Bad Gandersheim

Bad Gandersheim is a town in South Lower Saxony, Germany.

32 things to do

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Restaurant am See

The restaurant at the lake is located on the lake Osterbergsee in the spa park of Bad Gandersheim, in a beautiful recreational area. On the menu you will find delicacies from the Harz mountains as well as specialties from the region or the season. A wide range of cakes and pies are available in the afternoons. Event catering is available. They offer a traditional dance on Friday from 19.00 and on Sunday the tea dance takes place between 15.00 and 18.00.

EAT   —  Am Osterbergsee 7

Rio Gande

Location: On the small river of Gande, right on the edge of the historic centre, accessible from the street "An der Wiek", next to the parking lot of Rudolf Cahn of souls Stadium. Separate space for campers, quiet location in the countryside, close to the Centre. Up to 2 minutes walking to the marketplace. Maximum of 3 days stay is allowed. Shopping and restaurants 200 mtrs away. The web site offers a full list of amenities etc.

SLEEP   —  +49 5382 1595 —  Map

Bad Gandersheim Cathedral

The Cathedral has massive twin towers which dominate the sky. The Cathedral offers over 30 concerts a year ranging from Symphony concerts, Chamber music, piano and organ concerts and our outstanding choirs and vocal ensembles. Tickets can be ordered online. For further information on specific listings visit the web site.

Vital Park

This site offers a 32 degree salt water pool and therapists who combine baths, massages and other wellness feeling applications individually according to your wishes. Please note the sauna is for members only. They also offer various fitness courses including aqua-gym, pilates, aerobics and many more.

DCC Spa Camping Park

Spacious pitches - sanitary building with wheelchair disabled facilities. Book out-patient spa treatments or our wellness & vital Park offers and stay in your own caravan. Riding is available on the nearby riding school "Eterna". Package deals for short treatments are available. Open all year round.

SLEEP   —  Braunschweiger Str. 12

Family Ebeling Icecream Shop

Set in a quiet farm location, the ice cream café is a popular meeting place. The delicious farm ice cream comes from their own milk and fruit from the garden. They have ever changing seasonal sundae and delicious creations on offer. Opening Hours vary due to the time of the year.

EAT   —  +49 5382 958472 —  Wolperode 50

Hotel Waldschlößchen

This is a family-run hotel set away from the local traffic, on the mountain directly in front of the forest. Ideal for rest and recreation. A big car park for cars and buses is available right outside the hotel. A la carte restaurant with local specialties.

Museum of the city Bad Gandersheim

The Museum houses various private collections of historical documents and objects connected with the city's history. There is a very good view from the top if you can face the climb. For guided tours contact the Tourist Information Office.

SEE   —  +49 5382 1573 —  Markt 10

The Pilgrim's Way

As in the Middle Ages so again today two historic trade and pilgrimage routes meet each other in Bad Gandersheim, running from North to South and from East to West. Many backpackers walk these historic routes each year.

DO   —  +49 4341 38001 —  Map

Sole Forest Swimming Pool

The centre offers both Indoor and Outdoor pools. It has a very low chlorine content. It has a salt water pool. There are a range of prices depending on how long you stay for etc... Under 3's are free.


Choose from either à la carte menu with German / French cuisine, served brunches, multiple course set menus, buffets, or the specialty of the House "Food of the ocean". Grill buffets can be reserved.


This is a 12 mile bike path that goes from the Brunhausen Monastery in Bad Gandersheim to the Lamspringe Monastery. There are sculptures to view along the way and great views of the local landscape.

DO   —  Map

Brunshausen Monastery

This is where the town of Bad Gandersheim began. It was founded in 852. You can discover the history and especially the impact it had on the local area. There is a lovely cafe set in the courtyard.

SEE   —  Brunshausen

Gästehaus Bartsch

The guest house provides parking and garage space. Rooms with balconies are available. A direct-dial telephone is located in each room. Close to the town and the countryside. Cyclists welcome.

