Schieder-Schwalenberg

Schieder-Schwalenberg (Low German: Schüer-Schwalenberg)[2][3] is a town in the Lippe district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of Detmold.

Schieder-Schwalenberg

Coat of arms
Location of Schieder-Schwalenberg within Lippe district
Schieder-Schwalenberg
Schieder-Schwalenberg
Coordinates: 51°52′59″N 09°10′59″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictLippe
Subdivisions9
Government
  MayorGert Klaus (SPD)
Area
  Total60.04 km2 (23.18 sq mi)
Elevation
213 m (699 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total8,475
  Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32816
Dialling codes05282, 05284, 05233
Vehicle registrationLIP
Websitewww.schieder-schwalenberg.de

It consists of 8 communes, which have been combined to a town in 1970. The names of the communes are Schieder, Brakelsiek, Schwalenberg, Lothe, Ruensiek, Wöbbel, Siekholz and Kreienberg, the district Schieder together with Glashütte is a Kneipp health resort. Together they have c. 9,300 residents (2007).

Geography

Schieder-Schwalenberg is located between the Teutoburger Wald and the Weserbergland. The district of Schieder is situated on the banks of Schiedersee, an artificial lake that is fed and drained by the River Emmer.

Coat of arms

The swallow on the red ground depicts Schwalenberg's municipal coat of arms. On the blue ground the crown represents the summer residence of the House of Lippe, the castle at Schieder. The white line in between represents the River Emmer.

Economy

The main industrial sector is the furniture industry. Schieder Möbel are the main producer of furniture. Apart from the furniture branch tourism plays an important part in the economy. Tourists, mainly from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, often come to rent holiday flats for a short break. The Schiedersee and the Glashütte district attract many visitors.

References

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