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Coat of arms of Twistetal
Coat of arms
Twistetal   is located in Germany
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Waldeck-Frankenberg
 • Mayor Günther Hartmann
 • Total 74.0 km2 (28.6 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,446
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34477
Dialling codes 05695
Vehicle registration KB

Twistetal is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northwest Hesse, Germany, southwest of Bad Arolsen.


  • Geography 1
    • Location 1.1
    • Neighbouring communities 1.2
    • Constituent communities 1.3
  • Politics 2
  • Infrastructure 3



The community lies on the river Twiste, a tributary to the Diemel, itself a tributary to the Weser. Twistetal is only a short way downstream from, and southwest of, the Twistesee, a man-made lake.It is located about 6 kilometers southwest from Bad Arolsen.

Neighbouring communities

Twistetal borders in the north and east on the town of Bad Arolsen, in the southeast on the town of Waldeck, in the southwest on the town of Korbach and in the west on the community of Diemelsee (all in Waldeck-Frankenberg).

Constituent communities

Twistetal consists of the following centres:

  • Berndorf
  • Elleringhausen
  • Gembeck
  • Mühlhausen
  • Nieder-Waroldern
  • Ober-Waroldern
  • Twiste (main town and administrative seat)


The community's mayor is Günter Hartmann (SPD). Twistetal's council is made up of 23 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:

  • CDU 9 seats
  • SPD 9 seats
  • FDP 2 seats
  • Wählergemeinschaft Twistetal 2 seats
  • Greens 1 seat

Note: Wählergemeinschaft Twistetal is a citizens' coalition.


Through Twistetal runs Federal Highway (Bundesstraße)

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