Weser Uplands

The Weser Uplands is a to 527.8 meters above sea level. NN high mountain landscape on both sides of the Weser between Hann. Munden and Porta Westfalica within the Lower Saxony Uplands in Lower Saxony, Hesse and North Rhine -Westphalia in Germany.


The Weser Uplands, in addition to the entire Upper Weser Valley between Hann. Munden and Porta Westfalica several geologically related but clearly distinguishable range mountain and mountain ranges and individual mountains attributed. In a narrower sense to include ( from north to south ):

The largest contiguous forest area of the Weser mountain country lies on the Solling in the Solling -Vogler. Meanwhile, forest cover continues, interrupted only by the island-like Uslarer pool and the narrow Wesertal, south to Reinhardswald ( Links der Weser ) and Bramwald (right) back on. Even beyond Fulda and Werra - and thus outside the Weser mountain country - is the dense forest further south without significant interruption in the Kaufunger the forest.

In addition to the core - level features listed above, other means mountain and mountain ranges are attributed to the Weser Uplands occasionally still. These include in particular the following ( in alphabetical order with Max - Altitude ):

  • Ahlsburg ( 411.4 m)
  • Amtsberge ( 392.2 m)
  • Bückeberg ( 367 m)
  • Castle Hill ( 355 m)
  • Deister (405 m)
  • Elfas ( 409.6 m)
  • Hils ( 480.4 m)
  • Holzberg ( 444.5 m)
  • Homburg Forest ( 406.1 m)
  • Ith ( 439 m)
  • Small Deister ( 345.7 m)
  • Lipper Bergland ( 495.8 m)
  • Nesselberg ( 378.2 m)
  • Oberwälder country
  • Osterwald ( 419.2 m)
  • Weper ( 379 m)
  • ( Eastern ) Wiehengebirge ( 319.6 m)

The landscape was formed last significantly during the ice ages by glacier advances of the Scandinavian Inlandeisschilds (see: paragraph landscape, soils and their formation of the article North German Lowlands ).

Major cities

  • Lemgo
  • Minden
  • Porta Westfalica
  • Rinteln
  • Salzhemmendorf
  • City ​​Oldendorf
  • Uslar
  • Vlotho


In the Weser Uplands own architecture was developed. Between 1520 and 1640 came here with the so-called Weser Renaissance a large accumulation of Renaissance architecture.

Nationally known are the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a native of Bodenwerder " Lying Baron " Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchausen and in Hann. Munden deceased German craft surgeon, surgeon and Starstecher Doctor Eisenbarth.

In the region, some fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are also home to, for example, Snow White, which will play in Alfeld, Rapunzel, who is said to have lowered from a tower of Trendelburg her long hair her prince, or Sleeping Beauty, as the castle, the ruins Sababurg at Hofgeismar applies.


The picturesque landscape of the Weser Uplands has inspired many painters and artists: Jacob Pins (1917-2005), Robert Batty, Christian Andreas Besemann, Carl Ferdinand Fabritius, Robert Geissler, Wolfgang Heinrich, Karl Arthur Held, Alfred Hesse, Rudolf Jahns, Herbert Mager, Anton Wilhelm Strack (1758-1829), Pasha Johann Friedrich Weitsch, August Wenderoth.


Of tourist interest, next to the historic towns and the natural park Weser mountain country Schaumburg -Hameln and the Solling -Vogler mentioned above, the 500 -kilometer cycle track Weser cycle path along the river Weser. A botanical specialty are the rare Süntelbuchen. A delightful landscape constitutes Rühler Switzerland

Of increasing importance is the motorcycle tourism. The Weser Uplands is a popular addition to the resin motorcycle area in northern Germany. In particular, the Köterberg is the highest elevation of this point to the North Sea a sought Motorcycle meeting point with panoramic views of up to 80 kilometers.

Mention should continue to Schillat cave Tonenburg in Hoexter - Albaxen, the wildlife park Neuhaus, the Weserstein in Hann. Munden and several museums such as the Agricultural Technical Museum in Börry, the Blank forge in Dassel, the German Huguenot Museum in Bad Karl harbor and the Motorcycle Museum in Wickensen.


The Weser Uplands is nationally known mainly through tourism. But there are also a strong, mostly middle-class economy, the well-known companies and brands, especially in the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, food technology, chemistry and pharmacy as well as glass and furniture industry comprises. These include companies such as Aerzen Maschinenfabrik (one of the world's leading supplier of twin shaft rotary piston machines ), Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG ( the world leader in the production of specialty salts ), the Health Insurance BKK24, the producers of soft drinks Riha Richard Hartinger drinks, Symrise AG (one of the world's four largest supplier of fragrances, flavorings and ingredients for cosmetics and food) and the ELF Indoor and Maschinenbau GmbH.