Bad Pyrmont

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Bad Pyrmont
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Coordinates: 51 ° 59 ′  N , 9 ° 16 ′  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Hameln-Pyrmont
Height : 111 m above sea level NHN
Area : 61.97 km 2
Residents: 19,130 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 309 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 31812
Area code : 05281
License plate : HM
Community key : 03 2 52 003
City structure: 9 districts

City administration address :
Rathausstrasse 1
31812 Bad Pyrmont
Website :
Mayor : Klaus Blome ( independent )
Location of the city of Bad Pyrmont in the Hameln-Pyrmont district
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Bad Pyrmont, view from the south

Bad Pyrmont [ bat pyrˈmɔnt , also ˈpyrmɔnt ] is a spa town and an independent municipality in the Hameln-Pyrmont district in Lower Saxony (Germany).

As a state spa in Lower Saxony, Bad Pyrmont is a traditional spa with many spa facilities of high national and international standing. The place is home to a spacious spa park, which, with its palm garden, is said to be the largest palm garden north of the Alps.


Geographical location

The town of Bad Pyrmont is located in the Weserbergland between Hameln, about 20 kilometers away, and Paderborn, about 60 kilometers away . The German-Dutch holiday route Oranier Route runs through the city . It connects cities and regions that have been linked to the House of Orange-Nassau for centuries. The Emmer flows through the urban area.

Neighboring communities

The urban area borders in a clockwise direction on the Lower Saxony municipalities of Aerzen , Emmerthal and the joint municipality of Bodenwerder-Polle ( Ottenstein , Vahlbruch ) as well as on the cities of Lügde , Blomberg and Barntrup in the Lippe district ( North Rhine-Westphalia ).

City structure

Evidence of prehistoric settlement

References to the prehistoric presence of people in the Pyrmonter Tal are sparse, but there are certainly some. Even if there are no traces of settlement so far, some finds provide evidence of the presence of people since the Upper Paleolithic . It is not yet possible to determine whether there has been continuous settlement since the Neolithic or whether this was interrupted by various hiatuses .

Enamelled ladle and brooches from the Pyrmont fountain find from 1863, dated to the 2nd century (museum in the castle)

The oldest finds that could be made in the area of ​​today's Pyrmont include animal bones from the Upper Paleolithic. Microliths are found at the foot of the Königsberg . Due to their small size and the processing technique, these finds are dated to the Mesolithic . Finds of bone and antler finds of Stone Age deer as well as mammoth teeth from Ice Age gravel layers of the Emmer speak for the fact that Old and Middle Stone Age hunting groups were able to kill prey here.

Some rock tools come from the Neolithic, including a sharp-nosed ax from the Michelsberg culture from Eichenborn, as well as bone pricks and antler picks. Several rectangular axes can be dated to the time of the funnel beaker culture.

In 1955 the remains of a spherical amphora and other vessel shards were recovered from the bog ponds southwest of the sinkholes in the Holzhausen district. Due to their typical decorations and design, the finds can best be classified as belonging to the group of spherical amphora culture . This culture was widespread in large parts of Central and Eastern Europe during the late and late Neolithic period. The Holzhausen find is one of the most western finds known from the sphere amphora culture.

A number of other finds were made from the moor between 1939 and the 1950s. Among other things, a human lower jaw, animal bones, knocking stones and flint lumps were recovered from peat cutting. The archaeological context from which these finds originate can no longer be precisely clarified due to the circumstances of the recovery and documentation. Due to the design and the proximity to the finds of the spherical amphora culture, dating to the Neolithic is also likely.

A double ax made of almost pure copper probably originates from the transition from the late Neolithic to the early Bronze Age . This was found in 1900 in the Holzhäuser Bruch while digging coupling trenches. Similar representatives of this group of finds are known from northwest Germany, mainly from the Weser and its tributaries. Due to its narrow shaft hole, it was probably not intended for normal use, but rather served as a prestige or cult item. This is also supported by the manufacturing material. Copper was a very rare and valuable material that was widely traded at that time. The laying down in a moor can therefore be interpreted as an offering, a procedure that appears again in a clearer form when a well is found at a later time.

