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Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Old townhall in Obermarsberg
Coat of arms of Marsberg
Coat of arms
Marsberg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833Coordinates: 51°27′N 08°50′E / 51.450°N 8.833°E / 51.450; 8.833
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerland
 • Mayor Hubertus Klenner (Ind.)
 • Total 182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation 200 - 600 m (−1,800 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 19,968
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34431
Dialling codes 02992 (Marsberg)
02991 (Bredelar)
02993 (Canstein)
02994 (Westheim)
Vehicle registration HSK

Marsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Aerial view of Marsberg/Obermarsberg
The Catholic church of Helminghausen, in southwestern Marsberg.
Nikolai church in Obermarsberg
St.-Johannes monastery


Although its origins are obscure, Marsberg was a prospering town by the 13th century (it was even minting coins). It was a free city until 1807, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia, until 1813. After two years of freedom, it was included into Prussia in 1815.


It is situated on the river Diemel, approx. 20 km east of Brilon and 30 km south of Paderborn.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Town division[edit]

Marsberg consists of the following 17 districts:

  • Beringhausen
  • Borntosten
  • Bredelar
  • Canstein
  • Erlinghausen
  • Essentho
  • Giershagen
  • Heddinghausen
  • Helminghausen
  • Leitmar
  • Meerhof
  • Niedermarsberg
  • Obermarsberg
  • Oesdorf
  • Padberg
  • Udorf
  • Westheim

International relations[edit]

Marsberg is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]


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