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City of Lichtenau
Coordinates: 51 ° 39 ′ 17 ″  N , 8 ° 52 ′ 31 ″  E
Height : 240 m above sea level NN
Area : 9.73 km²
Residents : 470  (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 48 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1975
Postal code : 33165
Area code : 05295
Location of Grundsteinheim in Lichtenau

Grundsteinheim is a district of Lichtenau in North Rhine-Westphalia ( Germany ) and belongs to the Paderborn district . It is also part of the Bürener Land region .

The old postcode of Grundsteinheim is 4791.


Geographical location

View of the cornerstone home
Chapel of St. Luzia

Grundsteinheim is located on the Paderborn plateau in the southwest part of the Teutoburg Forest / Eggegebirge nature park north of the Lichtenau core town. It is located in the narrow valley bed or on the right steep slope of the middle Sauer , an Altenau tributary.


Starting clockwise in the west, Grundsteinheim is bordered by the Borchen district of Dörenhagen , the Paderborn district of Dahl and the Lichtenau districts of Iggenhausen , Asseln , Lichtenau and Ebbinghausen . These places are all in the Paderborn district .


Like Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Grundsteinheim belongs to the oceanic climatic area of ​​northwest Germany , to which it owes its low temperature contrasts and mild winters. However, continental influences are already at work . The temperature in summer is higher and the nights are cooler than in closer proximity to the coast. The location on the edge of the Egge Mountains results in a colline climate of the hill country level with cooler temperatures and higher precipitation than in other locations in the district.



The origin of the Grundsteinheim can be seen as the "heim-Siedlung" (Steinheim) in the 8th / 9th centuries. Century. The first recorded mention comes from the year 1239 ( Stenhem ). On August 20, 2011, Grundsteinheim celebrated the 975th anniversary of the village (1036–2011).


Before 1 January 1975, the former community foundation home is part of the Office Lichtenau (Westfalen) in county Buren . With the entry into force of the Sauerland / Paderborn Act on this day, most of the municipalities of the Atteln Office will be merged with the municipalities of the Lichtenau Office and thus also the Grundsteinheim to form the new city of Lichtenau (Westphalia) and will join the Paderborn district.

The legal successor to the dissolved office of Lichtenau and the municipality of Grundsteinheim is the city of Lichtenau.


After the villages on the Sauer, such as Grundsteinheim, were often affected by floods - especially in 1965 - the flood retention basin Sudheim (1978-1980) was built far above the village on the Saueroberlauf near Lichtenau and the flood retention basin Ebbinghausen (1974-1976 ) well below the village ) built.


Old coat of arms from Grundsteinheim

The head of the Grundsteinheim is Claudia Keiter. Grundsteinheim is the village of Lichtenau with the highest proportion of CDU voters. In the last local elections in 2014, the citizens of Grundsteinheim cast their votes in the election for the Lichtenau City Council as follows:

Culture and sights

Arch bridge


  • Chapel of St. Luzia
  • Arch bridge

Natural monuments:

  • Spielmannskuhle (sinkhole 15 meters deep)
  • Quarry
  • River cave
  • Swallows

Regular events:

  • Schützenfest (annual, at Pentecost)
  • Royal beer
  • Winter ball
  • Parish festival
  • carnival

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Foundation stone home - City of Lichtenau. Retrieved June 2, 2020 .
  2. ^ Geographical Commission for Westphalia (ed.): Geographisch-Landeskundlicher Atlas von Westfalen, Topic X Administration and Management, double sheet state and municipal administrative structure , Münster 1990. Cf. Gerhard Henkel : History and Geography of the Büren District. , P. 101 f and enclosed card.
  3. ^ Gerhard Henkel : History and geography of the Büren district. Paderborn 1974, p. 24 ff.
  4. ^ 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. 320 f .

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