General view of the town
|• Mayor||Thomas Gans (SPD)|
|• Total||41.54 km2 (16.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||296 m (971 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||GÖ, OHA|
Bad Lauterberg is known inter alia for the liqueurs, Schierker Feuerstein and Harzer Grubenlicht, which are both manufactured and bottled here.
Bad Lauterberg was the birthplace (1879) of the Polar explorer Alfred Ritscher.
Town Council after the local elections on September 11, 2016:
- CDU: 6 seats
- Wählergruppe: 5 seats
- SPD: 5 seats
- BI: 2 seats
- Bündnis 90/Die Grünen: 1 seats
- NPD: 1 seat
About a mile east of the town in the mountains is the viewing point of Hohe Tür which is by a mountain lake and on the main Weser-Elbe watershed. It is checkpoint 43 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Alfred Ritscher (1879-1963), captain and Arctic explorer
- Eberhard Umbach (born 1948), German physicist and science manager
- Bibiana Steinhaus (born 1979), football referee
- Tino Schmidt (born 1993), football player
- Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2017
- Stempelstelle 43 / Wasserscheide Weser-Elbe „Hohe Tür“ at www.harzer-wandernadel.de. Retrieved 1 Nov 2017.
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