Steinhagen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Steinhagen is a municipality in the district of Gütersloh in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the south slope of the Teutoburg Forest, approx. 10 km west of Bielefeld and 15 km north of Gütersloh. The village is well known for producing Schnaps made from juniper berries which are distilled three times. The Schnaps is called Steinhäger or Schinkenhäger and can be clear or dark when unfiltered.

Steinhagen
St. Georg in Brockhagen, a part of the municipality of Steinhagen
St. Georg in Brockhagen, a part of the municipality of Steinhagen
Flag of Steinhagen
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Coat of arms of Steinhagen
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Location of Steinhagen within Gütersloh district
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Steinhagen is located in Germany
Steinhagen
Steinhagen
Steinhagen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Steinhagen
Steinhagen
Coordinates: 52°00′18″N 08°24′53″E / 52.00500°N 8.41472°E / 52.00500; 8.41472Coordinates: 52°00′18″N 08°24′53″E / 52.00500°N 8.41472°E / 52.00500; 8.41472
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictGütersloh
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorKlaus Besser (SPD)
Area
 • Total56.18 km2 (21.69 sq mi)
Elevation
99 m (325 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,698
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
33803
Dialling codes05204
Vehicle registrationGT
Websitewww.gemeinde-steinhagen.de

GeographyEdit

Steinhagen is in the Ems River basin on the southern slopes of the Teutoburg Forest, which runs through the northwestern portion of the municipality. This mountain range is the eastern boundary of the Munsterland and of the Westphalian Bay. Steinhagen's highest point is 306 meters above sea level. The Kotte pond is 70 meters at the deepest. The city of Bielefeld is 10 km to the west and Gütersloh is 15 km to the south.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.