Bischofsheim in der Rhön

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Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Location of Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön within Rhön-Grabfeld district
Bischofsheim an der Rhön in NES.svg
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön is located in Germany
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön is located in Bavaria
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim i.d.Rhön
Coordinates: 50°24′N 10°01′E / 50.400°N 10.017°E / 50.400; 10.017Coordinates: 50°24′N 10°01′E / 50.400°N 10.017°E / 50.400; 10.017
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictRhön-Grabfeld
Subdivisions5 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor (2016–22) Georg Seiffert[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total67.72 km2 (26.15 sq mi)
Elevation
448 m (1,470 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,783
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
97653
Dialling codes09772
Vehicle registrationNES
Websitewww.bischofsheim-rhoen.de

Bischofsheim in der Rhön (before January 2020, the town was called: Bischofsheim an der Rhön) is a town in Rhön-Grabfeld, in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the Rhön Mountains, 29 km southeast of Fulda.

Town Structure[change | change source]

Several originally separate villages became part of the town Bischofsheim. These are Frankenheim, Haselbach, Oberweißenbrunn, Unterweißenbrunn and Wegfurt.

Sights[change | change source]

  • Kreuzberg, 2nd highest mountain of the Rhön Mountains (932 metres)
  • Kloster Kreuzberg (monastery, built 1681 – 1692)
  • Town tower Zehntturm (13th century, 26 metres high)

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

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