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Welcome to Kreisarchiv Stormarn (Bad Oldesloe)

Kreisarchiv Stormarn

Kreisarchiv Stormarn
Mommsenstraße 14
23843 Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Office hours

9.00 am - 12.00 am
14.00 pm - 17.30 pm

9.00 am - 12.00 am

The Kreisarchiv is a municipal archive for the district of Stormarn which has been responsible for the traditions and records of the „Kreis Stormarn“ (district of Stormarn) since 1867.

The archive’s stock consist mainly of written sources (700 metres of files), several hundreds of posters and maps, i. a. large-format collected documents, as well as 300,000 picture recordings and an extensive collection of print matters. Adding to this is a collection of newspapers on microfilm dating back to the year 1839.
You can find official documents until the end of 1864 in the state archive of Schleswig-Holstein, however, various separate documents dating back to 17th century are stored in the district archive.

The landscape of Stormarn is situated between Lübeck and Hamburg and has a more than thousand year old history. The district archive promotes the research on the region’s history as well as it releases publications.

Use / Stock

Information for first-time users

For most of the first-time users visiting an archive involves many seemingly unusual things and processes. That is why it is advisable to prepare well for the research to be done.

The History of Stormarn


History of the Coat of Arms

The Stormarn coat of arms can be traced back to the late 15th century.


Stormarn is the origininal territory denomination of a Saxon tribe residing north of the river Elbe with Hamburg as a centre point. In his ecclesiastical history at the end of 11th century Adam of Bremen refers to the territory inhabitants as "Stumarii".