Bad Bevensen

Bad Bevensen (West Low German: Bemsen) is a town in the north of the district Uelzen in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated to the east of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). The Ilmenau river, a tributary of the Elbe, flows through Bad Bevensen. Bad Bevensen is a well-known spa town.

Bad Bevensen
Market Square with the Church of the Three Kings
Market Square with the Church of the Three Kings
Coat of arms of Bad Bevensen
Location of Bad Bevensen within Uelzen district
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Bad Bevensen is located in Germany
Bad Bevensen
Bad Bevensen
Bad Bevensen is located in Lower Saxony
Bad Bevensen
Bad Bevensen
Coordinates: 53°04′45″N 10°35′00″E / 53.07917°N 10.58333°E / 53.07917; 10.58333Coordinates: 53°04′45″N 10°35′00″E / 53.07917°N 10.58333°E / 53.07917; 10.58333
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictUelzen
Municipal assoc.Bevensen-Ebstorf
Government
 • MayorGabriele Meyer (Greens)
Area
 • Total48.01 km2 (18.54 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,237
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
29549
Dialling codes05821
Vehicle registrationUE
Websitewww.bad-bevensen.de
Timber-framed house on Brückenstraße

Bad Bevensen is the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Bevensen-Ebstorf.

Incorporated into the municipality are the villages of Gollern, Groß Hesebeck, Jastorf, Klein Bünstorf, Klein Hesebeck, Medingen, Röbbel, Sasendorf and Seedorf. Jastorf is situated some 3 kilometres (2 miles) south of the town center. It is the site of an Iron Age cemetery which gave the name of the Jastorf culture.

In the run-up to the G20 summit in 2017, left-wing extremists set a fire in the town.[2]

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Bad Bevensen is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

  • Wilhelm Wallmann (born 1941), politician (CDU)
  • Ilse Falk (born 1943), politician and Member of Parliament (CDU)
  • Dirk Fischer (born 1943), politician (CDU)
  • Jörg Sennheiser (born 1944), entrepreneur
  • Ulrich Sinn (born 1945), Professor of Classical Archaeology
  • Joachim Eigenherr (born 1947), athlete
  • Volker Bescht (born 1951), Brigadier General of the Bundeswehr
  • Heinrich Lange (born 1955), Vice Admiral of the German navy
  • Christian Dexne (born 1971), sports presenter (ARD / RBB)

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