Raabe fountain

Short facts

  • Holzminden

The figure on the pillar represents Klaus Eckenbrecher, a fictional character from Raabe's works

The fountain reminiscent of Wilhelm Raabe was built in 1927. The figure on the pillar created by the sculptor Ludwig Isenbeck represents Klaus Eckenbrecher, a fictional character from Raabe's work “The Holy Born”.

The former location of the Lower Gate is marked today by two large sandstone pillars. The Lower Gate was one of the three city gates of Holzminden. For a long time without a military function, it had to give way in 1767 to the "modern" expansion of Karlstrasse. The two pillars erected in 1995 remind of its location, which mention some important dates from the city's history.

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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