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Coat of arms of Medebach
Coat of arms
Medebach is located in Germany
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Hochsauerlandkreis
Subdivisions 10
 • Mayor Thomas Grosche (CDU)
 • Total 126.05 km2 (48.67 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,857
 • Density 62/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.


  • Geography 1
    • Neighbouring municipalities 1.1
    • Division of the town 1.2
  • International relations 2
  • History 3
  • Notable inhabitants 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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

Division of the town

Medebach consists of the following districts:
  • Medebach
  • Berge
  • Deifeld
  • Dreislar
  • Düdinghausen
  • Küstelberg
  • Medelon
  • Oberschledorn
  • Referinghausen
  • Titmaringhausen
  • Wissinghausen

International relations

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


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen".  
  2. ^ "Zugriff vor dem tödlichen Knall", Spiegel Online, 5 September 2007. (German)

External links

  • websiteMedebachOfficial —(German)
  • Touristic information (German)

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