Bischofsheim an der Rhön

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Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Coat of arms of Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Coat of arms
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön  is located in Germany
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Bischofsheim a.d.Rhön
Coordinates: 50°24′N 10°01′E / 50.400°N 10.017°E / 50.400; 10.017Coordinates: 50°24′N 10°01′E / 50.400°N 10.017°E / 50.400; 10.017
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Rhön-Grabfeld
 • Mayor Udo Baumann (CSU)
 • Total 67.72 km2 (26.15 sq mi)
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,698
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97653
Dialling codes 09772
Vehicle registration NES

Bischofsheim an der Rhön is a town in the district Rhön-Grabfeld, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the Rhön Mountains, 29 km southeast of Fulda.

Town Structure[edit]

Several originally separate villages became part of the town Bischofsheim. These are Frankenheim, Haselbach, Oberweißenbrunn, Unterweißenbrunn and Wegfurt.


In a document of the early 13th century Bischofsheim was first mentioned. The town is much older, probably 8th century. The name Bischofsheim (German: home of the bishop) indicates that the town was maybe founded by Saint Boniface. As Bischofsheim is situated between Fulda and the palatinate Salz, Boniface founded a settlement to rest on the way.


  • Kreuzberg, 2nd highest mountain of the Rhön Mountains (932 metres)
  • Kloster Kreuzberg (monastery, built 1681 – 1692)
  • Town tower Zehntturm (13th century, 26 metres high)

Born in Bischofsheim[edit]

Johann Joseph von Prechtl around 1815


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