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Höxter (district)

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Höxter (district)

Höxter (German pronunciation: ) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Holzminden, Northeim, Kassel, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hochsauerland, Paderborn, and Lippe.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The area of the current Höxter district was part of the Bishopric of Paderborn until it was included into Prussia in 1802. In 1816 the new Prussian government created three districts in the area, Höxter, Brakel and Warburg. In 1832 Höxter and Brakel were merged.

The present district was created in 1975 when the former districts Warburg and Höxter were merged. At the same time the towns and municipalities in the district were merged to form the today's ten towns.


Geographically the district covers the hills east of the Teutoburg Forest, especially the Eggegebirge, and parts of the Weserbergland. The highest elevation is the Köterberg (Elevation 496 m). The main river is the Weser in the east of the district.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The lily in the bottom comes from the old coat of arms of the Warburg district, and is also found in the coat of arms of the city Warburg. The blue wave line stands for the river Weser, and the cross in the top derives from the coat of arms of the Bishopric of Paderborn.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Driburg (18,431)
  2. Beverungen (13,548)
  3. Borgentreich (9,002)
  4. Brakel (16,722)
  5. Höxter (29,812)
  1. Marienmünster (5,230)
  2. Nieheim (6,382)
  3. Steinheim (12,848)
  4. Warburg (23,391)
  5. Willebadessen (8,343)


External links

Media related to Kreis Höxter at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website

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