The Spring of the River Lippe

One of Bad Lippspringe's natural assets is certainly its water. The spring of the River Lippe in the shadow of the castle ruins is the source of North-Rhine-Westphalia’s longest river. This spring gave the town its name. With a delivery of approximately 740 litres per second, it is one of the most powerful river springs in Germany. The funnel of the spring, in the centre of the source basin, often shines in a deep blue colour and is known colloquially as 'Odin's eye'.
Historically, the spring was first mentioned in the 8th Century A.D. (776,780,782) when the Emperor Charlemagne and his troops camped at the 'Springs of the Lippe', in order to hold the ‘Reich's Assemblies’. However, the Spa town has other springs too, for example the bubbling source of the River 'Jordan', which is only a few hundred yards away and the 'Arminius', the 'Liborius' and the 'Martinus' springs – the healing springs of the Spa town. Today, the water of the 'Martinus' spring is only used to supply the swimming baths in the 'Martinusquelle' clinic and in the 'Westfalen-Therme' swimming baths. But the water of the Arminus and Liborius springs are freely available and people are welcome to get their supplies of the healing Bad Lippspringe Spa water free of charge at the various public water taps.



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