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'''Bad Oldesloe''' is a town located in the northern [[Germany|German]] state of [[Schleswig-Holstein]]. It is the capital of the ''Kreis'' [[Stormarn (district)|Stormarn]] (district).
The area has been inhabited since [[mesolithic]] times. The flint tools found here from that era (6,000 - 4,500 B.C.) are clearly defined and known as the ''Oldesloer Stufe''. For a number of years in the 18th Century the [[Moravian Church]] had a Congregation in Bad Oldesloe. It was called "Pilgerruh", i.e. "Pilgrims' Rest". It was given up because of difficulties with the Danish Church authorities. At that time the Duchy of