Oberweißbach (or Oberweissbach) is a town and a former municipality in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. Since 1 January 2019, it is part of the town Schwarzatal.

Oberweißbach
Ortsteil of Schwarzatal
Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Friedrich Fröbel's birthplace in Oberweißbach
Coat of arms of Oberweißbach
Coat of arms
Location of Oberweißbach within Schwarzatal
Oberweißbach-Thür. Wald in SLF.png
Oberweißbach is located in Germany
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach is located in Thuringia
Oberweißbach
Oberweißbach
Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444Coordinates: 50°34′58″N 11°8′40″E / 50.58278°N 11.14444°E / 50.58278; 11.14444
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc.Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal
TownSchwarzatal
Area
 • Total9.62 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
Elevation
670 m (2,200 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)
 • Total1,678
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
98744
Dialling codes036705
Vehicle registrationSLF
WebsiteOfficial website
Panoramic view

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OverviewEdit

 
Froebeltower on the Kirchberg (785 m NN), Oberweißbach

Oberweißbach is situated in the Thuringian Forest, 17 km (11 mi) southwest of Saalfeld. On 1 December 2008, it incorporated the former municipality Lichtenhain/Bergbahn.

GeographyEdit

Oberweißbach is a nationally recognized resort town in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park in the Weißbachtal.

It was the seat of the former municipal administration Bergbahnregion/Schwarzatal with communities of Cursdorf, Deesbach, Katzhütte, Oberweißbach and Meuselbach-Schwarzmühle. Colloquially this area is called Raanz, based on the primary transportation method of the pharmacists, the backpack. These pharmacists shaped this region between the 16th and 20th centuries.

The town of Oberweißbach consists of two districts:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Oberweißbach at Wikimedia Commons