Bad Blankenburg

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Bad Blankenburg
Coat of arms of Bad Blankenburg
Coat of arms
Bad Blankenburg   is located in Germany
Bad Blankenburg
Bad Blankenburg
Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 11°16′0″E / 50.68333°N 11.26667°E / 50.68333; 11.26667
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
 • Mayor Frank Persike (Left)
 • Total 35.56 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,644
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07422
Dialling codes 036741
Vehicle registration SLF

Bad Blankenburg (German pronunciation: [bat ˈblaŋkənbʊʁk]) is a spa town in the district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 6 km southwest of Rudolstadt, and 37 km southeast of Erfurt. It is most famous for being the location of the first kindergarten of Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel, in 1837.

To the north of it, on an eminence, rise the fine ruins of the castle of Greifenstein, built by the German king Henry I, and from 1275 to 1583 the seat of a cadet branch of the counts of Schwarzburg.[2]

In the nineteenth century, Bad Blankenburg was part of the small principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

Bad Blankenburg is the headquarters of Deutsche Evangelische Allianz, the net of copperation of most Protestant churches in Germany.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

 Poland Tarnów Opolski, Polen


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Blankenburg". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 41. 

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