Bad Colberg-Heldburg

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Bad Colberg-Heldburg
Coat of arms of Bad Colberg-Heldburg
Coat of arms
Bad Colberg-Heldburg   is located in Germany
Bad Colberg-Heldburg
Bad Colberg-Heldburg
Coordinates: 50°16′50″N 10°43′31″E / 50.28056°N 10.72528°E / 50.28056; 10.72528Coordinates: 50°16′50″N 10°43′31″E / 50.28056°N 10.72528°E / 50.28056; 10.72528
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Hildburghausen
Municipal assoc. Heldburger Unterland
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Anita Schwarz
Area
 • Total 53.38 km2 (20.61 sq mi)
Elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,070
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98663
Dialling codes 036871
Vehicle registration HBN
Website www.bad-colberg-heldburg.de

Bad Colberg-Heldburg (About this sound  ) is a municipality in the region Heldburger Land in the district of Hildburghausen, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 16 km south of Hildburghausen, and 18 km west of Coburg.

The fortress of Heldburg dominates the area

Heldburg history[edit]

The castle was first mentioned in 1323 as a possession of the Counts of Henneberg. It became a territory in 1353 of the Burgraves of Nuremberg and in 1374 became part of the Wettin family holdings.

Culture[edit]

17th Thuringian Montgolfiade in August 2011

Heldburg is home to the Thüringer Montgolfiade, a famous party of balloon.

See also[edit]

Norbert Klaus Fuchs: Das Heldburger Land – ein historischer Reiseführer (The Land of Heldburg – a Historical Guide); Bad Langensalza, Verlag Rockstuhl, 2013, ISBN 978-3-86777-349-2

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