village of Wedemark
|• Total||11 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|• Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Meitze arose at the crossing point of two important trade routes, the "Hessenweg" and the "Bremerweg". On this intersection, Meitze developed as a well-known marketplace.
- The village was founded in 1330 as "Metce", according to documents.
- 1438 - Meitze was mentioned as "Metzenne" in a register.
- around 1791 the name of the town became "Meitze".
- 1921 - the local Schützenverein was founded
- 1930 - the volunteer fire brigade was established.
- 1959 - the new chapel was consecrated
- since 1974 Meitze has been a district of the Wedemark
On 29 April 1944, ten American airmen were killed when their Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft crashed near Meitze. The crew had been ordered to carry out a bombing mission over the German capital of Berlin, according to the U.S. military. Their remains were identified in 2011 and buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
About one kilometer (0.6 miles) away from Meitze passes the A7.
Until 1967 Meitze also had an own elementary school, but it was closed because of a lack of students.
- "U.S. identifies remains of 10 airmen missing from World War II". BNO News. Retrieved 22 October 2011.