Bad Bevensen (West Low German: Bemsen) is a town in the north of the district Uelzen in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated to the east of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). The Ilmenau river, a tributary of the Elbe, flows through Bad Bevensen. Bad Bevensen is a well-known spa town.
|• Mayor||Martin Feller (Greens)|
|• Total||48.01 km2 (18.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||36 m (118 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Incorporated into the municipality are the villages of Gollern, Groß Hesebeck, Jastorf, Klein Bünstorf, Klein Hesebeck, Medingen, Röbbel, Sasendorf and Seedorf. Jastorf is situated some 3 kilometres (2 miles) south of the town center. It is the site of an Iron Age cemetery which gave the name of the Jastorf culture.
In the run-up to the G20 summit in 2017, left-wing extremists set a fire in the town.
Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit
Bad Bevensen is twinned with:
- Chojnice Poland
- Wilhelm Wallmann (born 1941), politician (CDU)
- Ilse Falk (born 1943), politician and Member of Parliament (CDU)
- Dirk Fischer (born 1943), politician (CDU)
- Jörg Sennheiser (born 1944), entrepreneur
- Ulrich Sinn (born 1945), Professor of Classical Archaeology
- Joachim Eigenherr (born 1947), athlete
- Volker Bescht (born 1951), Brigadier General of the Bundeswehr
- Heinrich Lange (born 1955), Vice Admiral of the German navy
- Christian Dexne (born 1971), sports presenter (ARD / RBB)
- Bad Bevensen travel guide from Wikivoyage
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