Heidgraben is a municipality in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig -Holstein.

The proportion of the population engaged in agriculture or as a tree nursery is only small, the vast majority commutes to jobs in the area or to Hamburg. Heidgraben has a primary school. Shopping on the spot do not exist, but the community is committed to establishing a food market in a planned village center.

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Geography and transport

Heidgraben located 18 kilometers north- west of Hamburg on the edge of the marsh areas of the project into the march Geest areas. It borders the small towns and Uetersen Tornesch, as well as on the communities of the north end of small and large northern end.

The relatively large municipal area has been inhabited rather scattered. In addition to the town center in the field of school there at the edges more residential projects as Heidgraben -northwest to march back and the edges to the neighboring cities and Uetersen Tornesch. Large parts of the township are designated as conservation area. The basis is adopted by the district administrator of the district of Pinneberg Reserve Regulation " marshy wetlands ( LSG 07) ".

On public transport, it is served by a bus service in the HVV between Tornesch and Uetersen. From Tornesch consist of rail links to Elmshorn, Pinneberg and Hamburg ( HVV - tariff).

East of Heidgraben runs the Federal Highway 23 from Pinneberg to Elmshorn. Heidgraben it is connected via the ramp or the ramp Tornesch Elmshorn.


Birth of the village

For the first time Heidgraben has been documented in the official books Pinneberger 1688. However, one can assume that it was at that time not yet a village, but largely uninhabited areas. In today's municipal territory stretched a barren moor and heath, traversed by a large ditch ( Heidgraben ), who led the march and had been applied to the drainage of swamps and marshes. The inhabitants of the adjacent fertile peat marshes stood here, which served as fuel.

At the beginning of the 18th century, the gradual cultivation began. 1735 Heidgraben first mentioned in the records of Amtsvogtei Uetersen as a village. Administratively, it belonged to the district of Great North end, from 1835 to the district wholesale north end within the Amtsvogtei Uetersen.

The first settlers in Heidgraben initially lived in cave-like dwellings built later thatched houses, such as the five sons of Hans Krohn family. Many colonists also had to work for the farmers march to support themselves and their family. In the remaining time they stung peat, kept some cattle, and the country began gradually to cultivate. Because of their small livestock manure for fertilizing initially was not enough, they had to bring their Torffahrten fertilizer from the cities. Gradually the situation improved somewhat, so that the new farmers were able to sell the meat or milk products on the surrounding markets. More products of the still poor residents Heidgrabens were heath roofing and mop of heath or sticks, and wooden clothes pegs.

Further development

The old school building (built in 1826) of Great Northern end of 2009 exists. But it is a long time no longer used as a school. The photo shows the state of 1983.


Since the local elections of 2008, the SPD and the CDU eleven six seats in the municipal council.


Culture and sights

Known Heidgrabener

  • Justin Balk (born 1972 ), singer and songwriter
  • Stephanie Grebe (* 1988), German table tennis player and participant in the Paralympic Games in 2012
  • Hubertus Lehner (1907-2006), expressionist painter and graphic artist
  • Gisela Lehner, born in the field, (1919-1998), painter and graphic artist