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Lübbecke from the Wiehen Hills. In the foreground is the Old Town and St. Andrew's Church; in the background, the industrial estate and North German Plain

Lübbecke is a picturesque, little town in the northeast of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in north Germany at the foot of the Wiehen Hills (Wiehen or Wiehengebirge), the last ridge before you reach the North German Plain.


Lübbecke lies in the southwestern part of the district of Minden-Lübbecke and in the western part of the region of Minden Land. Most of the town itself lies on the lowlands of the North German Plain, but its southern quarters stretch up the northern hillside of the ridge known as the Wiehen Hills. Apart from the ridge and the main town, most of the borough is flat and rural in character. Its northern boundary is the Midland Canal (Mittelland Canal), whilst its southern boundary is the crest of the Wiehen Hills. To the northeast of the town is Großes Torfmoor, the largest moor in Westphalia.

The highest hill in Lübbecke's territory is the Heidbrink (320 m) on the Wiehen ridge. However the slightly lower Wurzelbrink to the north is probably better known as it is crowned by a small stone observation tower, the Wartburg, that is the turning point of the annual 14 kilometre race of the same name that starts and ends in Lübbecke.

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By road[edit]

From the A 30 motorway, take junction 29, signed B 239, Lübbecke. The town lies on the B 239 about 15 kilometres north of the junction.

By rail[edit]

Lübbecke Station lies on the Ravensberg Railway (route no. 386), and has an hourly service (every 2 hours on Sundays) that works the Regionalbahn 71 route from Bielefeld via Herford and Bünde to Rahden.

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  • Gehrmker Hius - a 200-year old timber-framed farmhouse.
  • Renkhausen Manor House (Gut Renkhausen)

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  • Visit the Barre Brewery Museum
  • Walk up to the Wartburg observation tower on the ridge.

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  • Cafe Janke, Lange Straße 32 (half way down the high street), 05741 310375. Good location in the pedestrianised high street of Lübbecke. Delicious cakes and good coffee; great place to relax outside in sunny weather and watch the world go by. mid.  edit

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