Bad Eilsen

Bad Eilsen (West Low German: Ahlsen) is a municipality in the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) southwest of Stadthagen, and 13 km (8.1 mi) southeast of Minden.

Bad Eilsen
Prince's House in the spa park
Prince's House in the spa park
Coat of arms of Bad Eilsen
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Eilsen within Schaumburg district
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Bad Eilsen is located in Germany
Bad Eilsen
Bad Eilsen
Bad Eilsen is located in Lower Saxony
Bad Eilsen
Bad Eilsen
Coordinates: 52°14′35″N 9°5′58″E / 52.24306°N 9.09944°E / 52.24306; 9.09944Coordinates: 52°14′35″N 9°5′58″E / 52.24306°N 9.09944°E / 52.24306; 9.09944
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictSchaumburg
Municipal assoc.Eilsen
Government
 • MayorChristel Bergmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total2.46 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Elevation
133 m (436 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,563
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31707
Dialling codes05722
Vehicle registrationSHG
Websitewww.bad-eilsen.de

Bad Eilsen is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Eilsen.

HistoryEdit

After World War II, Bad Eilsen hosted the headquarters of the Royal Air Force (British Air Force of Occupation) in the British Zone of Occupation until the opening of JHQ Rheindahlen in 1954. The HQ was served by the airfield at RAF Bückeburg (now Bückeburg Air Base, which also served the nearby HQ of the British Army of the Rhine in Bad Oeynhausen.

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