[ source: Wikipedia ]

Have a question about Herford? Ask a local resident for special Herford insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for Herford or would like a Herford insider tip from one of our local property owners and Herford experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.
Thanks for submitting your question about Herford.
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to Herford.

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to Herford.





What is your insider travel tip for Herford?

Travel Insider Tips for Herford

Herford Overview

Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge and the Teutoburg Forest. It is the capital of the district of Herford.

The previously Hanseatic city of Herford is situated in the mountain chains south of the Wiehengebirge (Ravensberger Hügelland). The highest place is the Dornmountain (240 m) in the Schwarzenmoor district; the lowest point (56 m) is located in the Werretal in the Falkendiek district. The River Aa joins the river Werre in the center of the city. The Stuckenberg is located east of the city.

Things to See in Herford

The Herford Minster (Münsterkirche) is a late Romanesque hall church, built about 1220-1250 for the Fürstabtei Herford (Herford monastery). It is one of the earliest hall churches in Germany

St. Jacob´s (Jakobikirche/Radewiger Kirche) is a late Gothic hall church (1330)

St. John´s (St. Johannis/Neustädter Kirche) is a late Gothic hall church (1340)

St. Mary´s (St. Marien auf dem Berge) is also a late Gothic hall church. It was completed about 1325/50 and part of a monastery

Town hall, built 1913-16 by Paul Kanold in Neo-Baroque forms

Neustädter Rathaus (former town hall), built 1600, aesthetic pediment 1930 removed, 1988/89 reconstructed

Remensnider-Haus, Brüderstraße 26, a late Gothic timber framed building from 1521

Kantorhaus, Elisabethstraße 2, a timber framed building, about 1484/1494

Bürgermeisterhaus, Höckerstraße 4, a late Gothic stone building from 1538 with a stepped gable similar to houses in Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide) and Bielefeld

The MARTa Herford, a museum for contemporary art and design, housed in a building designed by Frank Gehry, has been open to the public since May 2005. Its exhibits change regularly. The current artistic director is Roland Nachtigäller.

The Daniel-Pöppelmann-Haus in Herford explores the history of the city, and the Memorial and Meeting Place Cell Block, in the basement of the city hall, documents the persecution and the obliteration of minorities. Plans to construct a museum of city history next to the city hall and the Münster church have been postponed.

[ source: wikipedia ]

More about the History of Herford

The town was founded in 789 by Charlemagne in order to guard a ford crossing the narrow Werre river. A century later, Matilda, daughter of Theudebert, duke of Saxony, grew up in the abbey of Herford; she was a descendant of the Saxon leader Widukind. In Herford she met Henry the Fowler, who later became king of Germany.

In late medieval times Herford was a member of the Hanseatic League. It was a Free Imperial City, i.e. it was directly subordinated to the emperor. This status was lost after the Peace of Westphalia (1648), when Herford was annexed by Brandenburg-Prussia. It was administered within the Province of Westphalia following the Napoleonic Wars, and made part of the new state North Rhine-Westphalia after World War II.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge and the Teutoburg Forest. It is the capital of the district of Herford.

Where to stay in Herford?

Check out our selection of hand-selected and quality Herford vacation rentals and holiday apartments.