The district of Schaumburg is a district in the central Lower Saxony, west of Hanover.

  • 4.1 Kreistag
  • 4.2 District
  • 4.3 Public Finance
  • 4.4 Cooperations
  • 4.5 Coat of Arms
  • 5.1 Economics
  • 5.2 traffic
  • 5.3 Healthcare
  • 6.1 costumes
  • 6.2 initiatives
  • 6.3 Sports
  • 6.4 Archives


In the south, the scenery from the Weser Uplands ( Harrl, Süntel, Bückeberg, Deister and Weser mountain range) is marked. In the north, where the North German plain begins, is the Schaumburg Forest and Nature Park Steinhude. To the west of the Weser is the the neighboring district of Minden - Luebbecke belonging Porta Westfalica, which lies just a few kilometers away from the county and state border. In the east Schaumburg benefits from the proximity to the state capital of Hanover.

Neighboring districts

In the North Clockwise starting at the Schaumburg borders the Nienburg / Weser, the Hanover region, the district of Hamelin -Pyrmont, and the two North Rhine-Westphalia Lippe and Minden- Luebbecke circles.

Nature Reserves

In the district of Schaumburg, there are 18 nature reserves. The largest ( crest of the Weser mountain range ) has an area of ​​452 hectares, the smallest ( in Bergkamp ) an area of ​​2 ha


The district of Schaumburg was formed as part of the Lower Saxon Circle reform on 1 August 1977 from the two former districts of Schaumburg-Lippe and Schaumburg County, where the city Hessian Oldendorf was assigned to the district of Hamelin -Pyrmont. The communities Großenheidorn, Idensermoor - Niengraben and Steinhude already were incorporated on March 1, 1974 after Wunstorf and changed so that in the county of Hanover. The Schaumburg united since back in about the historic medieval country Schaumburg. This was in 1647 divided among the Landgrave of Hesse -Kassel, Count of Lippe and the Duchy Calenberg. From the Hessian part of the County of Schaumburg, who came to the Prussian province of Hesse -Nassau in 1866, was then a circle Schaumburg County ( county seat Rinteln ) was performed and 1932 in an administrative reform in Prussia, the Province of Hanover was assigned.

The part of the county of Lippe Schaumburg was called after 1647 County of Schaumburg-Lippe, which in 1807 rose to the principality, in 1918 the Free State and was until 1946 still remained an independent country that then was to become the new state of Lower Saxony. The country Schaumburg -Lippe consisted of the two counties Biickeburg and Hagen, which were combined to the district of Schaumburg -Lippe 1948.

Cities and Towns

In brackets the number of inhabitants on 31 December 2012.

Unit communities

Joint communities with their member communities

* Head Samtgemeinde management

  • 3 Samtgemeinde nominal village ( 16,584 )
  • 4 Samtgemeinde Niedernwöhren ( 8223 )
  • 5 Samtgemeinde Nienstädt ( 10,229 )



On 11 September 2011, a new council was elected:

FDP and WE have formed a group. SPD and CDU have a " thematic cooperation " agreed after talks between the SPD and the Greens failed. In March 2012, the deputies of the Left has withdrawn from the party and formed with representatives from the FDP and WE since September 25, 2012, a new group.


District since the March 1, 2011 Jörg Farr ( SPD), who came into office as a non-party candidate for the SPD. Since December 2011 he has been a member of the SPD. He replaces the since 1 October 1998 incumbent Heinz -Gerhard Schötteldreier (SPD ), who had to retire before the expiration of the term for reaching the age limit. In the early election of the chief administrative officer on 31 October 2010 Farr was elected with 60.4 % of the valid votes.

Public Finance

The total budget for 2013 amounts to 271.6 million euros. To finance new debt in the amount of 10.1 million euros is planned. The debt will thus increase by the end of 2013 to ~ 191 million euros.


