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  • Holzminden

Framed by trees, the heart of the city offers a Mediterranean atmosphere in the middle of Germany.

The square in its current size was only created in the 19th century. There is no information about the medieval situation. Later, however, the town hall and the brewery stood here, the former demolished in 1821, the latter in 1858. The large fountain in the middle of the square was completed in 1891 after Holzminden had received the water pipe. On the occasion of the city's anniversary in 1995, it was extensively restored.

In the north-east corner of the square, the “arable citizen” takes a rest: The bronze sculpture of a farmer recalls the time when, given the economic situation in Holzminden, many residents were also active in agriculture alongside their craft. This can also be seen in the many half-timbered houses in the old town: They show more or less clearly that they once had a large driveway that led to the two-storey hall and could be driven through by car.

The city relief in the southeast corner of the market square: bronze relief on a sandstone plinth, set up on the edge of the market square on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the confirmation of city rights. Design: sculptor Egbert Broerken. The old town of Holzminden between the Weser and Haarmannplatz is shown as it was in 1995. The semicircular ground plan of the old town, based on the Weser, which goes back to medieval conditions, is clearly recognizable.

General information


Holzminden is embedded in the Weser Uplands and can be reached via various federal highways (from Kassel via the B83, from Göttingen via the B241 and B49, from Kreiensen and Paderborn via the B64 and from Hanover via the B3 and B240). Idyllic routes, which are particularly popular with motorcyclists, lead you through our beautiful city and make the journey a feast for the eyes.


By train to Holzminden from:

North: from Hanover or Hildesheim via Kreiensen

East: from Braunschweig and the Harz via Kreiensen

South: from Göttingen via Kreiensen or Ottbergen

West: from the Ruhr area and the Rhineland via Paderborn

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