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Bad Driburg

Bad Driburg is a town and spa in Höxter district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, pleasantly situated on the Aa and the historic railway Soest-Höxter-Berlin.It has an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church and some glass manufactures. It is celebrated for its saline-ferruginous springs, discovered in 766, and since 1779 largely frequented in summer. In the vicinity are the ruins of Iburg, a castle destroyed by Charlemagne in 775, and bestowed by him upon the bishopric of Paderborn.GeographyBad Driburg lies on the eastern slopes of the Eggegebirge, roughly 20 km east of Paderborn.Constituent communitiesBad Driburg consists of 10 districts: Alhausen Driburg Dringenberg with Siebenstern Erpentrup Herste Kühlsen Langeland Neuenheerse Pömbsen with Bad Hermannsborn ReelsenHistoryPrehistoryArchaeological finds bear witness to settlement in the Driburg area between about 3000 and 1800 BC, in the Middle and New Stone Age.Further important finds from the Bronze Age attest to quite a high culture living in the area between about 1800 and 600 BC.Ancient timesFinds of potsherds and above all coins dating up to AD 15 show at least that there was peaceful trade between the Romans and the Cherusci, a Germanic tribe living in the area in antiquity.
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