  • On 1 January 2013, the duties of the Audit Office were transferred to the county Nienburg.
  • Since April 4, 2013, the integrated rescue coordination center Nienburg / Schaumburg is based in the city of Hagen in operation. She is responsible for coordinating the operations of fire and rescue services in both counties.

Coat of arms

Blazon: "In a red field with blue hem with a silver nettle leaf. "

( The landmark of the district, the Schaumburg, in the Middle Ages the ancestral home of the Schaumburg counts, stands on the Nesselberg in the district of Schaumburg Rinteln the city. )

Economy and infrastructure


In the district, the services sector has the largest share of the gross domestic product. Besides plays, because of the landscape and historical development, tourism is a major role. Nationally known companies in the furniture industry, glass production, mining and construction industries, among others, as well as the operation of the baths spas, were able to assert themselves in the last years of economic difficulty only partially.


By the district run the Weser and the Mittelland Canal. The BAB 2 traverses the county in northeast direction to the terminal points Bad Eilsen (35 ), Rehren (36) Lauenau (37) and bath nominal village (38). The B 65 leads from Minden coming over Biickeburg and Hagen Bad nominal village and from there to Hanover. The B 83 leads of Hamelin Coming west of Biickeburg in the B 65, the B 238 runs in a north -south direction of Stone Mountain ( suburb of Rinteln ) about Rinteln to Lemgo and Detmold and the B 442 of Neustadt am Ruebenberge from over Wunstorf, bath nominal village and Lauenau after Eimbeckhausen.

The district is linked with the lines S1 ( Haste - Hanover - Minden ) and S2 ( Haste-Hannover-Nienburg/Weser ) to the S -Bahn Hannover. In addition, the RE- lines Braunschweig -Hannover- Minden associate with drive to Bielefeld and Osnabrück and Rheine. Furthermore, in the south crosses the North Western Railway of frets / wages on Bad Oeynhausen- Rinteln -Hameln to Hildesheim or floor castle the district area.

Health service

In Hagen and Rinteln the hospital Schaumburg operates two acute care hospitals, in Biickeburg also exists with the hospital Bethel another acute care hospital. There are also several clinics, especially in the health resorts. On 16 December 2008 a merger of three existing hospitals under the umbrella of proDiako, a closure of the existing hospitals and new churches in Upper was decided. A building permit was issued in the spring of 2013. Following the planned completion in 2015, a total of 437 beds are planned.


To cultural concerns, the Schaumburg countryside cares.


In the Schaumburg area, three of the most colorful costumes of Germany were developed. From Schaumburg costume originated around 1800 Bückeburger that Friller and Lindhorster costume. All have a red skirt. The women in the Bückeburger costume are characterized by the so-called black Flights or loop cap. The Lindhorster wore a black hood over her beribboned forward sloping topknot. The rare Friller costume had a little cap of silk ribbon. The red skirt was worn until well into the 1990s. The costume is sponsored and maintained by folklore groups.


" Schaumburg is colorful " is a 2001 by the Workers' Welfare Association Circle Schaumburg eV in cooperation with the district of Schaumburg and the community college launched action against xenophobia and intolerance. In 2002 he released a brochure that the diversity and the problems of multicultural life in Schaumburg summarized (10,000 copies). It promoted the printed products of the Lower Saxony State Agency for Civic Education. It was also " Schaumburg is colorful " honored in 2003 by the Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance as an excellent project with a cash prize of 3,000 euros. A volunteer working group created then a "Municipal Action Plan for openness and democracy - against racism and intolerance in the district of Schaumburg ."


The annual grassroots event for the Schaumburg area, the Jahn- Mountain Gymnastics Festival, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2010. It is carried out since 1935 on the Bückeberg, since 1979 in the open area of youth, education and recreation Center ( JBFC ) Bückeberg, and attracts hundreds of participants from a variety of associations of Schaumburg country and onlookers. Some individual competitions of the events take place in the upper churches and city of Hagen.


The archive of the district of Schaumburg is located on deposit in the State Archives Biickeburg.