Bad Königshofen

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Bad Königshofen
Coat of arms of Bad Königshofen
Coat of arms
Bad Königshofen   is located in Germany
Bad Königshofen
Bad Königshofen
Location of Bad Königshofen within Rhön-Grabfeld district
Bad Königshofen im Grabfeld in NES.svg
Coordinates: 50°18′N 10°25′E / 50.300°N 10.417°E / 50.300; 10.417Coordinates: 50°18′N 10°25′E / 50.300°N 10.417°E / 50.300; 10.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Rhön-Grabfeld
 • 1. Bürgermeister Thomas Helbling (CSU)
 • Total 69.52 km2 (26.84 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,000
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97631
Dialling codes 09761
Vehicle registration NES, KÖN, MET

Bad Königshofen im Grabfeld is a small spa town in the Rhön-Grabfeld district, in the north east of Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany on the Franconian Saale a few kilometers from the border with Thuringia. Several smaller villages exist within the town limits:

Town hall
  • Althausen
  • Aub
  • Eyershausen
  • Gabolshausen
  • Ipthausen
  • Merkershausen
  • Untereßfeld

The city is twinned with Arlington, Texas, USA. Bad Königshofen has a downtown recreational park named "Arlington" in honor of the city of Arlington. In 2006, the City of Arlington opened a water park named "Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center" in honor of the city of Bad Königshofen.[2]

Local council[edit]

The elections in March 2014 showed the following results:[3]

  • CSU: 5 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats
  • Greens: 1 seat
  • Block Freier Wähler (Free voters): 2 seats
  • List Merkershausen: 2 seats
  • Bürgerblock der Stadtteile: 2 seats
  • List Eyershausen: 2 seats
  • List Althausen: 1 seat
  • List Untereßfeld: 1 seat
  • Junge Liste (young list): 1 seat
  • Aktive Bürger Bad Königshofen (Active citizens Bad Königshofen) 1 seat


Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Gaspar Schott (1608-1666), science writer and educator
  • Louis Rousseau (1724-1794), German chemist
  • Charles Albert (1743-1819), sculptor of the Rococo
  • Alois Albert (1880-1939), politician (BVP), member of the Reichstag
  • Sieglinde Hofmann (born 1945), former member of the Red Army Faction (RAF)

Those associated with the site[edit]


Bad Konigshofen Water Park in Arlington TX