Höxter District — Extensive History, Ancient Landscape

The Höxter District is in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Teutoburg Forest / Eggegebirge Nature Park and parts of the great Weserbergland are found within, both mountainous regions of great forests. This district shares a border with Lower Saxony and also shares in some of its fairytale history.

Höxter District Map

Map of the Höxter District

Towns & Villages in the Höxter District

The capital of the region, Höxter, apparently has the best claim to be the “home” of the Hänsel and Gretel story, and one look at its Rathaus crowned with a crooked tower takes you back to those picture-book stories from your youth.

Medieval buildings can be found in most towns in the Höxter District, as well as Saxon names and places. Warburg is a great example to explore: two walled medieval towns joined as one, with five defensive towers and a handful of castles all crammed into one location

Even further back in time, there have been both Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements found around here in Bad Driburg showing the importance of the area both then and even now in Steinheim, the culture continues.

 

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