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Bad Sachsa

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Bad Sachsa is a town in the district of Osterode, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the southern Harz, approximately 15 km south of Braunlage, and 25 km southeast of Osterode am Harz. Bad Sachsa was one of the few municipalities in West Germany, which imported electric power from former East Germany. This was done via Neuhof Substation.HistoryThe oldest existing document in which Sachsa is mentioned was written in 1229. The settlement officially gained town status in 1525. Tourism started around 1860. After the town had been recognized as a health resort by the government in 1905 the name was changed to "Bad Sachsa" with "Bad" meaning spa.Bad Sachsa is known for being the town where Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and his four siblings were sent by the Nazis in 1944, following the failed 20 July plot. Their father was executed and their pregnant mother was interned in a concentration camp with two elders. The Stauffenberg children lived in Bad Sachsa during 1944-45. Other families of the executed officers were imprisoned here. All were left there without their parents and with changed names.Winter SportsRavensberg Mountain offering a scenic view of the whole Harz is used for various winter sports.
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