Minden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,001 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Douglas County and is adjacent to the city of Gardnerville. It is named after the town of Minden, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Minden has had a post office since 1906.
The Douglas campus of the Western Nevada College is located in Minden.
The Minden area is considered one of the premier locations for soaring in the United States.