Bad Segeberg

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Bad Segeberg
Marktplatz Bad Segeberg 2001.jpg
Coat of arms of Bad Segeberg
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Bad Segeberg   is located in Germany
Bad Segeberg
Bad Segeberg
Coordinates: 53°55′N 10°19′E / 53.917°N 10.317°E / 53.917; 10.317Coordinates: 53°55′N 10°19′E / 53.917°N 10.317°E / 53.917; 10.317
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Segeberg
 • Mayor Hans-Joachim Hampel (CDU)
 • Total 18.87 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,176
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23781–23795 2360
Dialling codes 04551
Vehicle registration SE

Bad Segeberg is a German town of 16,000 inhabitants, located in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, capital of the district (Kreis) Segeberg. It is situated approximately 50 kilometers (31 mi) northeast of Hamburg, and 25 kilometers (16 mi) west of Lübeck.

It is famous for its annual Karl May Festival. It takes place in the city's Kalkberg Stadium, a large amphitheater originally built by the Reich Labour Service into an exploited quarry at the Segeberger Kalkberg.

There is a large television tower in the middle of the city.


Bad Segeberg is not far from the eastern edge of the hills of Ostholstein. The western part of the city is bordered by the Trave, the northern part by the Ihlsee and forests, the northeast is bordered by the Großer Segeberger See, and the west is also bordered by forests. In the south, Bad Segeberg is bordered by the towns of Högersdorf and Klein Gladebrügge.

Geologically, the area around Bad Segeberg is unique because it is the only area with Karst topography in Schleswig-Holstein, which is indicated by the presence of sinkholes in the area. There were even sinkholes in the city itself, although these have all been filled in and are no longer visible. The only exception is the Kleiner Segeberger See, which is a sinkhole that is filled with water at the foot of the Segeberger Kalkberg.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Bad Segeberg is twinned with: