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Bad Salzuflen, in Germany belongs to the district of North Rhine-Westphalia. The area is well known for its thermal baths and dense salt water. It is also famous for its historical buildings and is the birthplace of comedian Jurgen von der Lippe and the soccer player, Thomas Helmer.
Bad Salzuflen is a city of 56,000 inhabitants in the valley of Salze and is considered to be a source of health and well being for visitors to get rest and relaxation. This is because of the large landscape park found here, and the 300m salt works that is made of black town and used as a maritime open-air inhalator.
On taking a tour of Bad Salzuflen, you are sure to notice three buildings because of its impressive gables. One is the late-Gothic town hall of 1545, then there is the Haus Backs famous for its carved façade and thirdly, the Alte Burgermeisterhaus which was the Mayor's house of 1564.
You can learn about the history of therapeutic baths in the German Baths Museum and get enthralled by its colorful bath and fountain glasses. In addition to all this, the museum also features exhibits of both the city and saline history.
The most famous attractions in Bad Salzuflen that is famous nation wide are the salt-makers's festival of the old town center, the triennial historical market and the vine festival. The international equestrian elite also meet here every summer where you find the Flachsheide, a stadium in the middle of the health resort, hosting the 'Dressage-Special'.
Bad Salzuflen's economy is greatly dependant on the founding of the Hoffmann's starch factory that was started a few decades ago. It has today risen to become the largest starch producer in Europe.