Bröckel

Bröckel (pronounced with a long ö) is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the collective municipality of Flotwedel with its seat in Wienhausen.

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Coat of arms of Bröckel
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Location of Bröckel within Celle district
Celle (district)Lower SaxonyHeidekreisUelzen (district)Gifhorn (district)Hanover RegionFaßbergHermannsburguninc. LohheideBergenWinsenWietzeHambührenCelleAdelheidsdorfNienhagenWathlingenBröckelEicklingenWienhausenLanglingenUnterlüßEschedeScharnhorstHohneLanglingenEldingenHabighorstAhnsbeckHöferBeedenbostelLachendorfBröckel in CE.svg
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Bröckel is located in Germany
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Bröckel is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°31′N 10°13′E / 52.517°N 10.217°E / 52.517; 10.217Coordinates: 52°31′N 10°13′E / 52.517°N 10.217°E / 52.517; 10.217
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
Municipal assoc.Flotwedel
Subdivisions2 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHeinrich Behrens (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.33 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,871
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29356
Dialling codes05144
Vehicle registrationCE

GeographyEdit

Bröckel lies southeast of Celle. The River Fuhse, which separates Bröckel from the neighbouring parish of Uetze flows past about two kilometers south of the village.

Parish divisionsEdit

The parish contains the hamlets of Katzhorn and Weghaus.

HistoryEdit

The first recorded mention of the parish was in 1215. The name of the village is derived from Brockelhe (Brauck = Bruch i.e. moor or marsh).

PoliticsEdit

CouncilEdit

The parish council of Bröckel comprises 11 members, including the chair (Bürgermeister):

  • CDU − 8 seats
  • SPD − 2 seats

(as at: local elections of 10 September 2006)

BürgermeisterEdit

The voluntary Bürgermeister Heinrich Behrens was elected on 9 September 2001.

Coat of armsEdit

Emblazonment: "in gold a broad blue stripe, on which is a silver horse collar decorated with gold, to the right a green ear of reed, left by a green ear of corn."

Economy and infrastructureEdit

In Bröckel is the indoor park of Viva Arena.

TransportEdit

Bröckel lies on the B 214 federal road which runs around the village on a bypass.

SourcesEdit

  • Friedrich Barenscheer: Chronik des Frachtfahrerdorfes Bröckel, 1963, Selbstverlag der Gemeinde Bröckel, Schriftenreihe des Lönsbund Celle Band 3, 169 Seiten

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