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City of Delbrück
Coordinates: 51 ° 47 ′ 7 ″  N , 8 ° 36 ′ 48 ″  E
Height : 101 m
Area : 21.8 km²
Residents : 2993  (Jun. 30, 2014)
Population density : 137 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 1975
Postal code : 33129
Area code : 05250
Location of Ostenland in Delbrück
Catholic Parish Church of St. Joseph

Ostenland is a district in the east of the city of Delbrück in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany and belongs to the Paderborn district . The place currently has 2993 inhabitants.


Ostenland is located in the east of the Westphalian Bay . Neighboring towns are the Paderborn district of Sande in the southeast and the municipality of Hövelhof in the east. In addition, Ostenland borders the Delbrück districts Bentfeld , Anreppen and Lippling as well as the Delbrück urban area. The Ems-Rhine watershed runs through the local area : the Grubebach , which rises in Ostenland, flows into the Ems at Rietberg , while the Haustenbach in the south drains over the Lippe into the Rhine .

To the east of the local area, Ostenland has a share in the Erdgarten-Lauerwiesen nature reserve , the greater part of which is, however, in the neighboring Hövelhof.


The area around Ostenland was populated early by Germanic Brukterians and Saxons .

A part of Ostenland was first mentioned on February 2, 1290: bonis thome hope sitis in Delbrucgen ("The Thomehope estate, located in the Delbrücker Land"). However, it is not certain whether bonis stood for only one farm with the name Thomehope , or whether it was a name for several farms. Thomehope has roughly the meaning "aufm Haupe", which means a raised place in the middle of a swamp. Thomehope , later only called Haupt , developed into a center of Ostenland, as beer was brewed and served here.

Ostenland developed into a so-called peasantry , which included the main center as well as the villages Espeln and Hövelhof . On November 9, 1527, the name Easter farmers appear for the first time for this peasantry .

In 1820 Ostenland became an independent municipality. The place only lost this status during the municipal reform, which came into force on January 1, 1975 ( Sauerland / Paderborn Law ), when Ostenland was incorporated into Delbrück. At the same time it lost Espeln and the Klausheider settlement to Hövelhof. In 1989 Ostenland became Landesgolddorf and in 2008 Kreisgolddorf.

The village community is characterized by 24 associations with many subdivisions.


  • Heimatverein Ostenland eV (Ed.): 700 years Ostenland. Thomehope . Bonifatius, Paderborn 1989.

Web links

Commons : Ostenland  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. City administration Delbrück: Citizen brochure City of Delbrück , status: December 2014
  2. Hans Jürgen Rade: The history of Ostenland up to the end of the Principality of Paderborn in 1802 . In: 700 years of Ostenland . III, p. 33, there the exact source is given.
  3. ^ 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. 327 f .