Neu Wulmstorf

Neu Wulmstorf  (Low German: Vosshusen) is a municipality ('Einheitsgemeinde') in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It changed its name on December 11, 1964 from ″Wulmstorf″ to ″Neu Wulmstorf″. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

Neu Wulmstorf

Coat of arms
Location of Neu Wulmstorf within Harburg district
Neu Wulmstorf
Neu Wulmstorf
Coordinates: 53°27′46″N 9°47′44″E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHarburg
Government
  MayorWolf-Egbert Rosenzweig (SPD)
Area
  Total56.16 km2 (21.68 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total21,136
  Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21629
Dialling codes040 and 04168
Vehicle registrationWL
Websitewww.neu-wulmstorf.de

The municipality of Neu Wulmstorf consists of:

Geography

Neu Wulmstorf is situated between Hamburg in the east, the marsh of the Altes Land in the north, the forest of the Harburg Hills (Harburger Berge) in the south east, Buchholz in der Nordheide and the geest to the south, and Buxtehude to the west. The municipality incorporates eleven villages and most of the area marks the north north west outskirts of the larger natural region of the Lüneburg Heath in North Germany.

The landscape is dominated by the transition from the marsh in the north to the geest in south east. On the marsh side lies the village of Rübke in the Lower Saxon Elbe marshes at sea level and the nature reserve (Naturschutzgebiet) Moore bei Buxtehude (mire), which is home to the corn crake.

The town of Neu Wulmstorf sits right on the transitions from the mire up to the geest.

Further up, the villages Wulmstorf, Daerstorf, Schwiederstorf, Rade are marking the highest elevations of Neu Wulmstorf on the western outskirts of the Harburg Hills.

The villages of Ardestorf, Elstorf, Bachheide, Rade, Mienenbüttel and Ohlenbüttel lie on a stretch reaching from the north east to the south end of the municipality.

Population

On December 31, 2013 there were 20,384 registered people living in Neu Wulmstorf. The population roughly doubled during the past 42 years.[2] See below for the development of the population (all on December 31): [3]

1961197019871992199720022007201220132014
TotalPopulation6.754[2]10.011[2]14.22716.75118.84120.54320.64920.97920.384[4]22.274[5]
June 1987 = 100 %101,5 %119,5 %134,4 %146,6 %147,3 %149,7 %

Infrastructure

The relatively young town of Neu Wulmstorf grew at the intersection of two old trails. The main road connecting Rübke in the marsh with the geest villages of Wulmstorf and Elstorf intersects with the Bundesstraße 73 as the main road connecting Stade and Cuxhaven with Hamburg. It dominates the town as it cuts through from east to west. Just before the geest, the Lower Elbe Railway marked the north border of the Neu Wulmstorf village for many years, with the Neu Wulmstorf S-Bahn station. The station bore the name Daerstorf before that village including the exclave on which the station was built upon, got incorporated into Neu Wulmstorf.

Another axis is the connection from Buxtehude to Buchholz. The first stretch of the Bundesstraße 3, intersects with the Bundesautobahn 1 at the south tip of the municipality.

Transportation

Neu Wulmstorf is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train of Hamburg with the station Neu Wulmstorf. Bus service connects Neu Wulmstorf to Hamburg-Neugraben.

Education

Neu Wulmstorf has three primary schools. Secondary schools are the Hauptschule Vossbarg, the Realschule Vierkaten and the Gymnasium Neu Wulmstorf.[6]

Sports

Neu Wulmstorf has several sporting areas including a sports centre with swimming hall in the centre of the village. These clubs provide a rich sports life:

  • TVV Neu Wulmstorf
  • TSV Elstorf
  • BSC Neu Wulmstorf
  • Schützenverein Neu Wulmstorf
  • DLRG

Twin town

References

  1. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. Statistisches Bundesamt, ed. (1983), Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27. Mai 1970 bis 31. Dezember 1982 (in German), Stuttgart und Mainz: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, p. 229, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 6.754 Einwohner am 6. Juni 1961 und 10.011 Einwohner am 27. Mai 1970, jeweils mit den später eingemeindeten Orten.
  3. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 2001–2012, Bevölkerungsfortschreibung, Tabelle K1000014, 353026 Neu Wulmstorf
  4. vorOrt Magazin, Januar 2014, S.60: „Zum 30. November 2013: 22.034 Einwohner, 21.245 Hauptwohnsitz, 789 Nebenwohnsitz“
  5. Einwohnerstatistik 2004-2014, Gemeinde Neu Wulmstorf, mit Haupt- und Nebenwohnung
  6. Gymnasium Neu Wulmstorf
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