Bad Münder, a charming spa town that is located in the heavily wooded area known as the Deister in the Hamelin-Pyrmont District of Lower Saxony, is a chain of hills filled with game animals, abandoned coal mines, and plenty of trails for hiking, walking, and cycling.
You’ll feel a sense of calm come over you when you’re staring at the lush green meadows and the undulating hills of the countryside. You’ll really enjoy every minute here in Bad Münder, as it’s one of the prettiest spa towns around to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Bad Münder dates back to the year 840 and was once economically supported by the area’s salt works. The town has seen its share of darker times, when in 1519 it was completely destroyed and again in 1625, during the Thirty Years’ War. In 1757, the area of Bad Münder was occupied by the French during the Seven Years’ War.
The town flourished with industry during the 19th century, when in 1840 the first glassworks opened. In 1870 along came the furniture industry and in 1879, the area’s first health spa opened.
Some must-see sights around Bad Münder is the Hameln Museum, with upcoming exhibits on the area’s history, coin-making, military history, pottery, and crafts. Also famous to the area is the legend of the Pied Piper, made famous by the Grimm fairy tale, which you’ll learn at the Hameln Museum.
Also make sure you take the time to visit the local Heritage Museum.
Bad Münder is nestled sweetly between the Deister and Süntel mountain ranges. The town itself is a place of wonderful half-timbered houses and medieval streets from centuries past.
Above all, you’ll absolutely enjoy the town’s therapeutic springs and conveniently located only some 40 km from the city of Hanover.