Bad Lauterberg is a town in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the southern Harz, approx. 15 km southwest of Braunlage, and 20 km southeast of Osterode am Harz.

Bad Lauterberg
General view of the town
General view of the town
Coat of arms of Bad Lauterberg
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Lauterberg within Göttingen district
Bad Lauterberg im Harz in GÖ-2016.svg
Bad Lauterberg is located in Germany
Bad Lauterberg
Bad Lauterberg
Bad Lauterberg is located in Lower Saxony
Bad Lauterberg
Bad Lauterberg
Coordinates: 51°37′54″N 10°28′14″E / 51.63167°N 10.47056°E / 51.63167; 10.47056Coordinates: 51°37′54″N 10°28′14″E / 51.63167°N 10.47056°E / 51.63167; 10.47056
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGöttingen
Subdivisions4 districts
Government
 • MayorThomas Gans (SPD)
Area
 • Total41.54 km2 (16.04 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,269
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37431
Dialling codes05524
Vehicle registrationGÖ, OHA
Websitewww.badlauterberg.de

Bad Lauterberg is known inter alia for the liqueurs, Schierker Feuerstein and Harzer Grubenlicht, which are both manufactured and bottled here.

Bad Lauterberg was the birthplace (1879) of the Polar explorer Alfred Ritscher.

PoliticsEdit

Town councilEdit

Town Council after the local elections on September 11, 2016:

  • CDU: 6 seats
  • Wählergruppe: 5 seats
  • SPD: 5 seats
  • BI: 2 seats
  • Bündnis 90/Die Grünen: 1 seats
  • NPD: 1 seat

SightsEdit

About a mile east of the town in the mountains is the viewing point of Hohe Tür which is by a mountain lake and on the main Weser-Elbe watershed. It is checkpoint 43 in the Harzer Wandernadel hiking network.[2]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

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