Short facts

  • Holzminden

The Reichspräsidentenhaus a carillon that sounds several times a day.

It all began in 1927 with the idea of the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold, to erect a memorial stone for the deceased Reich President Ebert and the murdered ministers Erzberger and Rathenau.

Gradually, at the suggestion of the city administration, the plans changed to the effect that a building with a youth home and two apartments for war survivors should be built as a cross-party monument to the general honor of the institution of the Reich President.

As a gatehouse, it bridged the road breakthrough between the old town and the Hafendamm that was created in 1910. The planning was carried out by schoolteacher Walther Schrader and city planner Leopold Scherman. As early as September 1928, the political unity of the groups involved broke with the withdrawal of the Stahlhelm; Nevertheless, on September 6, 1929, the "Reichspräsidentenhaus" was inaugurated. The inscription in the passage changed several times, depending on the prevailing political wind - initially in 1933. It was last added in 1990.

The carillon with the “master's parade” of the college graduates, created by the sculptor Hasso Korn-Hohenhau, was opened to the public on October 22nd, 1961. (Masters' parade 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm).

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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