Hanseatic city of Herford

Herford can look back on a long history spanning over 1200 years. Since the pre-Roman Age the region between the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehen hills has been populated. Once the leader of the Saxons, Wittekind defeated the Frankish king Charlemagne here which is the reason why the region is also known as Wittekind's land. The townscape is characterized by many historic monuments and buildings such as the 750-year-old Herford Minster. In contrast you can find the museum for contemporary art and architecture, MARTa, as well as works of art like the Safety Cones or Luciano Fabros La Palla.