Großburgwedel is a village northeast of Hanover and is the administrative centre of the town of Burgwedel.

Großburgwedel
Stadtteil of Burgwedel
Coat of arms of Großburgwedel
Coat of arms
Location of Großburgwedel
Großburgwedel is located in Germany
Großburgwedel
Großburgwedel
Großburgwedel is located in Lower Saxony
Großburgwedel
Großburgwedel
Coordinates: 52°29′32″N 09°51′18″E / 52.49222°N 9.85500°E / 52.49222; 9.85500Coordinates: 52°29′32″N 09°51′18″E / 52.49222°N 9.85500°E / 52.49222; 9.85500
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHanover
TownBurgwedel
Area
 • Total21.63 km2 (8.35 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2007-01-01)
 • Total9,594
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
30938
Dialling codes05139

Großburgwedel is home to the town hall of Burgwedel and other town institutions such as the library, a hospital for the region of Hanover. It also has a grammar school, secondary school, secondary modern school and special needs school, as well as a builder's yard and open air swimming pool.

ChurchEdit

 
St Peters Church (Petrikirche) in Großburgwedel

In Großburgwedel is the parish of St. Peter, part of the Lutheran state church of Hanover. This supports the church itself and the parish hall as well as the vicarage and the parish gardens in Mitteldorf. In addition Großburgwedel is the seat of the diocese of Burgdorfer Land, which is responsible for the parishes of Burgdorf and Burgwedel-Langenhagen.

TransportEdit

Großburgwedel has an autobahn junction (no. 54) on the A 7, that runs past Großburgwedel to the west. Furthermore, the village lies on the railway line from Hanover via Celle and Uelzen to Hamburg. All local trains operated by the Metronom Eisenbahngesellschaft stop at Großburgwedel station. The L 381 and L383 run through Großburgwedel. Between the L383 and L381, L381 and K113 as well as between the K113 and L383, there are ring roads.

EconomyEdit

The headquarters of the chemist's chain Rossmann and the KIND Hearing Aids are located in Großburgwedel. In addition it is home to a branch of the IKEA furniture group.

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