Minden-Lübbecke District — Home Of The Saxon Tribes

The Minden-Lübbecke District is the most northerly district of the North Rhine-Westphalia state, and is completely surrounded by Lower Saxony. It is also on the banks of the river Weser, which was the ancient northern boundary for all of Westphalia — and the Porta Westfalica gorge is still regarded as the gateway to the south.

Minden-Lübbecke District Map

Map of the Minden-Lübbecke District

Being of great military importance as a ford across the great Weser, the district capital of Minden has a long and interesting history, and its architecture displays something from every era. Take your time to wander around the ornate buildings in the center — and relax in the beautiful market square.

The Minden-Lübbecke District is also known as Mühlekreis because of the huge number of reconstructed historic mills dotting the scenic landscape here.

And the amazing Jordansprudel is not to be missed in the town of Bad Oeynhausen on the river Weser. It has the worlds highest carbonated thermal salt water fountain, naturally spouting out of the ground every day without fail. It can top 40 meters (131 feet) in height on a calm day!

 

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