The typical barrows, some of which are still preserved in the area today, provide further evidence of Bronze Age settlement. There are some individual finds from the Emmer lowlands that can be dated to the Bronze Age. There are no finds from the pre-Roman Iron Age in the Pyrmont city area. This does not necessarily mean there is a gap in the settlement, but could be due to the generally insufficient state of archaeological research.


Promenade around 1780
Bad Pyrmont , souvenir sheet, 1881
Castle around 1900
Pyrmont around 1900

Bad Pyrmont became famous as a spa in the years 1556/57, when 10,000 people from all over Europe came (“great miracle run”) to find healing and experience the miraculous spring. The vapor cave , which is still unique today , where natural carbon dioxide (as mofette ) rises to the surface, was scientifically examined by the well doctor Johann Philipp Seip, who came to Pyrmont in 1712 . This carbonic acid is also used as a therapeutic agent. Six healing springs are used today, from which the Hufelandtherme - a public wellness pool with a sauna area - is supplied.

The Romans and Teutons already knew and used the Pyrmont mineral springs. This is evidenced by around 300 bronze fibulae , three Roman denarii and a provincial Roman enameled ladle, which were discovered in 1863 during construction work on the Brodel spring. The finds date from the last decades BC. Until well into the 4th century, with a focus apparently at the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century. Whether it is an old spring shrine with offerings or a medicinal bath with only lost objects is a matter of dispute.

The beginnings of the place Pyrmont are in the Middle Ages. After the fall of Duke Henry the Lion in 1180, the western part of the old Duchy of Saxony fell to the Archbishop of Cologne. The Counts of Schwalenberg also submit to him. In the Schwalenberg area, the Archbishop of Cologne, Philipp I von Heinsberg , built a castle on the Schellenberg, which he named after the Cologne bishopric patron Petrus, in Latin "petri mons", which means something like Petersberg in German. In 1184, (Bad) Pyrmont first appeared in historical records. Another name is piremont. Today it is not clear from which of the two names today's Pyrmont developed. In the Middle Ages, Pyrmont was the seat of the small county of Pyrmont , which in 1625 fell to the Counts of Waldeck by inheritance : On May 7, 1625, Count Hans Ludwig zu Gleichen transferred control of Pyrmont to his cousins Christian and Wolrad zu Waldeck . The place Pyrmont at that time consisted of the old moated castle and a small house on the so-called "Heiligborn".

The county belonged to the Lower Rhine-Westphalian Empire . The best-known representative of the Counts of Waldeck, Georg Friedrich zu Waldeck (1620–1692) had the source stream thrown in 1668 and later planted the four-row avenue of lime trees. He was followed by Christian Ludwig zu Waldeck (1692–1706) and Friedrich Anton Ulrich zu Waldeck (1706–1728). When he died, Pyrmont had grown into the overall concept that is still recognizable today: the baroque palace, the main avenue with several side avenues and Brunnenstrasse. During this time, Pyrmont began to rise to become a popular bathing and recreation spot for the upper classes, which even made the famous Karlovy Vary its first place among European baths.

In 1681 the great meeting of princes took place in Pyrmont, the so-called prince's summer . 1712 were the Counts of Waldeck and Pyrmont by Emperor Karl VI. raised to the hereditary prince status. In 1720 the city rights were awarded to the "Neustadt Pyrmont".

After a division of the estate in 1805, Pyrmont was briefly independent again until 1812, but was then reunited with Waldeck. The Principality of Waldeck -Pyrmont retained its status after the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and became a member of the German Confederation . From 1868 on it was administered by Prussia , but retained its nominal sovereignty and in 1871 became a member state of Bismarck's German Empire. In 1872 Pyrmont was connected to the Hanover – Altenbeken railway line , and in 1879 a horse-drawn tram was set up between the station and the city . With the abdication of the last prince after the end of the First World War, Waldeck-Pyrmont became a free state in the Weimar Republic .

In 1914 Pyrmont was given the name Bad Pyrmont . On November 30, 1921, the city and the surrounding district were separated from the Free State and incorporated into the Prussian Province of Hanover on the basis of a referendum. On April 1, 1922, the community of Oesdorf was incorporated. In July 1933, with the first congress of the Greater German Chess Federation in Bad Pyrmont, the chess organization in Germany was effectively brought into line. On April 1, 1938, the community of Holzhausen was incorporated. In 1940 the administration was moved to the old post office on Brunnenstrasse - today the old building.

