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Townhall of Sundern
Townhall of Sundern
Coat of arms of Sundern
Coat of arms
Sundern  is located in Germany
Location of Sundern within Hochsauerlandkreis district
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 08°00′E / 51.317°N 8.000°E / 51.317; 8.000Coordinates: 51°19′N 08°00′E / 51.317°N 8.000°E / 51.317; 8.000
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerlandkreis
 • Mayor Ralph Brodel (SPD)
 • Total 192.86 km2 (74.46 sq mi)
Elevation 195-648 m (−1,931 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 28,000
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59846
Dialling codes 02933, 02934, 02935, 02393, 02395, 02724
Vehicle registration HSK

Sundern is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name Sundern is common in Westphalia, as it means "ground given away for private usage" in the Westphalian dialect.


Sundern is situated approximately 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Arnsberg. Around Sundern extends the nature park Homert which attracts tourists, many from the Netherlands. Winter tourism is also substantial, primarily in the municipality Wildewiese with its skiing area. The Sorpesee, an artificial lake, is used by watersportsmen, campers and fishermen.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

Sundern consists of 13 municipalities:

  • Langscheid
  • Röhrenspring
  • Stemel
  • Stockum
  • Sundern
  • Wildewiese
Sundern Christkönigkirche

International relations[edit]

Sundern is twinned with:

Architectural structures[edit]


The main industries of Sundern are several domestic and industrial lighting companies, household appliances and packaging businesses. SEVERIN Elektrogeräte GmbH has its headquarters in Sundern.

Born in Sundern[edit]


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