Bad Laer is a renowned salt water spa in the South West of Lower Saxony, situated between Münster and Osnabrück on the state border to North-Rhine Westphalia. The spa resort in this municipality of over 9000 inhabitants, dates back to the year 1836. Since 2010, Bad Laer has had an adventure spa garden with a water treading pool, barefoot trails, keep-fit trail and lakeside promenade on the romantic Glockensee.
You will easily reach Bad Laer via the motorway A 33 and this links the municipality to the L 94. You can get to Osnabrück and the district municipality with the bus lines of the Osnabrück Transport Community. The nearest airport is Münster-Osnabrück International, which is situated in Greven (North-Rhine Westphalia), and it can be reached from Bad Laer in around 15 minutes by car.
The landmark of Bad Laer is the Catholic Kirche St. Marien , which dates back to the 11th Century and whose church tower has a saddle roof in lieu of a church spire.
A must-see are the carefully restored half-timbered houses in the town-centre.
The largest event in Bad Laer is the Shooting Match of the Bürgerschützenverein in Bad Laer from 1543, and it takes place every year on the 3rd weekend in July.
The citizen´s festival which is steeped in tradition "Bourwinne" is held every year on the first Wednesday in October..
In the summer season, you can also enjoy a wide-variety of musical performances at the mussel-domed stage in the Kurpark.
The restaurant of the 4 star hotel, Haus Höpken offers international cuisine in a stylishly elegant setting and regional specialties with various fish and dishes of game . The menu also includes special diet and full-scale meals. The expensive prices here correspond with the high quality on offer.