In the Second World War Bad Pyrmont was a hospital town, so it was not badly affected by the war.

On October 16, 1956, Bad Pyrmont received the status of an "independent town". In 1957, 13,955 people lived here. On January 1, 1973, the communities Baarsen, Eichenborn, Großenberg, Hagen, Kleinenberg, Löwensen, Neersen and Thal were incorporated, so that the entire old county now forms a town with slightly modified borders.

From October 18 to 20, 2006, the meeting of prime ministers and governing mayors from all over Germany took place in Bad Pyrmont.

As part of Germany's EU presidency, the informal meeting of ministers for gender equality and the family took place from May 15 to 16, 2007 at the Hotel Steigenberger.

On May 25, 2009, the city received the title “ Place of Diversity ” awarded by the federal government .

Since March 21, 2014, the city of Bad Pyrmont has been able to bear the title of " Fair Trade City ", which was extended at the beginning of 2016 for another four years.


The licensed game of chance made a not insignificant contribution to the attractiveness. The first official permission to gamble came when a contract was signed with a Mr. Cazal from Braunschweig in 1724, which in return had to build a second ballroom, which opened in 1727. In 1767 the privilege was negotiated with JA Tabor from Frankfurt. Was played rouge et noir , and a pool on the ground floor of the coffee house, which was demolished 1911th In 1784 there were two licensed Pharobanks in different locations. The East Elbe Junkers , who made up a substantial part of the clientele, attached great importance to compliance with the class barriers. On the one hand there was the silver bank (minimum stake: 1 specietaler) in the coffee house and the gold bank (minimum stake: 1 ducat ) in the ballroom of the Kurhaus. The long-term tenant of both houses from 1809 was Baron HA von Ruxleben. The co-owner, Lieutenant Schönewolf, made the first request to be allowed to set up a roulette to the prince. After irregularities in 1854, the tenant, who had received the concession in 1848, fled, which gave Julius de Wellens the opportunity to join in here too. Gaming operations, originally licensed until April 30, 1873, continued until all casinos in the new German Reich were closed at the end of the 1872 season.


On January 1, 1973, the previously independent municipalities of Baarsen (excluding the area part ceded to the city of Lügde on October 1, 1971 ), Eichenborn, Großenberg, Hagen, Kleinenberg, Löwensen, Neersen and Thal were incorporated.

Place name

Earlier place names of Pyrmont were Piringisa in 889, Birngise in 1184, Pyremont in 1184, 1184 per mut, 1184 Perremont (also Pirremont), 1186 Pyerremont, 1167–1191 Pierremont, 1187 Pirremunt and 1187 Peremont.

Pyrmont is a difficult name to explain. The explanation of a compound from "Petri mons", ie "Petersberg", became popular. According to comparative research on place names, it is known that “-mund” is a Germanic word for “mountain” that is not of French-Latin origin. "Pyr-, Pir-" in Pyrmont can with a source "In der Pirre" in the Bierberg near Lügde with an entry in the Grimm dictionary "pur", further in Schleswig-Holstein verb "pirren", ie "rain", for example in the Meaning "source" to be connected. Pyrmont therefore means that it is on an old "Quellenberg".



City council

The council of the city of Bad Pyrmont consists of 32 councilors. This is the specified number for a city with a population between 15,001 and 20,000. The 32 council members are elected for five years each by local elections. The current term of office began on November 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2021.

The full-time mayor Klaus Blome (independent) is also entitled to vote in the city council.

The last five local elections resulted in the following results:

