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Coordinates: 51°39′N 08°31′E / 51.650°N 8.517°E / 51.650; 8.517Coordinates: 51°39′N 08°31′E / 51.650°N 8.517°E / 51.650; 8.517
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Remco van der Velden (CDU)
  Total 97.48 km2 (37.64 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 21,070
  Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59590
Dialling codes 02942, 02954 (Eringerfeld), 02941 (Ermsinghausen)
Vehicle registration SO

Geseke ( Geseke ) is a town in the administrative district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


It is situated approximately 12 km south-east of Lippstadt and 20 km south-west of Paderborn. The city is located at the Hellweg and B1. Further south in Steinhausen is the motorway that leads to the A44 (Dortmund-Kassel). In Ahden in Paderborn administrative district is the Paderborn / Lippstadt Airport. The town has his own station which lies next to the Edeka and the Aldi market. From Geseke, there's a connection to other cities like Paderborn or Lippstadt. The Ems-Börde-Bahn from the Eurobahn which is part of the Keolis Gruppe runs from Münster over Hamm, Soest, Lippstadt, Geseke to Paderborn or sometimes over Altenbecken, Warburg and Hofgeismar to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. In Soest you have an additionally connection to Dortmund over Werl and Unna . The RE1 (Regionalbahn 1) of the Deutsche Bahn ends or starts in Paderborn and runs over Lippstadt, Soest, Hamm, Dortmund, Essen, Düsseldorf and Cologne to Aachen. This train doesn't stop at the Geseke station. In Paderborn you can also take the trains to Bielefeld. In bigger stations you also have the connections to ICs and ICEs.

Neighbouring municipalities

Division of the town

After the local government reforms of 1975 Geseke consists of 8 boroughs:

Landmarks and Culture


Geseke has many associations, music societies in particular. There is a shanty choir, a church choir (youth choir and adult choir), a Gospel choir and various school choirs. The youth choir of the church has already made several excursions (e.g. to Lübeck, Hamburg or Berlin). The auditorium of the high school is also used for music events.


Situated at the Hellweg, the city museum informs about the city's history and provides various facts about Geseke.

Monuments, churches and buildings

Squares and Parks

Near the town church and the center of the city you will find the city park. There you can sit on benches, walking and indulge in the café Troholte. The house was then Troholte a listed monument or actually just a shack. Now it has been used as a cafe. The park has a playground with various toys and a place where you can use solid sports equipment. Geseke also has a water wheel, which is close to the church. The Geseker pond is also close to this church. In the marketplace there is space for parking and a well. There is also the market place and an ice cream shop, and a bakery, a breakfast cafe and a pharmacy are within easy reach. In the shopping area you will find shoes and clothes, and the Noltenhof is not far from it. The Noltenhof is parking. Parking is free throughout Geseke. At Disconter Geseke still offers the Edeka, Aldi, Lidl, Netto and Penny. With the SB-market you can get games and movies, at Euronics however televisions and other electronic devices.



International relations

Geseke is twinned with:


An episode of "Die Super-Nanny" was shot in Geseke (Störmede/Stoermede)

Sons and daughters of the town


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