Bohmte is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hunte, approx. 20 km northeast of Osnabrück. The foundation of today's Bohmte is a result of the regional reorganization of 1972, when the towns of Bohmte, Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen and Hunteburg were consolidated.

Coat of arms of Bohmte
Location of Bohmte within Osnabrück district
Bohmte in OS.svg
Bohmte is located in Germany
Bohmte is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317
StateLower Saxony
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
 • Mayor (2019–24) Tanja Strotmann[1]
 • Total110.75 km2 (42.76 sq mi)
49 m (161 ft)
 • Total12,729
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05471 (Bohmte), 05475 (Hunteburg)
Vehicle registrationOS, WTL
Bohmte railway station
The Stirper Bruch grazing area

Bohmte introduced a new road system in September 2007, designed to reduce the dominance of the motor vehicle. It is hoped that the scheme, which is based on the shared space philosophy, will improve road safety in the town.[3]


Parish councilEdit

Apportionment at the parish council as of 2016 till 2021:

Town twinningsEdit

Education and cultureEdit

  • Erich Kästner-Schule (Primary education for all religions)
  • Christophorus-Schule (Primary education for the Roman Catholic)
  • Grundschule Herringhausen (Primary education in Herringhausen)
  • Oberschule Bohmte
  • Wilhelm-Busch-Schule (Primary education and Hauptschule)
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule (for the disabled)

Famous personsEdit

  • Karl Janisch (born 1870 in Berlin; died 1946 in Schwegermoor) Architect
  • Reinhold Tiling (born 13. Juni 1893 in Absberg/Franken; died 11. October 1933 in Osnabruck) Engineer, pilot and pioneer in rockets
  • Rudolf Seiters (born 13. October 1937 in Osnabrück) German politician (CDU)

Regular festivals and meetingsEdit


  • "Spass auf der Straß" (Fun on the street) - last weekend in April
  • Marksmen's festival in the Bohmterheide - Whitsuntide
  • Marksmen's festival in Bohmte - first weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Stirpe-Oelingen - second weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Hunteburg - fourth weekend in July


  • "Tag der offenen Tür" (Open doors day) at Bohmte/Bad Essen aerodrome - May Day
  • Harvest festival in Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen with harvest market - first weekend in September
  • Bohmter Markt (Bohmte market) - fourth weekend in September
  • North-German pony market in Hunteburg - second weekend in October

Christmas marketsEdit

  • Sankt Nikolaus market in Bohmte - second Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas market in Hunteburg - third Sunday of Advent

Famous buildingsEdit

  • Bohmte railway station
  • Church of St John the Baptist
  • Church of St Thomas
  • Bohmter Kotten (cottage, inhabits the library)


  1. ^ "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  3. ^ Catherine Bosley (11 September 2007). "Town ditches traffic lights to cut accidents". Reuters. Retrieved 14 September 2007.