History[change | change source]
In the past the town has been part of various Duke's territories. The town was a location of Saxon courts in the 11th century. Danes, Swedes and French have controlled the region. In the 19th century, the town became part of the Kingdom of Hanover.
|• Mayor (2021–26)||Rainer Ditzfeld|
|• Total||68.01 km2 (26.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|