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Coat of arms of the city of Borgholzhausen
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Coordinates: 52 ° 6 ′  N , 8 ° 18 ′  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Detmold
Circle : Gutersloh
Height : 135 m above sea level NHN
Area : 55.99 km 2
Residents: 8968 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 160 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 33829
Area code : 05425
License plate : GT
Community key : 05 7 54 004
City structure: 12 districts

City administration address :
Schulstrasse 5
33829 Borgholzhausen
Website :
Mayor : Dirk Speckmann ( SPD )
Location of the town of Borgholzhausen in the Gütersloh district
Gütersloh Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock Verl Rietberg Langenberg Rheda-Wiedenbrück Herzebrock-Clarholz Steinhagen Werther (Westf.) Halle (Westf.) Harsewinkel Borgholzhausen Versmold Kreis Paderborn Kreis Lippe Kreis Soest Bielefeld Kreis Herford Kreis Warendorf Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalenmap
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Borgholzhausen from the Luisenturm

Borgholzhausen is a district town in the Gütersloh district in North Rhine-Westphalia ( Germany ).


Geographical location

Borgholzhausen is located on a pass in the Teutoburg Forest on the northern edge of the Westphalian Bay . The city center is about one kilometer east of the Johannisegge .

The ridge of the Teutoburg Forest separates different landscapes at this point, so that the northern districts of Borgholzhausen are in the Ravensberg hill country , the southern in the plains of the Ostmünsterland .

The highest point is the Hankenüll with a height of 306 meters , over which the border to the neighboring town of Dissen aTW and thus the state border to Lower Saxony runs. There is also the Hollandskopf , which is the most northwestern point of the Weser-Ems watershed . The deepest point is 80 meters high.


Geothermal map of Borgholzhausen
data in kWh / (m a)

The part of the Borgholzhausen area, which lies approximately southwest of an imaginary extension line of the main ridge of the Teutoburg Forest, is counted on the northeast edge of the Münsterland basin. Here the rocks of the near-surface subsurface are steeply erected. They consist of clay marl , lime marl , limestone and marl stones , but also sandstones and sand marls from the Middle Ages (Lower and Upper Cretaceous). These rocks lie on a plinth made of folded rocks from the ancient world ( Devonian , Carboniferous ).

To the northeast of the ridge, the urban area is counted as part of the Ravensberg hill country and consists essentially of marl, limestone and sandstone from the Middle Ages, i.e. Triassic , Jura and Chalk . The one to two kilometer thick sediments were lifted out in the course of the earth's history and broken up into saddles , hollows , clumps and ditches by mountain-forming processes . In this fracture-fold mountain range , the rock layers that used to be undisturbed one above the other are now arranged next to one another and in some cases also in tipped over storage. In the deeper subsurface the rocks of the ancient times can be found again.

Borgholzhausen is moderately to well suited for the use of geothermal heat sources by means of a geothermal probe and heat recovery through heat pump heating (see the adjacent map).

Expansion and use of the urban area

Land use in Borgholzhausen

The city covers an area of ​​55.83 km². The predominant part consists of agricultural land and forest area, together around 90%. The largest extension is 11.8 km in north-south direction and 10.1 km in east-west direction.

according to type of use
and open space
Area in km² 36.3 14th 2.8 2.2 0.56
Share of total area 65% 25% 5% 4% 1 %

Neighboring communities

Borgholzhausen borders the cities of Versmold in the southwest, Halle (Westphalia) in the southeast and Werther (Westphalia) in the east, which, like Borgholzhausen, belong to the Gütersloh district.

To the north and west, Borgholzhausen borders the city of Melle with its districts of Neuenkirchen and Wellingholzhausen, as well as the city of Dissen aTW , both of which belong to the district of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony .

