Holzminden (district)

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Coat of arms
Holzminden (district)
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
Capital Holzminden
  Total692 km2 (267 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019) [1]
  Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration HOL
Website landkreis-holzminden.de

Holzminden (German pronunciation: [hɔltsˈmɪndn̩] ) is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany, with the town of Holzminden as its administrative capital. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Hamelin-Pyrmont, Hildesheim and Northeim, and by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (districts of Höxter and Lippe).



The district was established in 1833 within the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. It was moved to the Prussian Province of Hanover as part of a territorial exchange in 1942. The last territorial modification was in 1974.


The district is located in the Weserbergland mountains, roughly between Hamelin and Göttingen. The Weser River forms the southwestern border of the district and runs through its northern parts.

Coat of arms

The lion is taken from the arms of the County of Everstein; the counts ruled over the region in the 14th century and were the founders of the City of Holzminden. The bar in the bottom is symbolising the Weser River.

Towns and municipalities

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Holzminden Municipalities in HOL.svg
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Holzminden
Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Holzminden

Free municipalities

  1. Delligsen
  1. Bevern 1
  2. Golmbach
  3. Holenberg
  4. Negenborn
  1. Bodenwerder 1, 2
  2. Brevörde
  3. Halle
  4. Hehlen
  5. Heinsen
  6. Heyen
  7. Kirchbrak
  8. Ottenstein
  9. Pegestorf
  10. Polle
  11. Vahlbruch
  1. Boffzen 1
  2. Derental
  3. Fürstenberg
  4. Lauenförde
  1. Arholzen
  2. Deensen
  3. Dielmissen
  4. Eimen
  5. Eschershausen 2
  6. Heinade
  7. Holzen
  8. Lenne
  9. Lüerdissen
  10. Stadtoldendorf 1, 2
  11. Wangelnstedt
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town

Partner regions

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