Friedrichroda is a town in the district of Gotha, Thuringia, Germany. It is situated at the north foot of the Thuringian Forest, 21 km by rail southwest of the town of Gotha. It is surrounded by fir-clad hills and possesses numerous handsome villa residences, a Kurhaus and a sanatorium. In the immediate neighborhood is the beautiful ducal hunting seat of Reinhardsbrunn, built out of the ruins of the famous Benedictine monastery founded in 1085. On 1 December 2007, the former municipalities Ernstroda and Finsterbergen were incorporated by Friedrichroda.

Friedrichroda
Main street
Main street
Coat of arms of Friedrichroda
Coat of arms
Location of Friedrichroda within Gotha district
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Friedrichroda is located in Germany
Friedrichroda
Friedrichroda
Friedrichroda is located in Thuringia
Friedrichroda
Friedrichroda
Coordinates: 50°52′0″N 10°34′0″E / 50.86667°N 10.56667°E / 50.86667; 10.56667Coordinates: 50°52′0″N 10°34′0″E / 50.86667°N 10.56667°E / 50.86667; 10.56667
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictGotha
Government
 • MayorThomas Klöppel (SPD)
Area
 • Total36.91 km2 (14.25 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,405
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
99892–99894
Dialling codes03623
Vehicle registrationGTH
Websitewww.friedrichroda.de

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HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Friedrichroda was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Development of First Jet Flying Wing AircraftEdit

During the late years of World War II, Friedrichroda was the site of manufacture of the mock-up production of the double-seat, all-weather fighter version of the Horten Ho 229 V4 and V5 (Versions 4 & 5) jet aircraft. The only surviving example of the Horten jet is the Horten Ho 229 V3. In December, 2011, the Horten V3 was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution's Paul E.Garber Restoration Facility in Suitland, MD.

GalleryEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

Other personalitiesEdit

 
Helene Lange

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.