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Gartenzwerg Museum
Gartenzwerg Museum
Coat of arms of Gräfenroda
Coat of arms
Gräfenroda   is located in Germany
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
 • Mayor Frank Fiebig
 • 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

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.


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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