Bad Wörishofen

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Bad Wörishofen
The Kurhaus, Bad Wörishofen
The Kurhaus, Bad Wörishofen
Coat of arms of Bad Wörishofen
Bad Wörishofen is located in Germany
Bad Wörishofen
Coordinates 48°00′21″N 10°35′49″E / 48.00583°N 10.59694°E / 48.00583; 10.59694
Administration
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Unterallgäu
Town subdivisions 12 Gemeindeteile
Mayor Klaus Holetschek (CSU)
Basic statistics
Area 57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
Elevation 603-670 m
Population 13,984  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 242 /km2 (627 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MN
Postal code 86825
Area code 08247
Website www.bad-woerishofen.de


Bad Wörishofen [IPA: vø:rɪsho:fən] is a spa town in the district Unterallgäu, Bavaria Germany.

St. Justina

It is known for the water-cure of Sebastian Kneipp (* 1821, † 1897), a catholic priest, who was living there for 42 years. Many hotels and boarding-houses are in the town where guests can be treated using Kneipp's methods.

There is a new spa complex out of town, called Therme Bad Wörishofen.

Cult film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a native of Bad Wörishofen.