Wentorf bei Hamburg

Wentorf is a municipality in the district of Lauenburg in the south of Schleswig-Holstein.

  • 6.1 Education
  • 6.2 traffic


The community Wentorf lies with its municipal area in the southwestern part of the Duchy of Lauenburg. It is bordered to the south and west by Hamburg in the north on the other side of the Bille location, for Stormarn belonging Reinbek city and on the east by the municipalities Wohltorf and Börnsen. The municipality covers 686.6 ha In Wentorf springs the Schulenbrooksbek.


The place was first mentioned in 1217 under the name Wenetdorp documented. The meaning of the name is obvious: " Wendedorf " was inhabited by Slavic Village. Throughout its turbulent history, Wentorf has changed fundamentally. Relationships between the distant past and present are only sporadically seen.

In the Middle Ages Wentorf belonged to the monastery Reinbek, after the Reformation in the stately office Schwarzenbek. After the administrative reform of 1889 established a structural change in the old farming village. Near the Bille and the train station was a residential area. In other districts to artisans and laborers settled. Until 1910, the village Wentorf had developed with its scenic location in a suburb of Hamburg, with 1200 inhabitants. Since the mid 19th century, the city was connected by rail and road with the city of Hamburg. This approach Wentorf was moved to the economic and commercial center of Hamburg and received entirely different scope than most of their rural character safeguarding the neighboring communities.

Barracks were built shortly before the Second World War in Wentorf that housed over 3000 soldiers. After 1945, the system for "displaced persons" and from 1952 to 1960 was used as a transit camp for refugees from the GDR.

From 1960 to the mid-1990s was Wentorf Bundeswehr site. In the Bose - Bergmann -Kaserne and the Bismarck Kaserne, much of the Panzergrenadier Brigade 16 was stationed.


In Wentorf there is an Evangelical Lutheran church, 1952 Martin Luther Church was built.

The Catholic community Wentorfs belonged since the merger of the Catholic parishes from Reinbek, Glindemann and Trittau the first of January 2006 the municipality " Niels Stensen Seliger ", whose main church of the Sacred Heart Church in Reinbek is.


The community met for their interlacing or short-range inter-municipal tasks, namely next to the sewage in particular in the field of education (high school, junior high school, secondary school, primary school, school kindergarten ), but also in the fields of sport, culture, environmental protection. The zoning of the community is focused on a further continuous growth of the population up to a maximum of 14,000 inhabitants.

Parish council

The 23 seats in the municipal council groups since the municipal election held on May 26, 2013 following the various groups:

  • CDU: 7 seats
  • SPD: 5 seats
  • GREEN: 5 seats
  • UWW: 4 seats
  • FDP: 2 seats

Citizens chief is Andreas Hein ( CDU).

Coat of arms

Blazon: "In a gold sechsspeichiges black cartwheel under a green diamond ring in chief. "

The coat of arms colors of gold, black and green were the colors of the Ascanians, the Dukes of Saxe- Lauenburg, taken from the particular history of the village Wentorf five centuries. The cartwheel indicates the importance that possessed this invention for economic development and has Wentorfs. It reminds of the clamping services that had to make the Hufner his master for centuries, to the timber industry of the farmers and the trade and transit traffic on the former freight route between Lübeck and Hamburg, the present Federal Road 207 is the green diamond ring in chief over the cartwheel the reference to the history Wentorfs forth and defines the uniqueness of the fixed wheel as a symbol of the community. The green diamond ring is also handed down from the crest of the askanischen ancestors. The Dukes of Saxe -Lauenburg saw him as a symbol of the prosperity of their country - and their compatriots - to.


In the list of cultural monuments in Wentorf are registered in the list of monuments of Schleswig- Holstein cultural monuments.


Today is Wentorf central place ( outskirts core 2nd order ) with over 11,000 inhabitants. Among the economically active population, there are many commuters who work mostly in Hamburg.

The economy is largely dominated by small businesses and crafts, in addition there is also the European headquarters of Sanrio in Wentorf.


In Wentorf there is a primary school, a school and a regional high school. The regional school Wentorf is an amalgamation of the Fritz Woodpecker (Hauptschule ) and the secondary school. The merger took place in the school year 2010/2011. An additional offer of the regional school is open all-day school.

In Wentorf there is also the National Support Centre Language (formerly State boarding school for speech impaired).

Wentorf has eight kindergartens. The Community Library holds approximately 19,000 volumes in stock, which should appeal to children up to 12 years focus.


By bus 235 Wentorf connection obtained at the Hamburg Transport Association ( HVV). The buses run between the S-Bahn station Reinbek, S- and long-distance traffic station Hamburg -Bergedorf, as well as the S-Bahn station Nettelnburg. From Reinbeker station Hamburg's city center can be reached within 26 minutes.

In addition Wentorf connection to the bus line has 8810th This connects, coming from Bergedorf, the place with the neighboring villages Börnsen, Dassendorf, Schwarzenbek and finally ends in Mölln ZOB.

Wentorf is crossed by the highway 207 that leads to Hamburg -Bergedorf in one or Mölln and Ratzeburg in the other direction.


  • Carl von Tiedemann (1878-1979), Lieutenant-General
  • Achim Reichel ( born 1944 ), musician, composer and producer
  • Christian Bruhn ( born 1934 ), composer, arranger, and lyricist
  • Fritz Specht (1891-1975), German writer down
  • Volker Schirrmacher (* 1943), cancer researcher and immunologist
  • Carina Witthöft (* 1995), German tennis player