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Former hunting lodge of the Paderborn prince bishops
Former hunting lodge of the Paderborn prince bishops
Coat of arms of Hövelhof
Coat of arms
Hövelhof  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°49′N 08°39′E / 51.817°N 8.650°E / 51.817; 8.650Coordinates: 51°49′N 08°39′E / 51.817°N 8.650°E / 51.817; 8.650
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
 • Mayor Michael Berens (CDU)
 • Total 70.67 km2 (27.29 sq mi)
Elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,080
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33155–33161
Dialling codes 05257
05294 Hövelhof-Espeln
Vehicle registration PB
Website www.hoevelhof.de

Hövelhof is a municipality in the district Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Hövelhof is located in the Senne area, the eastern part of the Westfälische Bucht, approx. 10 km northwest of Paderborn.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the municipality[edit]

  • Klausheide
  • Staumühle
  • Espeln
  • Riege
  • Hövelriege


Adalbert Zuckschwerdt's grave in the area of the former British POW-camp Internierungslager Staumühle (de) near Hövelhof.

Unusually for a village as small as Hövelhof, it is relatively self-contained—there are numerous supermarkets, restaurants, clothes shops, travel agencies, pubs and much more, meaning that the village could theoretically remain independent of the city of Paderborn. In fact, the only common feature of a full-fledged town that is missing from Hövelhof is a cinema, for which inhabitants do indeed need to venture into Paderborn City Center—approximately 15 km (10 mi) away. It also has five schools, its own fire brigade, and a library.


Hövelhof has two main festivals during the year. The first is the Schützenfest, a celebration of the St. Hubertus Hunters' Guild, which takes place on the hunting grounds. The second is the Hövelmarkt, a general village fair with not only market stalls, but also fairground rides and traditional German dances, complete with traditional music and costume.


The local government is dominated by the conservative CDU.

Notable persons[edit]

Twin towns[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Hövelhof at Wikimedia Commons