Bad Sachsa
Bad Sachsa is a town in the district of Osterode
Osterode (district)
Osterode is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Göttingen, Northeim and Goslar, and by the state of Thuringia .-History:...

, in Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony is a German state situated in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen states of Germany...

, Germany
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. It is situated in the southern Harz
The Harz is the highest mountain range in northern Germany and its rugged terrain extends across parts of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The name Harz derives from the Middle High German word Hardt or Hart , latinized as Hercynia. The legendary Brocken is the highest summit in the Harz...

, approx. 15 km south of Braunlage
Braunlage is a town and health resort in the Goslar district in Lower Saxony in Germany. It lies within the Harz mountain range, south of the Brocken.Nowadays Braunlage's main business is tourism, particularly ski tourists...

, and 25 km southeast of Osterode am Harz
Osterode am Harz
For the town in East Prussia formerly called Osterode, see Ostróda.Osterode am Harz often simply called Osterode, is a town in south-eastern Niedersachsen on the south-western edge of the Harz mountains. It is the seat of government of the district of Osterode. The town is twinned with Scarborough,...

. It is well known for being the town where Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg is a retired German Bundeswehr general.He is the oldest of five children of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and nephew of Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, two German aristocrats who were active in the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf...

 and his four siblings were sent by the Nazis
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 in 1944, following the failed 20 July plot. They were left there without either parent. Their father had been executed and their pregnant mother was interned in a concentration camp. The Von Stauffenberg children lived in Bad Sachsa during 1944-45.

Bad Sachsa was one of the few municipalities in West Germany, which imported electric power from former East Germany. This was done via Neuhof Substation
Neuhof Substation
Neuhof Substation is a 110 kV substation in Neuhof, an urban part of Bad Sachsa. Neuhof substation went in service in 1985 and was connected with a 110 kV-powerline for three phase alternating current with Wolkramshausen substation in former GDR. It was therefore one of the few substations in...

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