Card with Districts
Card with Districts
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Formerly a traditional circular village, Almke is located in an agricultural area. The district has a heated outdoor pool, a large treehouse in the middle of the forest, and a youth campsite that hosts a big scout jamboree every summer. Almke is also home to the highest point in Wolfsburg, at 140.2 m above sea level.
Alongside its small village centre, Barnstorf also has large areas of new housing. The village is surrounded by woodland, making it an attractive location for horse riding, fishing, walking and enjoying nature.
The village is located between the two nature parks of Südheide and Drömling. A popular destination is Brackstedt’s historic water mill, which dates back to 1434 and is located in the north of the village, on the Kleine Aller river.
Detmerode is one of the newest and largest districts in Wolfsburg. The Detmeroder Teich lake is the ideal place for an afternoon stroll, while the nearby city forest is home to a cult site from the Neolithic Period. “Back in 1946, Brackstedter Mühle was the only bar that offered music and dancing every weekend. My future husband walked all the way from Mörse to take me dancing.” Gertraud Gehrke, aged 91.
Between the former farming village and the neighbouring village of Mörse lies northern Germany’s largest area of new housing, “Kerksiek”. The nature protection society NABU has set up two ‘green classrooms’ here and on the banks of the renatured Mühlenriede stream to the south of the village. Left over from the former potash mining days, the Ehmen water tower is now used by a sports club.
Fallersleben has a stunning old town with numerous half-timbered houses. The 16th Century palace is home to the Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben-Museum, which is dedicated to the life of this famous scholar and poet, who wrote the words of the German national anthem. Many historic events, such as the annual Altstadtfest, attract large numbers of visitors to Fallersleben. Tradition is also brought to life at the Altes Brauhaus, which still brews its own beer to this day. www.fallersleben.de
On the banks of the Schunter river, the village of Hattorf is home to St. Nicolai’s church, whose oldest parts date back to the 15th Century. Right next door to the village is the Heinenkamp industrial estate.
The small centre of the historic village is well-maintained. Legend has it that a statue of St Roland, a symbol of market rights that Hehlingen held, was stolen here 600 years ago. However, thanks to the cultural society, the village now has a statue of the saint once again. Another key feature is St. Pankratius’ church, which was converted from a Knights Templar keep. With its water adventure world, fitness islands and beach area, WasserPark Hehlingen is also an attractive leisure option for children.
The village is believed to have been established between 500 and 800 AD and is today largely residential. A protected monument, the half-timbered courtyard of Welkensiek is now operated as a stud farm for Iceland horses. The cultural society works to maintain traditions, including the Low German language.
Formerly a traditional circular village, Kästdorf is now a modern settlement. The post mill, whose sails can also be seen in the village crest, is well worth a visit. Kästorf was once the most popular district of Wolfsburg among new migrants from Italy.
The very green residential areas of Mitte-West, with its many lakes and parks, include the districts of Eichelkamp, Hageberg, Hohenstein, Klieversberg, Laagberg, Rabenberg and Wohltberg. The weekly farmers’ market at Brandenburger Platz offers an outstanding selection of fresh foods.
The name Mörse is thought to mean “moor settlement”. It has maintained its village-like character to this day – a peaceful, family-friendly place to live, with beautiful old trees and a good infrastructure, directly next-door to the district of Ehmen.
The village is located in an agricultural area. It is home to Tinkerhof Neindorf, which breeds Irish ponies, among other animals. Outside the village, on the former rail line between Schandelah and Oebisfelde, there is an old station that is now a historic monument.
The medieval castle of Neuhaus, after which the village is named, is still in good condition and is used as a venue for conferences and seminars. It also has space for artists’ studios and regular artisan markets. Neuhaus is in a very peaceful setting, making it a popular place to live.
Nordstadt includes the districts of Alt Wolfsburg, Kreuzheide, Tiergartenbreite and Teichbreite. Surrounding Wolfsburg Palace, it is the historic centre of the city, as well as offering numerous leisure activities around the Allersee lake. Nature lovers should take a trip to the natural monument of Alter Teich, at the edge of the lake area.
The Neolithic megalithic tomb to the south of the village indicates that there has been a settlement here for an extremely long time. History is everywhere to be seen in Nordsteimke: The historic village centre is home to an old feudal estate: the “De Steinbekers” cultural society is dedicated to maintaining East Westphalian Low German; and the museum at Heinrich-Büssing-Haus commemorates the work of the truck and bus pioneer, who was born here.
The old village has developed into a modern district with a wide range of different types of housing. They include Campo Mediterraneo, a residential area with Italian architecture. The old centre of the village is still home to the Margaretenhof court, while the former outer estate of the Nordsteimke knight’s estate is now a forestry depot.
The Sandkamp district is surrounded by the Volkswagen plant, its suppliers, the motorway, the Mittellandkanal and a nature protection area. Structures from the former circular village are well maintained in the old village centre. Although there is no more agriculture here, the life of the village and its societies remains lively.
Wolfsburg’s city centre (Stadtmitte), which also includes idyllic Alt Heßlingen and the districts of Rothenfelde, Schillerteich, Steimker Berg, Hellwinkel and Köhlerberg, offers an eclectic mix of history and modernity, shopping, art, culture and living.
The village lies in the Mühlenriedetal valley, very close to the nature protection areas of Barnbruch and Ilkerbruch. The estate farm distils the Sülfelder Korn schnapps that is so popular in the region. Another key sight is the Sülfelder lock on the Mittellandkanal, which covers a height difference of nine metres. The oldest part of the lock dates back to 1938.
The rural village is close to the popular Drömling nature park. Legend has it that a witch was once drowned in the former Wipperteich lake, to the east of Velstove. Some people believe that, when a strong wind blows, you can still hear her moaning across the water.
The historic centre of the village consists of a complete ensemble of restored half-timbered houses. Sights include St. Peter’s church, the beekeeper’s house and the Carl-Grete-Haus. The traditional Eberfest [boar festival], whose name derives from the heraldic animal of Vorsfeld, has gained cult status far beyond the bounds of the village. www.vorsfelde-live.de
The numerous areas earmarked for new housing are attracting large numbers of new young residents, although the old circular village character remains intact in the centre of the village. White storks regularly come to Warmenau to breed.
The circular village hosts its popular farmers’ market once a year. History close enough to touch can be found in the Heimatmuseum, which is run by the village society and housed in a restored traditional Lower Saxon house.
Extensive restoration and greening work has enhanced the originally very functional character of the newest district of Wolfsburg. As part of the “Soziale Stadt” [social city] project, the “Gärten der Nationen” [gardens of nations] concept for leisure space has formed a park with numerous leisure activities.