Nörten forest

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Nörten forest
Highest peak Hohe Steyer ( 305.5  m above sea  level )
location District of Northeim , Göttingen district South Lower Saxony
part of Göttingen-Northeimer Wald , Weser-Leine-Bergland
Classification according to Handbook of the natural spatial structure of Germany
Nörten Forest (Lower Saxony)
Nörten forest
Coordinates 51 ° 38 ′  N , 9 ° 59 ′  E Coordinates: 51 ° 38 ′  N , 9 ° 59 ′  E
View over the Leineaue near Elvese towards the western Nörten Forest (in the background the Göttingen Forest)

The Nörten Forest is a mountain range up to 305.5 m high and a wooded area of ​​the Leinebergland in the Northeim district and, to a small extent, in the Göttingen district in southern Lower Saxony ( Germany ).


The Nörten Forest is a small ridge immediately east of the Nörten-Hardenberg patch on the Leine , roughly in the middle between the towns of Northeim in the north and Göttingen in the south. To the east is the forest area of ​​the Gillersheimer Forest .

Natural allocation

The Nörten forest as part of the Lower Saxony mountainous region is assigned as follows:

The natural area of ​​the Nörten Forest

The mountain and forest area is to be demarcated from the natural area of ​​the Nörten Forest within the Göttingen-Northeim Forest. The natural area also includes the mountainous region with the Wieter and Langfast . Other mountains and elevations are:

  • Großer Sandberg (298.8 m), east of Sudheim
  • Wehberg (297.8 m), west of Gillersheim
  • Kolieberg (296 m), east of Waake
  • Langenberg (295.2 m), east of Mackenrode
  • Klappenhau (291.3 m), south of Holzerode

The entire landscape is bounded by the following natural areas:


The predominantly wooded mountain area is bordered by the two Leine tributaries, Rodebach and Beverbach , on the right . The main type of rock is the red sandstone , at the transition to the Leinegraben along a fault there is shell limestone . The Nörten Forest is part of the LSG Westerhöfer Bergland-Langfast landscape protection area .


The mountains of the Nörten Forest in the narrower sense include:

  • Hohe Steyer (305.5 m), southeast of Bishausen
  • Eichenburg (277.7 m), east of Nörten-Hardenberg
  • Sonnenberg (260 m), west of Suderhausen
  • nameless (253.2 m), west of Spanbeck
  • Knippelberg (approx. 245 m), south of Suderhausen

The mountains in the broader sense include:

  • north of the Beverbach :
    • Piepenberg (278.8 m), north of Bishausen
    • Burgberg (251 m), northeast of Nörten-Hardenberg
  • south of the Rodebach as the northwestern branch of the Göttingen Forest:
    • Hopfenberg (approx. 330 m) with the Bilstein , west of Reyershausen
    • Maiberg (260.9 m), southeast of Nörten-Hardenberg

Worth seeing

Section of the Ilian stairs
  • Hardenberg Castle
  • Hardenberg castle ruins
  • Hardenbergwarte on the castle hill
  • Ilian Staircase , a 13th century path carved in stone
  • Löseck Castle, built in 1873 by Friedrich von Lösecke; served u. a. as a daughter boarding school and private children's home
  • Brew oak east of the Hohen Steyer

Individual evidence

  1. a b Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  2. Jürgen Hövermann 1963: Geographical land survey: The natural space units in single sheets 1: 200,000 - Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1952-1991 → Online maps

Web links

Commons : Nörtener Wald  - Collection of images, videos and audio files