Parties and constituencies %
Local council election 2016
The party
Gains and losses
compared to 2011
 % p
-13.04  % p
-8.20  % p
-3.93  % p
-1.60  % p
-0.46  % p
+ 0.34  % p.p.
+ 16.24  % p.p.
+ 8.87  % p
+1.53  % p
+ 0.23  % p
The party
Template: election chart / maintenance / notes
d Pyrmont citizenship
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 34.87 11 47.91 16 45.60 15th 52.60 18th 48.85 17th
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 24.43 8th 32.63 11 40.54 14th 37.72 13 36.39 13
WfP WE for Pyrmont 16.24 5 - - - - - - - -
AfD Alternative for Germany 8.87 3 - - - - - - - -
Green Alliance 90 / The Greens 5.88 2 9.81 3 3.57 1 3.53 1 4.51 1
Pyrmont citizenship 2.41 1 4.01 2 2.87 1 - - - -
left The left 2.40 1 2.86 1 - - - - - -
FDP Free Democratic Party 3.09 1 2.75 1 7.39 3 5.58 2 3.63 1
Vogt - - - - 0.54 0 - - - -
Independent INDEPENDENT - - - - - - 6.59 2 6.24 2
total 100.0 32 100.0 34 100.0 34 100.0 34 100.0 34
Voter turnout in% 53.43 48.85 51.65 56.21 62.54


The full-time mayor of Bad Pyrmont is Klaus Blome (non-party). In the last mayoral election on May 25, 2014, he was elected with 58.5% of the vote. His rival candidate, the previous incumbent Elke Christina Roeder (SPD), received 41.5%. The turnout was 53.2%. Blome took office on November 1, 2014.

coat of arms

The blazon of the coat of arms reads a red anchor cross in a gothic escutcheon with a silver background . This red anchor cross goes back to the Archbishop of Cologne , Philipp von Heinsberg : The bishop of the High Cathedral Church of St. Petrus was the feudal lord of the Counts of Pyrmont and had a castle built on the Schellenberg, which he called "Petri mons" (mountain of the apostle Peter ) called. Today it bears the name Schellenburg . The Counts of Pyrmont who lived there used a modified Petrus cross , the anchor cross , based on the coat of arms of their liege lord and based on the name of the castle .

Town twinning

Bad Pyrmont was one of the first municipalities in Germany to enter into an official town twinning with an Italian city. The historic city of Anzio (Latin Antium, birthplace, among others, of Emperor Nero), 60 kilometers south of Rome directly on the Tyrrhenian Sea , has been a twin town since then. Just one year after the opening of the borders , the spa town of Bad Freienwalde (Oder) in Brandenburg was added in October 1990 : a town to which Bad Pyrmont had relationships even before the GDR was founded . A partnership with the Dutch city of Heemstede has existed since 2000 . Close historical ties between the Waldeck-Pyrmonter dynasty and the Dutch royal family helped to establish this partnership. Queen Emma was born Princess zu Waldeck and Pyrmont, the great-grandmother of the resigned Queen Beatrix .

The town twinning association Bad Pyrmont e. V. looks after the connections to the partner cities on behalf of the municipality. Regular visits take place among each other at private and club levels.

Culture and sights

Bad Pyrmont Castle with ramparts
The Hyllige Born with a foyer
Palm garden in the spa gardens
Bad Pyrmont spa gardens
Bad Pyrmont spa gardens with fountain
Drake vase, Altenauplatz

Museum in the castle

The museum in the castle offers special exhibitions as well as exhibitions on city and bath history collections. Lectures, readings and guided tours are also held here.


The Hünenburg dates from the 9th or beginning of the 10th century. Remains of a residential tower, surrounded by ditches and ramparts on the west ridge of the Königsberg, are still preserved today.

The Schellenburg was built around 1184 at the behest of Philipp von Heinsberg , the Archbishop of Cologne , to protect the Emmertal. Extensive ramparts, small remains of quarry stone masonry and rubble hills are still visible today.

The Schellenturm is a lookout tower on the Schellenberg, built in 1824 from the remains of the castle.

The fortress from 1526, Pyrmont Castle , was built 1706–1710 by Prince Anton Ulrich zu Waldeck-Pyrmont in the style of baroque classicism . Today the Museum of City and Bath History is located there.

Fountain square

  • with the " Hylligen Born " (the well temple was built between 1923/24 according to plans by Alfred Sasse ) and the foyer
  • Fürstenhof (1777)
  • House Uslar (end of the 18th century)
  • House Ockel (1838)
  • Eye well with the statue of St. Odile (protector of eyesight)

Main avenue

  • Big fountain
  • Lortzing monument
  • Spa hotel
  • Playhouse (Kurtheater, 1818)
  • Imperial Court
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Concert hall
  • Untere Hauptallee ( EXPO project "Aqua Bad Pyrmont")


The lodging houses on Kaiserplatz date from the 18th and 19th centuries. House No. 4 at Kaiserplatz was the guest house of the Waldeck-Pyrmont royal family.

