Hildesheim (district)

The Hildesheim is a district in the south of Lower Saxony. It is bordered to the west by the district of Hamelin -Pyrmont, on the north by the Hannover region and the district of Peine, in the east on the Wolfenbüttel district and the district-free city of Salzgitter, and on the south by the districts of Goslar, Northeim and wood Minden. The county area coincides with the same landscape association.

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  • 3.2 Healthcare


The Hildesheim is characterized by a large scenic manifestations, mainly due to the transition from the low mountain range in the North German Plain. Therefore, the district can be broadly divided into four natural areas: the western, densely populated Hildesheimer Borde and Calenberger Lößbörde, and the easternmost, wooded lower Innerste England and Leinebergland. Rather, in the southern district area are the mountains and ridges such as the Osterwald, Thüster Mountain, Ith, Hils, the seven mountains, the foothills, the Hildesheim Forest, the Duinger forest, grove mountain, sack forest and seltzer to find. The area in the southeastern district area in Bockenem in the catchment area of Nice called Ambergau.

From the south-eastern edge of the district of Hildesheim, the innermost of grass village, about Hildesheim pulls up to the northwestern edge of the circle by Ruthe, where it flows into the lead. In the western district of the line passing through the towns of Alfeld and Gronau.

The Hildesheim has a north- Südausdehnung of 45 km ( Ummeln to Wetteborn ), one from west to east by 49 km ( Capellenhagen to Soehlde ). The city centrally located as the main center in the district of Hildesheim is about 83 m. The highest point in the district of Hildesheim is the Mere cell with 480.4 m in the Hils at Coppengrave, the deepest point at 59 m in the valley of Ruthe. The average annual temperature is 8.5 ° C.

History and Politics

The county was founded in the wake of the then district reform on 1 August 1977 by the merger of the previously independent city of Hildesheim with counties Alfeld (Leine) and Hildesheim - Marienburg. The latter was, in turn, in 1946, created by amalgamation of the former district of Hildesheim with the circle Marienburg, which was in the eastern part of today's circuit and its administrative headquarters was also in Hildesheim.

The further history of the district of Hildesheim goes to the administrative district of Hildesheim, the Principality of Hildesheim ( to 1802 independent), the diocese of Hildesheim and the Saxon Gau Astfala back. In the town of Alfeld (Leine) is 're still an outside seat of the district administration remained.

A planned merger of the counties Peine and Hildesheim is planned for 1 November 2016.

District Captains

District administrators


In Article 28 of the Basic Law stipulates that counties and municipalities have a representative body that emerges in general, direct, free, equal and secret elections. In the rural districts the name of this civic representative council. The district council activity is not an occupation, but is exercised by the elected representatives and elected officials in addition to their normal occupations and activities. The district council is elected for a term of 5 years. The last election was held on 11 September 2011, the current term began on 1 November 2011. Beside the district administrator to the council of the district of Hildesheim district council belong to 62 deputies.

After the local elections on 11 September 2011, gives the following distribution of seats:


Reiner Wegner was elected in 2006 to full-time district administrator of Hildesheim and thus succeeds by Ingrid Baule (2000-2006 ). The District Administrator is elected for eight years; his term of office was extended in December 2013 to 31 October 2016 district council decision. Against the term extension, the CDU / FDP group of the county end in February 2014 has filed an emergency petition with action before the Administrative Court of Hanover. The district has board positions and is also one to the other institutions circuit Committee ( as chairman ) and district ( as a voting member ) to.

In addition to the District of the First District Councilor of governance belongs to. Since the spring of 2012, Olaf Levonen first county council and general representative of the district administrator. His term ends in 2020.

The district administration is divided into four departments and 18 specialized services, and 8 organizational units with currently about 1,000 employees.

Economy and infrastructure

In addition to a wide range of medium-sized and major industrial companies with an international reputation in the district of Hildesheim have their headquarters concentrate on their core competencies of the business location on the areas of automotive, logistics / distribution / transport, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering / electronics, paper production / processing as well as due to the prolific German soil the Hildesheim Borde agriculture. The largest economic centers are the cities of Hildesheim, Alfeld, Sarstedt, Bad Salzdetfurth, Bockenem, Elze, Gronau and the community Harsum.

Major companies include Blaupunkt (Hildesheim ), Bosch ( Hildesheim ), GEA Ecoflex ( Sarstedt ), WABCO, Landré (both Gronau ), Meteor rubber plants ( Bockenem ), Sappi ( Alfeld ), etc.

The purchasing power index per capita in the region of Hildesheim is 104.2 (Germany = 100, 2004). There are 6681 companies with social insurance contributions (2002), of which 22.3% belong to the manufacturing sector, 82.6 % in services, 4.1% for Land-/Forst-/Fischereiwirtschaft.


The Hildesheim is a very good transport developed. By the district run the Federal Highway 7, including the federal highways 1, 3, 6, 243 and 494, the branch canal Hildesheim between the Midland Canal and Hildesheimer harbor and the ICE main railway line Kassel Berlin. More diverse north-south and east-west rail lines run through the county territory.

In the city of Hildesheim most of the thoroughfares converge. It is therefore an important and inter-regional main transport hub.

Public transport in the district of Hildesheim handles the regional transport Hildesheim GmbH ( RVHi ).

Health service

Coat of arms

Blazon: In gold and red divided by battlements section; above a rotgekrönter and geschnäbelter growing black eagle; down between two stag antlers a golden rose with silver slugs.

Symbolism: The coat of arms of the district. Elements of the emblem include the half, rising eagle from the coat of arms of the city of Hildesheim, the rose refers to the 1000 year old rose tree at Hildesheim Cathedral and the deer antler is derived from the old county coat of arms merged into the district of Hildesheim circles Alfeld and Hildesheim Marienburg which contained a deer or a deer's head. The colors of gold and red are the traditional colors of the diocese and the city of Hildesheim.


The cultural development is a priority goal of the district of Hildesheim, its implementation is forging ahead through the Cultural Office since 1999.

A deliberately operated networking promotes regional awareness of activities "on the spot ". Thus, besides cultural highlights, there is a variety of interesting, exciting local culture scenes.

It's about to have a cultural landscape are visible, which is alive in the sense of the word, where the players know each other and are able - with all the competition - basically to agree on common goals; for example, the vision of a region, which essentially distinguishes itself through its cultural products and defined.

From the concept of networking out 2005 NetzWerk Culture & home Boerde Leinetal eV originated as a merger of different initiatives, institutions, associations and individuals who are committed to the objectives of cultural development: for example, to promote the identification of the population with their environment and to evoke cultural activities discourses which also affect general interests of the community. The NetWork Culture & home again initiated projects in the region who wish to be understood as a contribution to securing the future viability of rural areas.

The Culture Information System kulturium for quite some time creating a virtual reference throughout the cultural infrastructure of the region with the aim to make the same available both for providers of cultural services as well as for the audience.

Cities and Towns

In brackets the number of inhabitants on 31 December 2012 unit communities

Joint communities with their member communities

* Head Samtgemeinde management

  • 2 Samtgemeinde Freden ( Leine) ( 4821 )
  • 3 Samtgemeinde Gronau ( Leine) ( 13,678 )
  • 4 Samtgemeinde Lamspringe ( 5801 )