Egge (Lower Saxon Hills)

The Egge Hills (German: Eggegebirge, German pronunciation ), or just the Egge (die Egge) is a range of forested hills, up to 464 m above sea level (NN),[1] in the east of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Egge Hills
View from the Egge Tower on the Velmerstot looking south over the crest of the Egge Hills
Highest point
PeakPreußische Velmerstot
Elevation468 m above NN
Length50 km (31 mi)
State/ProvinceHöxter, Paderborn, Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia
Range coordinates51°44′00″N 8°58′00″E
Parent rangeLower Saxon Hills


The Egge extends from the southern tip of the Teutoburg Forest range near Horn-Bad Meinberg and Steinheim, Westphalia southwards to the northern parts of the Sauerland near Marsberg. Its highest point is the Preußischer Velmerstot at an altitude of 468m. It is part of the Lower Saxon Hills and one of the two main lines of hills within the Teutoburg Forest / Egge Hills Nature Park.

It also constitutes part of the watershed between the rivers Rhine and Weser.


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