Samern is a community in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Samern
Location of Samern within Grafschaft Bentheim district
Grafschaft BentheimLower SaxonyNetherlandsEmslandNorth Rhine-WestphaliaBad BentheimOhneSamernSuddendorfSchüttorfQuendorfIsterbergEngdenNordhornWietmarschenGeorgsdorfOsterwaldLageHalleUelsenGeteloWielenItterbeckWielenRingeEmlichheimLaarWilsumGölenkampEscheNeuenhausHoogstedeSamern in NOH.svg
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Samern is located in Germany
Samern
Samern
Samern is located in Lower Saxony
Samern
Samern
Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 07°15′00″E / 52.31667°N 7.25000°E / 52.31667; 7.25000Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 07°15′00″E / 52.31667°N 7.25000°E / 52.31667; 7.25000
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
Municipal assoc.Schüttorf
Government
 • MayorGerhard Schepers
Area
 • Total25.99 km2 (10.03 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total757
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48465
Dialling codes0 59 23
Vehicle registrationNOH

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Samern lies between Nordhorn and Steinfurt on the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia. The community belongs to the Joint Community (Samtgemeinde) of Schüttorf whose administrative seat is in the like-named town.

PoliticsEdit

MayorEdit

The community’s honorary mayor is Gerhard Schepers.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

The Mansbrügge watchtower, or in the local speech the Piggetörnken, was once, according to local lore, a mint belonging to a count in the 14th century. Newer findings, however, show that this building was only ever used as a customs post.

SportEdit

Samern has a sport club, SV Suddendorf-Samern 1959 e.V.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

The Autobahn A 31 runs directly through the community of Samern.

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