Circle Stormarn

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Wappen des Kreises Stormarn Lage des Kreises Stormarn in Deutschland
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: Schleswig-Holstein
administrative seat: Bath old RST
surface: 766.27 km ²
inhabitants: 224.290 (30. September 2005)
Population density: 293 inhabitants for each km ²
circle keys: 01 0 62
Kfz characteristics: OD
circle arrangement: 55 municipalities
of the district administration:
Mommsenstrasse 13
23843 bath old RST
land advice: Klaus Plöger (SPD)
Lage des Kreises Stormarn in Schleswig-Holstein

the circle Stormarn is a district of the Land of the Federal Republic Schleswig-Holstein. It belongs to the Metropolregion Hamburg.

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the circle Stormarn border in the north on that Circle Segeberg, in the northeast to the circle east Holstein and to the circle-free city Luebeck, in the east and the south to the circle duchy Lauenburg and in the west at the free one and Hanseatic city Hamburg.

The highest collection Stormarns is the small Hahnheider mountain with 100 m over NN.


„Stormarn “is on the old designation gau, a later county to lead back their inhabitant already into 8. Century as Stormarii (also Stormere) were designated.

  • Until about 600 Stormarn of Saxonia settled, the east border Stormarns to the today's circle duchy Lauenburg agrees in for instance with the historical border between Saxonia and turns of the time at that time.
  • 1111 receive count Adolf von Schauenburg Holstein, Wagrienand Stormarn as Lehen, whereby the Stormarn at that time continued to extend west as the today's circle.
  • 1322 become with the division and peace treaty of old RST the Alster the west border Stormarns.
  • 1762 falls the offices pure field and Rethwisch at Denmark.
  • 1773 becomes also the altstormarnischen offices Trittau, Reinbek and Tremsbüttel Danish.
  • 1844 establishment of the first vocational school in bath old RST
  • 1867 after the connection of Schleswig-Holstein at Prussia become Schleswig-Holstein of 19 circles and a circle-free city in province (Altona)after old-Prussian model in an educated manner. Stormarn forms one of the circles. It becomes from the old nationalwonderful offices Reinbek, pure field, Rethwisch, Tremsbüttel and Trittau, the city bath old RST, the office-free municipalities Wandsbek and pure field, 17 Noble goods and the lübschen enclaves included into the area in an educated manner. Administrative seat is first Reinbek. The circle area is subdivided in four Kirchspielvogteien, to which the land municipalities are assigned. The noble goods are converted into property goods.
  • 1873 become Wandsbek seat thatDistrict administration.
  • 1889 the Prussian municipal constitution of 26. May 1888 brings a new circle order: In place of the four Kirchspielvogteien now 26 office districts step, in which the 127 land municipalities of the circle are arranged. In addition exist the 21 property goods, the city old RST andmarks the Wandsbek and pure field as office-free regional administrative bodies.
  • 1889 establishment the circle vocational school in bath old RST (the branch ear castle 1980 are verselbständigt).
  • 1898 establishment of the Landwirtschaftsschule (1994 closed).
  • 1901 Wandsbek circle-free city becomes, remains however seat of the district administration.
  • ThatUnterelbegebietsgesetz combines among other thingsLohbrügge with sand and creates the new greater Billstedt from the municipalities Schiffbek, Öjendorf and Kirchsteinbek.
  • 1937 lose Stormarn by the large Hamburg law about half of its inhabitants with 12 edge municipalities (among other things Rahlstedt, Billstedt and Lohbrügge) at Hamburg. The municipality large Hans village /Schmalenbek belonging to Hamburg falls however at Stormarn.
  • 1943 are shifted the administration after destruction of the buildings of the district administration by war effects from Wandsbek to bath old RST.
  • 1948 the new circle order of the British military governmentreplaces the office districts by offices.
  • 1949 become bath old RST officially seat of the district administration.
  • 1970 are formed the city north first EDT from the Stormarner municipalities glasswork and raking heath as well as the Pinneberger municipalities refining EDT and Friedrichsgabe and slammed shut for the circle Segeberg.
  • 1970erthe local reorganisation leads to the decrease of the number of the offices on five and the municipalities office-belonging on 44. Besides there are six cities and five office-free municipalities.
  • in the past years the space requirement a further administration building grown makes 1976 inBath old RST to the Mewesstrasse necessarily.
  • 1985 refer the traffic authority/certification authority in the bath Oldesloer trade area Rögen its own building with sufficiently parking possibilities, after it became much too close in the Mommsenstrasse.
  • its 125jähriges anniversary celebrates 1992 the circle Stormarn.
  • 1997 alsothe new building at the station the district administration increased to meanwhile seven administration buildings, six of it is in direct proximity of the station, a further building (certification authority) is in the trade area Rögen.
  • 1998 the circle Stormarn is now also in the Internet toofind.
  • 1998 as the first circle in Schleswig-Holstein select the circle Stormarn its land advice in a step-by-step selection.
  • 2004 furnishes the circles Stormarn and duchy Lauenburg a common rescue directing center in bath old RST.


