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{{Infobox German location
|type = Stadt
|image_photo = Mennokate.jpg
|image_caption = House that [[Menno Simons]] is believed to have worked in
|image_plan = Bad Oldesloe in OD.svg
|image_coa = Bad Oldesloe Wappen.svg
|coordinates = {{coord|53|48|42|N|10|22|27|E|format=dms|display=inline,title}}
|state = Schleswig-Holstein
|district = Stormarn
|elevation = 9
|area = 52.6
|population = 24477
|Stand = 2013-12-31
|postal_code = 23843
|area_code = 04531
|licence = OD
|Gemeindeschlüssel = 01 0 62 004
|Adresse = Markt 5<br />23843 Bad Oldesloe
|website = [http://www.badoldesloe.eu/ www.badoldesloe.eu]
|mayor = = Jörg Lembke
}}
 
'''Bad Oldesloe''' ({{IPA-de|ˈbaːt ˌɔldəsˈloː}}) is a town located in the northern [[Germany|German]] state of [[Schleswig-Holstein]]. It is the capital of the district of [[Stormarn (district)|Stormarn]].
 
The area has been inhabited since [[Mesolithic]] times. The flint tools found here from that era (6000–4500 BC) are clearly defined and known as the ''Oldesloer Stufe''. For a number of years in the 18th Century the [[Moravian Church]] had a Congregationcongregation 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 Holstein]] was ruled by the kings of [[Kingdom of Denmark|Denmark]] within the [[Holy Roman Empire]].
 
On April 24, 1945 the town was heavily bombed by the [[Allies of World War II|Allied]] forces in the final days of the [[World War II|Second World War]] operations in Germany. 300Three{{nbsp}}hundred buildings were dropped downdestroyed, and 706 people were killed as a result of the operation<ref>{{cite news |last= Kuhlmann-Schultz|first= Kerstin|date= 10 September 2014|title= 24. April 1945 — Oldesloes schwarzer Tag|trans-title= 24 April 1945 - Oldesloe's black day|url= https://www.ln-online.de/Lokales/Stormarn/Der-Zweite-Weltkrieg-in-Stormarn/24.-April-1945-Oldesloes-schwarzer-Tag|language= DE|work= Lübecker Nachrichten|access-date= 3 May 2019}}</ref>.
 
==Buildings==
16th century Mennokate: Memorial for [[Menno Simons]], founder and [[namegivereponym]] of the [[Mennonite]]s, a group of [[anabaptist]]s. He had some of his works printed in this building.
 
==Transport==
 
==Notable people==
* [[Hermann Olshausen]] (1796–1839), theologian.
* [[Otto Wilhelm Sonder]] (1812–1881), botanist and pharmacist
* [[Theodor Mommsen]] (1817–1903), classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist, writer, and classicist
* [[August Mommsen]] (1821–1913), historian
* [[Klaus Bargsten]] (1911–2000), captain and sole survivor of sunken [[U-521]]
* [[Henning Schwarz]] (1928–1993), [[Christian Democratic Union (Germany)|CDU]] politician
* [[Isa Genzken]] (born 1948), sculptress and contemporary artist
* [[Rüdiger Schmidt-Grépály]] (born 1952), Cultural Manager at the [[Klassik Stiftung Weimar]]
* [[Axel Hager]] (born 1969), beach volleyball, player; won bronze medal at the [[Volleyball at the 2000 SydneySummer Olympics|2000 bronzeSydney medal,Olympics]] (grew up in Bad Oldesloe)
* [[Katharina Fegebank]] (born 1977), politician ([[Alliance 90/The Greens|The Greens]])
* [[Rouwen Hennings]] (born 1987), football player
* [[Julia Görges]] (born 1988), tennis player
* [[Maximilian Ahlschwede]] (born 1990), football player
* [[Dan-Patrick Poggenberg]] (born 1992), football player
* [[Dren Feka]] (born 1997), professional footballer
 
==International relations==
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== External links ==
{{Commons category|Bad Oldesloe}}
* [http://www.badoldesloe.de/ www.badoldesloe.de]