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Medebach Sauerland Ost 281 pk.jpg
Coat of arms of Medebach
Coat of arms
Medebach  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 8°42′25″E / 51.19722°N 8.70694°E / 51.19722; 8.70694Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 8°42′25″E / 51.19722°N 8.70694°E / 51.19722; 8.70694
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerlandkreis
 • Mayor Thomas Grosche (CDU)
 • Total 126.05 km2 (48.67 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,938
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59964
Dialling codes 02982
Vehicle registration HSK

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


Medebach is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) east of Winterberg, 17 km (11 mi) south-west of Korbach and 45 km (28 mi) north of Marburg.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

Besides, the town center of Medebach, the municipality consists of the following districts, formerly independent villages:

International relations[edit]

Medebach is twinned with


The town was first mentioned in a document in 1144. It belonged to the Hanseatic League.

Medebach and its district Oberschledorn entered the international news in September 2007 during the 2007 bomb plot in Germany, when three Islamic terrorists, two Germans and a Turk, were arrested there. They had received training in Pakistan and were about to build bombs from hydrogen peroxide in a rented holiday flat.[2]

Notable inhabitants[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Zugriff vor dem tödlichen Knall", Spiegel Online, 5 September 2007. (in German)

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