The war memorial was erected by Friedrich Volke as a monument of the Principality for those who fell in the war in 1870/71 from the Pyrmont district.

Bathildis Street

Bathildis Street was named after Princess Bathildis (1873–1962). Here is the Roman Catholic St. George's Church , a three-aisled hall church with an asymmetrical single tower mount.


The "Drakevase" by Friedrich Drake and the " Mermaid Fountain " by Peter Szaif are worth seeing at Altenauplatz .

The houses No. 1–4 are typical houses in the classicism style , they still serve as boarding houses today. The sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch stayed in house number 1 for several years from 1797. He was also the discoverer and promoter of the Pyrmont-born sculptor Friedrich Drake (Drakevase).


Brunnenstrasse was laid out in 1668 (formerly "Neustadt Pyrmont"). The Lutterbrunnen is located here.

In 1725, King George I of Great Britain lived in Hemmerich , house number 47 .

The “Ratskeller” is located in house no. 3, where Tsar Peter I lived in 1716 .

The town hall was located in house no.28 from 1933 to 1940, and has been in house no.4 since 1940. The “Imperial Post” in the Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont used to be located here. In house no. 16 - called "Alter Fritz" - which was built in 1668, Friedrich II of Prussia lived between 1744 and 1746.

Professor Friedrich Drake was born in house number 18 on June 23, 1805.


On June 23, 1805, Professor Friedrich Drake was born in house number 3. The address is Brunnenstrasse 18.


The neo-Romanesque Protestant St. Petri Church was built in Lortzingstrasse in 1880 on the site of the previous building. It is a three-aisled basilica made of unplastered red sandstone with an unusual double transept and an altarpiece from the late Middle Ages (after 1475). The parish was founded by Bishop Imad von Paderborn (1051-1076) by separating it from the parish of Lügde .

The Bethesda nursing home was built in 1661.

Albert Lortzing lived in house no.16 from 1827 to 1833.


The Protestant town church was completed in 177 in the neo-Gothic style. Inside you can see the sculpture of the praying angel by Friedrich Drake.


Here is the Quaker House , which was built in 1932/33 using parts of the meeting house from around 1800, and the Quaker cemetery.

The former Jewish cemetery is opposite the Quaker House.

The Spelunkenturm is a 25 m high observation tower built in 1896.

At the Hylligen Born

In 1801 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived at Hylligen Born No. 6 with his son August and his writer Geist .


The Königsberg (formerly Oesberg) was named after Friedrich II of Prussia.

The Bismarck Tower , a 27 m high observation tower completed in 1913, as well as the monument to Frederick II of Prussia and the monument to Queen Luise of Prussia are also worth seeing .

Sources of the bath

  • Old bathing fountain (on the fountain square, covered)
  • Eye wells
  • Bubbling fountain
  • Friedrichsquelle
  • Main source (Hylliger Born)
  • Helenenquelle
  • Hufelandquelle I (no longer used)
  • Hufelandquelle II (Schäferquelle)
  • Iberg spring (fresh water only)
  • Luisenquelle in the district of Löwensen
  • New well (no longer used)
  • Saline spring
  • Acid spring
  • Steinmeier spring (fresh water only)
  • Trample Source
  • Uhlenbrunnen in the Löwensen district
  • Wolfgangquelle I (no longer used)
  • Wolfgang Spring II

Parks and avenues

Bad Pyrmont Spa Park Fountain avenue
Kurpark illumination
Palm garden in the Bad Pyrmont spa gardens
  • Historic spa park with palm garden, named “Germany's most beautiful park” in 2005 by Briggs & Stratton
  • Middle Kurpark (between Kurpark and Bismarckstraße, west of the Königin-Luise-Bad)
  • Bergkurpark (north of Bismarckstraße to the forest)
  • Bad Pyrmont Zoo (in the Emmertal, between Bad Pyrmont and Oesdorf)
  • Hirschpark (between Hufeland-Therme and Bismarckstraße), named after Samuel Hirsch
  • Friedrichspark (between Friedrichsstrasse, Seipstrasse and Bombergallee) named after Prince Friedrich von Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • Allee Am Hylligen Born
  • Alley three-beam
  • Azalleenweg
  • Bombergallee
  • Brunnenstrasse avenue
  • Hauptallee, first planted in 1668
  • High hedge at the goldfish pond
  • Klosterallee
  • Kurhaus-Allee
  • Schlossallee
  • Fountain avenue


Next to the stadium there are two public swimming pools (the Pyrmonter Welle and the Hufeland-Therme), a golf course (Golfclub Bad Pyrmont eV) and several riding clubs.

