Bad Liebenstein is a municipality and spa town in Wartburgkreis district of Thuringia, Germany.

Bad Liebenstein
Bad Liebenstein 1900
Bad Liebenstein 1900
Coat of arms of Bad Liebenstein
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Liebenstein within Wartburgkreis district
Bad Liebenstein in WAK.png
Bad Liebenstein is located in Germany
Bad Liebenstein
Bad Liebenstein
Bad Liebenstein is located in Thuringia
Bad Liebenstein
Bad Liebenstein
Coordinates: 50°48′52″N 10°21′15″E / 50.81444°N 10.35417°E / 50.81444; 10.35417Coordinates: 50°48′52″N 10°21′15″E / 50.81444°N 10.35417°E / 50.81444; 10.35417
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictWartburgkreis
Government
 • MayorMichael Brodführer
Area
 • Total48.81 km2 (18.85 sq mi)
Elevation
344 m (1,129 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,786
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
36448 (PL: 36444, PF: 36445)
Dialling codes036961
Vehicle registrationWAK
Websitewww.bad-liebenstein.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Bad Liebenstein is situated 25 km north of Meiningen, and 18 km south of Eisenach. It is located in the Mittelgebirge Thuringian Forest.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Since the amalgamation of 1 January 2013 the town has bordered on the following communities (clockwise from the southwest): Barchfeld-Immelborn, Moorgrund and Ruhla in Wartburgkreis, Brotterode-Trusetal and Breitungen/Werra in Schmalkalden-Meiningen district.

HistoryEdit

Schloss Altenstein, the summer residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen, is located within the municipality.

Since 1600 guests have come to recover. Famous spa guests included Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Albert Schweitzer, Gerhart Hauptmann, Franz Liszt and Charlotte von Stein.

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.

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