Exter (Vlotho)

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Ortsteil of Vlotho
Rural scene with highway bridge in background
Rural scene with highway bridge in background
Exter  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°08′16″N 08°46′48″E / 52.13778°N 8.78000°E / 52.13778; 8.78000Coordinates: 52°08′16″N 08°46′48″E / 52.13778°N 8.78000°E / 52.13778; 8.78000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Herford
Town Vlotho
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (30 June 2007)
 • Total 3,057
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32602
Dialling codes 05228
Vehicle registration HF

Exter [ˈɛkstɐ] 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.


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.[1]

The Anglican-Lutheran church, built in 1666, was consecrated as the first Anglican highway church in Germany in 1959.[2]


  1. ^ "Lindemanns Windmühle" (in German). Geschichtswerkstatt Exter. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Steiner, Ralf. "Autobahnkirchen in Deutschland" (in German). Autobahnkirche.de. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 

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