Gräfenroda

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Gräfenroda
Gartenzwerg Museum
Gartenzwerg Museum
Coat of arms of Gräfenroda
Coat of arms
Gräfenroda   is located in Germany
Gräfenroda
Gräfenroda
Coordinates: 50°44′56″N 10°48′44″E / 50.74889°N 10.81222°E / 50.74889; 10.81222Coordinates: 50°44′56″N 10°48′44″E / 50.74889°N 10.81222°E / 50.74889; 10.81222
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Ilm-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Oberes Geratal
Government
 • Mayor Frank Fiebig
Area
 • Total 23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,256
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 99330
Dialling codes 036205
Vehicle registration IK
Website www.graefenroda.de

Gräfenroda is a municipality in Thuringia in the northeast of the Thüringer Wald forest, Ilm-Kreis district, Germany. Gräfenroda is the seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Oberes Geratal.

History[edit]

Gräfenroda was founded in 1290. At the end of the 19th century Gräfenroda was the birthplace of the Garden gnome (German: Gartenzwerg). The municipality has a museum of the history of garden gnomes.

In the year 1705 the composer Johann Peter Kellner was born in Gräfenroda. He was a student of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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

During the Nazi era anti-Semite Artur Dinter lived in Gräfenroda.

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