Nienburg, Lower Saxony

Nienburg (official name: Nienburg/Weser) (Low German: Nienborg, Neenborg or Negenborg) is a town and capital of the district Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.


Coat of arms
Location of Nienburg within Nienburg district
Coordinates: 52°38′28″N 9°12′25″E
StateLower Saxony
Subdivisions4 districts
  MayorHenning Onkes (Ind.)
  Total64.45 km2 (24.88 sq mi)
25 m (82 ft)
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05021
Vehicle registrationNI


Situated on the scenic German Timber-Frame Road, Nienburg lies on the river Weser, approximately 55 km (34 mi) southeast of Bremen, and 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Hanover. Nienburg is the largest town in the Middle Weser Region.



(as of Dec. 31st)[2]


Nienburg, including quarters

  • Erichshagen
  • Holtorf
  • Langendamm
  • Schäferhof/Kattriede
  • Nordertor
  • Leintor
  • Lehmwandlung
  • Alpheide


The major reason for the emergence and development of Nienburg into the largest city in the Middle Weser region was its location at a convenient ford in the Weser River, leading to multiple trade routes radiating from the location. As early as 1025 the location was referred to as Negenborg, i.e. New Castle. In 1215 it began to be referred to as a city, a civitas, when Count Henry I of Hoya began the residence of his ruling line. From 1582 until 1866 the Guelph (Welf) Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg controlled the county, except for Napoleonic French rule from 1803 to 1813.[3]

The former suburb Wölpe refers to Grafen (earl) von Wölpe and the associated castle.



The mayor is Henning Onkes (independent). He was reelected in 2014 against three competitors.[4]

Local council (Stadtrat)

The 38 members of the "Stadtrat" are divided among:

  • CDU: 13, among them the second deputy mayor Wilhelm Schlemermeyer
  • SPD:14, among them the first deputy mayor Rolf Warnecke
  • Alliance '90/The Greens: 6, among them the third deputy mayor Hedda Freese
  • FDP: 1
  • Wählergemeinschaft - Independent Union of Citizens WG 3
  • The Left (Germany): 1
  • One additional vote by the elected mayor of Nienburg, Mr. Henning Onkes, who doesn't belong to any political party

The elections in September 2016 showed the following results:

  • CDU: 13 seats
  • SPD: 12 seats
  • Alliance 90/The Greens: 5 seats
  • Wählergruppe Nienburg: 3seats
  • FDP: 2 seats
  • THE LEFT: 2 seats
  • ULN: 1 seat

International relations

Nienburg is twinned with:[5]

Notable people

See also


  1. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. "Home". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. "Startseite - Stadt Nienburg/Weser". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. "Nach dem vorläufigen Ergebnis der Direktwahl ist eine Stichwahl erforderlich" (PDF). Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. "Nienburg - freundschaften". (in German). Nienburg (Weser). Retrieved 2019-12-04.
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