Winkelsett

Winkelsett is a municipality in the district of Oldenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Winkelsett
Coat of arms of Winkelsett
Coat of arms
Location of Winkelsett within Oldenburg district
Oldenburg (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Diepholz (district)DelmenhorstBremenCloppenburg (district)AmmerlandOldenburgWesermarschColnradeWinkelstettWildeshausenGroßenknetenPrinzhöfteBeckelnDötlingenWardenburgHattenHarpstedtHudeGanderkeseeDünsenKirchseelteGroß IppenerWinkelsett in OL.svg
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Winkelsett is located in Germany
Winkelsett
Winkelsett
Winkelsett is located in Lower Saxony
Winkelsett
Winkelsett
Coordinates: 52°52′22″N 8°31′50″E / 52.87278°N 8.53056°E / 52.87278; 8.53056Coordinates: 52°52′22″N 8°31′50″E / 52.87278°N 8.53056°E / 52.87278; 8.53056
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOldenburg
Municipal assoc.Harpstedt
Subdivisions13 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorGert Weidenhöfer (UWGW)
Area
 • Total39.18 km2 (15.13 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total511
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
27243
Dialling codes0 42 44, 0 44 31, 0 44 34
Vehicle registrationOL

A significant tourist attraction is a set of two Megalithic tombs in the district of Reckum, called the Reckum Stones. They are the last remnant of a megalithic cultural area east of the Hunte River. The two graves are located in a field at the edge of a forest and are in good condition.[2] They are along the Route of Megalithic Culture.[2]

Reckum was incorporated into Winkelsett on March 1, 1974. Besides Reckum, the other districts in Winkelsett are Barjenbruch, Hackfeld, Harjehausen, Heitzhausen, Hölingen, Kellinghausen, Kieselhorst, Mahlstedt, Rüdebusch, Spradau, Winkelsett (same name as the municipality), and Wohlde.

Notable residents have included Hille Perl, the virtuoso performer of the viola da gamba and lirone.[3]

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