City structure

The urban area is divided into the following twelve districts, which were independent municipalities in the Borgholzhausen office until the municipal reform in 1969 (population figures according to information from the city of Borgholzhausen as of January 2012):

District Residents Districts of the city of Borgholzhausen
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Barnhausen 0.812
Berghausen 0.479
Borgholzhausen 4,412
Casum 0.385
Cleve 0.282
Hamlingdorf 0.237
Holtfeld 0.487
Kleekamp 0.505
Oldendorf 0.201
Ostbarthausen 0.202
Westbarthausen 0.688
Wichlinghausen 0.063
total 8,753



In downtown

The Borgholzhausen Pass through the Teutoburg Forest made a decisive contribution to the founding of the city as an important transition. Documented urn cemeteries from the younger Bronze Age in the districts of Oldendorf, Casum and in the Quertal of Borgholzhausen indicate that there was a settlement from around 1500 BC. Close.

Around the year 1100 Borgholzhausen became the place of the court. The place has been called "Holthus" since 1096, but because of its proximity to Ravensberg Castle, which was built by Count Hermann II of Calvelage , the place name "Borgholthusen" was created in 1317. In the same year it was first referred to as "oppidum" ( country town ). In 1488 it was listed next to Werther and Halle as Wibbold or Wichbold of the County of Ravensberg and with this it was attached to the Electorate of Brandenburg in 1609. In 1669, a line was laid in Borgholzhausen as a state inspection and testing facility.

On April 17, 1719, Borgholzhausen was elevated to a town by Friedrich Wilhelm I, along with other Ravensberg towns, which led to the modernization of the town administration and the settlement of various branches of industry and commerce. So were linen spinning and weaving in the 17th and 18th centuries an important source of income. At the end of the 18th century, the linen trade also flourished. Packing and canvas lines were often delivered via Elberfeld (now part of Wuppertal ) to the Rhineland , to Holland and via Bremen to England. However, when the home workers could no longer keep pace after 1820 due to the competition of machine weaving in England, linen spinning and weaving declined in the entire Ravensberger Land and thus in Borgholzhausen.

From 1740 the honey cake bakery gained in importance (see culinary specialties ). After 1873 several meat factories were added. In 1880, the first steam-powered dairy in Westphalia was built in Borgholzhausen . The “Barthausen” salt works, established in the 17th century, became the “Solbad Ravensberg” after 1907 and operated until the early 1980s. In 2014, the factory production and sale of mineral water from the Marienbrunnen company was finally discontinued.

Up until the end of the Second World War , economic development in the area of ​​today's town of Borgholzhausen was primarily limited to agriculture . Even if small and medium-sized commercial settlements were emerging, especially in the area of ​​today's Borgholzhausen district, in the old town of Borgholzhausen, the tradesmen still cultivated and raised livestock as they could not live from their trade alone. In the other districts of the city, too, agriculture was predominantly the main occupation. Today, agriculture and forestry still make up a significant part of the city's economic life. However, since 1945 industry has played a key role in the development of what is now the town of Borgholzhausen. This development arose not only from the already existing local commercial and industrial branches in the old town area, but from several newly established plants, especially in the south of the Borgholzhausen district.


As in the entire northern part of the Gütersloh district, the population of Borgholzhausen is predominantly of the Evangelical Lutheran denomination. The evangelical church Borgholzhausen belongs to the parish of Halle (Westphalia).


As part of the North Rhine-Westphalian regional reform , the “Law for the reorganization of municipalities in the district of Halle” of June 24, 1969, created the twelve municipalities of Barnhausen, Berghausen, Borgholzhausen, Casum, Cleve, Hamlingdorf, Holtfeld, Kleekamp, ​​Oldendorf, Ostbarthausen, Westbarthausen and Wichlinghausen merged from the Borgholzhausen office on July 1, 1969 to form the new town of Borgholzhausen. The Borgholzhausen office was dissolved; Legal successor is the city of Borgholzhausen.

On January 1, 1973, in Borgholzhausen, as part of the implementation of the Bielefeld Act, there were still minor changes to the area; Territories were given to the cities of Halle and Werther, in return, territories from the former municipality of Theenhausen were added.

