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Coat of arms
Wennigsen  is located in Germany
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
 • Mayor Christoph Meineke (Ind.)
 • Total 53.78 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2006-06-30)
 • Total 14,102
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30974
Dialling codes 05103, 05109,
05105, 05045
Vehicle registration H

Wennigsen is a municipality in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the Deister hills, approx. 15 km southwest of Hanover.


Wennigsen borders on (from north and clockwise) Gehrden, Ronnenberg, Springe and Barsinghausen. The highest elevation is the Bröhn, the highests hill of the Deister with 405 meters.


The founding date of Wennigsen is unknown. It possibly dates back to 5th to 8th century. The first dated occurrence (1199 to 1206) is a copy of a certificate from bishop Hartbert of Hildesheim. At this time there was a settlement of Bernhard, earl of Poppenburg, in Wennigsen. He had three roses each with five leaves in his coat of arms. Today Wennigsen bears one of them in its coat of arms.

During the Thirty Years' War Wennigsen was near to be completely destroyed.

Duke Hanover (later of Brunswick-Lüneburg) split the Großvogtei

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