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Kreisarchiv des Hochsauerlandkreis

The archive of Hochsauerlandkreis is existing since 1980. It is open for all citizens. It takes care, stores, completes, preserves and indexes documents of the history of the adminstration of the Hochsauerlandkreis and its predecessors in title the old-districts Brilon, Meschede and Arnsberg. Thereby it creates the cultural long-term memory of the administration and the inhabitants of the Hochsauerlandkreis.

The archive-library collects books about the Hochsauerlandkreis, its localities and the former duchy of Westphalia.

Kreisarchiv des Hochsauerlandkreis

Opening Times & Contact

Your Contact

Steinstraße 27
59872 Meschede

Phone number
Opening hours
Monday: 8:00 - 15:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 15:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 15:30
Friday: 8:00 - 12:30
Our holdings
  • 000 Kreis Arnsberg - records of the district Arnsberg 1855-1974
    • records administrative district office district Arnsberg
  • 001 Kreis Brilon - Akten des Kreises Brilon 1848-1974
    • records administrative district office district Brilon
  • 002 Kreis Meschede - Akten des Kreises Meschede 1919-1974
    • records administrative district office district Meschede
  • 003 Hochsauerlandkreis - records of the district Hochsauerlandkreises since 1975
    • records administrative district office district Hochsauerlandkreises
      • Akten der Kreisdirektoren, Oberkreisdirektoren und District Administrators
      • records of decorations
    • Erbgesundheitsakten nach dem Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses 1933 (Euthanasia)
    • records of reparations after the Bundesentschädgigungsgesetzt (BEG) 1953
    • records of the Equalization of Burdens Act (LAG) 1952


Susi Frank (archivist)




Rebecca Krause




Monika Stracke




Hint for Usage

The usage is free of costs. If you ask for reseraches, copies, repoductions and for admissions for publications, we will charge a fee according to our tariff.


Before using the archive of Hochsauerlandkreis you need to fill the application form.

Please note: At least one day for using a pre-registration is obligate.