Bad Hersfeld

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Bad Hersfeld
View of the old town Bad Hersfeld, taken from the Tageberg
View of the old town Bad Hersfeld, taken from the Tageberg
Coat of arms of Bad Hersfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Hersfeld within Hersfeld-Rotenburg district
Bad Hersfeld in HEF.svg
Bad Hersfeld is located in Germany
Bad Hersfeld
Bad Hersfeld
Bad Hersfeld is located in Hesse
Bad Hersfeld
Bad Hersfeld
Coordinates: 50°52′N 9°42′E / 50.867°N 9.700°E / 50.867; 9.700Coordinates: 50°52′N 9°42′E / 50.867°N 9.700°E / 50.867; 9.700
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictHersfeld-Rotenburg
Subdivisions11 districts
Government
 • MayorThomas Fehling (Ind.)
Area
 • Total73.87 km2 (28.52 sq mi)
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total29,615
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
36251
Dialling codes06621, 06625(Beiershausen)
Vehicle registrationHEF, ROF
Websitewww.bad-hersfeld.de

Bad Hersfeld is the capital of the district Hersfeld-Rotenburg, in the state of Hesse in Germany. It is a well-known festival and spa town. Every summer, the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele (festival) are held here in 1951 at the monastery ruins. It is the largest Romanesque church ruin in Europe.

View of the monastery ruins from the tower of the town church

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

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