SLEEP   —  +49 5382 98280 —  Petristr. 4

Pizzeria Napoli

An Italian resaturant offering good Mediterranean cuisine in the centre of town very near to the cathedral. Tables can be booked and rooms can be hired for sepcial parties etc.

EAT   —  Markt 3

Farm Café Sprengel

A cozy farm cafe which specialties in rustic dishes, and cakes from their farm bakery. The bread is baked in their own stone ovens. Large groups catered for by request.

EAT   —  +49 5382 95550 —  Wolperode 21

Bistro fly Inn

Wonderful views on the "Heberbörde" and the Gande- and Leine Valley due to its high altitude. The restaurant can cater for parties of up to 40 people on request.

Hotel am See

Located on the Easter Lake, indoor swimming pool, free parking, bar, lounge, fitness facilities,beauty treatments and sauna. Children under 6 stay free.


The cafe is set in the atmospheric rooms of the monastery and the beautiful courtyard. They will cater for special occasions upon request.

EAT   —  +49 5382 3144 —  Brunshausen 7

Gaststätte zur Ecke

A cozy family run pub in the heart of bad Gandersheim. Sporting events available for viewing.

EAT   —  +49 5382 4262 —  Markt 2

Hotel garni Gerichtsschänke

Half-timber framed family run hotel with 35 beds. Located in the centre of town.

SLEEP   —  +49 5382 9801-0 —  Burgstraße 10

Gründel bike rental

They also offer a repair service and transport of bikes and luggage.


The place offers good German cuisine with a seasonal changing menu.

EAT   —  Hildesheimer Str. 2

Tanzcafe Gino

Dance cafe. A great place to drink, dance and have fun.

DRINK   —  Roswithastraße 27

Koehlers Guest House

Family guest house, with restaurant.


Home made beer, daily buffet,

DRINK   —  +49 5382 1061 —  Markt 10


Clothing for men and women.

BUY   —  +49 5382 955669 —  Burgstr. 3


Low cost supermarket.

Heinrich Bertram

Local Butchers

BUY   —  +49 5382 2827 —  Steinweg 35

Günter Brackel

Bakery Shop

BUY   —  +49 5382 2691 —  Steinweg 9

Irish Pub Am Dom

Irish Pub

DRINK   —  +49 5382 955646 —  Fronhof 2

About Bad Gandersheim

The Market Place, view from city hall
The Market Place, view from city hall
The town is full of character and is made up of many half-timbered houses. Its origins date back to 852, the town's first abbey church (Stiftskirche) was started in 856. A mineral spring was discovered in 1240 and this led to Pope Gregory IX asking for the building of the Holy Spirit Hospital. In about 1330 the Duke of Brunswick built a castle which today is used as the magistrates' court and young offenders correctional facility.

As in the Middle Ages so again today two historic trade and pilgrimage routes meet each other in bad Gandersheim, running from North to South and from East to West.

In the late 19th century, the city began to become known for the curative powers of its mineral springs and in 1932 it received the official right to call itself a spa town, thus 'Bad' Gandersheim, on account of these springs.

In the summer of 1926 there was a three-day "Roswitha Memorial Celebration in 1000-year old Gandersheim". This was the first time the medieval author was used as a symbolic figure for the city. Similar celebrations took place in 1930 and 1933; these had clear national-socialistic themes — 'German Culture' versus 'Jewish-Communist Decadence'.

In 1952, the city celebrated the 1100 year jubilee of the founding of the monastery by Liudolf. A history play "The Song of Gandersheim" was presented on the market square.

The summer festival Gandersheimer Domfestspiele, was started in 1959 and has taken place yearly on the plaza in front of the Stiftskirche since that date. Bad Gandersheim has established itself as Lower Saxony's largest professional summer theatre festival. In 2006, its four major productions were attended by approximately 55,000 theatre visitors.

Source: wikivoyage