Martfeld

Martfeld is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is part of the Bruchhausen-Vilsen (Samtgemeinde) Collective Municipality.

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Location of Martfeld within Diepholz district
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Martfeld is located in Germany
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Martfeld is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°52′N 09°04′E / 52.867°N 9.067°E / 52.867; 9.067Coordinates: 52°52′N 09°04′E / 52.867°N 9.067°E / 52.867; 9.067
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictDiepholz
Municipal assoc.Bruchhausen-Vilsen
Government
 • MayorMarlies Plate (Greens)
Area
 • Total35.06 km2 (13.54 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,801
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27327
Dialling codes04255
Vehicle registrationDH
Websitewww.martfeld.de

GeographyEdit

Geographic LocationEdit

Martfeld is located approximately 36 km southeast of Bremen.

NeighborsEdit

Neighboring communities are Schwarme and Bruchhausen-Vilsen

Community BreakdownEdit

The following places belong administratively to Martfeld:

  • Hollen
  • Hustedt
  • Kleinenborstel
  • Loge
  • Martfelder Heide
  • Tuschendorf

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in a papal document personally signed by Pope Alexander III in 1179.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal CouncilEdit

  • SPD - 3 Seats
  • Green - 2 Seats
  • Others - 8 Seats

Partner TownsEdit

Culture and the ArtsEdit

StructuresEdit

  • Martfeld Mill: The Martfeld mill was first mentioned in the year 1583. Originally built as a block windmill, in 1840 it was rebuilt in three story Dutch-style. The mill burned to the ground after a lightning strike in 1851 and was rebuilt the same year. Between 1992 and 1999 the mill was completely renovated. The mill is the oldest windmill in the area.
  • Fehsenfeldsche Mill: Built in 1871 in the three story Dutch-style, the mill operated until 1971. In 1991 the mill was restored and is now used for weddings.

Public ArtEdit

  • On the village square can be found the stainless steel sculpture titled, “Entfaltund” (Development) by the Syke artists Elsa Töbelmann and Henning Greve. The sculpture was created in 1999 as part of the competition, “Our Village Beautiful.”

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