Population development

Population development in Borgholzhausen from 1818 to 2007 (lower line: respective territorial status, upper line: current territorial status)

The following overview shows the population of the city of Borgholzhausen according to the respective territorial status, in some years also according to the current territorial status. Changes in the territorial status resulted from the merger with eleven surrounding municipalities on July 1, 1969, as well as some smaller changes to the area on January 1, 1973.

The figures are census results up to 1970 and 1987 and from 1975 official updates by the State Office for Data Processing and Statistics . The figures from 1975 to 1985 are estimated values, the figures from 1990 are extrapolations based on the results of the 1987 census. From 1871 and 1946, the figures relate to the local population , from 1925 to the resident population and from 1985 to the population at Location of the main residence . Before 1871, the population figures were determined using inconsistent survey methods.

Borgholzhausen according to the territorial status at that time
year Residents
1818 (Dec. 31) 1,080
1831 (December 3) 1,228
1837 (Dec. 3) 1,270
1843 (December 3) 1,388
1849 (December 3) 1,289
1852 (December 3) 1,292
1858 (Dec. 3) 1,179
1861 (December 3) 1,246
1867 (December 3) 1,169
1871 (December 1) 1,085
year Residents
1885 (December 1) 1,144
1895 (December 1) 1,281
1905 (December 1) 1,284
1925 (June 16) 1,192
1933 (June 16) 1.310
1939 (May 17) 1,331
1946 (Oct. 29) 1,979
1950 (Sep 13) 2,080
1961 (June 6) 2,538
Borgholzhausen according to today's territorial status
year Residents
1939 (May 17) 4,805
1950 (Sep 13) 7,408
1961 (June 6) 7,203
1970 (May 27) 7,598
1972 (Dec. 31) 7,662
1974 (June 30) 7,678
1975 (Dec. 31) 7,463
1980 (Dec. 31) 7,425
1985 (Dec. 31) 7,453
year Residents
1987 (May 25) 7,463
1990 (Dec. 31) 7,872
1995 (Dec. 31) 8,463
2000 (Dec. 31) 8,676
2005 (Dec. 31) 8,784
2007 (Dec. 31) 8,721
2012 (Dec. 31) 8,633


Borgholzhausen belongs to the Gütersloh I - Bielefeld III state constituency , in which Georg Fortmeier (SPD) was elected as a direct candidate in the 2017 state elections . At the federal level, Borgholzhausen belongs to the Gütersloh constituency , in which Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) was elected as a direct candidate in 2009 and 2014 .

City council

The city ​​council has 29 members including the mayor. These are the members of the CDU , the SPD , the Greens , the FDP and the Borgholzhausen Independents (BU) elected in the last local election in 2014 . The chairman of the council is the mayor, who is also a member of this body.

Allocation of seats in the
Borgholzhausen City Council 2014
A total of 28 seats

The following table shows the local election results since 1975:

2014 2009 2004 1999 1994 1989 1984 1979 1975
Political party Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats %
CDU 07th 26.9 08th 27.18 11 40.12 13 47.65 11 35.75 09 32.50 11 39.89 13 47.12 14th 52.07
SPD 08th 29.1 08th 28.91 10 34.17 09 32.55 10 35.55 09 32.76 10 36.86 11 41.69 10 36.14
GREEN 03 10.3 03 09.23 02 09.08 02 05.49 02 07.21 02 09.41 04th 14.74 - - - -
FDP 03 09.3 04th 16.28 01 02.91 01 05.15 02 07.78 05 16.49 02 08.52 03 11.19 03 11.79
BU 1 07th 24.5 05 17.81 04th 13.72 03 09.16 02 13.71 02 08.84 - - - - - -
Individual applicants - - 00 00.59 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 2 28 100 28 100 28 100 28 100 27 100 27 100 27 100 27 100 27 100
Voter turnout in% 55.2 58.02 60.54 64.56 82.79 72.13 75.88 74.83 85.71

1  Borgholzhausener Independent, 2  without taking into account rounding differences

town hall


Mayor of the community is Dirk Speckmann (SPD). He was elected on September 13, 2015 with 75.89% of the vote.

