Lamspringe is a village and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Hildesheim. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Harbarnsen, Neuhof, Sehlem and Woltershausen are part of the municipality Lamspringe.

Lamspringe
Main street
Main street
Coat of arms of Lamspringe
Coat of arms
Location of Lamspringe within Hildesheim district
Hildesheim (district)Lower SaxonyHolzminden (district)Northeim (district)Goslar (district)Wolfenbüttel (district)SalzgitterHamelin-PyrmontHanover (district)Peine (district)LandwehrWinzenburgEverodeFredenLamspringeCoppengraveHarbarnsenSehlemSehlemNeuhofWoltershausenAdenstedtBockenemAlfeldDuingenSarstedtAlgermissenHarsumGiesenNordstemmenHildesheimElzeBethelnGronauGronauEimeDiekholzenDespetalDiekholzenSchellertenSchellertenSöhldeBad SalzdetfurthHolleWeenzenMarienhagenHoyershausenBantelnRhedenBrüggenEberholzenSibbesseWestfeldAlmstedtLamspringe in HI.svg
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Lamspringe is located in Germany
Lamspringe
Lamspringe
Lamspringe is located in Lower Saxony
Lamspringe
Lamspringe
Coordinates: 51°57′N 10°00′E / 51.950°N 10.000°E / 51.950; 10.000Coordinates: 51°57′N 10°00′E / 51.950°N 10.000°E / 51.950; 10.000
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHildesheim
Government
 • MayorAndreas Humbert[1]
Area
 • Total70.46 km2 (27.20 sq mi)
Elevation
211 m (692 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,627
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31195
Vehicle registrationHI
Websitewww.lamspringe.de

It was known historically as the seat of the former Lamspringe Abbey, of which the church and other buildings remain.

Lamspringe Church of former monastery

Lamspringe was the seat of the former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Lamspringe.

Sons and daughters of the placeEdit

  • Kurt Hotmeyer (1905-1967), SS doctor
  • Richard Mühe (1929-2009), watchmaker and physicist
  • Lothar Hampe (born 1946), politician (CDU)

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lamspringe at Wikimedia Commons