Gersfeld is a town in the district of Fulda, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the Fulda River, in the Rhön Mountains, 20 km (12.43 mi) southeast of Fulda. It was belonged to abbey-principality of Fulda before secularisation in 1803 It was belonged to Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda between 1803 and 1806, France between 1806 and 1810, Grand Duchy of Frankfurt between 1810 and 1813. After the Battle of Leipzig, it was occupied by Allied troops of Sixth Coalition between 1813 and 1815. It was given to Kingdom of Bavaria in 1815. Prussia occupied it during Austro-Prussian War and annexed in newly founded Hesse Nassau province. It was finally bounded to Hesse state in 1945.