Seelze is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 10 km west of Hanover. Today Seelze mainly plays the role of a bedroom town for commuters working in Hanover.

Coat of arms of Seelze
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Location of Seelze within Hanover district
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Seelze is located in Germany
Seelze is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 09°35′53″E / 52.39611°N 9.59806°E / 52.39611; 9.59806Coordinates: 52°23′46″N 09°35′53″E / 52.39611°N 9.59806°E / 52.39611; 9.59806
StateLower Saxony
 • MayorDetlef Schallhorn (Ind.)
 • Total54 km2 (21 sq mi)
50 m (160 ft)
 • Total34,401
 • Density640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05137, 0511, 05031
Vehicle registrationH

Division of the townEdit


The local museum and museum of local history (″Heimatmuseum Seelze″) is situated in a timber framed building from 1856 at the incorporated district of Letter. Subjects of the museum are aspecially: History of Seelze and its incorporated villages, history of the integration of German postwar refugees from former German territories, belonging now to Russia and Poland, history of Seelze Rangierbahnhof (marshalling yard). About tree times a year are shown special exhibitions. In the permanent exhibition are to be seen a shoemaker's workshop from about 1930, a hairdresser's shop from about 1920, a schoolroom of a village from about 1900 and a living room of about 1900.[2]



Seelze and its subdivisions have 3 stations on the Hanover S-Bahn network: Letter, Seelze and Dedensen/Gümmer, all are located on the lines S1 and S2.

Seelze Rbf is a very important marshalling yard in Germany (Rbf: Rangierbahnhof, German for "marshalling yard"). It is located on the "Freight train bypass Hanover" (Wunstorf - Lehrte) and has 51 classification tracks, 6 main running tracks and workshops for freight cars and electric locomotives on a length of about 6 km. With about 200 freight trains a day passing through, beginning or ending here, the yard is a major European marshalling yard and one of the biggest German yards.

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