Undeloh

Undeloh (Low German: Unnel) is a village in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Undeloh

Coat of arms
Location of Undeloh within Harburg district
Undeloh
Undeloh
Coordinates: 53°11′46″N 9°59′00″E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHarburg
Municipal assoc.Hanstedt
Area
  Total48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total999
  Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21274
Dialling codes04189
Vehicle registrationWL

Geography

Location

Undeloh lies on the Lüneburg Heath near its highest hill, the Wilseder Berg.

Neighbouring communities

Municipal divisions

The municipality or parish of Undeloh consists of 6 villages: Undeloh, Wehlen, Wesel, Meningen, Thonhof and Heimbuch.

Politics

Parish council

The parish council, which was elected on 10 September 2006, is made up as follows:

(as at: the local elections of 10 September 2006)

Coat-of-arms

A red clock tower with a green roof on a green base; in the left-hand black field a gold set of stag's antlers with a silver skull.


Economy and infrastructure

Undeloh is a popular destination on the heath, especially for the Hamburg region.

Transport

  • Car:

The nearest motorway exit is Egestorf on the A7.

  • Railway:

The nearest railway station is at Handeloh (11 km), but there is a better train service at Buchholz (22 km).

  • Bus:

Undeloh linked by KVG regional bus lines number 4207 (to Hanstedt/Hamburg-Harburg) and 5200 (to Salzhausen/Lüneburg). These lines belong to the Hamburg Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund or HVV).

In addition public schoolbuses run to schools at Egestorf, Hanstedt and Buchholz (lines 4611 and 4631).

Origins and history

The name Undeloh means something like "grove by the head of a stream" (Quellhain). A small pond, the so-called Hungerteich (aka the Hungerpohl), presumably supplied a lot of water in times of drought and could be used to water the fields and cattle. In addition tradesmen came from around the region in order to see whether it would be a dry or wet year.

References

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