|• Mayor||Bernd Wegener|
|• Total||3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||36 m (118 ft)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
- The Makens-Huus on Poststraße, dating back to 1640 houses the municipal administration and the Filmmuseum, which is dedicated to the local postwar German movie production.
- Thiemann-Scheune (Thiemann-barn)
- Wassermühle (water mill)
- Hünengrab (giant's grave), a stone age graveyard from the Neolithic 2500 BC