Bad Hersfeld

spa town and district seat of the Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany

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.

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
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
 • Total73.82 km2 (28.50 sq mi)
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total30,039
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
36251
Dialling codes06621, 06625(Beiershausen)
Vehicle registrationHEF, ROF
Websitewww.bad-hersfeld.de
View of the monastery ruins from the tower of the town church

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Bad Hersfeld at Wikimedia Commons