The Hotel Becker in Bad Laer
At home in Bad Laer since the 16th century and founder and operator of Hotel Becker since 1923 - the roots of the Becker family are firmly connected to the city and just like today's hotel also lives out its traditional and family charm.
Before the foundation of the pension, the Becker family was active in agriculture and the production of wall lime. Limestone crushed in Blomberg was ground and burned into wall lime in "Becker's lime kiln", on the site of today's memorial at the Kurpark.
Cilli Becker married August Große-Börger in 1939. Under a new name the pension was continued with a lot of heart and soul and a feeling for the guest.
After the turmoil of the Second World War, spa guests returned from the end of the 1940s. The demand was so great that the house was enlarged in 1964 to meet the needs of the spa guests. Increased demands demanded change and therefore an indoor swimming pool was built, which was not only an absolute rarity in Germany at that time. 1972 followed with the affiliation of the medical bath department the next step in the direction of wellness and recreation vacation for the guest. Even today, the bathroom and the connected wellness area are still in a class of their own in terms of size, equipment and modernity.
Symbol for the tradition of the house is the over 100-year-old piano in the entrance area of the house, on which still today a song is played every now and then.