Bad Lippspringe

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Bad Lippspringe
Town hall of Bad Lippspringe
Town hall of Bad Lippspringe
Coat of arms of Bad Lippspringe
Coat of arms
Bad Lippspringe is located in Germany
Bad Lippspringe
Bad Lippspringe
Coordinates: 51°47′00″N 8°49′00″E / 51.78333°N 8.81667°E / 51.78333; 8.81667Coordinates: 51°47′00″N 8°49′00″E / 51.78333°N 8.81667°E / 51.78333; 8.81667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Bee
Area
 • Total 50.99 km2 (19.69 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,091
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33175
Dialling codes 05252
Vehicle registration PB
Website www.bad-lippspringe.de
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Bad Lippspringe is a town in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Bad Lippspringe is situated on the western slope of the Teutoburger Wald, approx. 10 km north-east of Paderborn. The springs, the Arminius spring and the Liborius spring, for which it is famous, are saline waters of a temperature of 70 °F, and are utilized both for bathing and drinking in cases of pulmonary consumption.[2] The river Lippe has its source in Bad Lippspringe.

History[edit]

Lippspringe is mentioned in chronicles as early as the 9th century, and here in the 13th century the order of the Templars established a stronghold. It received civic rights about 1400.[2] Friedrich Wilhelm Weber was born here in 1817.

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Sports[edit]

The local football team is BV Bad Lippspringe, which Antonio Di Salvo started his career with, after being born nearby.

Bad Lippspringe is home to RAPA (Rhine Army Parachute Association), a British Army Parachute and Skydiving Dropzone. This was formed in 1964 and is still going today.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 742–743.  Further citations:
    • Dammann, Der Kurort Lippspringe (Paderborn, 1900);
    • Koniger, Lippspringe (Berlin, 1893); and
    • Frey, Lippspringe, Kurort für Lungenkranke (Paderborn, 1899).