Hessisch Oldendorf

Hessisch Oldendorf is a town in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Weser, approx. 10 km northwest of Hamelin. The adjective "Hessisch" has been used since 1905 to distinguish it from other towns named Oldendorf. Hessisch Oldendorf was part of Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel from 1640 until 1932.

Hessisch Oldendorf
Coat of arms of Hessisch Oldendorf
Coat of arms
Location of Hessisch Oldendorf within Hameln-Pyrmont district
Bad Münder am DeisterSalzhemmendorfCoppenbrüggeHessisch OldendorfHamelinEmmerthalBad PyrmontAerzenNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHolzminden (district)Hildesheim (district)Hanover (district)SchaumburgHamelin-PyrmontLower SaxonyHessisch Oldendorf in HM.svg
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Hessisch Oldendorf is located in Germany
Hessisch Oldendorf
Hessisch Oldendorf
Hessisch Oldendorf is located in Lower Saxony
Hessisch Oldendorf
Hessisch Oldendorf
Coordinates: 52°10′N 9°15′E / 52.167°N 9.250°E / 52.167; 9.250Coordinates: 52°10′N 9°15′E / 52.167°N 9.250°E / 52.167; 9.250
StateLower Saxony
 • MayorHarald Krueger (SPD)
 • Total120.39 km2 (46.48 sq mi)
62 m (203 ft)
 • Total18,112
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
31840 31833
Dialling codes05152
Vehicle registrationHM


  • Heinrich Beerbom (1892-1980), mayor, city manager and honorary citizen of Bramsche
  • Wilhelm Beisner (1911-?), German SD and SS- Guide and arms dealer, agent
  • Otto Deppmeyer (born 1947), politician (CDU), Member of Landtag
  • Richard Krentzlin (1864-1956), died in Hessisch Oldendorf, piano teacher and composer
  • Heinrich Krone (1895-1989), politician (Centre Party, CDU) Member of the Reichstag, Member of the Bundestag
  • Ilske Laginges (-1558), the first victim of the Witch-hunt process[2]
  • Konrad Schlüsselburg (1543-1619), German Lutheran theologian
  • Gustav Süß (1823-1881), born in Rumbeck, painter and author of children's books
  • Hans Peter Thul (1948), politicians (CDU) Member of Landtag and Bundestag
  • Karl Ludwig August Heino von Münchausen (1759-1836) officer in the American Revolutionary War and poet
  • Ludolph Münchausen (1570-1640), known as the scholar, collected at the time the largest and most famous library in Northern Germany
  • Albert Wehrhahn (1848-1942), born in Oldendorf, school official in Hannover, a pioneer of the Special education, local historian, honorary citizen of Hessisch Oldendorf
  • Ludwig Wessel (1879-1922), Protestant Pastor of St. Nicolai Church in Berlin