Dahl (Paderborn)

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City of Paderborn
Coordinates: 51 ° 42 ′ 0 ″  N , 8 ° 51 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 218 m above sea level NN
Area : 17.14 km²
Residents : 2739  (December 31, 2011)
Population density : 160 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1975
Postal code : 33100
Area code : 05293
Location of the Dahl district in Paderborn
Dahl (Paderborn), aerial view from the south
Dahl (Paderborn), aerial view from the south
View to the parish church of St. Margaretha

Dahl is a southeastern district of Paderborn in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia and has about 2800 inhabitants. Until 1974 Dahl was an independent municipality in the Kirchborchen office .


Dahl is located southeast of the core city of Paderborn on the Paderborn plateau on the western edge of the Egge Mountains at an altitude of 218  m above sea level. NN . The Ellerbach flows through the village .

In the northwest, starting clockwise, Dahl is bordered by the Paderborn core city, the districts of Benhausen and Neuenbeken , the Altenbeken district of Schwaney , the districts of Herbram and Grundsteinheim in Lichtenau and the district of Dörenhagen in Borchen .


Since the early Middle Ages, the area of ​​Dahl has belonged to the later Hochstift Paderborn . Dahl was probably founded in the 9th or 10th century as a side courtyard to the main Enenhus farm during the colonization of the Paderborn region. In the year 1000 the Paderborn Cathedral burned down completely together with the cathedral monastery, whereby the entire archive was destroyed. As a result of this catastrophe, many places in the Paderborn region were first mentioned in the 11th century.

Dahl is first mentioned in a document in 1036. In 1231 the village was given to the Provost of Paderborn for spiritual supervision. 1322 is the first mention of a Dahler pastor, Ecbertus, son of the executioner Nycolai from Paderborn. The oldest entry date in church registers still in existence is from 1631. Dompropst Dietrich Adolf von der Reck visits the place in 1650: At that time Dahl had 12 farmhouses, 37 half-span apartments as well as a parsonage and a sexton. Based on statistical considerations, these 51 houses result in a total population of approx. 350 inhabitants. In 1736, four people died in a major flood.

In 1802 the Paderborn bishopric lost its state independence when it was occupied by Prussia , but fell back to the Kingdom of Westphalia for a few years in 1807 and to Prussia in 1813 after the Napoleonic defeat. Dahl is incorporated into the newly founded Province of Westphalia and comes to the newly founded Paderborn district by decree of the Royal Government in Minden . When the districts are divided into offices , Dahl comes to the Kirchborchen office .

The foundation stone for the new Dahler church in neo-Gothic style was laid in 1852, the church was completed in 1854. In 1897 Dahl received its first public telephone connection and in 1913 the first 35 houses in the village received electricity.

In 1921 sports enthusiasts founded the sports club Dahl DJK, which was renamed SV Grün-Weiß Dahl after the Second World War. In 1922 the volunteer fire brigade was founded, and in 1926 the Dahl music association. In the same year, a bus line to Paderborn is opened. One year later, in 1927, the St. Hubert Rifle Brotherhood is founded. In the last days of May 1931 there was a devastating flood of the Ellerbach . On Holy Saturday 1945, March 31, American artillery bombarded the place, 4 people died. After the end of the war, the place had 1150 inhabitants, 410 of whom were evacuated, refugees and displaced persons.

The first new development area was designated in 1953. In 1970 the village completed the shooting range itself.

As part of the North Rhine-Westphalian territorial reform , the previously independent municipality belonging to the Kirchborchen office became effective on January 1, 1975 with the "Law for the reorganization of the municipalities and districts of the Sauerland / Paderborn area ( Sauerland / Paderborn law )" of November 5 1974 merged with the city of Paderborn and the communities of Benhausen, Elsen, Neuenbeken (for the most part), Sande and Schloss Neuhaus to form the new city of Paderborn.


Like all places in the former bishopric of Paderborn, Dahl has a predominantly Catholic population. For these there is the parish of Sankt Margaretha in the dean's office Paderborn of the pastoral care region Hochstift of the Archdiocese of Paderborn .

Population development

  • 1650: 0350
  • 1819: 0560
  • 1939: 0720
  • 1945: 1150, including 410 evacuees and refugees
  • 1950: 0979
  • 1955: 0871
  • 1961: 0885
  • 1970: 1072
  • 1974: 1114
  • 1975: 1200
  • 1990: 1862
  • 2002: 2703
  • 2008: 2769
  • 2010: 2779
  • 2011: 2739


Mayor :

  • Marie-Luise Reinicke ( CDU )



  • Anton Schlotmann: Dahl through the ages - a homeland book (1936)
  • Anton Schlotmann: Dahl through the ages - revised by Hermann-Joseph Rick (1977)
  • Franzbecker, Huckemann, Schöwerling, Willeke: 950 years of Dahl - 1036-1986 - images and testimonies from the past and present
  • Catholic parish St. Margaretha: St. Margaretha Dahl - 1852-2002
  • Rolf Franzbecker (Ed.): 975 years of Dahl - more than 100 years of life "in the Dale" - the time from 1986-2011
  • Parish office St. Margaretha, dean Benedikt Fischer (ed.): The church organ in St. Margaretha zu Dahl - restoration of a work of art

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 328 .