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|• Mayor (2020–25)||Helma Spöring (Ind.)|
|• Total||334.8 km2 (129.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||49 m (161 ft)|
|• Density||91/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Walsrode (German pronunciation: [valsˈʁoːdə] ⓘ; Low German: Wasra) is a town in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The former municipality Bomlitz was merged into Walsrode in January 2020.
986 Foundation of Walsrode Abbey by Count Walo. The first recorded mention of the town is dated May 7, 986.
1383 The dukes of Brunswick and Lüneburg grant Walsrode a town charter.
1479 First recorded instance of Walsrode's coat of arms. At the end of the 15th century the sculptor Hans Brüggemann, creator of the renowned Bordesholm Altar of Schleswig Cathedral, is born in the town.
Early modern times
1757 The town is totally destroyed by a catastrophic fire.
1814 Walsrode is incorporated in the Kingdom of Hanover.
1866 Annexation of Walsrode by Prussia.
1890 Railroad first extends to Walsrode.
1957 The German border patrol agency (Bundesgrenzschutz) establishes a training school in the town.
Places of interest
Twin towns – sister cities
- Blainville-sur-Orne, France
- Gernrode (Quedlinburg), Germany
- Hibbing, United States
- Kępice, Poland
- Kovel, Ukraine
- Zaltbommel, Netherlands
- Hans Brüggemann (c. 1480–1521), artist
- Louis Harms (1808–1865), lutheran pastor
- Frank Hibbing, founder of Hibbing
- Hermine Overbeck-Rohte (1869–1938), landscape painter
- Maren Kroymann (born 1949), actress and singer
- Gaby Papenburg (born 1960), sports journalist
- Frank Glorius (born 1972), chemist
- Onur Ayık (born 1990), footballer
- "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
- "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.
- "Partnerstädte" (in German). Walsrode. Retrieved 2021-12-09.