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
 • Mayor Andreas Bee
 • Total 50.99 km2 (19.69 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,572
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33175
Dialling codes 05252
Vehicle registration PB

Bad Lippspringe is a town in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Bad Lippspringe is situated on the western slope of the Teutoburger Wald, approx. 10 km north-east of Paderborn. The river Lippe has its source in Bad Lippspringe, and the town is noted for its powerful river springs.[2]


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.[3] Friedrich Wilhelm Weber was born here in 1817. During the 19th century, the Arminius spring and the Liborius spring, with saline waters of a temperature of 21 °C, were used both for bathing and drinking in cases of tuberculosis.[3]



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.

In Bad Lippspringe born or connected to the city[edit]

Friedrich Wilhelm Weber
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Weber (1813–1894), German epic poet, fountain doctor in Lippspringe
  • Friedrich Kühn (1907–1979), German politician of the CDU, who was born in Bad Lippspringe
  • Wilhelm Wegener (1911–2004), legal historian and genealogist
  • Erich Fuchs (1921–2008), German Internist and allergist, many years top and chief physician at the Asthma Clinic Allergy Research Institute in Bad Lippspringe
  • Sabine Lösing (born 1955), member of the European Parliament, grew up in Bad Lippspringe
  • Markus Gellhaus (born 1970), German football coach, played football at BV Bad Lippspringe
  • Judith Rakers (born 1976), German journalist and Tagesschau- spokesperson, grew up in Bad Lippspringe
  • Antonio Di Salvo (born 1979), Italian footballer, played football at BV Bad Lippspringe

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Spring of the River Lippe". Paderborner Land. Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e. V. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lippspringe". 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).