Twistetal is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northwest Hesse, Germany, southwest of Bad Arolsen.



The community lies on the river Twiste, a tributary to the Diemel, itself a tributary to the Weser. Twistetal is only a short way downstream from, and southwest of, the Twistesee, a man-made lake.

Neighbouring communities

Twistetal borders in the north and east on the town of Bad Arolsen, in the southeast on the town of Waldeck, in the southwest on the town of Korbach and in the west on the community of Diemelsee (all in Waldeck-Frankenberg).

Constituent communities

Twistetal consists of the following centres:

  • Berndorf
  • Elleringhausen
  • Gembeck
  • Mühlhausen
  • Nieder-Waroldern
  • Ober-Waroldern
  • Twiste (main town and administrative seat)


The community's mayor is Günter Hartmann (SPD). Twistetal's council is made up of 23 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on 26 March 2006:

  • CDU 9 seats
  • SPD 9 seats
  • FDP 2 seats
  • Wählergemeinschaft Twistetal 2 seats
  • Greens 1 seat

Note: Wählergemeinschaft Twistetal is a citizens' coalition.


Through Twistetal runs Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) 252 from Korbach to Bad Arolsen. Furthermore, Twiste is a stop on the RegionalExpress railway service from Kassel to Korbach.

Outing destinations

Well known points of interest nearby are the Twistesee in the community itself, and a bit farther afield, Bad Arolsen.

Panorama of Twistesee


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