Mayor and city directors since 1945

  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Meyer, 1946–1948
  • Jochen Upmeyer, 1948–1969
  • Fritz Ostmeyer, 1969–1975
  • Heinrich Knaust, 1975–1984
  • Bernd Huesmann, 1984–1987
  • Friedrich Frewert, 1987-1994
  • Ingilt Blockus, 1994-1998
  • Arnold Weßling, 1998-1999
  • Alois Hasekamp, ​​1969–1979, City Manager
  • Wilfried Torweihe, 1979–1991
  • Ulrich Hoffmann, 1991–1992
  • Klemens Keller, 1992–2015, from 1999 mayor

coat of arms

The coat of arms has the following blazon : In silver (white), over three red rafters, a red wall that fills the entire field and is four times tinned. It was awarded on January 14, 1970 and is identical to the previously valid coat of arms of the Borgholzhausen office, which was awarded on March 17, 1939. The rafters indicate that it belonged to the old County of Ravensberg, and the battlements are a symbol of an urban community.

Town twinning

Culture and sights


Ravensberg Castle

Ravensberg Castle, fortified tower and forester's house

The castle Ravensberg is about 1080 by Hermann II. Of a Calvelage built castle and was the seat of the Earls of Ravensberg (-Calvelage) and namesake for the Ravensberger Land . Today only the mighty keep with its thirty battlements and remains of the castle walls are preserved. In 1981 stones broke from the upper part of the tower, the crown was then secured with steel anchors. In autumn 2006 the tower was extensively renovated. The old stones were re-grouted with sand-lime mortar, and the dome roof was protected against moisture with a plastic layer. Recent excavations have revealed some of the castle's history. Remnants of walls and remains of old buildings have been found. In 2005 the foundation wall of a second defensive tower was discovered in the entrance area, which was completely unknown until then.

In 2002, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia planned to sell the castle as the owner. Thanks to the great commitment of the population and local companies, the Ravensberg Castle Foundation was established, which has owned the ruins since September 2003.

Evangelical parish church

The Evangelical Church was built as a separate church for the Counts of Ravensberg and is one of the oldest churches in the Gütersloh district. It forms the center of the town of Borgholzhausen and is from the 14th century with a major renovation and extension (choir room) from 1496. A special piece is the so-called stone-carved altar from 1501. In front of the church there is a memorial to the fallen of the wars remembered between 1864 and 1871.

On April 23, 2007, a support association was founded, pastor Christian Eckey was elected chairman. The association is to collect donations in order to be able to renovate the ailing facade of the old church.


A wooden observation tower was built on the Johannisegge ( 291  m ) in 1893 in memory of Luise von Prussia . Today the fourth Luisenturm, which was inaugurated in 1991 with a height of 21 meters, offers a view of the entire city area. In good weather conditions, the view extends to Porta Westfalica in the north-east and far into the Münsterland in the south-west. The Luisenturm is located in the Johannisegge – Schornstein nature reserve directly on Hermannsweg , a 156 km long hiking trail that leads from Rheine to Velmerstot in Lippe .

Residential buildings

In the center there are still some half-timbered buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Particularly noteworthy is Kirchstrasse number 9 (Welpinghus), a two-story building with a massive ground floor, the core of which probably dates back to the 16th century. The side extension is marked 1695. At Tanfanastraße 5 there is a single-storey half-timbered building, the gable of which is decorated with fan rosettes . It was built in 1634.

Other structures

Gable view of Holtfeld Castle

The moated castle Brincke is a mansion from the 17th century with a double moat and several outbuildings, including a chapel built in the neo-Romanesque style . The castle is privately owned.

The moated castle Holtfeld was first mentioned around 1350 and was owned by the von Wendt family for a long time . The mansion from 1602 has magnificent gables. The castle is privately owned.

Milk mushroom in Borgholzhausen train station

One of five “ milk mushrooms ” from the 1950s still in existence in Germany and Austria is located near the train station . The kiosk is used as a snack, the original appearance has been changed quite a lot. Its location is in danger.

There is a wind turbine (Enercon E-82 ) on the highest point of the Teutoburg Forest near Borgholzhausen . It has a hub height of 85 m, a rotor blade length of 40 m and generates electricity for 1,600 four-person households.

City tours

Since January 2007, the city of Borgholzhausen has offered a series of city tours on various topics, such as " Muckefuck and Sauerkraut - a journey through time to the time of self-sufficiency ", a tour in Low German, a scary tour or a tour of the salt smugglers route.


In the area of ​​the city of Borgholzhausen there are two parks, one with about 3.5 hectares at the moated castle Brincke, another at the moated castle Holtfeld with around 1.5 hectares. The latter is not open to the public.

The urban area is part of the TERRA.vita nature park , formerly the Northern Teutoburg Forest-Wiehengebirge nature park.

Nature reserves and natural monuments

Johannisegge–Schornstein Salzenteichs Heide Ravensberg – Barenberg Ravensberg – BarenbergBorgholzhausen
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There are three nature reserves in the Borgholzhausen area, one of them completely ( Johannisegge – Schornstein ) and two partly in the area of ​​neighboring towns ( Salzenteichs Heide , also Versmold and Ravensberg - Barenberg , also Halle (Westphalia) ). 6.2% of the Borgholzhausen area are under nature protection.

With the former Bönkerchen quarry, which is about 15 minutes' walk from the city center in the Teutoburg Forest, Borgholzhausen has a natural and open-air stage , where music and theater performances often take place.

On the northern slope of the Teutoburg Forest there are tracks and step seals of reptiles and tetrapods . The excavation work of the Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe is ongoing.

At the turn of the millennium, giant ammonites were found in the area of ​​the municipality . Some of them were brought to the home town of Borgholzhausen.

In the urban area of ​​Borgholzhausen there are two protected trees, a ginkgo tree and a holly (Ilex), the latter with an unusual size of about 13 meters and a trunk diameter of 70-80 cm.


Inline Skate Downhill World Championship

There are various sports clubs in Borgholzhausen. The most prominent place is the LC Solbad Ravensberg, which organizes and carries out the night of Borgholzhausen (see regular events ). The handball players of TuS Borgholzhausen once took part in the DHB Cup .

In July 2004 the inline skate - downhill - world championship took place on the access road to the Luisenturm, which is characterized by a steep incline and many tight curves .


There are two open-air stages in Borgholzhausen:

In the Bönker quarry there is a natural stage that is used by different groups. A Low German farmer's play, the Christmas story and open-air concerts are regularly performed there.

An open-air stage was also built on the Ravensburg , where u. a. classical theater plays are offered.


Culture house and home

The Borgholzhausen Culture and Home House houses finds from geological history from Borgholzhausen and the surrounding area. Among other things, the world's largest collection of giant ammonites is exhibited there. Another focus in the museum are three permanent exhibitions by Borgholzhausen artists. Next to the Heimathaus is the New Year Singers memorial erected in 2005 .

Cultural association

The cultural association Borgholzhausen annually organizes several art exhibitions in the town hall gallery in Borgholzhausen. He also arranges music events and offers the cabaret opportunities to perform. There are artist talks and joint trips to events. Most of the events take place in the culture and local history museum, which is run jointly by the local history association and the cultural association.


