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Springe
Springe
is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the Deister
Deister
hills, 22 kilometres (14 mi) southwest of Hanover.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 City structure

2 History

2.1 Coat of arms

3 International relations 4 Economy and infrastructure

4.1 Transport 4.2 Public works

5 Famous persons from Springe 6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit] City structure[edit]

Springe
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]. History[edit] Springe
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
Springe
was mentioned as Helereisprig. The Counts of Hallermund erected a fortress-like building on the land which is now Springe
Springe
after the loss of Burg Hallermund on the Kleiner Deister
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
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 Springe
Springe
resulted and after different renamings and expansions, the Kreis Springe
Springe
was formed in 1884. By the end of the tenth century the first mentions of the names of the towns that today belong to Springe
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 the Deister
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
Hanover
and Altenbeken in 1872. There was steady development towards a mid-sized city after the end of the 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
Springe
was the seat of the county of Springe. After that, Springe
Springe
belonged to the county of Hanover, which became today's Region of Hanover
Hanover
on 1 November 2001. Today 13,000 residents live the core city of Springe. Because of reforms in the 13th century Eldagsen
Eldagsen
lost its rights as a city and is now a part of the city of Springe. After the inhabitants of Eldagsen
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[edit] 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. International relations[edit] Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany Springe
Springe
is twinned with:

City of Niort
Niort
in France City of Waren
Waren
(Müritz) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Economy and infrastructure[edit] Transport[edit] Springe
Springe
lies on the Bundesstraße 217. Springe
Springe
railway station is on the Hannover– Altenbeken
Altenbeken
railway line and is served by line 5 (Paderborn–Hamelin– Hannover
Hannover
Central Station– Hannover
Hannover
Airport) of the Hanover
Hanover
S-Bahn. RegioBus Hannover
Hannover
operates bus services in the city and to neighbouring locales. Public works[edit]

Bison Nature Preserve (Wisentgehege) Klinikum Region Hannover
Hannover
GmbH, Springe
Springe
Hospital Seat of the German Red Cross, Springe
Springe
Chapter Seat of the German Red Cross, Region of Hanover Seat of the German Red Cross Emergency Service and both of its daughter companies. Seat of the German Red Cross Blood Donation, NSTOB. Indoor City Pool Burghof Museum, Springe Outdoor municipal pools in Altenhagen I, Bennigsen
Bennigsen
and Eldagsen Public sport clubs in all divisions of the city Tennis facilities, mini golf, bowling, beach volleyball and skating facilities

Famous persons from Springe[edit]

Henry Goebel

Hermann Gunkel

Johann Heinrich Schröder, (1646-1699), hymn writer and theologian (Lutheran hymnal) 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 1880. Carl Dopmeyer, (1824-1899), Hanoverian sculptor of the Luther Memorial and the Gänseliesel. Hermann Gunkel
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.

References[edit]

^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)

External links[edit]

Official website (in German)

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Springe.

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Towns and municipalities in Hanover
Hanover
Region

Barsinghausen Burgdorf Burgwedel Garbsen Gehrden Hanover Hemmingen Isernhagen Laatzen Langenhagen Lehrte Neustadt am Rübenberge Pattensen Ronnenberg Seelze Sehnde Springe Uetze Wedemark Wennigsen Wunstorf

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 245643

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