Bad Wörishofen

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Bad Wörishofen
Kurhaus of Bad Wörishofen
Kurhaus of Bad Wörishofen
Coat of arms of Bad Wörishofen
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Wörishofen within Unterallgäu district
Bad Wörishofen in MN.svg
Bad Wörishofen is located in Germany
Bad Wörishofen
Bad Wörishofen
Bad Wörishofen is located in Bavaria
Bad Wörishofen
Bad Wörishofen
Coordinates: 48°00′21″N 10°35′49″E / 48.00583°N 10.59694°E / 48.00583; 10.59694Coordinates: 48°00′21″N 10°35′49″E / 48.00583°N 10.59694°E / 48.00583; 10.59694
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionSchwaben
DistrictUnterallgäu
Subdivisions12 Gemeindeteile
Government
 • MayorKlaus Holetschek (CSU)
Area
 • Total57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)
Highest elevation
670 m (2,200 ft)
Lowest elevation
603 m (1,978 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total15,731
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
86825
Dialling codes08247
Vehicle registrationMN
Websitewww.bad-woerishofen.de
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Bad Wörishofen [vø:rɪsho:fən] is a spa town in the district Unterallgäu, Swabia, Bavaria.

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 movie director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a native of Bad Wörishofen.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

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