St. Anna chapel in Nordwald

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 51°38′59″N 08°04′59″E / 51.64972°N 8.08306°E / 51.64972; 8.08306Coordinates: 51°38′59″N 08°04′59″E / 51.64972°N 8.08306°E / 51.64972; 8.08306
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Matthias Lürbke (Ind.)
  Governing parties CDU
  Total 126.58 km2 (48.87 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 12,027
  Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59510
Dialling codes 02923 (Herzfeld)
02527 (Lippborg)
Vehicle registration SO

Lippetal is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Lippetal is located north and south of the river Lippe between the cities of Lippstadt (15 km) and Hamm (10 km). Lippetal is situated at the northern boundary of the Soester Börde, south of the river Lippe and the southern Münsterland in north of the river. The river Lippe flows from east to the west through the municipality.


Division of the municipality

There are eleven villages in Lippetal:

  • Brockhausen
  • Heintrop-Büninghausen
  • Herzfeld
  • Hultrop
  • Hovestadt
  • Krewinkel-Wiltrop

Neighbouring Places


The municipality Lippetal was created by administrative reorganization in 1969. Lippetal was made with eleven villages from three different districts.

The villages are mostly old Saxon settlements. The villages Oestinghausen and Lippborg were first mentioned in 1189, Hovestadt in 1213, and the place of pilgrimage Herzfeld in a document in 786.


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.

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