Altstadt Minden © Minden Marketing GmbH


About 84,000 inhabitants make Minden the cultural hub as well as the administrative and economic centre of the district of Minden- Lübbecke. Surrounded by the ranges of the Wiehen and Weser Mountains, woodlands, meadows and moors, the town of Minden, which is more than 1200 years old, is located in the region of Eastern Westphalia. Minden is part of the Federal Land of Northrhine-Westphalia, which is the land with the highest population within the Federal Republic of Germany. Minden is an important economic, service and business centre for a surrounding area of 450,000 inhabitants. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the three-lane motorway A2, the Cologne-Berlin railway line with a train station servicing both IC and ICE trains, the town profits from an optimum connection on land and on waterways.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 798

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52.28810 latitude and 8.916885 longitude

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What is the city known for?

The Waterway Crossing and the Cathedral, which is 1200 years old 

Culinary specialties: kale, and barley groats with mince and meat stock


  • The Freeshooting Festival of Minden
    The Blue Ribbon of the river Weser
    Cultural Summer Stage, and Gourmet Mile