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  • Holzminden

According to legend, the general Tilly stayed in this house during the Thirty Years' War.

This building got its name because, according to legend, the general Tilly stayed in it during the Thirty Years' War - but this cannot be proven.

What is interesting about the house, which has been rebuilt several times, is the impressive Renaissance portal with an inscription dating back to 1609. However, this date only documents the installation of the house in Holzminden: It was previously in Bevern, presumably in the area of today's castle area. Scientific research has shown that the oaks on the roof beams were felled between 1550 and 1558.

Across the street is the rest of the port, which was built in 1837 at the expense of the Sollingen quarry fund. In winter it offered the wooden Weser ships security from ice. The ancient-looking small half-timbered buildings standing there were only recently built as part of training and support measures. To the north of the port, the youth hostel, which was built in stages from 1951 onwards. Inauguration April 22, 1955; Architects: (in the initial phase :) Rudolf Simon, Hameln; Paul Grütz, Holzminden. Erected on the site of the Everstein Castle, which has long since disappeared, the tower is intended to commemorate them.

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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