Bad Segeberg (Low German: Sebarg) is a German town of 16,000 inhabitants, located in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, capital of the district (Kreis) Segeberg. It is situated approximately 50 kilometers (31 mi) northeast of Hamburg, and 25 kilometers (16 mi) west of Lübeck.
|• Mayor||Dieter Schönfeld (SPD)|
|• Total||18.87 km2 (7.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
It is famous for its annual Karl May Festival, which takes place in the city's Kalkberg Stadium, a large amphitheater originally built by the Reich Labour Service into an exploited quarry at the Segeberger Kalkberg.
There is a large television tower in the middle of the city.
Bad Segeberg is not far from the eastern edge of the hills of Ostholstein. The western part of the city is bordered by the Trave, the northern part by the Ihlsee and forests, the northeast is bordered by the Großer Segeberger See, and the west is also bordered by forests. In the south, Bad Segeberg is bordered by the towns of Högersdorf and Klein Gladebrügge.
Geologically, the area around Bad Segeberg is unique because it is the only area with Karst topography in Schleswig-Holstein, which is indicated by the presence of sinkholes in the area. There were even sinkholes in the city itself, although these have all been filled in and are no longer visible. The only exception is the Kleiner Segeberger See, which is a sinkhole that is filled with water at the foot of the Segeberger Kalkberg.
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Werner Wrangel (1922-1945) decorated Army officer
- Maria Jepsen, (born 1945), Lutheran bishop
- Christian Habicht (1952–2010) actor
- Gero Storjohann (born 1958) politician, member of the CDU
- Detlev Buck, (born 1962), film director, actor, producer and screenwriter
- Frauke Kuhlmann (born 1966) women's international footballer
- Alexander Holtmann (born 1978) cinema, television and theatre actor
- Mona Barthel, (born 1990), tennis player
- Rachel Rinast (born 1991) footballer
- Janek Sternberg, (born 1992), footballer
- Jann-Fiete Arp, (born 2000), footballer
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
Bad Segeberg is twinned with:
- Złocieniec, Poland
- Riihimäki, Finland
- Kiryat Motzkin, Israel
- Teterow, Germany
- Võru, Estonia
- Grand Island, United States
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