Helpsen is a municipality in the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, and as a place of Samtgemeinde Nienstädt their administrative headquarters.

  • 2.1 Helpsen
  • 2.2 Kirchhorsten
  • 2.3 Südhorsten
  • 2.4 Amalgamations
  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor / Administration
  • 3.3 Finance
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Economics
  • 5.3 Public bodies
  • 5.4 Education


Geographical Location

The districts of the municipality Helpsen lie west of the county town of Hagen between the Bückeberg the Schaumburg Forest in an open landscape. Among the cities Hagen, Upper churches and Biickeburg the distance in each case is about 7 kilometers.


The municipality consists of the villages Helpsen Helpsen, Kirchhorsten and Südhorsten. The focus of the settlement is located on the mountain pitcher.

Neighboring communities

Starting in the north- east clockwise adjacent to Helpsen: the county seat town of Hagen, the community Nienstädt, the upper city churches and communities Seggebruch and Hespe. The communities Helpsen, Hespe and Seggebruch together form the " Bergkrug communities ".



The village was first mentioned in 1208 as Help Bergersen. In a document Bishop Heinrich von Minden transferred tithes of seven hooves to the monastery upper churches. The basic rule was the Count of Holstein- Schaumburg. In the division of the county of Schaumburg 1647/1648 Helpsen came (as well as church and Südhorsten ) for Lippe part and thus to the House of Schaumburg -Lippe. 1871, the place is called, together with the manor as a rural community. From 1899 to 1948, the village belonged to the circle Biickeburg, from 1948 to 1977 for the district of Schaumburg -Lippe. On March 1, 1974, Helpsen, Hespe, Nienstädt and Seggebruch merged to Samtgemeinde Nienstädt. Since August 1, 1977, the community belongs to the district of Schaumburg.


Kirchhorsten is first mentioned in a document of 1165 as unconfirmed Hursten. The Bishop of Minden confirmed the donation of property of the noble gentlemen Miribilis to the Minden Church. Possessions had here especially the upper monastery churches, the Church of Minden and the Burgmannen of Schaumburg. Beginning of the 13th century, the place is also called as Kirchdorf. In 1847, Kirchhorsten a railway connection to the route between Hanover and Cologne. 1925 (now People's Bank) founded the savings and loan fund.


1281 Südhorsten was mentioned as Sudhorsten first occasion of a transfer of ownership to the upper pin churches documented. Overall, the pen was well off strong here. The basic and interest rule had held 1627 the Counts of Holstein- Schaumburg. Since 1757 coal mining was cited as a source of income. 1871 Südhorsten was designated as rural community.


On March 1, 1974, the municipalities were integrated Kirchhorsten and Südhorsten.


Parish council

The Council of the Municipality Council consists of eleven women and councilors.

  • CDU - 4 seats
  • SPD - 6 seats
  • Green - 1 seat

(As at municipal election on September 11, 2011)

Mayor / Administration

Mayor is Manfred Kesselring (SPD). The municipal director of the Council Samtgemeinde Mayor Ditmar Köritz has ordered. The Municipal Office is located at Bahnhofstrasse 29


The financial regulation in 2013 has as a result of household income of ~ 2.4 million euros and expenses of ~ 2.9 million euros. The financial budget Proceeds of ~ 2.2 million euros and disbursements of ~ 2.7 million euros are expected. Of these, as outflow for investing activities 171,000 euros provided. Borrowings are planned.


  • TV Bergkrug eV with the fields of basketball, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, gymnastics and health sports
  • TuS Südhorsten with the divisions football and tennis
  • Shooting club Südhorsten with a shooting range

Two halls, tennis courts and a sports park is available on the Sport mode. The building at the Sportpark Südhorsten is simultaneously operated as a community center.

Economy and infrastructure


East of the township the B 65 About this are in a short time the connection points bath nominal village and Bad Eilsen to reach the BAB 2 runs. Helpsen has a station on the S- Bahn line S1 Minden with the station Kirchhorsten - Wunstorf - Hanover. Trains run every hour. Public transport is handled in the district Helpsen on a line of the company Rottmann and Spannuth ( RSO). In the districts Kirchhorsten and Südhorsten the SVG is responsible.


  • The largest employer is the company Hautau in the district Kirchhorsten. It is in the area of ​​hardware technology and automation around the window leader and has about 300 employees.
  • The People's Bank in Schaumburg also maintains in Kirchhorsten a main point. The Sparkasse Schaumburg is represented by a branch.
  • Around 30 businesses complete the offer.

Public institutions

  • For public safety and order, the police station Biickeburg is responsible. In Tagdienst a station in Upper churches is occupied by a branch office in the integrated municipality administration.
  • Fire protection is provided by the volunteer fire services Helpsen, Kirchhorsten and Südhorsten.
  • In Helpsen a branch of the old circle center Schaumburg is maintained. The house is run by a household concept.


In the pre-school sector together with the community Seggebruch a daycare center, a refuge and a crib is operated. Made educational opportunities in Nienstädt and a branch office in Seggebruch for elementary school students. In school center a comprehensive school is held. These include a gymnasium and a Kreissporthalle. Other secondary school located in Hagen and Biickeburg.


The evangelical Christians of all districts belong to the Church community Seggebruch. There is at the confluence Schachtstraße / Bergkrug the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

From 1955 to 2010, the Holy Catholic Church was in Helpsen cross. She was most recently a branch church of the parish of St. Joseph in Hagen, to the Catholic inhabitants of Helpsen are today. On November 20, 2010, the church was deconsecrated and demolished in 2011.