Bad Köstritz is a town in the district of Greiz, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the White Elster river, 7 km northwest of Gera. Bad Köstritz is known for the Köstritzer brewery and its Schwarzbier (black beer).

Bad Köstritz
Palace
Palace
Coat of arms of Bad Köstritz
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Köstritz within Greiz district
Bad Köstritz in GRZ.png
Bad Köstritz is located in Germany
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz is located in Thuringia
Bad Köstritz
Bad Köstritz
Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972Coordinates: 50°55′50″N 12°0′35″E / 50.93056°N 12.00972°E / 50.93056; 12.00972
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictGreiz
Government
 • MayorDietrich Heiland (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Elevation
203 m (666 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,513
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07586
Dialling codes036605
Vehicle registrationGRZ
Websitewww.stadt-bad-koestritz.de

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Köstritz was part of the Principality of Reuss-Gera.

Local councilEdit

Election in May 2014:[2]

  • CDU: 9 seats
  • The Left: 3 seats
  • Free voters (FWG): 4 seats

SightsEdit

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Gustav von Hüfner
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), German composer of the early Baroque
  • Heinrich IX, Count Reuss of Köstritz (1711-1780), founder of the middle branch family Reuss-Köstritz
  • Julius Sturm (1816-1896), important German poet of late Romanticism, pastor in Köstritz 1856-1885, honorary citizen of Köstritz 1885
  • Gustav von Hüfner (1840-1908), German chemist
  • Heinrich Sturm (1860-1917), German jurist, politician and from 1908 to 1917 mayor of Chemnitz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.
  2. ^ Stadtratswahl 2014 auf wahlen.thueringen.de, abgerufen am 6. August 2014

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