Bendestorf is a municipality in Lower Saxony in Germany. It is situated ca. 30 km south of Hamburg and belongs to the Landkreis (district) Harburg and the Samtgemeinde of Jesteburg.

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Coat of arms of Bendestorf
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Location of Bendestorf within Harburg district
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Bendestorf is located in Germany
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Bendestorf is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°20′N 9°57′E / 53.333°N 9.950°E / 53.333; 9.950Coordinates: 53°20′N 9°57′E / 53.333°N 9.950°E / 53.333; 9.950
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHarburg
Municipal assoc.Jesteburg
Government
 • MayorBernd Wegener
Area
 • Total3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,396
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21227
Dialling codes04183
Vehicle registrationWL

The first mentioning of Bendestorf dates back to the year 970. The current population ist approximately 2000. In the post-war era Bendestorf was well known for its film-studios where movies starring Hildegard Knef (a.k.a. Hildegard Neff) and other famous German actors were produced.

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