Bad Lauterberg, which belongs to the district of Göttingen, is located in the southern part of Lower Saxony. The town is divided into the centre of Bad Lauterberg and several districts - including Bartolfelde, Osterhagen and Barbis. Nearby major cities include Göttingen and Braunschweig, while neighbouring communities include Braunlage, Bad Sachsa and Herzberg am Harz.
For culturally interested visitors, Bad Lauterberg im Harz offers numerous different museums in which the impressive history of the town is illustrated with interesting exhibits. The town has developed from a mining town to a spa town and still offers numerous sights that are reminiscent of Bad Lauterberg's eventful past.
For families with children, the Scholmzeche visitor mine, which is located in the ironstone mine tunnel built in 1837, is a particularly exciting excursion destination. The craft of iron smelting, which was practised here centuries ago, can still be seen today, for example in the old Königshütte foundry. It is one of the most important industrial monuments in northern Germany.
But the historic town centre of Bad Lauterberg in the Harz Mountains is also worth a visit: One of the most impressive buildings is St Andrew's Church, which was built in 1571 and rebuilt after several devastating fires in the 17th century. The interior of the nave is decorated with numerous detailed frescoes and precious paintings as well as a historic pulpit altar and is definitely worth a visit.
The Bismarck Tower, which was built on the Kummelberg in 1904 and is still a popular destination for walks today, is well worth a visit: In good weather, the panoramic view from here even extends as far as the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains. Those who want to enjoy nature will find numerous opportunities for relaxation around Bad Lauterberg: the Wiesenbeker Teich mountain lake was originally created to power the water wheels used in mining. Today, it is ideal for swimming and walks. The Oder dam is also a popular destination for anglers, water sports enthusiasts and campers.
|296m above sea level
|10,297 (31 Dec. 2022)
|GÖ, DUD, HMÜ, OHA