Coat of arms of Meine
Meine is located in Germany
Coordinates 52°23′N 10°32′E / 52.38333°N 10.53333°E / 52.38333; 10.53333Coordinates: 52°23′N 10°32′E / 52.38333°N 10.53333°E / 52.38333; 10.53333
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Gifhorn
Municipal assoc. Papenteich
Local subdivisions 8 Ortsteile
Mayor Ines Kielhorn (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 38.73 km2 (14.95 sq mi)
Elevation 79 m  (259 ft)
Population 8,179 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 211 /km2 (547 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate GF
Postal codes 38525 - 38527
Area code 05304
Map of the Papenteich

Meine is a municipality in the district of Gifhorn, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a village and member municipality of the Samtgemeinde Papenteich. The Municipality Meine includes the villages of Abbesbüttel, Bechtsbüttel, Grassel, Gravenhorst, Meine, Meinholz, Martinsbüttel, Ohnhorst, Wedelheine, Wedesbüttel.




* distance from downtown

City of Gifhorn (13 km)
Municipality Rötgesbüttel (6 km) Village Ohnhorst (3 km)
Village Rethen (4 km) Brosen windrose.svg Village Wedelheine (3 km) City of Wolfsburg (18 km)
Municipality Vordorf (1 km) Village Abbesbüttel (3 km) Village Grassel (6 km)
City of Peine (30 km) City of Braunschweig (17 km)

Geographical position

Meine is situated north of Braunschweig, between the Harz and the Lüneburg Heath. The Mittellandkanal is crossing the community area. Administratively it belongs to the district of Gifhorn. Meine is situated at the German highway 4 and around 7 km to the north of the interchange Brunswick North (A2 /A391). Other bigger towns nearby are: Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Wolfenbüttel, Gifhorn, Peine and Celle.


The first documentary mentioning of Meine was in the year 1007. In former times the village was known as Meynum. It is expected that Meine is much older and it may have been erected during the Saxon Wars by troops of Charles the Great. From 11th century on, Meine was a frontier town between the Bishopric of Hildesheim and the Bishopric of Halberstadt. The latest significant upturn started with the construction of a Sugar beet factory in 1883. On 18th of august 2011 a new grammar school called Philipp Melanchthon Gymnasium was opened in Meine. The headmaster is Stephan Oelker.[2]



Meine is by the majority Protestant. It forms an evangelic Parish together with the villages Meine, Abbesbüttel, Wedelheine, Wedesbüttel, Grassel, Gravenhorst, Ohnhorst, Meinholz, Martinsbüttel as well as the village of Vordorf.


Municipal Council

The council of the Municipality Meine consists of 23 councilmen and women:

(Status: community election 10. September 2006 with a voter participation of 59,16 %)


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsfortschreibung" (in German). Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen. 31 December 2009. 
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