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Bad Lippspringe
Town hall of Bad Lippspringe
Town hall of Bad Lippspringe
Coat of arms of Bad Lippspringe
Bad Lippspringe is located in Germany
Bad Lippspringe
Coordinates 51°47′0″N 8°49′0″E / 51.783333°N 8.816667°E / 51.783333; 8.816667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
Mayor Willi Schmidt
Basic statistics
Area 50.99 km2 (19.69 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m  (459 ft)
Population 15,359  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 301 /km2 (780 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate PB
Postal code 33175
Area code 05252
Location of the town of Bad Lippspringe within Paderborn district

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 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. The river Lippe has its source in Bad Lippspringe.


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. Friedrich Wilhelm Weber was born here in 1817.



The local football side is BV Bad Lippspringe, who 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.

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