Bad Salzungen

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Bad Salzungen
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Coat of arms of Bad Salzungen
Location of Bad Salzungen within Wartburgkreis district
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Bad Salzungen is located in Germany
Bad Salzungen
Bad Salzungen
Bad Salzungen is located in Thuringia
Bad Salzungen
Bad Salzungen
Coordinates: 50°48′42″N 10°14′0″E / 50.81167°N 10.23333°E / 50.81167; 10.23333Coordinates: 50°48′42″N 10°14′0″E / 50.81167°N 10.23333°E / 50.81167; 10.23333
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictWartburgkreis
Subdivisions22
Government
 • Mayor (2018–24) Klaus Bohl[1]
Area
 • Total152.02 km2 (58.70 sq mi)
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total22,976
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
36433
Dialling codes03695
Vehicle registrationWAK, SLZ
Websitewww.badsalzungen.de

Bad Salzungen (German: [baːt ˈzalt͡sʊŋən] (listen)) is a town in Thuringia, Germany. It is the capital of the Wartburgkreis district.

Geography[edit]

Burgsee

Location[edit]

Bad Salzungen is situated on the river Werra, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Tiefenort and 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) south of Eisenach.

Divisions[edit]

In July 2018 the former municipalities of Ettenhausen an der Suhl, Frauensee and Tiefenort were merged into Bad Salzungen. In December 2020 the former municipality Moorgrund was absorbed. In total the municipality consists of the central town (Kernstadt) and 21 sections (Ortsteile).

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Bad Salzungen borders on the following municipalities, from the south and clockwise: Dermbach, Weilar, Leimbach, Krayenberggemeinde, Vacha, Werra-Suhl-Tal, Gerstungen, Ruhla, Bad Liebenstein, Barchfeld-Immelborn (all in Wartburgkreis), and Breitungen in Schmalkalden-Meiningen district.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Bad Salzungen is twinned with:[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Near the town, there is a Bundeswehr barrack, the Werratal-Kaserne, which was built in 1972 for the GDR Army.

Bad Salzungen station is located on the Eisenach–Lichtenfels railway.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2021" (in German). Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte der Stadt Bad Salzungen". badsalzungen.de (in German). Bad Salzungen. Retrieved 2021-02-04.

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