Sports clubs:

  • Luftsportgemeinschaft Bad Pyrmont-Lügde e. V.
  • MTV Bad Pyrmont v. 1861 e. V.
  • Pyrmonter Reiterverein e. V.
  • Riding club Waldeck Pyrmont e. V.
  • Bad Pyrmonter Schützengesellschaft von 1841 e. V. (Shooting sport [air rifle, small caliber, sport and air pistol])
  • Wooden houses Schützenverein v. 1846 e. V. (Shooting sport [air rifle, small caliber, sport and air pistol])
  • TuS Bad Pyrmont (including athletics, table tennis, children's and senior gymnastics, brass music)
  • HSG Lügde-Bad Pyrmont handball
  • The footballers of SpVgg Bad Pyrmont sometimes played third-rate between the 1950s and 1970s.
  • SC Inter Holzhausen 1990 e. V.
  • Rot-Weiß Thal
  • Black and white lions
  • SG Bergdörfer / Lichtenhagen
  • TuS Germania Hagen
  • 1. Pyrmonter sailing and water sports club e. V. (DSV N 144)
  • Post SV Bad Pyrmont e. V.
  • Pyrmonter Verein für Gesundheitssport und Sporttherapie (PVGS) e. V.
  • SV Pyrmonter Bergdörfer (in Eichenborn)
The Golden Sunday in the Bad Pyrmont spa gardens

Regular events

From the city's calendar of events, the following regular events with great regional awareness are worth mentioning:

  • May: LandPartie - Landpartie in the spa gardens of Bad Pyrmont
  • July: Historical meeting of princes - historical parade through Bad Pyrmont
  • July: Bad Pyrmont Marathon - the Bad Pyrmont Landscape Marathon takes place for the 30th time in 2019
  • August: Small festival in the large spa park - a special kind of cabaret festival in the spa park of Bad Pyrmont
  • September: Golden Sunday - traditional festival of lights in Bad Pyrmont

Economy and Infrastructure


The company Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial automation and network technology in Bad Pyrmont with around 1,400 employees; the head office is in neighboring Blomberg .

In Bad Pyrmont, banking services are offered by the Stadtsparkasse Bad Pyrmont , branches of Volksbank Hameln-Stadthagen , Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank .

The beverage bottler Bad Pyrmonter is also based here.


Bad Pyrmont train station

The Bad Pyrmont station on the railway line Hannover-Altenbeken is from the S-Bahn line 5 Paderborn - Hameln - Hannover Hbf - Hannover Airport served. The station building was built in 1978.

The urban area is served by a city ​​bus network. Regional buses drive u. a. to Hameln , Lemgo , Barntrup , Schieder-Schwalenberg and Blomberg . For journeys in the Hameln-Pyrmont district, the Hameln-Pyrmont local transport tariff ("Public Transport ") applies, while the Westphalian tariff and the NRW tariff apply to bus transport in the Lippe district .

There used to be a funicular and the horse-drawn tram of the Pyrmont tram in Bad Pyrmont .

The Hameln-Pyrmont airfield for gliders , ultralight aircraft , motor gliders and sport aircraft up to 2,000 kilograms is about 10 kilometers away .

In Bad Pyrmont there is the camping site “Campingpark Schellental”, easily accessible by traffic, and at the swimming pool, in the immediate vicinity of the city center and all spa facilities, a parking space for mobile homes and motorhomes with a supply and disposal station for 22 vehicles.


The state school of the DRK state association of Lower Saxony is also located in Bad Pyrmont .



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Web links

Commons : Bad Pyrmont  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Bad Pyrmont  - Sources and full texts
Wikivoyage: Bad Pyrmont  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).
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