Bad Lippspringe

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

Bad Lippspringe
Town hall of Bad Lippspringe

Coat of arms
Location of Bad Lippspringe within Paderborn district
Bad Lippspringe
Bad Lippspringe
Coordinates: 51°47′00″N 8°49′00″E
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
  MayorAndreas Bee
  Total50.99 km2 (19.69 sq mi)
140 m (460 ft)
  Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05252
Vehicle registrationPB


Bad Lippspringe is situated on the western slope of the Teutoburger Wald,[2] 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.[3]


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.[2] 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.[2]


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

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Weber (1813–1894), German epic poet, fountain doctor in Lippspringe
  • Alexander Hermann, Count of Wartensleben (1650-1734), Prussian field marshal
  • 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
  • Antonio Di Salvo (born 1979), Italian footballer, played football at BV Bad Lippspringe


  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, 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).
  3. "The Spring of the River Lippe". Paderborner Land. Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e. V. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
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