coat of arms

thatCoat of arms of the circle shows a silver swan on red reason in combat position with raised right leg and a golden crown around the neck. It is since late 15. Century in the seal of the Danish king house for the landscape Stormarn (county,Principality) proven and belongs to the oldest circle coats of arms of Germany.

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economics and infrastructure

the circle Stormarn is determined economically strongly by the two neighbour cities Hamburg and Luebeck, it countsin far parts (the south and the west) to „the bacon belt of “Hamburg, which itself both in the demographic development (population growth of 163.000 inhabitants in the year 1973 on at present over 220.000 inhabitants) and in the settlement of many trades and industries noticeablymade. The northeast of the circle is particularly coined/shaped of agriculture against it.

Unfavorably for the circle structure the long-drawn-out form of the circle area is on the one hand and the large population concentration in the municipalities in the southwest of the circle (Reinbek, Glinde, Barsbüttel) on the other hand. This leadsoften to long ways for the citizens and to an occasionally which is missing public-friendliness of the administration.


intending for traffic works itself the situation of the circle along the motorways 1 („bird airline “), 24 (Hamburg Berlin), 20 (Luebeck Rostock), 21 (saving heath - Kiel) and the line Hamburg - Luebeck out.

The ÖPNV in the circle area was integrated 2003 into the HVV.

Airports are Hamburg air haven and Luebeck.


the circleStormarn carries two vocational schools, one in ear castle and one in bath old RST. The vocational school in bath old RST is project school for the concept “regional vocational training centers” briefly RBZ. RBZs are to be independent of their carrier and meet many decisions themselvescan. Further the school is organized enterprise-well-behaved, whereby the school is to work more effectively. The RBZ name of the vocational school of the circle in bath old RST reads “RBZ Nordstormarn”.


of architectural monuments

cities and municipalities

(inhabitants to 30. September 2005)

Office-free cities and municipalities

offices with municipalities office-belonging

[seat: Bath old RST]

  1. Grabau (796)
  2. Lasbek (1.188)
  3. Meddewade (782)
  4. Neritz (333)
  5. Pölitz (1.184)
  6. Rethwisch (1.080)
  7. Rümpel (1.310)
  8. stone castle (2.513)
  9. Travenbrück (1.744)

[seat: Saving heath]

  1. saving field bars (2.804)
  2. Delingsdorf (2.074)
  3. Elmenhorst (2.274)
  4. Hammoor (1.167)
  5. Jersbek (1.818)
  6. Nienwohld (474)
  7. death village (1.029)
  8. Tremsbüttel (1.874)

[seat: Pure field (Holstein)]

  1. Bathing village (786)
  2. Barnitz (842)
  3. field refuge (613)
  4. Hamberge (1.342)
  5. Heidekamp (471)
  6. Heilshoop (614)
  7. small nature mountain (767)
  8. Mönkhagen (659)
  9. deer refuge (702)
  10. nature mountain (1.103)
  11. Westerau (805)
  12. Zarpen (1.588)
  1. Braak (787)
  2. Brunsbek (1.633)
  3. Hoisdorf (3.521)
  4. Siek (seat) (1.980)
  5. pile field (1.477)
  1. Grande (670)
  2. Grönwohld (1.324)
  3. large lake (1.732)
  4. Hamfelde (527)
  5. high field (60)
  6. Köthel (379)
  7. Lütjensee (3.206)
  8. Rausdorf (228)
  9. Trittau (seat) (7.639)
  10. Witzhave (1.408)


  • Barbara Günther (Hg.): Stormarn encyclopedia. New cathedral 2003. ISBN 3529071501
  • Johannes Spallek: Stormarn betweenAlster and Bille. Wachholtz publishing house, new cathedral 1994. ISBN 3529055123
  • Helmuth Peets: Stormarn is worth a trip. Oho publishing house, bath old RST 1999. ISBN 3980495914
  • Günther support, Hans Jürgen Perrey, Michael tap: Stormarn. History, country and people. Medium publishing house, Hamburg 1994. ISBN 3929229226

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