Ortsteil of Vlotho
Rural scene with highway bridge in background
|Elevation||99 m (325 ft)|
(30 June 2007)
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Exter [ˈɛkstɐ] (listen) is a suburb of the town Vlotho in the district of Herford, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Exter has a population of just over 3,000 (June 2007) and makes up the westernmost part of the town Vlotho.
Exter borders on Herford in the west, Löhne and Bad Oeynhausen (both Minden-Lübbecke district) in the north, the suburb Valdorf of Vlotho in the east, and Bad Salzuflen (Lippe district) in the south. Bundesautobahn 2 goes through the village.
The highest point is the Steinegge at 255.5 m, the lowest point is at Hagenmühle at 99.6 m.
View of Exter from the north – with Wüsten (Lippe) in the background
The name Exter was first mentioned in the 12th century in a document of the convent in Herford.
The windmill built in 1850 in Solterwisch has been renovated and is fully functional.
The Anglican-Lutheran church, built in 1666, was consecrated as the first Anglican highway church in Germany in 1959.