The musical club landscape of Borgholzhausen is quite diverse, there are four music clubs:

  • Fire brigade music train Borgholzhausen
  • Hunting horn blowers corps
  • Teutoburg Oberkrainer
  • Ravensburger brass

There are also four choral societies:

  • Borgholzhausen Cantorei
  • Borgholzhausen men's choir
  • Singer friends Borgholzhausen
  • Pium Vivente , the children's and youth choir of the Protestant parish

Regular events

The night of Borgholzhausen is an annual people and road race in summer over five or ten kilometers with international participants.

During the potato market, which takes place annually in the second half of September, the Borgholzhausen city center along the "longest potato table in the world" becomes a culinary attraction. In addition, demonstrations of historical craftsmanship, music, folk dance and children's entertainment form a broad supporting program.

The Borgholzhausen Christmas market, which takes place annually on the second Advent, is well known due to its special atmosphere. With its 120 stands, it now attracts around 100,000 visitors a year.

Culinary specialties

Schulze bakery

From around 1740 gingerbread bakers from the neighboring town of Dissen settled in the city . Gingerbread factories were established in 1827, 1830 and 1861. This development meant that Borgholzhausen is still known nationwide as the "gingerbread town". However, the production of gingerbread has declined sharply in recent decades; Today there is only one bakery in town that produces gingerbread.

Infrastructure and economy


Road traffic

Borgholzhausen was connected to the trunk road network via the former federal highway 68 , today's L 756, which crosses the urban area from northwest to southeast. The federal road 476 ends when coming from the southwest in the Oldendorf district at the intersection with the L 756.

The federal motorway 33 , which ended in 2001 from Osnabrück in the Oldendorf district, has been continuously passable between Osnabrück and Paderborn since 2019.

Rail and bus transport

The “Borgholzhausen” and “Westbarthausen” stops are on the Osnabrück – Bielefeld ( KBS 402 ) line, on which the “Haller Willem” RB 75 regional train runs every hour . Both station names do not correspond to the settlements in which they are located. The Borgholzhausen stop is actually in Oldendorf, 3 km from the city center. The Westbarthausen stop is actually in Kleekamp.

It is served by two bus routes. On weekdays every train has a connection to the “Piumbus”, a city line that also serves the Westbarthausen stop. It is a dial- a- bus that has to be ordered by telephone in advance , but not at the train station. Immediately on the city limits of Halle (in the area of ​​the city of Halle) there is another Hesseln stop , which u. a. has meaning for Cleve. Local rail passenger transport is carried out by NordWestBahn with Talent diesel multiple units for speeds of up to 120 km / h.

In local road transport , regional buses run to Halle, Versmold and Bielefeld via Werther (Westphalia) . Borgholzhausen is in the area of ​​the network tariff “Der Sechser” ( OWL Verkehr GmbH). For those traveling in the direction of Osnabrück there is a transitional tariff to the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Osnabrück (VOS-Plus).

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic

An alternative route of the BahnRadRoute Teuto-Senne from Osnabrück to Paderborn leads through the city area.

The Hermannsweg , a hiking trail that connects Rheine with Velmerstot in Lippe, runs along the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest .

Air traffic

Bielefeld, the next largest city, does not have a commercial airport. There is a choice of four regional airports in just under one to one and a half hours by car: Münster / Osnabrück Airport is around 50 km, Paderborn / Lippstadt Airport is around 80 km, Dortmund Airport is around 100 km and Hanover is around 130 km away.


Print media

The daily newspapers from Monday to Saturday include the Haller Kreisblatt , a cooperation partner of the Neue Westfälische , and a local edition of the Westfalen-Blatt . Both newspapers get their coat from their respective coat editorial offices in Bielefeld. Both newspapers report in the local section from all communities in the old district of Halle , including Borgholzhausen. In addition, the OWL am Sonntag newspaper , an offshoot of the Westfalen-Blatt , is published free of charge on Sundays . The city magazine Pium Aktuell , published by the Haller Kreisblatt, appears quarterly .

Radio and television

Borgholzhausen belongs to the reporting area of ​​the regional studio Bielefeld of the WDR . Furthermore, Borgholzhausen belongs to the broadcasting area of Radio Gütersloh , which it covers in the reporting as local radio. One of the broadcasting stations through which Radio Gütersloh is broadcast on the frequency 106.8 MHz is located in the urban area.

