traumpartner Recklinghausen - Single kreis soest
) is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
After the district was merged with Lippstadt the rose, symbol of the Lippe area, was added on top of the cross.
This new version of the coat of arms was granted in 1976.
The main rivers through the district are the Ruhr, the Lippe and the Möhne, which is dammed to form the Möhne Reservoir.
The highest elevation is in the area of Warstein at 580m, while the lowest is the Lippe valley at 65m.
Geographically it covers the northern part of the Sauerland hills and the lower land north of it, the 'Hellweg'.