Horn-Bad Meinberg

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Horn-Bad Meinberg
The Town Hall of Horn-Bad Meinberg.
The Town Hall of Horn-Bad Meinberg.
Coat of arms of Horn-Bad Meinberg
Coat of arms
Horn-Bad Meinberg   is located in Germany
Horn-Bad Meinberg
Horn-Bad Meinberg
Location of Horn-Bad Meinberg within Lippe district
North Rhine-Westphalia Lower Saxony Höxter (district) Paderborn (district) Gütersloh (district) Bielefeld Minden-Lübbecke Herford (district) Detmold Barntrup Blomberg Dörentrup Schlangen Lemgo Lage Augustdorf Bad Salzuflen Extertal Leopoldshöhe Horn-Bad Meinberg Lügde Schieder-Schwalenberg Oerlinghausen KalletalHorn-Bad Meinberg in LIP.svg
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Coordinates: 51°53′0″N 8°58′0″E / 51.88333°N 8.96667°E / 51.88333; 8.96667Coordinates: 51°53′0″N 8°58′0″E / 51.88333°N 8.96667°E / 51.88333; 8.96667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
 • Mayor Eberhard Block
 • Total 90.15 km2 (34.81 sq mi)
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,253
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32805
Dialling codes 05234
Vehicle registration LIP
Website www.horn-badmeinberg.de

Horn-Bad Meinberg (Low German: Häoern-Möomag ) [2] is a German city in the Principality of Lippe in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia on the edge of the Teutoburg forest. The district Bad Meinberg is a spa resort. It has 17,185 inhabitants (2013). It was formed in 1970 by merging various other municipalities that had grown together, including Bad Meinberg and Horn - the new entity's original name was Bad Meinberg-Horn, before taking its present name.

Memorial "Metz"

Horn-Bad Meinberg is the location of the Externsteine, a rock formation consisting of several tall, narrow columns.


In the municipality are the two highest peaks of the Eggegebirge, the Lipp Velmerstot (441 m) and the Prussian Velmerstot with about (464 m) above sea level and the highest elevation of the Teutoburg forest, the Barnacken with (446 m). The deepest point of the metropolitan area is (125 m). Between the districts Horn and Holzhausen-Externsteine is the most famous natural monument of the Teutoburg Forest, the Externsteine, nearby springs the Wiembecke.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Starting in the west the municipality is bordering to Schlangen, Detmold, Blomberg and Schieder-Schwalenberg in Lippe. It follows in the south Höxter with the community Steinheim. Southwest still meets the Kreis Paderborn with the communities Altenbeken and Bad Lippspringe on the border with the municipality Horn-Bad Meinberg.

Constituent communities[edit]

The merger of the city of Horn and the municipalities Bad Meinberg, Belle, Bellenberg, Billerbeck, Fromhausen, Heesten, Holzhausen-Externsteine, Leopoldstal, Schmedissen, Vahlhausen at Horn, Veldrom and Wehren and Kempenfeldrom and the integration of parts of the municipalities Oberschönenbuch Hagen (Fissenknick) and Schönemark (Wilberg) formed the newly Horn-Bad Meinberg"[3]



The oldest known written mention of Horn shows that the foundation of the city was in 1248. Armed conflicts around the city were especially during the Soest Feud (1444-1449) and during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). 1761 the town resisted in the Seven Years' War the siege of the French troops commanded by the princes of Beauvau.[4] In 1864, large parts of the city were destroyed by fire, including the old town hall; a new neo-Gothic town hall was built in its stead. A connection for the city of Horn to the railway connection was made in 1895. The station was built outside the city center and is located on the route Detmold-Altenbeken.

Settlement Moorlage[edit]

In the east of Horn arose at the beginning of World War II, the settlement Moorlage . Reason was the relocation of the village Haustenbeck in Senne, which was given to the Sennelager Training Area. Many people from the community moved to Horn, where the company Künnemeyer needed workers. The farmers received courtyards of the Reichsumsiedlungsgesellschaft. On February 18, 1938, the first proposal was made to build a closed settlement. Some forty families settled around to Horn. End of August 1939 arrived the first domestic, mayor Wilhelm Mehrmann. 1989 were still 42 of 44 settlement houses owned by the families, who they also built before the war.


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 
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  3. ^ 449.100.1 main statute of the city Horn-Bad Meinberg.
  4. ^ Hans Brenner-Eglinger: Brief eines Baslers aus dem Siebenjährigen Kriege, in: Basler Stadtbuch|Basler Jahrbuch 1900, hrsg. v. Albert Burckhardt und Rudolf Wackernagel, Basel 1900, S. 249–254.

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