Bischofsheim an der Rhön
|• Mayor||Udo Baumann (CSU)|
|• Total||67.72 km2 (26.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||448 m (1,470 ft)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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
- Johann Joseph von Prechtl (1778-1854), Austrian technical researcher
- Hans Schlenck (1901-1944), German stage and film actor, theater director
- Hermann Hartmann (1914-1984), German chemist
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.