Bispingen

Bispingen is a municipality in the Heidekreis district of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a popular tourist destination with several holiday/theme parks. Its territory also includes the nature preserve of the Lüneburg Heath around the Wilseder Berg.

Bispingen

Coat of arms
Location of Bispingen within Heidekreis district
Bispingen
Bispingen
Coordinates: 53°04′58″N 9°59′54″E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHeidekreis
Subdivisions9 Ortsteile
Government
  MayorSabine Schlüter
Area
  Total128.55 km2 (49.63 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total6,464
  Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29646
Dialling codes05194
Vehicle registrationHK
Websitewww.bispingen.de

Geography

Location

Bispingen is located on the River Luhe and is approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Soltau, or 50 km (31 mi) south of Hamburg. Bispingen lies near interchange 43 of the A 7 motorway.

Subdivisions

  • Bispingen
  • Hützel
  • Steinbeck an der Luhe (Steinbeck/Luhe)
  • Behringen
  • Volkwardingen
  • Hörpel
  • Borstel
  • Haverbeck (Nieder- and Oberhaverbeck)
  • Wilsede, heath village at the foot of the Wilseder Berg; population: ~35

Neighbouring villages and towns

Nearby towns

Economy

Bispingen is popular with tourists as a local recreation area and nature reserve.

Places of interest

Notable people

  • Waldemar Grube, founder of the firm, Grube KG Forstgerätestelle, which makes forestry equipment.

References

Further reading

  • Heinrich Schulz: Chronik von Wilsede, Stuttgart, 1967
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