For the surname, see Enger (surname).

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 52°8′0″N 8°34′0″E / 52.13333°N 8.56667°E / 52.13333; 8.56667Coordinates: 52°8′0″N 8°34′0″E / 52.13333°N 8.56667°E / 52.13333; 8.56667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Herford
  Mayor Thomas Meyer (SPD)
  Total 41.21 km2 (15.91 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 20,658
  Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32130
Dialling codes 05224
05225 (most of Westerenger)
05223 (parts of Besenkamp)
Vehicle registration HF
Website www.enger.de

Enger is a town in the Herford district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Enger is situated between the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehen Hills, approx. 6 km west of the town of Herford, the capital of the district.

Neighbouring places

Division of the town

Enger consists of the following districts (population as of December 31, 2005):


Lutheran Church St. Dionysius in Enger

The town, first mentioned in 948, calls itself "Widukind's town." The Saxon leader Widukind died about 808. However, there is no evidence that Enger existed in his lifetime.

A legend tells that Widukind founded a church in Enger after his baptism, and that he lived at the place until his death. He was buried in the church of Enger, and his monumental tomb is still there. Despite this, it remains doubtful that the remains of Widukind are actually in the tomb. Analysis shows that the memorial slab dates to the time around the year 1100.

The main current attractions of Enger are Widukind's tomb, the Widukind museum, the Widukind festival ("Timpkenfest"), held annually on January 6 and the "Kirschblütenfest".

Sons and daughters of the town


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