Bad Lippspringe
Bad Lippspringe is a town in the district of Paderborn
Paderborn (district)
Paderborn is a Kreis in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Gütersloh, Lippe, Höxter, Hochsauerland, and Soest.-History:...

, in North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a coalition of the...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...



Bad Lippspringe is situated on the western slope of the Teutoburger Wald, approx. 10 km north-east of Paderborn
Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.-History:...

. 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
Lippe River
The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Rhine and in length.The source is located at the edge of the Teutoburg Forest in Bad Lippspringe close to the city of Paderborn. It runs westward through Paderborn, Lippstadt and then along the northern edge...

 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
Knights Templar
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon , commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple or simply as Templars, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders...

 established a stronghold. It received civic rights about 1400. Friedrich Wilhelm Weber
Friedrich Wilhelm Weber
Friedrich Wilhelm Weber was a German doctor, politician of the Prussian House of Deputies, and poet.Weber was born in Alshausen, near Bad Driburg, in Westphalia. His father was forester for the Count of Asseburg...

 was born here in 1817.


The local football team is BV Bad Lippspringe, which Antonio Di Salvo
Antonio Di Salvo
Antonio Di Salvo is an Italian football striker who last played for Austrian club Kapfenberger SV.-Honours:* Bundesliga champion: 2000–01* DFB-Ligapokal winner: 2000-External links:* at

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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