Marsberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Although its origins are obscure, Marsberg was a prospering town by the 13th century (it was even minting coins). It was a free city until 1807, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia
, until 1813. After two years of freedom, it was included into Prussia in 1815.
It is situated on the river Diemel
, approx. 20 km east of Brilon
and 30 km south of Paderborn
Marsberg consists of the following 17 districts: