Where the village is located: Joint municipality of Bruchhausen-Vilsen, GERMANY Samt-Gemeinde of Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Lower Saxony/Germany Martfeld belongs to the Diepholz/Lower Saxony district, but has a stronger relationship with the city of Bremen (approx. 35 km away). The place was first mentioned in a papal certificate in 1179, the Pope Alexander III. has personally signed. The landmark of Martfeld is the Fehsenfeld mill from 1583. In 1840 it was rebuilt in three -story Dutch style, burned almost completely in 1851 and was restored. It is the oldest of three windmills in town. This is a village with around 2600 inhabitants, with a well -functioning infrastructure, a primary school, a pharmacy, two supermarkets, medical practices and a very active local inhabitant. The village has always been very interested in theater, from early 1900 to 1960 there was an operetta theater. The Heimatverein Martfeld promoted small and large projects, not least the large open-air staging from the Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) from Erwing Rau 1995. From 1997 to 2018 there was „Die Kastanie“ as a theater and restaurant. In 2017, the Martfeld cultural platform was created, an initiative to promote culture in the village with many concerts and theater performances. The "Heimatscheune" was opened in 2023, a theater for 130 spectators with a focus on Low German theater. In 2024, a second theater for concerts and theater performances would be built in the Martfeld-Kleinenborstel district. In 2023, Martfeld successfully hosted the pilot project "Perform Europe", with performances in the village and in Bruchhausen-Vilsen. From 2024, Martfeld will take part in the Sparse Plus project.
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