Warburg in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia

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Warburg Panorama © Tuxyso/cc-by-sa-3.0

Warburg Panorama © Tuxyso/cc-by-sa-3.0

Warburg is a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia on the river Diemel near the three-state point shared by Hessen, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. It is in Höxter district and Detmold region. Warburg is the center in the Warburger Börde. The main town, consisting of the Old Town (Altstadt) and the New Town (Neustadt) and bearing the same name as the whole town, is a hill town.

While the Old Town lies in the Diemel Valley, the New Town rises on the heights above the Diemel. The Warburg municipal area borders in the west on the Sauerland and in the northwest on the Eggegebirge foothills, while in the north and northeast the Warburger Börde abuts the town and in the south stretches the Diemel Valley.

Protestant Old Town Church and grammar school Marianum © Tuxyso/cc-by-sa-3.0 Former Dominican monastery, today seat of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Germany © Thomas W. Fiege/cc-by-sa-3.0 Eckmänneken-Haus, built in 1471 © Thomas W. Fiege/cc-by-sa-3.0 River Diemel near Warburg © Tuxyso/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall 'Between the Towns', built in 1568 © Thomas W. Fiege/cc-by-sa-3.0 Warburg Panorama © Tuxyso/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Former Dominican monastery, today seat of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Germany © Thomas W. Fiege/cc-by-sa-3.0
Warburg stands as a middle centre in an area shaped by agriculture. Of the two former great food producers, the Warburg canning plant and sugar factory, only the latter remains. The biggest fields of industry nowadays are automotive technology, steel and machine building, chemicals, woodworking and packaging. Since 1721, brewing rights have been held by the Kohlschein family. On 1 January 1975 came municipal reorganization, which saw 16 formerly independent municipalities merged into a new greater town of Warburg. Also, the districts of Warburg and Höxter were united, taking the latter’s name. In 1983, Warburg became a founding member of the Wesphalian Hanseatic League (Westfälischer Hansebund).

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