Bad Bramstedt (German: [baːt ˈbʁaːmʃtɛt] (listen)) is a municipality in the district of Segeberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 40 km north of Hamburg. It is famous for its statue of Roland and its rheumatism clinic.
Roland statue in Bad Bramstedt
|• Mayor||Verena Jeske|
|• Total||24.14 km2 (9.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Geography and transportEdit
Bad Bramstedt lies 49 kilometers southwest of Kiel, 54 kilometers west of Lübeck, and 40 kilometers north of Hamburg on the historical Ox Road. The Altona-Kieler Chaussee (L318/L319) passes through the town. This about 94 kilometer-long Landstraße (state road) was built between 1830 and 1832. The confluence of the Osterau and Hudau rivers, which come together to form the Bramau, is found in Bad Bramstedt.
- Oskar Alexander (1881–1942), founder of the rheumatism clinic in Bad Bramstedt. Murdered in Sachsenhausen concentration camp for being of Jewish descent.
- Fabian Boll (born 1979), German footballer and Kriminaloberkommissar (police official)
- William Crane (1902–1979), surgeon general of the Bundeswehr; died in Bad Bramstedt
- Arved Fuchs, born 1953 in Bad Bramstedt, adventurer, first person to reach both the North and South Pole within one year and by foot.
- Rolf Koschorrek (born 1956), German politician (CDU)
- Karl Lagerfeld (1933–2019), fashion designer, born in Hamburg, but went to school in Bad Bramstedt.
- Siegfried Liebschner (1935–2006), Baptist theologian, born in Bad Bramstedt
- Charles I.D. Looff (1852–1918), "father" of the amusement parks in America, builder of many roundabouts and the pier of Santa Monica
- Johanna Mestorf (1828–1909), first female museum director in Germany and first woman in Prussia to hold the title of professor, born in Bad Bramstedt
- Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780–1850), astronomer.