Bischofsheim an der Rhön is a town in the district Rhön-Grabfeld, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the Rhön Mountains, 29 km southeast of Fulda.

Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Coat of arms
Location of Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön within Rhön-Grabfeld district
Bischofsheim an der Rhön in NES.svg
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön is located in Germany
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön is located in Bavaria
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim a.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
 • MayorGeorg Seiffert (CSU)
Area
 • Total67.72 km2 (26.15 sq mi)
Elevation
448 m (1,470 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,825
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
97653
Dialling codes09772
Vehicle registrationNES
Websitewww.bischofsheim-rhoen.de

Town StructureEdit

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

HistoryEdit

In a document of the early 13th century Bischofsheim was first mentioned. The town is much older, probably 8th century. The name Bischofsheim (German: home of the bishop) indicates that the town was maybe founded by Saint Boniface. As Bischofsheim is situated between Fulda and the palatinate Salz, Boniface founded a settlement to rest on the way.

SightsEdit

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

Born in BischofsheimEdit

 
Johann Joseph von Prechtl around 1815

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.

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