Three little Wooden Pigs in front of Lippstadt’s Historic Town Hall


Welcome to “Venice in Westphalia”! Founded in 1185 by Earl Bernhard II. zur Lippe, Lippstadt today has turned into a dynamic regional centre with more than 70,000 inhabitants. One of the oldest towns in Westphalia, it is situated in a park landscape. The biggest town of the Soest district charms with numerous attractive sights such as the Lutheran St. Mary’s Church or the Stiftsruine (ruins of the 12th century collegiate church), one of the most beautiful ruins in Germany. The historic town hall, the “Stadtpalais” (city palace) and the splendid half-timbered houses all bear witness to tradition, continuance as well as quaint alleyways and lanes – so called “Hallen” – which are especially charming. The town abundant with water also possesses a recreation area in the city centre called “Grüner Winkel” (green corner) that calls for long walks along idyllic waterways and green banks.





Stadtinformation im Rathaus
Lange Str. 14
59555 Lippstadt
Telefon: +49 (0)2941 58515

Opening Hours
Mo - Fr 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sat 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.