Lower saxonian Staatsbad Pyrmont

The largest Lower Saxonian state-owned spa (Staatsbad) is nestled in the rolling hills of the Weserbergland 70 km southwest of Hanover near Hamelin. Here guests will find peace and relaxation in a uniformly mild healthy climate.

Bad Pyrmont owes its international reputation to local resources - natural peat, natural healing resources (brine and ferrous) and natural carbon dioxide (CO2 source gas). With our medical / therapeutic competence and the natural ways of rest and relaxation methods, we offer our patients and guests the optimum conditions for their health regeneration.

Individual sections of our service center work together to create an optimal stay for our patients and guests.

The Spa gardens and the Palm garden are located in the center of the town. The latter is the largest palm garden north of the Alps. This park is maintained and updated by our Parks department and has received several national and international awards.

Another central facility in the Spa is the outpatient treatment and rehabilitation center Königin-Luise-Bad (Queen Louise Bath) where all outpatient spa therapies (peat, brine, CO2 and physical therapy) are offered. The Hufeland Therme offers our guests various wonderful wellness worlds on an island of peace and tranquility, with three brine pools, an exclusive spa area with various saunas, a spacious sauna garden with three blockhouse saunas and a quiet house. You can also enjoy the Meersalzgrotte (sea salt grotto) and the snow paradise. Excellent beauty and spa facilities ensure that no wish remains unfulfilled.

The clinic "Fürstenhof" is the Spa’s clinic for metabolic diseases of the skeletal system, endocrinology, gynecology, orthopedics with an adjoining institution of international repute. Here patients with health problems are treated in these special fields of medicine.

The technology department and the general administration work behind the scenes providing a service for visitors. There is an event department which organizes the Spa's cultural offerings and thus characterizes the cultural life of the town. The Staatsbad makes a significant contribution to the attractiveness of the Spa to cultural and health visitors.

There follows a brief description of the Spa's development and its general future direction with a focus on health services, their development and availability to our patients and guests.

Historical development

Veneration of Pyrmont’s wells can be traced back to the 1st century AD. Margaret of Rietberg is mentioned by name in 1502 as the first Spa visitor. Around 1610 Philipp Ernst von Gleichen had the first well hut built. From 1668 to 1692, during the reign of Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck, the construction of the main avenue, the Brunnenstraße and a baroque fountain building set the pattern for a systematic spa development and thus form successfully the foundation of tourism here today.

  • In 1700 shipment of spa waters starts, the first boutiques open on the main avenue and the avenues in today's spar park are planned
  • During the next decades, Bad Pyrmont develops very successfully into a well-known fashionable Spa, visited by European nobility. In 1777 the princely Badelogierhaus, today’s Fürstenhof, opens.
  • Through continuous expansion of treatment facilities, the construction of the Brine House at the Saline in 1808,the steel Bath House in 1815, the installation of a Moor Bath cell in 1825, the construction of Neubrunnenhaus in 1826, cornerstones for the expansive development which continues today are laid. The construction of the Kurhaus in 1898, the creation of the French landscapes in the Park, the construction of spa hotels and St. Anger bath (Heiligenangerbad) and the creation of the Palm Garden are further milestones.
  • Transfer of the Spa's administration to the Bad Pyrmont AG in 1922 is the start of the modern Staatsbad Pyrmont as a company. From 1937 to 1947 it was the Prussian Staatsbad, then became the Loxer Saxonian Staatsbad which in 1974 changes its legal form to a Limited Company, with Lower Saxony County as the sole shareholder. All Spas owned by Lower Saxony were amalgamated in 1999 into the Niedersächsisches Bädergesellschaft mbH (Ltd.) and were made independent as locally operating enities.

Social responsibility of the Staatsbad Pyrmont

This Social Responsibility results from two factors:

1. As a result of its historical development, Pyrmont supports local infrastructure and the livelihood of professionals in the fields of hotel, catering, retail, health care providers and suppliers from outside. Approximately 60% of all jobs in Pyrmont depend on the "white industry" and thus have their base in Pyrmont and its facilities.

2. On the other hand, it provides the infrastructure for independent businesses. The Staatsbad Pyrmont is currently with about 190 employees together with 150 jobs located with ots suppliers and service operations one of the largest employers in Pyrmont.

The combination of infrastructural and operational resources will allow the company to develop future-oriented solutions in the health sector, based on modern systems, such as Managed Care System in the workplace. By networking acute-care hospitals with rehabilitation facilities, as well as the link between vocational and medical rehabilitation, the further positive development in Bad Pyrmont is possible.

Commitment to sickness treatment development

The Staatsbad Pyrmont is a national center for services in and out patient and inpatient health imporvement and rehabilitation.

Essential for this are the local remedies: Pyrmont’s mineral springs, natural carbon dioxide and natural peat, which are complemented by comprehensive therapies or combined with therapeutically designed comprehensive therapies.

The preservation of natural resources, the succes of events and the preservation of listed sites are other objects for a positive development of the company and thus for the Staatsbad Bad Pyrmont.

Strategy and Vision

The strategic goal of the Staatsbad Pyrmont is to assert itself in the market for health care through contined development of services. Limited by scarce resources, the core business should achieve cost control in the short to medium term in order to secure jobs in structurally weak Bad Pyrmont. This includes the establishment of a 3 to 4 star hotel near the Königin-Luise-Bad and the Spa Gardens (Kurpark). Visitors will then find integrated services under one roof.

Cooperation with allies with similar objectives and their contribution to costs, especially for infrastructure, will continue to improve the economic base of Bad Pyrmont.

Cooperation of all relevant institutions in Bad Pyrmont should lead to improvement and reduced costs.

Future demographic development will lead to an ever-increasing demand for rehabilitative and preventive medical services. Chronic diseases are on the increase. Our resources are well adapted to meet this demand. Marketable, modern accommodation should be expanded.

The comparative analysis of the health resort from 2003 shows that Bad Pyrmont as a resort number one in Niedersachsen has set quality standards for the country and leads the way for all of Lower Saxony resorts.

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