenbeken
There was steady development towards a mid-sized city after the end of
First World War
First World War and even more so after the end of the Second World
War ensued (in 1933 the population was 3,912). Up until the
geographical reforms of 1974,
Springe was the seat of the county of
Springe. After that,
Springe belonged to the county of Hanover, which
became today's Region of
Hanover on 1 November 2001. Today 13,000
residents live the core city of Springe. Because of reforms in the
Eldagsen lost its rights as a city and is now a part of
the city of Springe. After the inhabitants of
Eldagsen protested, the
town got its title of "city" back, and now bears the official title
"City of Eldagsen, Part of the City of Springe".
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the city of Springe, according to a recent
interpretation, represents the three sources of the Haller River,
which begins close to the town at the foot of the Small Deister. The
three corners of the shield each contain a five-petalled rose, which
is the shield and seal symbol of the Shire of Hallermund, which
existed from the 12th century onwards.
Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany
Springe is twinned with:
Niort in France
Waren (Müritz) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Economy and infrastructure
Springe lies on the Bundesstraße 217.
Springe railway station is on
Altenbeken railway line and is served by line 5
Hannover Central Station–
Hannover Airport) of
Hanover S-Bahn. RegioBus
Hannover operates bus services in the
city and to neighbouring locales.
Bison Nature Preserve (Wisentgehege)
Seat of the German Red Cross,
Seat of the German Red Cross, Region of Hanover
Seat of the German Red Cross Emergency Service and both of its
Seat of the German Red Cross Blood Donation, NSTOB.
Indoor City Pool
Burghof Museum, Springe
Outdoor municipal pools in Altenhagen I,
Bennigsen and Eldagsen
Public sport clubs in all divisions of the city
Tennis facilities, mini golf, bowling, beach volleyball and skating
Famous persons from Springe
Johann Heinrich Schröder, (1646-1699), hymn writer and theologian
Heinrich Göbel, (1818-1893), also known after 1849 as Henry Goebel;
German-American fine mechanic and inventor, claimed he was the
inventor of the lightbulb prior to Thomas Alva Edison's patent in
Carl Dopmeyer, (1824-1899), Hanoverian sculptor of the Luther Memorial
and the Gänseliesel.
Hermann Gunkel (1862-1932), Protestant theologian
Herbert Ihering, (1888-1977), aka Herbert Jhering, was a German
playwright, film director, journalist and theatre critic.
Heinrich Hüper (1898–1983) was a teacher and author, who wrote in
High German as well as in the Eastphalian dialect.
^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie
Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31.
Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
Official website (in German)
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