Public facilities

The city offers various services for the citizens of Borgholzhausen in its facilities. These are namely the town hall, including the city administration, registry office, building and civil engineering office, housing benefit office and a police station. There is also a community center and two fire engines from the volunteer fire brigade , one of which is located in the city of Borgholzhausen, the second in Borgholzhausen train station. An outdoor pool is also available.

There is also a rubble dump in Borgholzhausen, which is responsible for the entire northern district of Gütersloh.


The city offers two types of school in three schools. These are two primary schools with approx. 430 pupils, who are taught by 22 teachers, and a comprehensive school with approx. 1400 pupils, who are taught by approx. 100 teachers (as of 2007). Since the comprehensive school is located at one location each in Borgholzhausen and Werther and is mathematically assigned to Borgholzhausen as a whole, no individual numbers of pupils and teachers are available for the Borgholzhausen part of the comprehensive school. For other types of school, facilities in neighboring cities and municipalities must be used.

Established businesses

Kraftverkehr Nagel premises

Companies with supraregional importance based in Borgholzhausen are Bartling GmbH & Co. KG (manufacturer of food packaging), Heinrich Schulze honey and gingerbread bakery, Bostik (manufacturer of industrial adhesives, sealants and other building materials), fetra (manufacturer of hand-held transport equipment), Rolko Kohlgrüber GmbH (manufacturer of wheelchair accessories, rehabilitation accessories, hospital bed accessories and industrial wheels), Westfalia Logistics Solutions (manufacturer of warehouse and conveyor technology and warehouse management software) and the logistics company Kraftverkehr Nagel . Schüco (manufacturer of window construction elements and solar technology) operates a branch in Borgholzhausen.


Honorary citizen

The show jumper and former world champion Franke Sloothaak is an honorary citizen of Borgholzhausen. He was resident in the village and maintained a riding facility here.

sons and daughters of the town


The name Pium is used synonymously in the population as a place name for Borgholzhausen. The origin is unclear; It probably has to do with the numerous medieval chapels, from which a special piety of the population was derived.


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Web links

Commons : Borgholzhausen  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. Geological Service North Rhine-Westphalia, Geoscientific description of the municipality Borgholzhausen ( Memento from July 20, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Geological Service NRW: Using geothermal energy - Geothermal study provides planning basis ( Memento from September 14, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 369 kB)
  4. ^ Website of the city of Borgholzhausen: residents / institutions (PDF)
  5. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 102 .
  6. Martin Bünermann, Heinz Köstering: The communities and districts after the municipal territorial reform in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1975, ISBN 3-555-30092-X , p. 98 .
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  8. State Statistical Office of North Rhine-Westphalia: Municipal statistics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia: Population development 1871–1961 . Düsseldorf 1964, pp. 370-371.
  9. State Statistical Office of North Rhine-Westphalia: The resident population in the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia 1970: Results of the census on May 27, 1970 . Düsseldorf 1972, p. 40.
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  12. a b City Council Borgholzhausen. Retrieved October 12, 2014 .
  13. ↑ State database NRW; Election results for the municipality code 05754004
  14. State Office for Data Processing and Statistics: Local elections
  15. ^ Result of the local elections in Borgholzhausen. Retrieved October 12, 2014 .
  16. page 4 (PDF; 1 MB) It replaces two smaller wind turbines from 1996 (" repowering ")
  17. ^ Regional Association Westphalia-Lippe: House Brincke in LWL GeodatenKultur
  18. ^ Regional Association Westphalia-Lippe: Schloss Holtfeld in LWL-GeodatenKultur
  19. ^ Foundation Burg Ravensberg ( Memento of November 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  20. State Office for Data Processing and Statistics North Rhine-Westphalia: Municipal profile Borgholzhausen