Bad Iburg Luftbild ©Karsten Mosebach

Bad Iburg

The Teutoburg Forest to the north, the flat Münsterland to the south - Bad Iburg lies at the intersection of two attractive landscapes. Even from afar, the castle can be seen as the town's landmark. Sophie Charlottes, the first queen in Prussia and grandmother of Frederick the Great, was born here in 1668. With 200 km of marked hiking trails, especially sections of the Ahorn and Hermann trails, Bad Iburg scores points with active vacationers. And cyclists also get their money's worth on the Teuto-Senne and Peace Routes. For the traditional cure or the wellness and fitness stay, rehabilitation clinics, therapy and beauty facilities are available in the Kneipp health resort. As a popular vacation and excursion destination, Bad Iburg offers an attractive variety of gastronomy and retail, a diverse range of leisure activities with playgrounds and parks, and museums. In 2018, Bad Iburg hosted the Lower Saxony State Garden Show. Since then, the treetop path has been a year-round visitor magnet. Up to 28 meters high and 600 meters long, it offers a completely different perspective on nature.


Bad Iburg Schloss Luftbild ©Candeo

Iburg Castle with Castle Museum

Iburg Castle, a double residence and monastery dating from the 11th century, is the backdrop to living Hanseatic history. The court pharmacy in the courtyard of the castle has been preserved to this day. A legge building was erected on the castle hill in 1770. The cloth known as "Lö-wend Linnen" was produced here.

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Bad Iburg Konventgarten ©Candeo

Convent Garden at Iburg Castle

At the level of today's convent garden at Iburg Benedictine Castle once stood a hospital, which not only provided refuge and protection for passing merchants, but also medical care in case of illness. Unfortunately, remains of this building have not been preserved.

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Fleckenskirche St Nikolaus ©Roman Mensing

Spot church of St. Nicholas

Built in 1226 in the middle of the historic city center next to the half-timbered houses on Rathausstraße, the Fleckenskirche, named after the patron saint St. Nicholas, was largely financed by donations from traveling merchants and is emblematic of Bad Iburg's status as a protective spot.

Handwerkerbrunnen ©Roman Mensing

Craftsmen's fountain

Below the Fleckenskirche, the Handwerkerbrunnen (craftsmen's fountain) commemorates the first merchants of Iburg. These include the widely branched servant family of Iburg (Yborg), mentioned since 1151, which also included long-distance merchants who settled in the Baltic region.

Bad Iburg Innenstadt ©Karsten Mosebach

City center with Hanseplatz

For a long time, Hanseplatz was the location of the weekly market and still serves as a meeting point for citizens and our guests for shopping and as a point of orientation. At the Hanseplatz guests can inform themselves about the history of the association. The Beckerteichpforte and the Mühlentor (mill gate) still point to the walled enclosure of the village.

Terra Vita Bad Iburg ©Schubert, Stadt Bad Iburg


North of the Bad Iburg castle and north of the federal road 51 lies the Tegelwiese, the former bleaching area for linen production. In the area of this wetland biotope, visitors are offered activities and information at stations on the theme of "Water. Nature. Environment.

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