Egge (range)

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Egge Hills
View from the Egge Tower on the Velmerstot looking south over the crest of the Egge Hills
Highest point
Peak Preußische Velmerstot
Elevation 468 m (1,535 ft)
Length 50 km (31 mi)
Karte Niedersaechsisches Bergland.jpg
Country Germany
State/Province Höxter, Paderborn, Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia
Range coordinates 51°44′N 8°58′E / 51.73°N 8.97°E / 51.73; 8.97Coordinates: 51°44′N 8°58′E / 51.73°N 8.97°E / 51.73; 8.97
Parent range Teutoburg Forest / Egge Hills Nature Park

The Egge Hills (German: Eggegebirge), or just the Egge (die Egge) is a range of forested hills in the very east of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.


The Egge extends from the southern tip of the Teutoburg Forest range near Horn-Bad Meinberg southwards to the northern parts of the Sauerland near Marsberg. Its highest point is the Preußischer Velmerstot at an altitude of 468m.

It also constitutes part of the watershed between the rivers Rhine and Weser.

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