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Stadt Herne
Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2
44623 Herne

Phone: +49 23 23 16 0
Fax : +49 23 23 16 21 00

Internet :


The City of Herne is a municipal corporation.
It is represented by the lord mayor Horst Schiereck.
VAT identification number: DE 125416650
Legally responsible for editorial content: Silke Bender

Accuracy of Information

Although every care is taken to ensure that the information on our website is accurate, we accept no liability for the content of linked external internet sites. Responsibility for these external websites lies solely with the respective provider.
Before creating a link to an external website, we carefully scrutinize the contents to make sure they do not offend against civil or criminal law. However, according to the German Teledienstgesetz (TDG) we are not under obligation to regularly check the content of such third-party sites for changes which could constitute an infringement of the law (§ 8 , section 2 TDG). If we ascertain or are informed by others that a specific item of information or service to which we have provided a link offends against civil or criminal law, we will remove that link if it is technically possible and if we can reasonably be expected to do so.

Providing Remote Access to Electronic Communication Services

The City of Herne gives you the option to use electronic communication. Where administrative procedures are concerned, electronic communication is governed by § 3 a of the German Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (Administrative Procedure Act). According to this act, the communication of electronic documents is permissible provided the recipient agreed to access.
The City of Herne does not provide this access for communication that is legally binding.


The City of Herne is able to decode encrypted e-mails using PGP and/or S/MIME.
All incoming e-mails have to be encrypted or signed with the PGP public key or the S/MIME public certificate of the City of Herne.
If you would like to receive an encrypted reply, we must ask you to let us have your PGP public key or S/MIME certificate.

PGP Encryption
To download our public key, go to the right-hand navigation bar. Send us your public key by e-mail to

S/MIME Certificate
To download our S/MIME public certificate, go to the right-hand navigation bar. Send us your S/MIME public certificate by e-mail to
After downloading, please contact us by phone at 0 23 23 / 16 0 (reference: central internet team – encryption) in order to compare hash values so that the key or certificate cannot be manipulated during communication (man-in-the-middle attacks).

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The City of Herne makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. We cannot, however, accept responsibility for content that is out of date, incorrect or incomplete. This also applies to all external sites to which we provide hyperlinks. The City of Herne accepts no responsibility for the content of such websites.

The City of Herne reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information and data on this website without notice. Material on this site is protected by copyright. It may be reproduced and copied insofar as content and meaning are not distorted or alienated and insofar as it not used for commercial purposes. Exceptions to this are texts that are marked "protected by copyright". The pictures and graphics on the Herne website are protected by copyright: Copyright (c) City of Herne 2006 – 2008 and copyright licence holders.
All information or files, the use thereof, and any action, tolerance or omission related to the Herne website is subject exclusively to German law.
Any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Herne.

Data Protection

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