The Velmerstot is the northernmost and highest hill in the Eggegebirge ridge in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has two summits, the Prussian Velmerstot (Preußische Velmerstot) (468 m), which lies on the territory of Steinheim-Sandebeck in the county of Höxter, and the Lippe Velmerstot (Lippische Velmerstot) (51°50′26″N 8°37′16″E, 441 m), which is located in the county of Lippe. The whole hill is part of the Teutoburg Forest / Egge Hills Nature Park.

Lippische Velmerstot and its memorial
Highest point
Elevation468 m above sea level (NN) (1,535 ft)
Prominence120 m West of Neuenheerse[1]
Isolation25.6 km Köterberg (Lippe Uplands)
Coordinates51°50′00″N 8°57′13″E
Parent rangeEggegebirge

During the Cold War, the hill had a NATO and Dutch air defence installations; they left by 1994 and the installations were torn down in 2002/03.


  1. Isolation and prominence by TK 25; wind gap at about 348 m.


  • Hans-Martin Wienke: Silbermühle, Velmerstot und die Höhlen des Teutoburger Waldes. Schnelle, Detmold, o.J. (1982?)
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